Renovation Update: Lab reopening

Mary Tang mtang at
Tue Feb 7 12:58:06 PST 2012

Hello all --

Progress!  Renovation tasks continue.  The main Issue is with the 
process cooling water which has turned out to be more extensive than 
expected (through no fault of our awesome renovation team -- in fact, 
they uncovered some undocumented modifications that would have left us 
without backup.)  So, there will be two all-day shutdowns of the cooling 
water planned for tomorrow and Friday this week, in addition to the 
other smaller tasks.  There will also be a one-day shutdown of the 
building nitrogen.  In between utility shutdowns, the maintenance staff 
continues to turn on and assess/address equipment issues where they can.

With this as the plan of record, we believe we should be able to reopen 
the lab some time next week.  We should have a more specific day/time in 
the next couple of days.

In the meantime, the lab remains closed to all except relevant 
personnel.  Volunteers are welcome to help us with moving small tools 
and tables, as well as wiping down and decontaminating surfaces -- check 
with Staff.  Please also do not cross red tape barriers in the hall 
outside the gowning room, as the crew begins construction of the nano- 
Surfaces & Interfaces Lab (nSiL, formerly referred to as the 
Nanosynthesis Lab).

Thanks for your patience --

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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