The ESEM will be down for 1 – 2 weeks due to an issue with the turbomolecular pump. New parts have been ordered and will be installed as soon as they arrive.
The repairs to the Field Emission SEM are complete.
The ESEM is down due to an issue with the turbo pump. I will update when we have a more concrete timeline for repairs.
The FESEM is down due to a computer issue. The new computer will be here tomorrow and I should be able to get the microscope back online then.
The FIB repairs were successfully completed this afternoon. The instrument is available for use.
The AFM and FIB will be unavailable today and tomorrow, July 13th and July14th. We are working on repairing the FIB.
Thank you for understanding,
The XPS is down until it can be repaired. We are working on the problem and I will send out an update when we have a timeline for the repairs.
Former ACMAL Director Owen Mills retired on June 30, 2020. Everyone in the ACMAL facility and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering wishes Owen the best in his retirement!
Thank you, Owen, for many years of service to the Michigan Tech research and education communities.
This is just a reminder that the ACMAL facilities will be CLOSED Friday, July 3rd 2020. This is a University Closed Holiday so the building will also be locked.
Only those with swipe access will be able to use the instruments.
Please plan your instrument use accordingly.
I hope everyone is doing well.
As Owen said, my name is Liz Miller and I’m the Senior Laboratory Coordinator for ACMAL. I’ll be taking over for Owen as the main point of contact for our labs. I am available Monday through Friday from 9am – 1pm and by appointment.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with anything you need. The best way to get a hold of me is by email or phone. You can also find me in M & M Building 626.
Congratulations on your retirement, Owen. The lab won’t be the same without you.