• FESEM data bar on images

    June 15, 2017. After 2 hours on the phone, the Hitachi engineer and I found out why the data bar was positioned so far into the images. Someone had changed a software setting – a box was checked that shouldn’t have been. Needless to say, he and I had other …

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  • Changes to basic FESEM configuration

    June 5, 2017. If you make any changes to the basic operational configuration of the FESEM software please return it to the original settings. Two things that seem to happen too frequently. One is changing the detector from Upper to Lower or Mixed. It should be left on Upper. The …

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  • FESEM operational

    June 1, 2017. The Hitachi engineer replaced a suspect board in the FESEM and the system is working after running overnight. He wants us to use the microscope today while he is here at the lab in case the problem reoccurs. I have opened up the calendar so you can …

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  • FESEM problems

    May 31, 2017. The Hitachi engineer (FESEM) is here now and thinks there may be 2 problems. One is lines in the image and the other is the computer locking up. When I called them the first time the lines were the problem then, while I was away, the computer …

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  • FESEM Software Issues

    May 30, 2017. We’ve noticed that users seem to be having more problems with the FESEM when the software has been left open for extended periods of time. So we would now like you to close the SEM program after each use of the microscope until we can figure out …

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  • Lines on FESEM screen are back

    May 22, 2017. I called Hitachi to come in and make the repair. They tried to help me last week without apparent success. They think it might have something to do with heat so I pulled that back panel cover off and put a fan on the guts (technical term!). …

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  • FESEM lines on screen

    May 16, 2017. I worked with Hitachi to make a few adjustments and cleared the lines from the screen. They may come back so if you see anything let me know and I’ll get them to come to campus.

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  • FESEM details

    May 11, 2017. In late April, the Hitachi engineer replaced a key computer board in the FESEM and rebuilt the hard drive from scratch. As a result, the computer should nmo longer lock up and we can close the software without fear of a problem. In the last 2 days …

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FE-SEM Stage

FE-SEM is offline

July 13, 2017. Right now the FE-SEM is having issues with the stage control and will be offline until further notice.

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FESEM data bar on images

June 15, 2017. After 2 hours on the phone, the Hitachi engineer and I found out why the data bar was positioned …

FE SEM

FESEM operational

June 1, 2017. The Hitachi engineer replaced a suspect board in the FESEM and the system is working after running overnight. He …

FE SEM

FESEM problems

May 31, 2017. The Hitachi engineer (FESEM) is here now and thinks there may be 2 problems. One is lines in the …

Atomic Force Microscope

AFM working

May 31, 2017. We were able to fix the Engage Tip issue and everything seems to be working now. If you come …

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FESEM Software Issues

May 30, 2017. We’ve noticed that users seem to be having more problems with the FESEM when the software has been left …