Category: Status

All equipment status updates.

Attn: Sputter Coater Users

The target on the sputter coater has temporarily been changed from Pr/Pd Cr. There are special directions for using the Cr target (see detailed instructions below). The major differences are an increase in pump time prior to starting the coating cycle, a change in the material density, and a change in the sputter current. If you have any issues please let me know.

Regarding thickness, remember that 1-2 nm of coating is ideal. 

ACMAL Closed Thursday and Friday (11/24 & 11/25)

Good morning,

This is just a reminder that the ACMAL facilities will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24th and 25th, 2022, in observance of Thanksgiving. This is a university 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.

I will be on vacation starting at noon tomorrow returning to work on Monday 11/28. Dr. FreitasDr. Leftwich, and Mr. Josh King will be available through Wednesday (11/23). Dr. Laitila will be available through Tuesday (11/22). 

In case of an emergency call public safety. 

Happy Holidays,

Liz Out of Office (10/4-10/9)

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.

  • STEM

Research Scientist
PHONE: 906-299-2714


JOSH KINGLaboratory AssistantPHONE: 404-808-2803E-MAIL:


ALEISTER KERRLaboratory AssistantPHONE: 520-576-3557E-MAIL:

  • Sample Preparation / Coating / Liquid Nitrogen

(Josh or  Aleister)

In case of an emergency call public safety. 

Elizabeth Miller