ANFF stands for Australian National Fabrication Facility. Customization has been done since 2010 according to the requirements provided by the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) and ANFF Queensland Node.
This appendix intends to provide an operational guide to the customized ACLS for ANFF.
Modification for MCN
The modification has been developed for the cost centre or business model running at MCN.
A provisional pricing schedule for MCN, in accordance with ANFF documentation, is indicated below in Table 1.
Table 1: Pricing regimes for basic access to MCN
The key for the pricing schedule is listed below and correlates with the user category
|Support Provided||PhD Student||University/ PF Researcher||Industry User|
Basic consumables are included in the cost price, however, specialized consumables (e.g. substrate materials) or retooling will be charged to the user at cost. Cost for access to flagship instruments is indicated in the top scale of the pricing structure with general lab access and non-flagship instruments (micron scale fabrication) being indicated by the lower end of the scale.
Heavily subsidized access to the Facility is available for new device/materials research which requires “proof of principle” in order to secure grant funding. This is strongly encouraged and will be judged on merit by the access committee.
Pricing for public sector researchers is based on marginal costs only. The above charges are subject to review and may be changed without notice.
It is noted that to gain unassisted status, researchers must complete application specific and assessed training provided by MCN in addition to all other induction, occupational health and safety and training requirements.
Note that pricing and access for in-kind equipment and facilities at MCN participant organization’s laboratories will be determined by the facility managers at those laboratories.
Table 2: Charges Relating to Access of MCN Facility and Equipment
|Cleanroom||Hourly||$ 50||$ 50||$100||$ 75||$100||$150|
|Bio Lab||Hourly||$ 40||$ 40||$100||$ 50||$ 50||$150|
|DRIE (per system)||3-7 hrs||$100||$150||$200||$150||$200||$300|
|FIB||3-7 hrs||$ 75||$100||$150||$100||$150||$200|
|PVD (EBEAM)||3-7hrs||$ 75||$100||$150||$100||$150||$200|
|PVD (SPUTTER)||3-7hrs||$ 75||$100||$150||$100||$150||$200|
|POLYMER SYSTEM||3-7 hrs||$ 75||$100||$150||$100||$150||$200|
|NIL/EMBOSSING||3 hrs||$ 75||$100||$150||$100||$150||$200|
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