November 15, 2017. The FEI engineer will be here on Monday afternoon and probably Tuesday. The scope won’t be available then. I’ll send you updates.
November 15, 2017. Next Thursday and Friday, Nov 23rd and 24th are university holidays. The labs will be closed to all but unrestricted users on those days. Danielle, Justina and Joe will be in and out. Make appointments with them if you need their help.
November 15, 2017. We have had cooling water problems for a few weeks. Since the last one a week ago a few parts aren’t working right. That isn’t a problem because we aren’t using that yet anyway. The scope is ready to be used in conventional TEM mode.
November 15, 2017. The new FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM is installed an operational. We are training users on the conventional TEM operation mode now. The new S-TEM specialist, Dr. Pinaki Mukherjee, will start work in early January 2018.
November 9, 2017. 9:32 am. Scopes are back online except the STEM. Going there now. November 9, 2017. 8:21 am. The power went off in the M&M and ATDC. I’m getting everything back online now. All should be back online by 9 am. I’ll confirm with a 2nd email.
October 24, 2017. Please do not take any holders away from the lab. The cross-section holder disappeared for a few days and now the irregular shape holder is gone.
September 29, 2017. I cleared the grid blocking the beam out of the way today. Its okay to start using the TEM now. >>>>>Please remember that you can avoid a grid in the chamber by turning the holder upside down and tapping it with your finger before you put it …
September 28, 2017. The JEOL TEM is still down due to a grid dropped into the specimen chamber that is blocking the beam. This is a serious problem that could lead to an expensive repair bill. It was easily avoidable.
September 25, 2017. My first try at removing the grid from the beam path in the TEM failed. I’m going to repeat but I’m not sure there is enough time this afternoon. That would mean I’ll be doing it tomorrow morning. Tomorrow morning’s TEM schedule is cancelled. September 22, 2017. …
September 6, 2017. The FESEM and FIB are both online and ready for use.