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Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials | Upton, NY
BNL Center for Functional Nanomaterials
The Brookhaven Nanocenter is one of five research centers proposed by the US DOE. The Nanocenter at Brookhaven will complement the other DOE centers, as well as coordinate with University centers supported by the National science Foundation. These centers will greatly enhance scientists' ability to investigate the effects of nanoscale dimensions on materials' properties by providing new fabrication techniques, novel experimental probes and other research tools. The Center for Functional Nanomaterials will be housed in a new building, containing six laboratory clusters and will provide access to beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source. Its scientific program will be organized into five scientific thrust areas, aligned along specific functional materials, with a sixth thrust area in applications of these materials. These applications will emphasize emerging technologies of interest to the DOE's mission goals.

The facility is LEED« 2.1 registered project.
╗ Project Size
Size (GSF): 94,500
Size (NSF):
Size (ASF):
Cleanroom (NSF):
Labs (NSF):
Offices (NSF):
Conferences (NSF):
╗ Maximum Planned Building Occupancy
Total Staff: 750
╗ Schedule and Milestones:
Preliminary Design Start: 08/03
Preliminary Design End: 02/04
Design Start:03/2004
Design End:12/04
Construction Start:06/05
Construction End: 03/07
Equipment/Tools Installation Complete:03/08
Startup: 04/08
╗ Design Consultants:
Architectural: HDR Architecture, Inc.
MEP HDR Architecture, Inc.
╗ Contractors/CMs:
Vibration: Colin Gordon and Associates
Estimating Consultants: Compusult
EMI/RF Consultants: VitaTech Engineering
╗ Related Links:
- http://www.cfn.bnl.gov/
- http://www.hdrinc.com/13/38/1/default.aspx?projectID=190
- http://www.nano.gov/html/centers/DOEcenters.html
╗ Plans,Sections and Elevations:
First Floor (pdf, 383 KB)
Second Floor (pdf, 315 KB)
Section A-A (pdf, 210 KB)
Section B-B (pdf, 206 KB)
╗ Project Photos:
╗ Related Documents:
╗ Project Cost
Project Cost: 79,700,000
Construction Cost:
╗ Capabilities and Processes:
Plasma Etch
Optical Litho
  Laser Lab Wet Chemistry AFM Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Material synthesis Film Properties X-Ray Diffraction Pulse Laser Moleculaor Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Tissue Culture Material Synthesis Bio Research
Measurement Lab
  Growth Properties Characterization Growth Properties VAC and Prep Growth Properties Microscope Proximal Probes Optical
  Proximal Probes Instrument
Proximal Probes Wet chemistry
Electron Microscopy Sample Prep
UHV Prep
RF Shielded Room
╗ Environmental Criteria:
Cleanroom 68░F ▒ 1░F, 50%RH ▒ 5%
Laboratories 72░F ▒ 1░F, 30 ~ 50%RH ▒ 5%
Electron Microscopy (4Rms) 70░F ▒ 0.18░F, 50%RH ▒ 5%
Electron Microscopy (1Rms) 70░F ▒ 0.5░F, 30 ~ 50%RH ▒ 5%
Office 74 ~ 70░F ▒ 2░F, 30 ~ 50%RH ▒ 5%
Support Facilities 74 ~ 70░F ▒ 2░F, 30 ~ 50%RH ▒ 5%
General Labs                  2000 - 4000 Áinch/s
Class 1000 Cleanrooms 1000 Áinch/s (VC-B)
Class 100 Cleanrooms 250 Áinch/s (VC-D)
Class 10 Cleanrooms 125 Áinch/s (VC-E)
Metrology; Surface Characterization 125-250 Áinch/s (VC-D to VC-E)
Nanostructures AFM 125 Áinch/s (VC-E or NIST-A)
Nanostructures Instrument Development <50   Áinch/s (NIST-A1)
General Lab NC 35 ~ NC 45
Cleanroom NC55 ~ NC 65
Metrology; Surface Characterization NC 30
Nanostructures AFM NC30
Nanostructures Instrument Development NC30
E-Beam Class   100
Prep/Optical Lithography Class    100
Analytical                            Class 1,000
Plasma/Etching                  Class 1,000
Thermal Evap./Sputtering Class 1,000
Clean Corridor                    Class 1,000
Gowning, Vestibule Class 10,000
Service Galley Class 10,000
Electro Magnetic Interference
General laboratories/Electrical Characterization 1 milligause
Selected Labs 0.1 milligause

page last updated: October 2004