• Hitachi service next week

    August 31, 2017. Hitachi will come next week to service the FIB and FESEM. I’ve blocked out time in the reservation calendar for that work. He will start on the FIB and most likely finish it Wed night. Then he will start on the FESEM and likely finish it Friday …

    FESEM Stage
  • FIB online

    August 10, 2017. he FIB is back online…. but you can’t turn off the FIB power else an air leak is produced. I put a note over the FIB power button to remind you. Also, there is a problem with the UPS backup power system and I have it in …

    Hitachi FB-2000A FIB
  • FESEM logbook system is online

    August 9, 2017. The FESEM is ready to be used. We made a few hardware changes to isolate the problem. This is a test – we may still have trouble, but what we just finished should help us finally identify the problem.

    FE SEM
  • FESEM logbook

    August 9, 2017. The FESEM logbook system isn’t working right now. IT is working on the problem. We are trying to make it a more reliable system, but we aren’t there yet. I’ll let you know when it’s back online.

    FE SEM
  • Fesem is down

    August 7, 2017. Logbook system is on the fritz and the imaging system on the scope isn’t connecting. I’ll get it all straight tomorrow

    FE SEM

ACMAL lab schedule

August 31, 2017. I am on vacation tomorrow but, Joe will be here to coat samples and help with the SEM. I will be in town in case you have troubles Joe can’t fix. The University is closed Monday for Labor Day holiday. The building will be locked and labs …

FESEM Stage

Hitachi service next week

August 31, 2017. Hitachi will come next week to service the FIB and FESEM. I’ve blocked out time in the reservation calendar …

FE SEM

FESEM online

August 25, 2017. The FESEM is online right now. After I repaired the vacuum problems I had trouble with the computer. I …

FE SEM

FESEM status

August 23, 2017. I replaced the vacuum pump yesterday and that fixed one problem. However, I found that the SEC vacuum gauge …

FE SEM

FESEM is down

August 21, 2017. 1:14 pm. The likely problem is a bad vacuum pump. The company is going to try to get us …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB online

August 10, 2017. he FIB is back online…. but you can’t turn off the FIB power else an air leak is produced. …

FE SEM

FESEM logbook

August 9, 2017. The FESEM logbook system isn’t working right now. IT is working on the problem. We are trying to make …