November 27, 2018. The high voltage cable connection is arcing to ground at 100kV. The microscope is unusable like that. We are going to hire the engineer to come back and make this repair possibly as early as 2 weeks from now. I’ll keep you posted.
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November 5, 2018. There is a high voltage short in the electron gun area. I’m troubleshooting it now and I’ll follow-up with more information as we go.
November 5, 2018. The battery for memo memory is dead. I’m only able to program 15 kv and Shutdown. The new battery is on order and then I’ll get it setup for other kv’s.
October 30, 2018. Problem with HV arcing. I’m going to work with the engineer by phone to attempt repair.
October 3, 2018. Works great at low kV.
September 19, 2018. The engineers think there is some contamination on a stationary aperture in the column. It will be a big job to change it and it couldn’t be done before next week at the earliest, more likely the week after. I found that the scope works fine at …
August 10, 2018. I have the scope back under vacuum. The HV is ramping up towards 190 over the next 4 hours. Hopefully it stays on! Remember Im on vacation next week. Call if you need help.
March 24, 2017. The accelerating voltage system is not working correctly and the TEM cannot be used. I have a call in to the technician. Look for updates as this repair progresses. UPDATE March 27, 2017. The TEM is down bad. There is a failed or partially failed electrical component …
December 8, 2016. There is a problem turning on the voltage after signing in. Owen has shut down the scope for the rest of the day until he has time to fix it. We’ll let you know when it’s back up. -Danielle
The TEM is back online and working at 200kV!