Subject: RAITH STATUS -- January System Start up in progress.
From: James Conway <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 09:46:01 -0800

Greetings RAITH Users,

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

System Start up status as of 9:30 AM Tuesday January 6, 2004:

On the shut down December 19, 2003 I managed to hose the RAITH PC's 
Windows 2000 Professional Operating System during the power down of the 
system.  I didn't realize that the PC was connected to the RAITH power 
bus and inadvertently powered down the system while  SYS. Admin. 
routines were running. (Defrag.exe)

I had to get help and reload the OS --  copying over files that had been 
corrupted.  We now have the Raith PC back up and running with no loss of 
data or capability. Thank yous go out to Hendrik Bluhm for offering 
assistance and expertise in Windows Y2K Pro which go us back up quickly.

LEO Column GUN section will likely need a Bake Out:
We have not achieved suitable vacuum in the Gun area to restart the 
Field Emission Gun after 24 hours of pumping and likely will have to 
perform a bake out of the system.  LEO Field Service is here today and 
we will evaluate this item together and take appropriate means to 
completely resolve this concern before opening the system for lab 
members usage.

We will run a re-qualification EBL write run for min. line width and 
stitching to get current data and verify system performance is within 
specifications before allowing the first users onto the system.  The 
RAITH computer itself and the design utilities are available to users at 
this time should you wish to take advantage of this capability.

I am currently hoping to have the system available to users sometime 
Thursday afternoon. Please plan your CORAL reservations accordingly.

Thank you for your support!

James Conway