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FESEM operational

June 1, 2017. The Hitachi engineer replaced a suspect board in the FESEM and the system is working after running overnight. He wants us to use the microscope today while he is here at the lab in case the problem reoccurs. I have opened up the calendar so you can …

Minerals and Materials Engineering Building

Electricians in labs

May 11, 2017. Electricians are installing fire alarm circuits in the 6th floor microscopy labs. I am having to cover the equipment when they are in a lab. I’m blocking out a lot of time on the calendars for this project and will release it when they are done.

Liquid Nitrogen

ACMAL liquid nitrogen room

March 14, 2017. Room 637 is now a card access room. The door will be closed at all times and you will have to use either a key or very soon, your MTU ID card. If you enter the room you must close the door on the way out. Remember, …

ACMAL spring break schedule

February 23, 2017. The ACMAL labs will be open during spring break week. The lab doors will open and close at regular 8-5 schedule. Remember, you are only authorized to use equipment you have been trained for. I will be out of town that week but Danielle will be here …

Reminder – ACMAL holiday schedule

December 21, 2016. I will be off Thursday & Friday this week.  The labs will be closed next week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday for University holidays.  Only unrestricted users may work on those days.  Danielle will be in on Wednesday from 10:00 to 2:00. Unrestricted users – if you …


ESEM down

December 21, 2016. A broken pipe poured water onto the ESEM and computers Monday. Obviously, the microscope is down. We are going to let everything dry out over the holidays and try to restart it in the week of Jan 2.