University of Pittsburgh Internal Users

Expectations of All Users

The NFCF is a multi-user cleanroom, please review our expectations of all users to ensure the integrity of the facility.  


You may simply complete standard lab orientation in order to access the lab.  Please refer to the Complete Instructions for NFCF Lab Orientation at this link.  If you have any questions, please contact


All billing for University of Pittsburgh users is through a 32-digit University account number. This must be obtained from your department accounting staff  (students can contact their supervisor if they are unsure about the account number). The subcode for all account numbers must be 6491.  You may wish to review the Pricing.


(Note: If you are planning to use the X-ray diffractometer you must obtain a Certificate of Analytical X-Ray Training from the Radiation Safety Office: email contact at, or via phone at 412-624-2728.  In the request form, please indicate the NFCF as the location where your ring will be sent - rings are maintained at the location of the primary exposure risk on campus.  After completion of the radiation safety training and receipt of your radiation ring, we can schedule equipment training.)