Renovation countdown: 23 days!

Mary Tang mtang at
Tue Nov 22 18:36:38 PST 2011

Dear labmembers --

You may have noticed a number of people walking around the building in 
construction helmets and orange vests.  Construction is well underway in 
the basement and in the area above the lab.  Here's a quick update of 
activities which may be relevant to your work here.

The former CAD room will soon house the new maintenance office area and 
workshop.  The ASML emulator and CAD desktops are now located in the 
cube area near the Maureen's office.  The probe 
station/micromanipulator6000 is now located in room 144, near the cube 
area (thanks to Andreas for setting it back up and even cleaning the 
dust!)  These are still available for your use - please remember to 
clean up when you are done.

We hand over the keys to the lab to contractors on Thursday, Dec. 15. To 
make equipment safe to exist in a construction zone, process gases will 
need to be purged, wet benches drained and rinsed, microscopes will be 
removed, etc.  All this takes time, so tools will be shutdown in the 
days leading up to 12/15.  We should have a schedule of planned tool 
shutdown early next week, to help plan your work in December accordingly.

Please remember to remove all your personal items from bins and WIP 
shelves by the morning of Monday, Dec. 12.  Items left in the lab will 
be removed by staff.  (Remember, this will be a construction zone - any 
damage to equipment will be covered by liability, but damaged masks and 
wafers will not be.)  There will be no bin charges in December; bins 
will assigned again when the lab reopens.

Lastly, the red lockers can be used for storing personal items, but they 
will not be accessible during construction.  So anything you leave in 
them will have to stay until the lab reopens.  We'd like to encourage 
you to turn in you locker key if you don't think you will use it.

One more thing -- many thanks to everyone who cleaned up items in the 
former CAD room and the cube area -- it helped enormously in staging our 
moves.  And your understanding and support (which we will need more of 
in coming weeks!) are greatly appreciated.

Your SNF Staff

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

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