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New TEM online now

January 14, 2014. The new 2010 TEM is being used now by experienced users. Operation of the 2010 is very similar to the 4000FX (old TEM but there are still some differences I need to demonstrate. Please contact me when you need to use it. We will be installing the …

Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FESEM EDS Detector

January 14, 2014. The engineer ran into bad weather and won’t make it to start pumping the detector tonight. I’ve rescheduled that for Wednesday night so tomorrow morning is freed up on the calendar. January 13, 2014. We will be servicing the FESEM EDS detector over night on Wed. The …

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 …

EDS on FE-SEM is working!

February 20, 2013. The EDS hardware card came back from the repair shop – I installed and calibrated it this afternoon. I tested it for 2 hours – EDS Spectra, SEM Imaging and X-ray Mapping. Everything seems to be working properly. Some of you have been trained to use the …

FESEM EDS update

February 8, 2013. The board is still in the repair shop. They have fixed one problem and are working on the other now. The background on this situation follows. The company that manufactured this system, 4pi, went out of business. One of the 4pi employees, a product specialist, is repairing …

FESEM EDS update

January 21, 2013. The company believes there is a bad component, a special integrated circuit chip, that has failed. I am not sure when the repair can be made – the company has to locate a replacement. I will keep you informed of the situation.