As an additional COVID-19 safety protocol, nanoFAB users are now required to clean optical microscopes with IPA after each use.  This policy applies to optical microscopes in all nanoFAB lab spaces (both ECERF and CME).

Step-by-step guide

After you are finished using an optical microscope:

  1. Moisten a cleanroom wipe with isopropyl alcohol (IPA).

  2. Wipe the inner and outer metal/rubber/plastic surfaces of the eyepieces, avoiding the glass lenses themselves.

  3. Wipe other high-touch areas of microscope, including stage motion knobs and focus knobs.

  4. Dispose of the wipe in a regular garbage can.

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