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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.

Google microscope calendars

May 13, 2014. All of the microscopes now have Google resource calendars.  Late this afternoon I will transfer remaining appointments to the new calendars and we will shut down to old ones.Remember that the instructions to use the new calendars are here.

New reservation calendars

May 7, 2014. Reminder that we have switched to Google calendar on the FESEM, FIB, AFM & Critical Point Dryer. Instructions for use are here. Let me know if you are having problems. May 6, 2014. I’ve transferred appointments from the old calendars into the new google calendars. We …

Reserving electron microscope time

September 18, 2013. Please enter your name in the “Enter text for new event” box on the calendar form. I monitor the reservations to ensure that individuals have been trained or to identify new users that might need help. Its okay to include your senior design group name but I …

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM status

January 30, 2013. The Hitachi engineer replaced all the relays associated with imaging.  I tried for 30 minutes to make the problem return without success.  I’m opening the calendar for use.  Note that I have restored the appointments for those who signed up earlier.


FESEM status

January 17, 2013. The maintenance will be complete this morning and then the FESEM can be used. I have released time on the online calendar. 4:30 pm. The FESEM stage Y-axis is not moving. I am checking it out before leaving today. The scope cannot be used. I’ll keep you …