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Apr 29, 2016
Computing Services Outages
We will be fixing the networking configuration on some CNF Computing servers. This will result in brief outages of the following services:

Windows Printing
Linux Printing
Anonymous FTP
Lab Transfer Share
LEdit and Beamer Licensing
Mar 09, 2016
SunRays Experiencing Problems
We are seeing an abnormally large number of Sunray sessions refusing to connect with the usual "26D" message. Support cases are open with Oracle. In the meantime, please wait 5 minutes, and then try again. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Apr 20, 2016
Limiting Use of CNF Lab During CNF TCN, June, 8-10
Dear CNF Users:

The CNF clean room demonstrations are an integral part of the CNF short course, Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale. Therefore the CNF TCN participants will be in the clean room the afternoons of June 8th-10th from 1:30-5pm each day.

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

Thank you for your consideration.
Apr 27, 2016
2016 CNF Tech Reports Due May 27th
It is time once again to plan for the Cornell NanoScale Facility Research Accomplishments. By FRIDAY, MAY 27TH, we need a TWO PAGE TECHNICAL REPORT from each CNF User (or small User Group working on the project). Please read and follow the detailed instructions carefully! Thank you.
Complete Instructions.....
Jan 25, 2016
Steam Shut Down 2016
Please note the annual steam shut down on Cornell campus means the CNF labs and cleanroom will be closed Tuesday May 31 thru Thursday June 2. Details will be posted as we get closer to the date.

Apr 27, 2016
9500 Up again!!
The loader(platform) was not responding. Tried to fix it over phone with JOEL service engineers. It didn't work out. He just called once more with another idea to troubleshoot the problem and it worked!! The tool is back up now.

Apr 19, 2016
This intensive 3.5 day short course -- Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale (CNF TCN) -- will be offered June 7-10, 2016. Combining lectures and laboratory demos, the CNF TCN is an ideal way for researchers to rapidly come up to speed in many of the technologies the CNF offers.
More Information and Registration....
Apr 22, 2016
2016 Annual Campus Steam Shutdown
The CNF cleanroom will be CLOSED from Tuesday morning, May 31st at 7 AM, until Friday, June 3rd, at noon, for the annual campus-wide steam shutdown. Once we open it may take a few hours to a day for some specific tools and areas to stabilize. Also, note that Monday May 30th is Memorial Day, a staff holiday. Buddy system rules will apply.
Jan 19, 2016
SAVE THE DATE! CNF Annual Meeting Sept 15
Please plan to join us on Thursday, September 15th, for our usual extravaganza of CNF research! The meeting will feature a plenary speaker, CNF user talks and posters, and a corporate-funded soiree. Registration will open in June.
More Information ....
Notice Archive

June 7, 2016 through June 10, 2016
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.
For more information:
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SAVE THE DATE! CNF Annual Meeting Sept 15!
September 15, 2016
The CNF Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity for the scientific community to learn about the exciting research carried out by CNF users over the past year. There are approximately sixteen user presentations, plus a keynote speaker. We follow up the presentations with a Poster Session and Corporate Soiree, where users present posters on their work at the CNF, while sponsoring companies have display space in order to meet participants and discuss employment opportunities. Registration will open in June.
For more information:
Contact Melanie-Claire Mallison at or 607-254-4858

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