Lab Access Restriction, Thursday 5:30-9 am

Mary Tang mtang at
Tue Mar 6 12:44:27 PST 2012

Dear labmembers --

As part of the new nSiL lab fit up, the contractors will be using a 
crane to lift a large fan unit onto the roof of the lab.  For safety 
reasons, during this time, no one is allowed in the cleanroom, in the 
Receiving area, or in the adjacent rooms (Maintenance Shop, Wafersaw 
room and Test room).  Access to the corridor leading to the lab and to 
the receiving area out back will be blocked.

Access will be blocked from 5:30 am on Thursday, March 8, until the fan 
and crane are secured.  The contractors plan to be done by 9 am, if not 

With a few exceptions, no unattended processes may be run during this 
time -- because if anything goes wrong, no one will be able to respond.  
If during this time you wish to run a process unattended (Raith Ebeam 
write, for example), send a request to the tool owner and copy me.  
Otherwise,  processes ongoing during this time may be stopped.

Many apologies for the inconvenience.  This is the last major phase of 
the renovation and plans are to complete the nSiL by the first week in 
April.  We anticipate more disruptions to normal lab operations in the 
next weeks, but they should be smaller and you will be updated as plans 
are confirmed.

Thanks for your attention --

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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