Electron Optics Facility
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Authorization

All EOF users must review the general classification to ACMAL authorization, use rates, and session accountability.

ACMAL Authorization

ACMAL Use Rates

ACMAL Session

EOF Authorization

Restricted users will have access only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. As restricted users gain (or regain) experience, they will be reclassified to unrestricted status at the EOF lab manager’s discretion and may be granted after-hours access to the facility.

Authorization Expiration

User authorization or access restrictions may expire after six months or so of lapsed usage. In that case, card tap access to the lab may be removed and re-training may be required for future lab use.

ACMAL is a multi-user facility serving many research groups and it is our goal to make sure you are safe, the lab is clean and the equipment is operating properly. To ensure these goals are met we reserve the right to interrupt your lab access for obvious infractions. The reinstatement procedure is included next to the infraction in the table.

Reason for Access Denial Access Reinstatement Process
Unsuccessful training or completion of courses
  1. Request follow-up training AND
  2. Re-take the exam
Failure to pass the practical exam
  1. Request re-training AND
  2. Re-take the exam
Lapse of use over six months or more
  • Request follow-up training AND re-take the exam OR
  • Undergo supervision
Unsafe or untidy behavior
  • Send a written appeal statement to the director
Expired or overdraft account
  • Supply a new account or add funds to existing
Improper shut-down of equipment
  • Request re-training OR
  • Send a written appeal statement to the director
Non-standard experimentation without permission
  • Send a written appeal statement to the director
Failure to report an issue with equipment
  • Send a written appeal statement to the director
Deliberate or negligent use of the equipment
  1. Request re-training AND
  2. Send a written appeal statement to the director
Failure to use the logbook or incorrect use of the logbook
  1. Pay any usage back charges AND
  2. Send a written appeal statement to the director
Other unauthorized use of equipment, such as:

 

  • After hours use by restricted users
  • Unsupervised use by trainees
  • Send a written appeal statement to the director