Category: Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM

FE-SEM in Electron Optics

ATTN FESEM Users – Computer Virus

February 12, 2024

Update on the FESEM, 

  • The microscope now has a clean version of the operating system.
  • This week, MTU IT will be setting up a system to allow for retrieval of the data.

As of today, do NOT put any USB into the FESEM.

February 5, 2024

Just an update. Unfortunately the FESEM is still down. We need to rebuild the hard drive for this computer. HITACHI will be on campus this week to resolve the issue. 

January 26, 2024

All FESEM users need to be aware that there was a virus on the FESM that had been transmitted by the USB drive. HITACHI was on campus this week and confirmed the infection. We are working to get a clean harddrive in the instrument. Until then the FESEM will be unavailable.

Additionally, anyone who has used the USB to transfer files may have malware on their USB and computer. Please work with MTU IT if you have any concerns.

Once the FESEM is back online we will be establishing a new protocol for transferring files. More information will be available soon.


July 14, 2023, 11:14 a.m.

Unfortunately the service engineer couldn’t complete the repairs this week and will be returning next week.

July 12, 2023, 2:35 p.m.

Hitachi will be on site tomorrow to repair the issue. We hope to have the FESEM back online soon.

July 12, 2023, 10:50 a.m.

The FESEM has a vacuum issue and won’t be available for use until we can repair this. I have calls out to our service engineers and hope to know more soon.

Liz Out of Office [7/15 & 7/28 – 8/15]

I am out of the office today Friday 7/22. Also, I will be out of the office starting July 28th and returning August 15th. During my absence I will be monitoring email, but my response will be delayed. Below are the contacts if you need assistance with instruments in the Electron Optics Facility or the Scanning Probe Microscopy Facility.


JOSH KINGLaboratory Assistant
PHONE: 404-808-2803

  • AFM

Laboratory Assistant
PHONE: 520-576-3557

  • Sample Preparation / Coating / Liquid Nitrogen

(Josh, Aleister or Keith)

Laboratory Assistant
PHONE: 989-423-0692

In case of an emergency call public safety.