The ESEM is back online now.
We are working to install new PCs on the logbook stations. The one that could cause trouble is the FESEM. In case it isn’t working by 1pm I am going to by pass the system temporarily so you can use it without tapping in. The accelerating voltage ON software button will be active until I take the bypass off.
It’s been reported that there is something blocking part of the beam on the ESEM. Jerry is going to check it after lunch.
Some users require an 80kV beam voltage for biological samples. It isn’t possible to switch back and forth. Going from 80kv back to 200kV requires a period to stabilize again (overnight). Therefore, we are trying to schedule the 80kV experiments to Thursday and Friday each week.
Let me know if you don’t think this will work for you.
I have a back injury that’s keeping me out of the office for a few days. Danielle and Liz will be in Friday.
I should be back to work next week.
Due to some emergency situation in FEI, the service engineer is not coming next week. He’d be here during the week of 07/15.
If you want to book any time next week in STEM please contact me.
Materials Science & Engineering
FEI will be here next week to do routine maintenance on the Titan.
Expect Monday through Thursday.
The S-TEM will be serviced next week (Monday – Thursday) so unavailable for use. Please plan accordingly.
We are beginning something new with AFM training. We have used up all the cantilevers that came with the AFM so we have no more to use in training. We will charge for the cost of a cantilever to be used in training. Now, the AFM training cost is $21 for a cantilever plus $12/hr labor. We will need an account index for these charges before work can begin.
Let me know if you have questions.
I’m happy to say that the TEM is back online. You can schedule time when you need it.