Current Status

More than twelve years after installation of the NSF(EAR-0744154)+Yale-funded JEOL JXA-8530F microprobe, operation continues in a fairly normal mode, and in most cases we eventually seem able to accomplish most needed tasks (including a recent 33-element oxide setup, incorporating all REE with overlaps and interferences). Over most time periods, the JEOL 8530F electron microprobe remains UP and FULLY OPERATIONAL.
As normal conditions continue to prevail, operating time may be arranged as available, though at least 1 or 2-week advance scheduling always is recommended, especially if any training or operator assistance may be required. Access information can be found here. Scheduling instructions can be found here.  
All previous users must expect to require considerable familiarization with the new JEOL-8530F interface, though we shall approach this gradually, with the hope this transition shall not be tortuous.
We have enabled data acquisition both via Probe for Windows and using the native JEOL interface. For the most up-to-date information, please contact Jim Eckert.