• AFM is down

    December 7, 2017. There is a burned out lamp on the AFM. I’ve ordered new one but it may be the middle of next week before it arrives.

    Atomic Force Microscope
  • Training for S-TEM

    November 29, 2017. As an FYI, the new S-TEM is working and we are ready to train you to use that instrument. You must have taken the TEM course and passed the practical exam to qualify for training.

    FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM
  • The JEOL TEM is back online

    November 29, 2017. I just tested the TEM and it seems to be working fine. You will notice that the vacuum isn’t as good as it was before, but with a few ACD fills it should improve. Regardless, it is okay to use it now. Let me know if you …

    TEM
  • JEOL TEM down

    November 28, 2017. I took the EDS detector (in need of repair) off of the TEM yesterday. This morning I started a bake of the column which will take 20 hours. The scope should be ready by tomorrow morning. I’ll send you a followup email to confirm.

  • S-TEM next week

    November 15, 2017. The FEI engineer will be here on Monday afternoon and probably Tuesday. The scope won’t be available then. I’ll send you updates.

    FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM
  • S-TEM status

    November 15, 2017. We have had cooling water problems for a few weeks. Since the last one a week ago a few parts aren’t working right. That isn’t a problem because we aren’t using that yet anyway. The scope is ready to be used in conventional TEM mode.

    FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM
  • New FEI Titan Themis S-TEM Operational

    November 15, 2017. The new FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM is installed an operational. We are training users on the conventional TEM operation mode now. The new S-TEM specialist, Dr. Pinaki Mukherjee, will start work in early January 2018.

    FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

Holiday ACMAL operation

December 19, 2017. The University is closed December 25, 26, 29 and January 1. The building and labs will be closed and only unrestricted users may access the labs on those days. ACMAL will be open on December 27 and 28 but only staffed 9am – 3pm by Danielle and …

Atomic Force Microscope

AFM is down

December 7, 2017. There is a burned out lamp on the AFM. I’ve ordered new one but it may be the middle …

FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

Training for S-TEM

November 29, 2017. As an FYI, the new S-TEM is working and we are ready to train you to use that instrument. …

TEM

The JEOL TEM is back online

November 29, 2017. I just tested the TEM and it seems to be working fine. You will notice that the vacuum isn’t …

JEOL TEM down

November 28, 2017. I took the EDS detector (in need of repair) off of the TEM yesterday. This morning I started a …

FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

S-TEM next week

November 15, 2017. The FEI engineer will be here on Monday afternoon and probably Tuesday. The scope won’t be available then. I’ll …

ACMAL Thanksgiving lab schedule

November 15, 2017. Next Thursday and Friday, Nov 23rd and 24th are university holidays. The labs will be closed to all but …

FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

S-TEM status

November 15, 2017. We have had cooling water problems for a few weeks. Since the last one a week ago a few …