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.
Former ACMAL Director Owen Mills retired on June 30, 2020. Everyone in the ACMAL facility and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering wishes Owen the best in his retirement!
Thank you, Owen, for many years of service to the Michigan Tech research and education communities.
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.
I hope everyone is doing well.
As Owen said, my name is Liz Miller and I’m the Senior Laboratory Coordinator for ACMAL. I’ll be taking over for Owen as the main point of contact for our labs. I am available Monday through Friday from 9am – 1pm and by appointment.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with anything you need. The best way to get a hold of me is by email or phone. You can also find me in M & M Building 626.
Congratulations on your retirement, Owen. The lab won’t be the same without you.
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/