AFM repairs are completed. Dr. Leftwich was able to repair the Fiber-lite.
All equipment status updates.
For those instruments on the electronic system, you should tap in when you enter the lab for a scheduled session. When your analysis is completed, for all samples, tap out prior to leaving the lab.
Changes to the logbook can be submitted using the Logbook Update Request Form.
If you end your session early or cancel a reservation, always update the Google Calendar.
There is an issue with the Fiber-lite on the AFM. The instrument is offline until we’re able to fix the issue. It may just need a new bulb.
Just a reminder that the previous use rates expired on September 30, 2022. The instrument rates have been renewed and are effective from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2024. Detailed information is available on the Use Rate section of the ACMAL website.
Please remember to close the lab doors at the end of your session. These are very expensive instruments and we want to ensure they don’t get damaged.
I will be out of the office from October 4th through October 9. I will be monitoring emails and responding when I get back.
Below are the contacts if you need assistance with instruments in the Electron Optics Facility or the Scanning Probe Microscopy Facility.
DR. ERICO FREITAS
- ESEM / FESEM
JOSH KINGLaboratory AssistantPHONE: 404-808-2803E-MAIL: email@example.com
- AFM / FESEM
ALEISTER KERRLaboratory AssistantPHONE: 520-576-3557E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sample Preparation / Coating / Liquid Nitrogen
(Josh or Aleister)
In case of an emergency call public safety.
The BSE detector has been repaired. A big thanks to Dr. Ed for resoldering it!
The ESEM can still be used. However, the backscatter detector needs to be repaired. There is a wire that needs to be resoldered. The repairs should be completed by the end of the week.
The STEM is available for use. Please limit participants in the room to 2.
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.