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Dec 03, 2014
CNF Holiday Schedule
CNF Users and PIs:

The CNF cleanroom will close for the Holidays at 1 PM on December 24th to allow time for staff to power down and secure tools for the break. During the shutdown, the CNF CAD room will be available (computers will be powered off to conserve energy), but the offices and all lab spaces will be closed.

The cleanroom will re-open with limited tool availability at 9 AM on Friday January 2nd. This is a Cornell vacation day (staff will not be available) and the lab will operate with a weekend/holiday buddy policy. Some tools may not be powered up or heated up until the following Monday. Please check the equipment status board for tools that are available for use. The remaining tools will be brought on line on Monday January 5th and should be operational once they stabilize - check the tool status for availability.
Dec 15, 2014
Limiting Use of CNF Lab During CNF TCN, January 14-16
Dear CNF Users:

The CNF clean room demonstrations are an integral part of the CNF short course, Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale. Therefore the 30 CNF TCN participants will be in the clean room the afternoons of January 14-16, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 1:30-5pm each day.

You may want to consider avoiding the clean room on those afternoons.

On the up-side, come to Swanson Atrium at 1:15pm each of those days and see if there is any lunch left for non-participants!

Thank you for your kind consideration.
Dec 09, 2014
Lab Transfer Share Maintenance
We will be performing configuration changes to improve general reliability of the lab file transfer share. The share will mostly be available with brief 5 - 10 minute outages as we put the changes into production.
Oct 16, 2014
We strongly encourage all new users and persons expecting to become CNF users in 2015 to attend the CNF short course, Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale. Please register by Monday, December 22nd. The class is limited to 30 participants.
CNF TCN Information and registration

Dec 19, 2014
JEOL 6300 is available for use 12/19
It's not being used for JEOL engineer training as was thought previously.
Dec 18, 2014
CNF Zeiss Supra SEM gate valve issue
The Zeiss Supra SEM gate valve is not opening and closing reliably. It may take multiple tries to make it work, or it may not work at all. Zeiss service will be contacted if the problem persists. Please report any problems through coral.
Dec 12, 2014
Zeiss Ultra is up, electron gun high voltage fixed
The electron gun on the Zeiss Ultra SEM was not turning on because of a stuck interlock. Zeiss found a bad connection inside the base of the microscope and the interlock is unstuck.
Dec 19, 2014
Photolithography Area Tools Warning
Photolith tools will be shut down over the Holiday break. They will be unstable for a day or more when the lab reopens Jan. 2nd due to temperature variations. The steppers in particular will not be in a stable condition for at least 24 hours.

Dec 03, 2014
Heidleberg DWL66fs *DOWN*
The DWL66fs is currently unavailable due to a failed stage laser. A replacement is on order, but may take up to 6 weeks to arrive. CORAL will be updated when the repair is completed.

Nov 12, 2014
GCA AS200 Stepper Software *UPDATED*
The AS200 command AWALIVE has been replaced by CHUCK. All previous functions remain, with the addition of 2" and 15mm leveling on the 100mm and 150mm chucks. This should make the use of various thickness pieces easier. Instructions are posted at the tool and in the updated manual.

Nov 25, 2014
AJA Ion Mill Shut down dates.
The AJA Ion Mill will be shut down at 8:00 AM Monday December 22 so that the Grids can be sent to their manufacturer for Inspection and testing. It is expected that the grids will be returned, and the Ion Mill back up by some time Thursday January 8.

Oct 17, 2014
CNF TCN Registration Now Available!
The next CNF short course, Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale (CNF TCN), will be held January 13-16, 2015. This intensive 3.5 day short course combines lectures and laboratory demonstrations designed to impart a broad understanding of the science and technology required to undertake research in nanoscience. Attendance is open to the general scientific community, but class size is limited to 30 participants.
Information and Registration....
Sep 30, 2014
2014 Junior FIRST LEGO League!
The 2014 Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) Season has started! Our Jr.FLL Expo will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015. The Expo will give the Jr.FLL teams a chance to share their LEGO creations and Show Me posters to friendly reviewers and the public.
More Information....
Notice Archive

January 13, 2015 through January 16, 2015
CNF Short Course: Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale (CNF TCN). This intensive 3.5 day short course offered by the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility, combines lectures and laboratory demonstrations designed to impart a broad understanding of the science and technology required to undertake research in nanoscience. TCN is an ideal way for faculty, graduate students, post docs and staff members to rapidly come up to speed in many of the technologies that users of the CNF need to employ. Members of the high tech business community will also find it an effective way to learn best practices for success in a nanofab environment. Attendance is open to the general scientific community, but class size is limited. REGISTER ONLINE BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014!
For more information:
Contact Rebecca Vliet at rlc12 at or 607-255-2329

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