February 14, 2018. We replaced a power supply that returned the ESEM to service.
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Philips XL 40 ESEM
January 31, 2018. My bad for only letting you know now, but the ESEM is down with a power supply problem. We are working to acquire a repair part now.
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 …
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.