May 4, 2018. UPDATE. Hitachi will come to campus on May 14th to perform annual maintenance on the FESEM and work on the FIB imaging problem. I am not sure when they will come on Monday so I will leave the calendar open in the morning.
May 4, 2018. The S-TEM is down with a vacuum leak. The FEI engineer will be here Monday to begin repair.
A purchase order for the FIB repair has been sent to Hitachi. We are working on a schedule for the visit. Next week is out due to the cooling water outage. I’ll get back to you when we schedule a visit to do routine maintenance on the FESEM and repair to the FIB. It will all be done in one week.