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Lab User Information

Lab Notice Mailing List
Sign up for email delivery of equipment and lab notices as soon as they are posted.

Wednesday Open Tech Discussions
Every Wednesday, the CNF technical staff are available from 1:30-3:30p in the CNF conference room to discuss your research issues. RSVP to the User Program Managers,

User Process Wiki
The goal of the wiki is to maintain up-to-date manuals, user-submitted recipes, and other information that may be helpful to the CNF community.

Apr 14, 2014
Coral Off-Campus Access Change
The main Coral application is no longer available from off campus. Instead, use SeaBird to manage tool reservations.

Cornell users with a NetID can still access the main Coral application through the Cornell VPN.

Apr 17, 2014
Dicing Saw DOWN
Dicing saw is currently down. We are in the process of scheduling a service visit. If you have urgent dicing needs, please contact:
American Dicing Inc.
7845 Maltlage Drive
Liverpool, NY 13090
Phone: 315.428.1200
Fax: 315.428.1211

UPDATE 04/17/2014 11:29am
Purchase order for the work is being processed internally at CNF. ADT is checking to see if they have a field service engineer available either for the week of April 28th or May 6th.
Apr 08, 2014
JEOL 6300 motorized objective aperture problem is resolved
The motorized objective aperture system on the JEOL 6300 has been fixed. Check objective centering by doing a wobble and adjust if necessary.
Apr 10, 2014
Oxford ALD PM April 18-28
The Oxford ALD system will not be available from April 18-28. The system will be having preventative maintenance done during that period. Please plan accordingly.
Mar 10, 2014
JEOL 9500 Gun Change Scheduled
We have received confirmation from JEOL that the gun change will begin on March 31st. In addition to the new gun we will also be upgrading some of the mechanical components of the loader and doing a PM. There is a significant amount of work involved so the tool is scheduled to be down until April 18th. We realize this is a long time to be down and JEOL will do their best to have the tool back online as quickly as possible. If you have any questions or concerns please see Daron.
Jan 15, 2014
New AJA Ion Mill arriving - Veeco Ion Mill Going Away
CNF purchased a new fully automated, AJA ion mill with a 22cm Kaufman source. We will receive the system at the end of January/beginning of February time frame. Upon arrival we will install the system. This requires the removal of the existing Veeco ion mill. Consequently we will have a downtime of about a month or two without ion milling capabilities.
Apr 10, 2013
Electron Beam Lithography General Training
Every Tuesday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm in 254 Duffield Hall there will be a general introduction to electron beam lithography, which covers both the JEOL 6300 and the JEOL 9500.

Before attending this training, please supply the information about your project which is requested under Equipment Training on the JEOL 6300 web page, .

This session covers tool specifications, radiation safety, pattern conversion software, and writing job files.

In addition to this introduction, you must complete a hands-on training session in the cleanroom on either the JEOL 6300 or the JEOL 9500 before you can use either of those tools. Sign up online using the Education and Training link on the CNF users web site.
Apr 14, 2014
Photolithograhy Training Sessions for the Week of April 14th
General Photolithography training will be held Tuesday at 1:30 PM. Meet in the Spinner Room.

Heidelberg Mask Writer training session will take place right after General Photolithography training session. (Verify with Rob Ilic for more details.)

MA6 Mask Aligner training session will be held
Wednesday at 10:00 AM. Meet in the Contact Aligner Room.

ABM Mask Aligner training session will be held
Thursday at 10:00 AM. Meet in the Contact Aligner Room.

Please review the materials available at each of the web pages associated with the tools above.


Mar 13, 2014
CNF TCN June 2014 Now Online
The next offering of the CNF Short Course, Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale (CNF TCN), is being held Tuesday-Friday, June 3-6, 2014. Registration is now open!
Information and reigstration
Notice Archive

June 3, 2014 through June 6, 2014
REGISTER NOW! The information and registration for the 2014 JUNE CNF short course is now available. Please note the course is limited to 30 participants and registration ends on Thursday, May 15th.
For more information:
Contact Rebecca Vliet at or 607-254-4840

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