• Titan power outage

    June 25, 2018. There is a power outage scheduled at the ATDC tomorrow night to make repairs due to the flood. Pinaki will begin the Titan shutdown tomorrow morning and the scope will be back online by Wednesday afternoon. Sorry, we are as surprised as you are!

    FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM
  • FIB status

    June 20, 2018. The FIB is still down and will be until sometime in July. We have to wait until the new fiscal year on July 1 to request a service call. Since we aren’t a service contract customer we won’t be a priority for them and may have to …

    Hitachi FB-2000A FIB
  • FIB status

    June 11, 2018. We will have to bring Hitachi in to make the repair. Not sure what the time line is for that. Updates will be sent as I get more information.

    Hitachi FB-2000A FIB
  • FIB status

    June 6, 2018. The FIB is still not working. I am trying steps the engineer has nearly every day, but we are running out of ideas. We may need to bring the engineer here to make the repair. I’ll keep you updated on the status.

    Hitachi FB-2000A FIB
  • FIB still down

    May 30, 2018. I’m still working on the FIB but it isn’t working as the end of day. I’ll be back on it again tomorrow.

    Hitachi FB-2000A FIB
  • FIB down again

    May 23, 2018. The FIB is down again with an unrelated problem. I’ll be speaking to the Hitachi people tomorrow morning.

    Hitachi FB-2000A FIB
FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

Titan power outage

June 25, 2018. There is a power outage scheduled at the ATDC tomorrow night to make repairs due to the flood. Pinaki will begin the Titan shutdown tomorrow morning and the scope will be back online by Wednesday afternoon. Sorry, we are as surprised as you are!

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB status

June 20, 2018. The FIB is still down and will be until sometime in July. We have to wait until the new fiscal year on July 1 to request a service call. Since we aren’t a service contract customer we won’t be a priority for them and may have to …

ACMAL Lab Staff

Owen vacation plans

June 20, 2018. I will be out on vacation beginning July 4th to return to work on July 16th. You can reach …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB status

June 11, 2018. We will have to bring Hitachi in to make the repair. Not sure what the time line is for …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB status

June 6, 2018. The FIB is still not working. I am trying steps the engineer has nearly every day, but we are …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB still down

May 30, 2018. I’m still working on the FIB but it isn’t working as the end of day. I’ll be back on …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB is down

May 29, 2018. There is a problem with the focussing. I’m troubleshooting now.

FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

S-TEM back online

May 24, 2018. The S-TEM is online again but work is backed up so there may not be free time until next …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB down again

May 23, 2018. The FIB is down again with an unrelated problem. I’ll be speaking to the Hitachi people tomorrow morning.

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB is Working

May 16, 2018. The FIB is working! Secondary electron image is back. There was a discharge in the chamber that ruined the scintillator …