The FIB repairs are complete. The new tip has been installed and it is ready for use.
The FIB tip will be arriving next week. The Hitachi technician will be installing it shortly thereafter. I’ll send out an update when the repair is complete.
The FIB is down until we can get the tip replaced. I am working with Hitachi on a timeline.
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,
As a result of Dr. Koubek’s email to campus regarding the Governor’s executive order, I am cancelling all use reservations in the calendar this afternoon. We will be ready to begin again after we return from the stay at home 3 weeks from now.
Charlene will start today with prep and finish tomorrow.
A part failed in the deposition gun – the depo gun is unusable. I ordered the repair part but it might take up to 80 days to arrive.
The FIB can be used for milling but we cannot do any lift-out work until the depo gun is working.
The manufacturer is coming to service the FESEM next week. The work will begin Monday night and the microscope will be down until Thursday or Friday. The FIB will also be serviced while he is here but that will not affect most of you.
I’m planning to install the SEM stage on the FIB this Friday afternoon and I’ll need to do a week of work with it. Please let me know right away if that will cause you a problem.