The STEM is available for use. Please limit participants in the room to 2.
STEM in Electron Optics
The STEM is currently down for repair. The rooftop chiller requires a new power supply. MTU Facilities is working on the project. However, at this time we do not have an estimated completion date. I will send out an update when we know more.
If you had plans to use the STEM in the August-September I’ll be unavailable on the following dates:
August 1st – 5th (out of town); returning flight schedule for Friday 5th in the morning I’ll be available for online.
August 18th – September 7th (out of town)
Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory
Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Office: Room 622 Minerals & Materials Building
(906) 299-2714 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to let you know I’ll be on vacation from July 18th to 22nd and will not be available to run TEM sessions or training sessions during that period of time at the FEI 200kV Titan Themis STEM.
Also, a new rooftop chiller will be installed soon at the STEM lab and the instrument will be unavailable. I’ll let you know when that is going to happen.
Due to the intermittent power outages, in addition to the planned power outages, ACMAL will be closed for the remainder of this week. The Confocal Imaging Facility (CIF), will be available unless there is another unplanned power outage during the day.
The X-ray facility will be open beginning Friday morning. All other facilities will be opening next week. Just a reminder, the FIB and FESEM annual maintenance will be occurring next week (5/9 – 5/11).
We apologize for any inconvenience.
In the STEM lab, there are many samples that have been left behind, many of which are unlabeled. Please contact Dr. Freitas to claim your samples. After Friday March 4th, any unclaimed samples will be discarded.
The STEM is back online. The chiller repairs are completed and the technician from FEI has finished his maintenance.
Facilities have completed the updates on the rooftop chiller. They add capacity to the system by switching to potable water to cool the condenser side of the chillers. This will temporarily resolve the problem and get us back online until a more robust solution can be implemented. The technician from Thermo Fisher will be here this week to complete the repairs. If all goes well the TEM will be back online next week.
Stay tuned for more information.
The STEM is offline until further notice. Due to continued issues with the rooftop chiller the repairs were not able to be completed. We are working with MTU facilities to find a long-term solution to the chiller problem.
Just a quick update. The chillers have been repaired. We are working with FEI to get the STEM up and running. We will have a technician on-site next week. If all goes well the STEM will be available for use the week of July 19th.