FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

S-TEM Update

May 2, 2018. The Titan S-TEM is down today after a problem overnight with a cooling system. If we don’t have more problems with the chiller today the Titan will be back on tomorrow morning.

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB update

May 1, 2018. Hitachi will come here to work on the FIB. To save money he will come in conjunction with a routine maintenance service call for the FESEM. I’ve submitted a PO for the FIB labor and it should be sent to the company before the end of day …

FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

Another power outage at ATDC

April 25, 2018. 12:18 p.m. STEM users, Facilities will shut off the power to ATDC from 5PM Thursday to 6AM Friday. This will take the STEM offline for 2 complete days. Given that the alignment won’t be complete on Friday we should plan to use the microscope again on Monday …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB update

April 24, 2018. The part I replaced needed to be changed but did not fix the problem. Still no image. I am working with the manufacturer to send an engineer up to help us get back online. I’m not sure how quickly he can get here. I think the best …

Hitachi FB-2000A FIB

FIB down

April 4, 2018. The FIB image disappeared yesterday after a vacuum issue. I’ve spent 3-4 hours and have been unable to understand why. I can’t understand the connection. We have no service contract on the FIB but Hitachi has been trying to help me with problems. Our field service engineer …