Myfab-Uppsala Investments

Uppsala University researchers in materials science are recurrently invited to make proposals for new investments to the Myfab-Uppsala infrastructure (former MSL). This is made possible by the “Materials Foundation” (Knut och Alice Wallenbergs och Uppsala universitets fond för materialvetenskaplig forskning), from which part of the revenue is used for this purpose. Under current conditions, the available investment funding is 3-4 MSEK/yr.

Investment Proposals 2018 – Final Selection

From the proposals for new investments to the MSL infrastructure, the board has decided to proceed with procurement of the equipment listed below. New investments (not upgrades or replacements of existing tools) are partly financed by two or more divisions / programs. One proposal, HAXPES w. two photon energies, is still under consideration, pending a modified plan for financing.

Granted investments

Contributors

Table top sputter

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Digital optical microscope

Inorganic Chemistry
Microsystem Technology
Applied Materials Science

In-situ TEM heating / biasing holder

Inorganic Chemistry
Solid State Electronics
Applied Materials Science

Upgrade PE01: Si + metal etcher

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Upgrade: ellipsometer (external stage)

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Status for Granted Investments

Based on previous proposals, the MSL board has decided to proceed with procurement of the equipment listed below. The status for each item will continuously be reported at this site.

Granted investments

Contributors

Status
2019-05-10

Upgrade of MSL sputter deposition systems

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Installation ordered

Vacuum transfer system for XPS/ESCA

Structural Chemistry
MCM Physics

Procurement initiated

Software for segmentation, visualization of 3D images from CT, TEM tomography and synchrotron

Applied Mechanics
Applied Materials Science

Installed

Photoluminescence/Electroluminescence Quantum Yield instrument

Solid State Electronics
Physical Chemistry

Tender evaluation

Focused Ion Beam (FIB) equipment

Inorganic Chemistry
Applied Materials Science
Solid State Electronics

Open for tenders

General Conditions and Procedure

Myfab-Uppsala is a shared and open research infrastructure for materials science within the Ångström Laboratory and it is also part of the national infrastructure Myfab. Proposals for new investments should conform to this condition, which means that tools intended for very specific projects or research areas will normally not qualify. Equipment of interest to a limited number of research groups should be partly funded, to at least 25 %, by the stakeholders involved. In addition to entirely new instruments, replacements, add-ons and upgrades to the existing infrastructure may be proposed. Several proposals may be submitted or supported by the same individual.

The overall procedure follows the approximate schedule indicated below:

  1. Submission of proposals – open to all. (deadline end of October)
  2. Presentation of proposals. (mid November)
  3. Submission of support notice – head of div. / pgm. (deadline end of December)
  4. Concluding negotiations. (January)
  5. Final investment decisions. (early February)
  6. Preparation of agreements. (February)
  7. Presentation of granted investments and start of procurement. (early March)

For further information, please contact stefan.nygren@angstrom.uu.se / 471 3100.