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The Nano Research Facility (NRF) and the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) should be acknowledged in any publication resulting from work done in whole or in part using NRF facilities, staff or other resources. This is an important aspect of NRF’s participation in the NNIN. The National Science Foundation is interested in the results of the good work being done using NNIN facilities. Ultimately, the author(s) of the paper can word the acknowledgement as they choose, but below is the recommended acknowledgement, particularly for peer-reviewed journal publications:

This work was performed in part at the Nano Research Facility (NRF), a member of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), which is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ECS-0335765. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. NRF is part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis.

For presentations and posters, just listing the Nano Research Facility (NRF) is necessary. However, if the NNIN and NSF can be included without causing space issues, that would be preferred.

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