November 27, 2018. The high voltage cable connection is arcing to ground at 100kV. The microscope is unusable like that. We are going to hire the engineer to come back and make this repair possibly as early as 2 weeks from now. I’ll keep you posted.
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November 5, 2018. There is a high voltage short in the electron gun area. I’m troubleshooting it now and I’ll follow-up with more information as we go.
October 30, 2018. Problem with HV arcing. I’m going to work with the engineer by phone to attempt repair.
October 19, 2018. I tested it this afternoon and vacuum leak is repaired. Images are very good.
October 11, 2018. The TEM has been aligned and we also found that a valve is leaking. The engineer is sending me the part, but the microscope can be used in the meantime. Please reserve time so that I can be there to make the microscope ready of you want …
October 5, 2018. The JEOL TEM is down with a vacuum problem. I’ve got a call in for help, but the service engineer was going to be here Monday to work on alignment. For those of you keeping count this means that the ESEM and 6400 SEM are the only …
August 10, 2018. I have the scope back under vacuum. The HV is ramping up towards 190 over the next 4 hours. Hopefully it stays on! Remember Im on vacation next week. Call if you need help.
August 1, 2018. Chito in the Microfab lab gave us some safety gear. I’m going to be talking about it and demonstrating how to use on Tuesday morning at 10am. You must attend if you want to use the electropolisher.
August 1, 2018. We had another electropolishing safety issue in the lab this week. I am shutting down the TEM electropolishing operation until we can implement additional safety measures.
May 4, 2018. The M&M power will not be affected by the power outage next week, but the cooling water for equipment will go off when the Dow power is shut down. Some ACMAL equipment requires that cooling water, so I will shut down the SEM, FESEM, TEM and FIB at noon on Wednesday, …