ACMAL Thanksgiving lab schedule

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.

FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

S-TEM status

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.

Scopes down – power outage

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.


TEM is back online

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 …


TEM update

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.


TEM is down – a grid was dropped inside

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. …