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.

No Proposals Requested 2019

Pending new decisions about national and local funding, the Myfab Uppsala board has decided to make a break in the annual request for investment proposals. Considering the positive response from previous years, the intention is to resume this procedure as soon as the financial conditions allow.

Status for Granted Investments

Based on previous proposals and decisions, the equipment listed below is now being procured (status continuously updated at this site).

Granted investments

Contributors

Status
2019-09-25

Upgrade of MSL sputter deposition systems

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Installation ordered

Vacuum transfer system for XPS/ESCA

Structural Chemistry
MCM Physics

Procurement ongoing

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

Ordered

Focused Ion Beam (FIB) equipment

Inorganic Chemistry
Applied Materials Science
Solid State Electronics

Ordered

Table top sputter

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Delivered –
Not accepted

Digital optical microscope

Inorganic Chemistry
Microsystem Technology
Applied Materials Science

Market survey

In-situ TEM heating / biasing holder

Inorganic Chemistry
Solid State Electronics
Applied Materials Science

Ordered

Upgrade PE01: Si + metal etcher

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Open for tenders

Upgrade: ellipsometer (external stage)

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Installed

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.