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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.
May 12, 2016
Monthly Reminders For May 2016 & Early Warnings on June 2016!
Dear CNF Users: [1] 2016 CNF Tech Reports Are Due May 27th; It is time once again to plan for the Cornell NanoScale Facility Research Accomplishments. Please read and follow the detailed instructions carefully! Thank you. [2] 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 12 noon on Friday, June 3. Before coming to the lab on Friday, check in Coral to make sure the tool you want is up and running. Also, note that Monday, May 30th, is a Staff Holiday and therefore Buddy Rules apply all day. [3] June is always a packed month, starting with (a) our CNF TCN short course, (b) our CNF REU Program, and (c) Reunion. Please be patient as these events will cause some disruption to our normal routines. Keep an eye on individual announcements for these events.
Research Accomplishments Instructions
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.

May 28, 2016
Zeiss Supra SEM is down
The Zeiss Supra gate valve does not open and imaging samples is not working. A service request has been entered with Zeiss.
May 15, 2016
Zeiss Supra periodic maintenance is finished
Periodic maintenance and tip replacement on the Zeiss Supra SEM are finished. Please report any problems you may encounter to the staff through Coral.
May 11, 2016
Plasmatherm 770 unavailable 5/23-6/6
The PT770 will not available from 5/23-6/6. Plasmatherm will be here to do a chamber repair and upgrade on the left side. Hence, the 770 will not be accessible at all. Please plan accordingly.

Apr 19, 2016
REGISTER ONLINE! JUNE 2016 CNF TCN!
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 Steam Shutdown & Cleanroom Closure
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
CNF Annual Meeting Sept 15! Registration Now Open!
Please plan to join us on Thursday, September 15th, for our usual extravaganza of CNF research! The meeting will feature our plenary speaker, Prof. Mark Eriksson, plus CNF user talks, posters, and a corporate-funded soiree. Please register online by Tuesday, September 6th -- thank you!
More Information ....
Notice Archive

REGISTER ONLINE! June 2016 CNF TCN
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: http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_tcn_june_2016.html
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CNF Annual Meeting Sept 15! Registration Now Open!
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 our plenary speaker, Prof. Mark Eriksson. 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. Please register online by Tuesday, September 6th.
For more information: http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf_2016am.html
Contact Melanie-Claire Mallison at mallison@cnf.cornell.edu or 607-254-4858


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