Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB status

October 16, 2018. I finally got a cooling system working but haven’t had time yet to the FIB check the operation. I can’t do it until Friday. If it all checks out we can begin using it the week of 10/22. Thanks for your patience.

JEOL TEM status

October 11, 2018. The TEM has been aligned and we also found that a valve is leaking. The engineer is sending me the part, but the microscope can be used in the meantime. Please reserve time so that I can be there to make the microscope ready of you want …

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM online

October 9, 2018. There was a problem a few days ago where the FESEM system would completely shut down with no warning. I’ve been working with the engineer to test power supplies but I’ve found nothing wrong. The system has been running overnight with no problems and I ran it …

JEOL TEM is down

October 5, 2018. The JEOL TEM is down with a vacuum problem. I’ve got a call in for help, but the service engineer was going to be here Monday to work on alignment. For those of you keeping count this means that the ESEM and 6400 SEM are the only …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB update

October 1, 2018. We have had real problems getting the cooling system back online. Once we do the FIB is ready to go. I have ordered more parts and we have enlisted the assistance of Facilities to speed the repair up. If all goes well we should be back online …