May 11, 2017. Electricians are installing fire alarm circuits in the 6th floor microscopy labs. I am having to cover the equipment when they are in a lab. I’m blocking out a lot of time on the calendars for this project and will release it when they are done.
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March 21, 2017. The programmable lock is now functioning on the liquid nitrogen room (637). The door will be closed but the lock will be open from 8-5, M-F. Please close the door when you leave the room. After 5 PM every weekday the door will automatically lock and you …
September 26, 2016. There are 2 missing 4L liquid nitrogen dewars from ACMAL labs. These aren’t community dewars. Please bring them back right away!
August 12, 2016. All, I have blocked out time on 3 scopes on Wednesday next week (Aug 17) for a scheduled cooling water outage. Plan your work accordingly. Thanks, Owen
All, I will be on vacation next Thursday and Friday, May 19 & 20. Danielle & Erinn will be in to help with SEM and coating on those days. On Monday, May 23 federal auditors will examine room 636 -the FESEM lab- sometime between 10:00 and 4:00. I may stop …
All, The process cooling water system will be shutdown Friday afternoon until midnight. I’ll come in on Saturday morning to get everything back online.
The hot plate from Rm 637 is missing. This is an important sample prep tool for ACMAL projects and we need it back! Thanks, Owen
The 5-position specimen holder was dropped in the specimen chamber. The platform mounts are still available. I will get the holder out before I leave today.
All, Most of the ACMAL labs are outfitted with a Halon gas fire suppression system. Halon gas will displace oxygen and thereby extinguish the fire. Halon gas is dangerous and you should know how to protect yourself. Below are instructions – please read this so you can protect yourself in …
The Auger is still down. I made more tests this afternoon and it is likely that a power supply is bad. I will communicate with the vendor to decide the next step(s).