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Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB status

June 20, 2018. The FIB is still down and will be until sometime in July. We have to wait until the new fiscal year on July 1 to request a service call. Since we aren’t a service contract customer we won’t be a priority for them and may have to …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB status

June 6, 2018. The FIB is still not working. I am trying steps the engineer has nearly every day, but we are running out of ideas. We may need to bring the engineer here to make the repair. I’ll keep you updated on the status.

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.