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TEM is back online

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 …


TEM update

September 28, 2017. The JEOL TEM is still down due to a grid dropped into the specimen chamber that is blocking the beam. This is a serious problem that could lead to an expensive repair bill. It was easily avoidable.


TEM is down – a grid was dropped inside

September 25, 2017. My first try at removing the grid from the beam path in the TEM failed. I’m going to repeat but I’m not sure there is enough time this afternoon. That would mean I’ll be doing it tomorrow morning. Tomorrow morning’s TEM schedule is cancelled. September 22, 2017. …

TEM is down

March 24, 2017. The accelerating voltage system is not working correctly and the TEM cannot be used. I have a call in to the technician. Look for updates as this repair progresses. UPDATE March 27, 2017. The TEM is down bad. There is a failed or partially failed electrical component …

The TEM Is Down

All, The TEM is down with water and air problems.  I’ll take a look at it this morning and send you an update when I have a better idea of what is wrong. Unless we are lucky I don’t expect it to be back online today.