All Clemson University users at EM Lab are required to have an Inter-Departmental Orders (IDO) on file prior to using the microscopes. The IDO is an official document and is considered authorization to submit a journal entry for payment of services rendered. We will work with department administrator to help internal EM Lab users setting up the IDO. Upon receipt of completed IDO, we will provide a username and password that will remain active during existing IDO cycle. Users will be able to reserve electron microscope time remotely from their computers once they receive ID, password with an existing active IDO on file.
All Industry users are encouraged to contact the facility and staff members to initiate the project and analysis work using electron microscopy. Most current updates about the scheduling and instrument status can be obtained by contacting the facility staff. We welcome all industrial users representing aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, textile, electronics, environmental, medical and many other industries. We strive to make sure that the affordable cost, professional service, wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities and minimum wait time will make your facility usage very productive. For more information, please contact L.V. Saraf or call 864-656-7535.
In order to utilize the EM Lab Facilities, all users must have
Journal entries will be processed at the beginning of the month immediately following the month in which the services were provided. All journal entry errors that are a result of insufficient funds or an invalid project number will be corrected to the departmental default number.
2. Scheduling of Equipment
Users may schedule two, two-hour time slots per week, per instrument. If additional time is needed, please clear existing request with EM Lab personnel. In case of late arrival, someone else may be allowed to use the time slot. There may be charges for the reserved scheduled time if EM Lab personnel were not contacted. Everyone using the instrument must have their own user name and password. A group member may not reserve time for anyone but themselves.3. Instructions
4. Chemical Wavers
All users must sign and return a waver concerning all the chemicals in the EM Lab. Please ask the EM Lab staff about disposal and handling of these chemicals.
6. After-hours Use of the Facility
Images can now be stored onto the server and downloaded from home as long as you have a current account set up. USB flash drives will still be required for storage of EDS WDS word files.
We would like to request any users with publications containing EM Lab work done to give us a copy. In case of absence of copy, please notify us about the publications with a possible link. We plan to create a library of research database. Additionally, we would like to have unique images. These images may be showcased around the electron microscopy facility. Images will be professionally colorized and framed, along with credit for the author listed.
The E.M. Lab staff realizes that rules cannot be upheld all of the time; therefore, exceptions can be made under reasonable circumstances.
Please let the staff know if you have any questions. Please pay attention to all signs posted around the lab.