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FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

Titan power outage

June 25, 2018. There is a power outage scheduled at the ATDC tomorrow night to make repairs due to the flood. Pinaki will begin the Titan shutdown tomorrow morning and the scope will be back online by Wednesday afternoon. Sorry, we are as surprised as you are!

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM update

May 8, 2018. The FESEM has a cooling system that does not depend on the process water circuit that is going off later this week.  Therefore, I will be leaving the FESEM on over the 2 days that the process water will be off. SO, the FESEM will be on all …

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 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 …

Allied precision polisher moved

February 16, 2018. Today, due to space issues, we have moved the Allied precision polisher to the Metallography Lab (U108) on the undergrad side of the M&M Bldg (across the street). I know that Dan Seguin will be setting the machine up in that lab soon.