Subject: Raith Status 01072005:1030 AM -- users access will be delayed so we can continue troubleshooting.
From: James Conway <>
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 10:51:54 -0800

Greetings Raith Users:

An unexpected EHT Trip encountered overnight at 0531 hours this 
morning.  The system was up with the beam on idling unblanked at 10 kV.  
A EHT trip error 519 was recorded on the server and the system software  
shut the gun down.  Vacuum level elevated abruptly with this event to 
3.38 E -009 mbar level and has been very slowly returning to the upper E 
-010 mbar level.  I cannot explain why this occurred as everything was 
looking very good when I left last evening.

Actions: Returning back to run up and FE-gun conditioning and will be 
slowly bringing up the gun this morning.  I will continue to evaluate 
this afternoon but expect I will require much of the weekend to allow 
the system to stabilize and run in the gun.

Users on the Coral schedule should now remove their reservations and 
reschedule for a later time.  Do not expect access to the system through 
mid-day Monday at the earliest unless I post to this list otherwise 
later this afternoon.

Thank you for your support!

James Conway