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2019-05-17 (Hitachi 7600 TEM,Leo FESEM,Philips CM120 TEM): Update: Water main break repair begins on May 23

5/22/2019 12:24p>>The Baltimore City DPW will start repair of the water main pipe break on Thursday, May 23. Physiology and Biophysics buildings will have NO WATER Thursday, therefore, all electron microscopes (Hitachi TEM, Philips TEM & Leo FESEM) will be shut down this evening.

We will email/notify all users once systems are back up and running. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

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5/17/2019 3:38p>>Original post: Electron Microscopes Not available over weekend: water main break.

All electron microscopes are shut down over the weekend due to a water main shutdown. We will email/notify all users once systems are back up and running. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2019-04-24 (Leica Cryostat): Leica Cryostat Back online > part repaired offsite and reinstalled

4/24/2019 3:33p>>Angle adjustment lever has been replaced; cryostat is operational. Thank you for your patience.

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4/22/2019 3:33p>>Update: The Dolbey Jamison service engineer came to replace the brass part with the stripped threads. He discovered that the lever shaft was also bad. He removed the bottom half of the knife holder to be repaired off site. Thank you for your patience.

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4/12/2019 9:30a>>There is a problem with the blade angle lever. Cryostat users will not be able to get nice sections under these conditions. We have placed a service request with Dolbey Jamison. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2019-04-15 (3i Spinning Disk Confocal): 3i SDC cleaned/repaired-REMINDER, NO open perfusion, CLEAN YOUR SPILLS!

A contractor has repaired the turret on the 3i SDC and cleaned the large amounts of media/saline which were spilled over the microscope, leading to rust and the movement issues that we observed. We would like to remind our users that a large amount of sensitive and expensive optics, electronics, and moving parts lie below your sample plane on a microscope--be VERY careful not to spill, and be sure to clean up any spills as soon as they happen! Furthermore, we would like to remind our users again that NO open perfusion systems are allowed on the microscope due to the extreme risk of overflowing/spilling large amounts of media. If you must circulate media for your experiments, the sample chamber and fluidics within the microscope must be fully self-enclosed. When in doubt, please notify a staff member and we will help you clean up. We would rather have the microscope clean than slowly rusting away from the inside.

2019-04-12 (Leo FESEM): Leo FESEM Online > SEM repaired

4/15/2019 3:10p>>Update: The Leo FESEM is back online and fully operational. NOTE FOR SEM USERS: If you have trouble positioning or finding your specimen, please find a staff member for assistance. Thank you for your patience.

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4/12/2019 2:31p>>The stage on the SEM is inoperable. We have place a service request with Zeiss, but no definitive service date has been set nor can we estimate down time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2019-04-09 (Hitachi 7600 TEM): Hitachi TEM back online >> Hitachi service is complete

4/12/2019 2:16p>>Update: The 2-day repair of the Hitachi TEM is complete. It is back online and fully operational. Thank you for your patience.

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4/9/2019 6:45pm>>Hitachi TEM>>The touchpad (main controller) has been replaced, users can resume normal operation. Thank you for your patience.


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