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HacDC is in the process of refurbishing a scanning electron microscope: a Cambridge Stereoscan 200.
See Stereoscan_Operators_Log for details.
Previous owners (757 Labs, another hackerspace) attempting repairs compiled some information at:
- http://757labs.org/2012/09/scanning-electron-microscope-update/ (archival link -- text only) (Internet Archive)
- The original S200 operating instructions will be available at the space in a three-ring binder near the machine.
- If possible, members will also have access to a PDF copy of Scanning Electron Microscopy - A Student's Handbook, 1980, self-published by Michael Postek, et al. This book was widely used by microscopists and is still regarded as a good learning reference, but the original binding is rare and prone to falling apart. It might be possible to use the PDF copy for private, educational use.
We'll have a list here of HacDC members who are responsible for the SEM, including people that should be notified about problems.
Plasma Dan K., plasma on IRC. SEM information, documentation, repair information, problems