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General Information
Electron Microscopy
Focused Ion Beam
Atomic Force Microscopy
Ion Scattering

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Guidelines for NCF Instrument Reservations
Novice, Moderate, and Expert-Daytime (without evening privileges) users may only reserve instrument time from 9 AM to 5 PM on weekdays.
If a user is more than 30 minutes late for a scheduled session, the session is considered forfeit and the time may be taken by another user.
Reservations that are not needed should be cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled time. If a session is cancelled less than 24 hours before the scheduled time, the user should send an e-mail to the appropriate e-mail list or to a facility staff member. Sessions the are scheduled to begin less that an hour in the future and sessions that have already occured may not be cancelled or deleted.
Reservation quotas have been defined for each instrument. A particular user is allowed a specified number of hours of Primetime (9 am to 5 pm Weekdays) and a specified number of hours of total time within the instrument's reservation horizon (period of time from the present in in which reservations may be created). The quotas may vary from instrument to instrument. Consult a staff member for details.



Nanoscale Characterization Facility
University of Pennsylvania / 3231 Walnut Street / Philadelphia PA 19104 / / 215.898.8718
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