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The Boston College Integrated Sciences Virtual Cleanroom Project

Michael Naughton

Evelyn J. and Robert A. Ferris Professor, Physics Department, College of Arts and Sciences

The goal of the Boston College Integrated Sciences Virtual Cleanroom Project is to make the new nanofabrication cleanroom facility even more accessible and provide a unique learning environment for students, interested staff and faculty, and prospective students and faculty. We propose to upgrade computer network connection speeds in the cleanroom facility and in the seminar room in Higgins Hall from the standard 100 Mbps to up to 1 Gbps, or to implement a new Cleanroom-Higgins network pending consultation with information technology services. Using virtual network computing (VNC) software, we will remotely connect to the computers operating equipment within the cleanroom from the seminar room in Higgins Hall. The enhanced network connection speeds will allow seamless remote operation of the equipment in the cleanroom. This is particularly important for the electron, ion and scanning probe microscopes where interactions with live video are required.

Integrated Sciences Cleanroom and Nanofabrication Facility