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integrated sciences cleanroom and nanofabrication facility

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does it mean to be a Class 1,000 and Class 10,000 cleanroom?
A: A Class 1,000 cleanroom means that you would find fewer than 1,000 particles per square foot under one micrometer in size. A class 10,000 clean room would have fewer that 10,000 particles under one micrometer in size per square foot. The lab is supported by an air handling unit that completely cleans and renews all the air in the facility every 45 seconds.

 

Q: Who can use this space for research?
A: Usage is open to Boston College faculty and students, as well as external users. You do not have to be part of the Boston College community to rent equipment in this space.

 

Q: How can I reserve space for usage?
A: Contact Steve Shepard, the Nanofabrication Facility Manager and he can get you scheduled.

 

Q: How can I become a new user?
A: Contact Steve Shepard, the Nanofabrication Facility Manager and he can get you started.

 

Q: What are the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements?
A: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is taken very seriously at BC. To enter the lab, all users must have the following PPE:

  • Long Pants or an Ankle-Length Skirt
  • Closed Toed Shoes (no sandals, no flip-flops)
  • Eye Protection (glasses or safety-glasses)