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William Eckhardt Research Center

University of Chicago
This multifaceted research center is home to the Institute for Molecular Engineering, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, the Dean’s Office of Physical Sciences, and the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility.

G.G. Brown Laboratories Addition

University of Michigan
This new facility houses The Center of Excellence in Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering, and includes a state-of-the-art Ultra-Low Vibration Facility. The unique and innovative vibration and noise control design for the ULV facility resulted in some of the lowest vibration amplitudes we've ever measured.

Research tagged "nanotechnology"

Vibrations: Measured performance of newly designed and built nanoscale research facilities

The presentation examines how different structural designs and isolation schemes impact vibration characteristics of space in advanced technology facilities.  Vibration data measured in completed facilities successfully working at the nanometer scale are used to explore the manner in which vibration criteria of “better than VC-E or NIST-A” can be achieved.  Data from 23 different schemes […]...
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Nanotech I: Site Parameters and Nanotech II: Case Studies and Trends

The first important steps for planning nanotechnology facilities include site and facility assessment to see if the nanotechnology can be performed on the site.  “One site does not fit all” might be a good way to approach planning for nanotechnology.  The research carried out in these facilities is highly sensitive to excessive vibration, noise, electromagnetic […]...
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Site Investigation Criteria for Nanotech Labs

The first important steps for planning nanotechnology facilities include site and facility assessment to see if the nanotechnology can be performed on the site.  “One site does not fit all” might be a good way to approach planning for nanotechnology.  The research carried out in these facilities is highly sensitive to excessive vibration, noise, electromagnetic […]...
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Buildings for nanotechnology: A look back at the genesis of a new building type

Nanotechnology research is the newest entry into the dynamic field of advanced technology. The buildings required to carry out this work may be dramatically different from those used for other areas of advanced technology. Virtually all of these facilities impose stringent environmental criteria upon the workplace, in such areas as vibration, temperature control, fume exhaust, […]...
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Use of vibration criteria in the selection of building systems for nanoscale research facilities

Stringent vibration requirements must be met for laboratories housing sensitive equipment for nanotechnology research.  This paper provides guidance to the designer in the selection of structural systems to limit vibrations to acceptable levels.  Comments are also made on site selection, building planning issues, and cost-effectiveness solutions.  The concepts proposed are illustrated with examples of the […]...
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Instalaciones para nantecnología

(In Spanish) This article explores nanotechnology from the perspective of a member of the advanced technology building design team—the structural dynamicist—and focuses on concrete, often the structural material of choice for these facilities. First, it shows how one application in nanotechnology led to research addressing some of concrete’s dynamic properties. Then it discusses some of […]...
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Maturation’ of the Vibration Environment in Advanced Technology Facilities

Abstract Semiconductor production and other advanced technology facilities are often designed in two stages, delineated as “base build” and “hook up”. The first stage, at completion termed “as-built” by ISO, includes the design and construction of the shell structure and all architectural, mechanical, electrical, and process systems needed to operate the building. The second stage, […]...
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Construction of Nanotechnology Facilities

The sophisticated working environments required for nanotechnology facilities pose big challenges to their designers and constructors. Environmental requirements of a nanotechnology facility may include temperature and humidity control, air cleanliness, biohazard containment, limits on electromagnetic fields, special electrical power conditioning, and vibration and noise control. Most of these design aspects have evolved from the special […]...
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The Effects of Ground Vibrations on Nanotechnology Research Facilities

This paper examines the environmental requirements of nanotechnology from the perspective of a member of the advanced technology building design team, the vibration consultant.  It explores the variety of vibration environments required by different parts of the nanotechnology community, and how some of the more demanding of these environments are being provided.  A desirable vibration […]...
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News tagged "nanotechnology"

Brookhaven and Forge Nano to mature noble gas-trapping technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory’s, Center for Functional Nanomaterials and Nuclear Science and Technology Department, has been selected for a 2020 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) project, “Maturation of Technology for Trapping Xenon and Krypton.” This gas-trapping technology could improve the energy-generation efficiency of nuclear reactors and reduce radioactive waste. Studies will be conducted using instruments […]
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Innovations in Semiconductor Development at the University of Waterloo QNC

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a technique that could potentially allow for the mass production of semiconductors made of single-walled carbon nanotubes.  These carbon-based semiconductors have the potential to be cheaper, smaller, faster and more energy efficient than those made from silicon.  This research was conducted at the University’s Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre […]
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Facility Profile: Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility — University of Chicago

The Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility, located in the University of Chicago’s Eckhardt Research Center, is a new advanced imaging lab and cleanroom for processing hard and soft lithographic materials at the molecular level. Controlled Environments Magazine recently published an article detailing how CGA worked with HOK and The Univeristy of Chicago to create an underground high-performance, low noise […]
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U Waterloo Quantum-Nano Centre Honored

The Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre has been selected for the design excellence award by the Ontario Architects Association (OAA).  This new laboratory facility, for which CGA provided vibration consulting, is designed to host numerous highly sensitive laboratories, including the Quantum Nano Fab, Institute for Quantum Computer (IQC) and Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN).  CGA provided significant […]
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Brookhaven NSLS-II Receives Honor

National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), located at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY (on Long Island), was recently named “Best of the Best Higher Education/Research Project” by the construction-industry trade magazine ENR.  The design team was headed by HDR Architecture, and CGA served as the vibration and acoustics consultant.  Major conventional construction was completed […]
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