July 18, 2018. The double-tilt sample holder for the S-TEM is broken and on its way to be repaired. We don”t know yet how long the repair will take. I’ll send more info when we have it.
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FEI 200k Titan Themis S-TEM
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!
June 20, 2018. I will be out on vacation beginning July 4th to return to work on July 16th. You can reach me by phone & text at 369-1875 and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) until July 6th. Then I’ll be out of contact for the remaining period. While I am away, Danielle …
May 24, 2018. The S-TEM is online again but work is backed up so there may not be free time until next week.
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.
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 …
May 2, 2018. The Titan S-TEM is down today after a problem overnight with a cooling system. If we don’t have more problems with the chiller today the Titan will be back on tomorrow morning.
April 25, 2018. 12:18 p.m. STEM users, Facilities will shut off the power to ATDC from 5PM Thursday to 6AM Friday. This will take the STEM offline for 2 complete days. Given that the alignment won’t be complete on Friday we should plan to use the microscope again on Monday …
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.
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.