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2019-12-10 (Hitachi 7600 TEM,Leo FESEM,Philips CM120 TEM): EM Microscopes shut down from 3pm Wed, Dec 11 to 12pm Thur, Dec 12.

Facilities has just informed us that the water to the Basic Science cluster has to be shut down early Thursday morning. That means all of our EM microscopes will be shut down from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon (Dec 11-12). We anticipate that the water will be running again by Thursday afternoon and that we can turn the scopes back on by then. If you have a reservation for Thursday morning, it has been canceled.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

2019-11-15 (Hitachi 7600 TEM,Leo FESEM,Philips CM120 TEM): EM Microscopes shut down until Monday 11/18/2019

Due to emergency water outage in the Basic Science complex effective immediately, all 3 of the electron microscopes will be shut down until Monday, Nov 18.

Thank you for your patience.

2019-10-17 (Leo FESEM): Leo FESEM is offline until further notice

The SEM is down until further notice. The facility staff are troubleshooting a vacuum leak.

2019-10-15 (Nikon TIRF (dSTORM)): TIRF: 560nm laser repaired, reinstalled & realigned

10/15/2019 1:12pm (UPDATE) >> The 560nm laser was repaired by the manufacturer and reinstalled on the Nikon TIRF system. Hoku has realigned the lasers and it the system is fully functional. As a precaution, please adjust your settings if needed.

Thank you all for your patience.


9/04/2019 6:15pm >> *UPDATE* The laser has been sent to the manufacturer and we estimate will be returned in early October.

****************************************We are experiencing a startup issue with the 560nm laser (for red fluorescence) on the Nikon TIRF. We are troubleshooting and will provide updates when information becomes available. For now, please plan your experiments accordingly.

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