March 16, 2017. The Oxford EBSD system was installed last week. It is interfaced with the FEI XL40 ESEM in M&M room 717. We expect to run across problems as we learn the new system so initially, the process may take longer. Contact me if you want to run samples …
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Philips XL 40 ESEM
March 2, 2017. The Oxford EBSD system will be installed on the ESEM Tuesday through Friday next week. The ESEM will be unavailable for use on those days.
January 30, 2017. The ESEM is back online and ready to use. Best as we can tell right now, the EDS is working too. We will have the EDS manufacturer come in to check the system but we might as well use it in the meantime.
December 21, 2016. A broken pipe poured water onto the ESEM and computers Monday. Obviously, the microscope is down. We are going to let everything dry out over the holidays and try to restart it in the week of Jan 2.
November 8, 2016. The ESEM is back online after replacing a power supply. It’s fired up and ready to go.
October 10, 2016. Jerry Anzalone has successfully installed the Nabity Pattern Generation System (Ebeam litho) on the Environmental SEM. This instrument has a large motorized stage that is drawn out (no load lock) so a large sample can be attached to the stage. It may be possible to stitch large …
All of the EDS systems are back online now.
The TEM is down with water problems. It should be back online by the middle of next week. The ESEM is down with accelerating voltage problems but we aren’t sure what has failed. It will likely take longer to repair. I will keep you updated on progress.
September 11, 2013. I have installed the computer logbook system on the ESEM. Each of the EOF instruments has one now. Remember that each scope has its own database and they aren’t linked. You have to be manually entered into the database on each scope.
August 14, 2013. The Philips XL40 ESEM is now part of the ACMAL. Jerry Anzalone will continue to handle day-to-day operations of the instrument and associated sample preparation options. The lab is located in M&M Rm 717. Jerry’s office is 716. His contact info is 7-2423 and gcanzalo.mtu.edu. The use …