Electron microscopy
Pneumatic Apertures
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If the pneumatic aperture in GIF system does not work, we need to check:
         i) The presence of pressurized air.
         ii) The pneumatic connections.
         iii) There should be puffs of air escaping from the Gatan Instrumentation Bin (GIB) when the aperture size in the FilterControl software is changed. In this case, the electronics controlling the pneumatics is working.
         iv) Apply a high pressure (≤ 100 N/cm2) to the colored hoses coming from the aperture mechanism to loose the o-rings if the GIF has not been used for a long time because the o-rings may stick.



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