The EDS system on the FESEM is not initializing. I’m working with a technician to solve the problem. The FESEM is still available for high resolution imaging.
All equipment status updates.
The ESEM is offline due to issues with the power supply. We are working with the manufacturer to correct the issue.
The ESEM is back online and available for use.
The ESEM is down. I am working with FEI to diagnose the error.
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 FESEM chiller is repaired. The instrument has been tested and is back online.
The FESEM is down. There was a brief power outage yesterday which caused the instrument to lose vacuum. I am currently working to get it back online. I did run into an issue with the instrument chiller, which is causing this issue to persist.
This is a reminder that ACMAL facilities will be CLOSED on Monday, September 6th, in observance of labor day. This is a university holiday so the building will also be locked.
The carbon coater repairs are completed and the instrument is available for use. Please contact Aleister, Josh, or myself if you need samples coater.