Any Updates regarding when the machines will be up ?

Ed Myers edmyers at
Sat Nov 1 14:12:18 PDT 2008

RTP Community,

I believe John is correct regarding the atmosphere leak remaining in 
the AG4100.  If anyone wishes to test the system, there is a box of 
Ti wafers on the table next to the system which you can use.

As for the AG4108, John is more optimistic than I am.  I'm not sure 
we have completely resolved the over temperature problems as it seems 
to come and go.  Please test the system before you commit critical 
wafers.  Unfortunately, I do not have any test wafers readily 
available for the system.


At 01:28 PM 11/1/2008, John Shott wrote:
>Ritesh and RTA community:
>As you are likely aware, we recently added a new heat exchanger to 
>provide cooling to both the AG4100 and the AG4108.  About a week 
>ago, a water line in the AG4100 began leaking and both systems were 
>shutdown at that time.
>We've repaired the broken line and also repaired a couple of others 
>that seemed to be in a similar condition to the one that broke.
>I have cleared the AG4108 and believe that it should be fully operational.
>I've cleared the water-related shutdown on the AG4100, but will 
>caution everyone that I fear that Elmer has not had time to resolve 
>the air leak that has been affecting this system.  Anyone that would 
>be sensitive to air exposure during RTA treatement in this system 
>should wait proper resolution of that issue.
>I'm hopeful that Cesar may be able to investigate that tomorrow or 
>that Elmer will have time to get back to that issue on Monday.
>Let me know if you have any further questions,

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