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.
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JEOL JEM-2010 TEM
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, …
May 2, 2018. The EDS system on the TEM here in the M&M building is back online.
March 20, 2018. I’m removing the TEM stage and replacing it with the SEM stage for a few days work. The TEM stage should be reinstalled on Friday afternoon.
January 29, 2018. I am going to reinstall the EDS detector Friday morning. Then the vacuum system will pump all weekend before readiness for use the next week.
November 29, 2017. I just tested the TEM and it seems to be working fine. You will notice that the vacuum isn’t as good as it was before, but with a few ACD fills it should improve. Regardless, it is okay to use it now. Let me know if you …
November 28, 2017. I took the EDS detector (in need of repair) off of the TEM yesterday. This morning I started a bake of the column which will take 20 hours. The scope should be ready by tomorrow morning. I’ll send you a followup email to confirm.
September 29, 2017. I cleared the grid blocking the beam out of the way today. Its okay to start using the TEM now. >>>>>Please remember that you can avoid a grid in the chamber by turning the holder upside down and tapping it with your finger before you put it …