Category Archives: Specimen Preparation

Specimen Prep in Electron Optics

Sample Prep Computer Log

We have removed all of the paper logs from Sample Prep Room 637.

You will now need to record instrument and liquid nitrogen use in the Computer on the table when you come in. There are instructions on how to use the computer log next to the keyboard.

The following needs the use to be logged:

    • Liquid Nitrogen
    • Ion Mill
    • Cressington Coater
    • Electropolisher
    • Etcher
    • Carbon Coater

All Instruments (except Liquid Nitrogen), must be both Logged In AND Logged Out. Forgetting to logout of the instrument can cause issues with the program.

If you have any questions or come across issues with the logging program, feel free to let us know.


Sample Prep Computer Log System

We will be making the final switch to using the Computer Log System in the Sample Prep Room 637 by this Friday (Feb 22nd 2019).

We will be removing all of the paper logs and you will need to record instrument and liquid nitrogen use in the Computer on the table when you come in.

There will be reminder signs placed on the instruments and instructions on how to use the computer log next to the keyboard.

If you have any questions, feel free to let us know.


New logging system in RM 637

We have installed a new computer logging system in the Sample Prep room (637) to track liquid nitrogen, and all other coating, ion milling and electropolishing equipment. It is easy to use. Danielle is adding names and account indexes so you won’t have to do that. We will write instructions to use it and you can always call us for help.

Please use the paper logbook too while we are testing the new system out.