The ESEM is down due to an issue with the turbo pump. I will update when we have a more concrete timeline for repairs.
All equipment status updates.
The FESEM is down due to a computer issue. The new computer will be here tomorrow and I should be able to get the microscope back online then.
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,
The XPS is down until it can be repaired. We are working on the problem and I will send out an update when we have a timeline for the repairs.
This is just a reminder that the ACMAL facilities will be CLOSED Friday, July 3rd 2020. This is a University Closed Holiday so the building will also be locked.
Only those with swipe access will be able to use the instruments.
Please plan your instrument use accordingly.
FESEM users: During the recent Hitachi service the engineer tightened up the stage. There is more friction now when you push the holder onto the stage. Just push past the friction until the holder stops. You can clearly see that in the chamber camera. Let me know if you want me to show you what to do.
This is the software that Pinaki uses for some of his STEM data.
Extend your research from home
By popular demand, Gatan is extending the limited-time version of Gatan Microscopy Suite (GMS) 3.4.1 software to help the electron microscopy community continue with their research from home.
Similar to the EELS/EDS Quantification and EFTEM analysis plugins, the new version unlocks the DigitalMontage, HREM, and STEMx capabilities. This temporary version is available until June 1, 2020, at no additional cost. Please download the latest package to access these new features and for minor bug fixes.
If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
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.
It is important to use the google reservation calendars now in case we need to get in touch with you.
Here are the instructions. https://www.mtu.edu/acmal/access/reservations/