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May 2018

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 and burned out a circuit board. I will pick up the project I was working on when the instrument went down.

FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

Titan S-TEM update

May 16, 2018. The S-TEM has been down with a vacuum leak.  The service engineers have traced the problem to the goniometer.  That part should be replaced next week.  I’ll let you know when we are back online.

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM down

May 11, 2018. The ion pumps shut off last night and I can’t get them restarted. Hitachi is coming Monday and they can get it back on then.   The scope will be down until the middle of next week.  Sorry.

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM update

May 8, 2018. The FESEM has a cooling system that does not depend on the process water circuit that is going off later this week.  Therefore, I will be leaving the FESEM on over the 2 days that the process water will be off. SO, the FESEM will be on all …