May 24, 2018. The S-TEM is online again but work is backed up so there may not be free time until next week.
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FEI 200k Titan Themis S-TEM
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.
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.
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.