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Cleaning Cover Slips

July 13, 2015

Wash beaker with H2O and Alconox and dry with Kimwipe before use wipe gunk off with aluminum oxide powder, water and q-tip wipe gunk off with a q-tip soaked in ethanol Rinse 3 times with H2O(mq) and shake Add reagent … Continued

Using the Micromill

July 13, 2015

Mount sample on stage and place on machine. Turn on machine Open MicroMill computer program through desktop icon The (Setup Checklist) box will be displayed when the program opens, this menu can also be opened by clicking the green check … Continued

Cleaning the Lab

July 13, 2015

Use the broom by the nitrogen tank to first sweep rightmost and middle labs in the clean mass spec lab. Sweep dirt onto the door mats.  Sweep the lab with the mass spec next and then the lab’s anteroom.  Because … Continued

Cleaning Filament Bricks

July 13, 2015

remove cover slits from filament bricks remove filament bricks from inactive turret wipe gunk off with aluminum oxide powder, water and q-tip wipe gunk off with a Kimwipe (q-tip) soaked in ethanol rinse with H2O(mQ) 3 times add 10% HNO3(cleaning … Continued

Cleaning Pipette Tips and Centrifuge Tubes

July 13, 2015

20% HNO3 bath overnight in nalgene bottle Use parafilm to pour HNO3 into clean nalgene Rinse with milli-Q H2O 3 times 20% HCl bath overnight in nalgene bottle Use parafilm to pour HCl into clean nalgene Tap out water and … Continued

Cleaning Turret

July 13, 2015

Disassemble turret:  Screws, springs, ballbearings, retaining ring and screw, and turret handle are not cleaned (store in small beaker). Turret blocks go into 2000 mL Pyrex beaker and turret goes into 4000 mL Pyrex beaker. Add reagent grade 3.5M HNO3 … Continued

Chemical Abrasion

July 13, 2015

take Petri dish from picking lab to Z lab select one hex cap sav. HCS(av) per sample use HCSav etched with # 1 – 8 from hot plate discard HF/HNO3 from within HCSav rinse HCSav and HCSav lid with (H2O)mQ … Continued