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JEOL TEM is down

October 5, 2018. The JEOL TEM is down with a vacuum problem. I’ve got a call in for help, but the service engineer was going to be here Monday to work on alignment. For those of you keeping count this means that the ESEM and 6400 SEM are the only …

FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM

Titan S-TEM update

May 16, 2018. The S-TEM has been down with a vacuum leak.  The service engineers have traced the problem to the goniometer.  That part should be replaced next week.  I’ll let you know when we are back online.

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 …

TEM

The JEOL TEM is back online

November 29, 2017. I just tested the TEM and it seems to be working fine. You will notice that the vacuum isn’t as good as it was before, but with a few ACD fills it should improve. Regardless, it is okay to use it now. Let me know if you …

FE SEM

FESEM online

August 25, 2017. The FESEM is online right now. After I repaired the vacuum problems I had trouble with the computer. I finally got it to boot and the SEM software working but it took many tries. Hitachi is sending us a replacement computer in case it fails again. In …