Category: Specimen Preparation

Specimen Prep in Electron Optics

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.

  • ESEM / FESEM

JOSH KINGLaboratory Assistant
PHONE: 404-808-2803
E-MAIL: jorking@mtu.edu

  • AFM

ALEISTER KERR
Laboratory Assistant
PHONE: 520-576-3557
E-MAIL: awkerr@mtu.edu

  • Sample Preparation / Coating / Liquid Nitrogen

(Josh, Aleister or Keith)

KEITH PICKELMANN
Laboratory Assistant
PHONE: 989-423-0692
E-MAIL: krpickel@mtu.edu

In case of an emergency call public safety. 

ACMAL Facility Closed (Except CIF)

Due to the intermittent power outages, in addition to the planned power outages, ACMAL will be closed for the remainder of this week. The Confocal Imaging Facility (CIF), will be available unless there is another unplanned power outage during the day. 

The X-ray facility will be open beginning Friday morning. All other facilities will be opening next week. Just a reminder, the FIB and FESEM annual maintenance will be occurring next week (5/9 – 5/11).

We apologize for any inconvenience.

FESEM / FIB Annual Maintenance and End of Semester Lab Cleaning

Next week, the HITACHI technician will be on campus to perform an annual preventative maintenance check on the FESEM and FIB. The instruments will be unavailable during that time. If all as planned they will be available for reservation starting on Thursday May 12th.

Also, we will begin our end of semester lab cleaning next Wednesday. Any unlabeled samples will be disposed of.

ACMAL Status During Spring Break

During spring break the facility will be open during normal business hours (Monday through Friday,  8am – 5pm). I will be out of the office starting today (3/4) and returning on Monday 3/14. During my absence you can contact Ed Laitila for any facility emergencies. 
If you need sample coated please contact Joshua King (jorking@mtu.edu) or Keith Pickelmann (krpickel@mtu.edu). 
Hope everyone has a nice spring break!

ACMAL Lab Cleanliness Reminder [Action Required]

ACMAL staff have noticed many unlabeled samples being left in the labs and sample prep areas. Our stated policy is “When exiting the lab, be sure that all personal items are removed, any specimens are removed or disposed of..” However, we do allow some samples to be stored for a short period of time. Those samples should be properly labeled with your name, email address, and date. Any unlabeled samples will be thrown away.

Please take a minute to review ACMAL’s cleanliness policy. These are shared labs and it is important that we work together to create a clean and safe environment for all facility users.