Reservation restrictions for Epi2

Mary Tang mtang at
Thu Nov 1 17:53:20 PDT 2007

Hi all --

I'd like to second Maurice's request.  It's unbelievable how many people 
are fighting over getting reservations on a machine that's down (hope 
springs eternal).  In the meantime, Maurice will be reserving all the 
epi2 time for himself, just to cut down on speculative booking.  But we 
also anticipate this will be a problem when the machine does come up 
(hope springs eternal...)

In addition, I'd like to formally submit a request on behalf of 
Jeannie.  The proposal is to charge two hours of equipment time for each 
enable event on either metalica or innotec, whether the system is used 
for 30 minutes or two hours.  In addition, for equipment use over two 
hours, actual time is charged. 

Thanks all!


maurice stevens wrote:
> Hello Coral Team,
> The Epi2 has become an extremely popular tool and some of it's users 
> are make reservation that some have called unreasonable.
> *
> *
> I would like to request that we add two reservation restrictions for 
> Epi2.
> 1.  4-hour reservation prime time rule:
> This policy limits the time that non-staff agents may reserve a piece 
> of equipment during prime time to 4 hours each day for each member and 
> project combination.
> 2.  12-hour reservation total time rule:
> Non-staff agents may only reserve a total of 12 hours on this 
> equipment for any member and project.
> These are the same restriction that we have on the other epi.  I am 
> hoping that some of the current reservation will be be reduced before 
> the new coral restrictions start so that it will be easier for 
> everyone to get time on the machine.
> -m

Mary X. Tang, Ph.D.
Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
CIS Room 136, Mail Code 4070
Stanford, CA  94305
mtang at

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