Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility

 

BiON Users,

The BiON solvent benches issue has temporarily been resolved, they are once again ONLINE.

-STAFF

BiON Users,

I’ve received word that the BiON is having some issues with its solvent benches system.  The solvent benches in the BiON are offline.

-STAFF

INRF & BiON Users,

In order to ensure safety to all persons, equipment, and research samples it is important for everyone to ensure the Forged system is accurate with the log ins of the facility, wet process benches, and tools.
Please continue to be diligent about having Forged reflect accurately when you are in and out of the lab (BiON & INRF), as well as accurate to when you are using equipment and using those wet processing benches that require it as well.
Management has decided that going forward, failure to do so will result in a penalty fee of three times (3x) the cost of standard use.
Reminder: For etchers, users must remain signed into the tool when running the required post-process chamber O2 cleans
-STAFF

INRF Users,

Facilities Management will be shutting down our INRF CDA supply this Monday 7/30/18 from approx. 8am-2pm. Multiple tools will need to go offline as a result since they require CDA for proper operation (STS, Plasmatherm, E-beam, Thermal Evap, etc).
Forged should update tool status’s accordingly, but please pay extra attention to the CDA status on tools if using them later that day.  Also as always, keep an eye out for tools that are tagged out and any possible posted signage in general.
Thanks,
INRF Staff
INRF & BiON Users,
Contamination is becoming an issue on various tools across the labs.   Two in particular very recently have been the STS and the Plasmatherm. Please be sure to review and abide by the policies aligned for the particular tool you are using.   It seems some materials inside chambers are re-depositing onto other’s substrates negatively affecting results. With respect to the etchers, be sure the proper cleaning procedure is performed as well as recorded in the log book as its own entry.
Going forward if users complain about contamination issues and this results in the need for staff and tool time to be spent  performing additional O2 cleans and manual chamber cleans, the last user that didn’t record or perform the required O2 cleans will be billed accordingly.
Thank You,
INRF Staff

INRF & BiON Users,

With the 4th of July Holiday tomorrow, and due to limited staff on Friday, the INRF & BiON Wet Processing Rooms will be locked and not available for use during the following times:

1-Today 7/3/18 effective immediately
2-Tomorrow Wednesday 7/4/18 All Day
3-Friday 7/6/18 All Day

Notice: The INRF Wet Benches are now reservable like any other tool, and you must start/stop your bench session from the INRF lab entrance terminal much like the BiON benches via the BiON lab entrance terminal. Please be sure you start/end your bench sessions accordingly and reserve your bench in advance as much as possible.

 

INRF & BiON Users,

As a reminder, please attempt to reserve your equipment sessions as far ahead in advance as you can.  We’re seeing more users using the same tools and so it will best help you plan and ensure you have the enough tool time when you need and when you prefer. It also helps staff in several ways, including planning maintenance and other things accordingly.  This also applies to the Wet Processing Room’s benches as well.

In addition, we would like to remind you to notify staff immediately if you notice any issues with equipment or deviance from the standard operating procedures.  Even seemingly small “warnings” on tools are often big clues for staff to troubleshoot, and resolve issues quicker and easier.  And of course this helps us keep the tools up and running well.  In addition to recording the anomaly in the log books, you should also contact staff right away to bring it to our attention ASAP.

Thank You,

Staff

 

 

BiON Users that use one of the 3 Wet Processing Rooms in the BiON,

Tomorrow morning the BiON’s 3 Wet Processing Rooms (those rooms that require key-card to access) will be locked and shut down.  In order to re-gain keycard access to these rooms, please see Marc Palazzo at the INRF Front Office area.
Thank You,
INRF STAFF

INRF & BiON Users,

The BiON will be closed this Saturday 6/16/18 for Facilities Managements’ HVAC maintenance.

The INRF will be closed the following Saturday 6/23/18 for FM’s HVAC maintenance as well.

STAFF

Reminder to all users,
Please remember that users may NOT change equipment parameters or any other recipe parameters other than TIME in the recipes.
Please DO NOT enable/disable other equipment set-points either like He Leak Up Rate interlocks, any equipment pre-set values, or defaults of any kind.  Any user wishing to modify parameters other than just the recipe time MUST receive explicit permission from staff in advance.
Please also do NOT attempt to troubleshoot or repair tools.  If an issue occurs, or if anything doesn’t go according to plan/training/SOP, the only action should be to immediately stop and contact staff for them to respond and take the appropriate action.  It is much more difficult for staff to investigate, troubleshoot, and resolve issues when users have cleared errors/alarms/etc. and/or have begun initial attempts at troubleshooting or investigating thereby modifying or even hiding original symptoms and issues with tools before staff can be privy to them.
Thank You,
-STAFF