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TEM Status

December 3, 2013. The TEM is operational and the digital camera is attached and working. I need to calibrate the magnification and camera length next Monday morning. I should be able to start limited training later next week. The vibration isolation equipment will be installed during the week of Dec …

TEM update

November 17, 2013. The service engineer will return this week to complete installation of the new(er) JEOL 2010 TEM. Key parts of this effort include stabilizing the accelerating voltage and burning in the new cathode. Ideally we want to move the high speed digital camera from the 4000 TEM to …

Schedule for TEM installation

October 28, 2013. The new(er) TEM is being delivered at the end of this week. The installation will begin next week Nov 4. We will get the system installed to the point that the vacuum system can be operated. The system will pump during the week of Nov 11. Installation …


TEM camera down

August 16, 2013. The computer that runs the TEM camera is having trouble. I took it to the shop for repair and we are out of commission this afternoon. Hopefully back online later this afternoon or Monday.

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TEM camera

April 26, 2012. This is a repeat of an earlier message about the TEM camera. There are dust particles on the TEM camera element. This is impossible to prevent, but the software has been designed to “erase” the effects from images. This is accomplished by a calibration that I periodically …