New FIB-SEM Installation

New FIB-SEM Installation

Follow the installation of the New FIB-SEM in the University instrumentation center and the new UIC Imaging Core Construction.


April 2nd, 2014

The Crates have arrived!

SEM Crate    SEM Power supply Crate



April 7th, 2014

The unpacking begins

SEM Power Supply   New Lyra SEM Wrapped up  

SEM in pieces



April 10th, 2014

The system is pumping down and being calibrated

Lyra SEM pumping down



UIC Imaging Core Construction

June 19th, 2014

The walls have been removed

Imaging Core Construction Wall Removal   Imaging Core Wall Removal 2



June 26th, 2014

The Library Stairs have been removed

Imaging Core Construction Satirs Gone



July 2nd, 2014

The metal studs have been installed

Imaging Core Installation of Wall studs   Imaging core installation of wall studs 2  

The new entrance has been cut into the wall

Imaging Core New Entrance wall cut



July 17th, 2014

Sheet rock has been installed on the walls

Imaging Core Hallway being sheetrocked     Imaging Core SEM Room being sheetrocked

Hallway outside of office                                                 SEM Room

Imaging Core TEM room being Sheetrocked

TEM Room



July 22nd, 2014

The trench between Parsons Hall and Iddles has been dug.

Trench in Parsons courtyard between Parsons Hall and Iddles


Trench in Parsons courtyard between Parsons Hall and Iddles 2


July 31st, 2014

Craning the vertical duct work into place to lower it down through the roof.

Craning Duct work to roof  Craning Duct work to roof


Craning fan unit to roof

Craning fan unit to roof  Craning fan unit to roof


Craning fan unit to roof  Craning fan unit to roof


Craning fan unit to roof



The Rooms have been painted

SEM room painted  Lab Painted


Pipes in the trench

Pipes in trench


August 7th, 2014

More Interior Pictures

Ceiling Grid work is up

Ceiling Grid in Lab  Ceiling Grid in SEM room


Pipe Trench is filled in

Ditch filled in


August 11th, 2014

Stairway has been removed for TEM Delivery

Missing Stairway


New Flooring has been poured

New Flooring


New Case work and Fume hood being installed

Case work and Fume Hood


More Casework


August 14th, 2014

TEM Removal from Kendall Hall

TEM wrapped up in Kendall Hall  TEM being fork lifted out of Kendall Hall


TEM being loaded onto truck for Parsons Hall


August 15th, 2014

TEM arival at Parsons Hall

TEM coming through window at Parsons Hall   TEM suspended by chains

TEM in new lab

TEM in new Lab


August 21st, 2014

New Stairs being installed

New stairs in Parsons Hall


Labs almost finished

Teaching Lab  Research Lab

Research Lab  Teaching Lab


September 17th, 2014

Instruments all moved into new facility

New Lyra SEM in New Facility  TEM in new facility



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