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As a lab practice all students will have to do either an XPS or an XRF measurement. The equipment is in PSCI 129; the name of the TA is Enrique Ramirez, enraho@gmail.com.

Fall 2011 Schedule

    • Thursday Oct. 20, 4:30-6:30: Ashvin Kumar, Cesar Terrazas, Carmen Rocha and Ruth Dasary. (Notice: group augmented!)
    • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3:00 - 4:30: Arena Holguin, Gabriel A. Gonzalez, Sylvia Natividad. Second team: 4:30 - 6:30: Saul Shahanga, Eduardo Andrade, Isaac Pabon.
    • Thursday, Oct. 27, 3:00 - 5:00, Farhana Anwar, Arka Talukdar and Jose Chavez.
    • Tuesday Nov. 1, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, Bijoy Krishna Halder, Mohammad Arif Ishtiaqus Shuvo and Jie Hong.
    • Thursday Nov. 3, 4:30 - 6:30, Alma Duarte, Edgar Cordero and Flor Gallegos. (Notice: date changed!)

Instructions to operate the XRF instrument XMET-3000

    • Turn on Palm, pwd: xM37l322, "l" is low case "L"
    • Put keys in and turn on
    • Start Xmet in Palm
    • Write name of file"MASE-Some-ID"
    • Select "Metal method"
    • Select 300 seconds
    • Put sample over window and cover with Al case
    • Turn on x-rays by pressing and holding trigger for 5 seconds, red light should remain on after releasing trigger
    • Verify file and data in Palm after x-rays shut off, copy file from SD memory to computer and portable memory.