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Imago will eventually be taking our old 3DAP from Cook 1082. When this happens, Arc, Eve, and Abel will be moved from the LEAP side of the lab to the 3DAP side. This will free up room for multiple LEAP users/visitors/trainees/tourists. Although there will still be a lot of space left in 1082, we have a lot of equipment that needs space & not all of it will fit. This page will be to brainstorm possibilities for that space & perhaps to generate some sort of consensus about how best to make use of that space. Please feel free to add new ideas, comments, votes, etc.

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Office Space

  • No Too loud & too much traffic --Rick 16:34, 15 December 2006 (CST)
  • No Too loud & too cold -- Kevin

More Computers

  • Maybe I think we have enough in the LEAP lab, but we might have to free up space in the computer lab to use as office space. --Rick 16:34, 15 December 2006 (CST)
  • Yes I know I am not part of the Seidman group, but as an avid NUCAPT user, I think that more workstations will be good. A few times I have wanted to use a station that was already being used. I could imagine that more users in the future will probably be using the LEAP and then we would need more workstations. -- Danny
  • Yes I think we should go for more workstations for data analysis near the Leap Tomograph in 1086. With two more people set to join the group in Jan, we may require additional data analysis capability.--Praneet
    • Please note that the current proposal is to move workstations we already have (in the computer lab) into the atom probe lab. --Rick 09:29, 19 December 2006 (CST)
  • No or only 1 If [the saw] doesn't end up in the LEAP lab, I'll vote for putting at least the Macs from the computer room and Abel/Eve in the LEAP lab. It is rather nice having 2 PCs (Job/Cain) off in a quieter room sometimes. I'd keep at least one over there. --Dan
    • I think there is little reason to move the Macs into the LEAP lab--they weren't purchased with NUCAPT funds & the one mac that we have in the LEAP lab gets used less than the Macs in the computer lab. --Rick 09:36, 19 December 2006 (CST)
  • Maybe As Dan said, it's good to work in a quieter room sometimes. If we can use the curtain to divide the room and increase the temperature in the computer side, then yes. -- Kevin
  • No If you are asking if we need more analysis stations, then yes I think so. Lately there hasn't been much trouble getting one, but whenever people from outside the group are using them as well as people in the group, then there usually aren't enough for everybody. If you are asking if we should move analysis stations into the LEAP lab while still maintaining a constant number of workstations, then no I think the current setup is good. --Mike
  • Dan just walked by and mentioned there is no DVD drive on Job. This makes me think about the workstation because Job is far slower than the other 3 workstations. So I think if we do have some budget for a new workstation, Job can probably be replaced. --Yang

Electropolishing

  • Yes Want to setup second polishing station anyway; Hood for electrolytes; Would be nice to polish & immediately load tips. Good for external users, as they'd only need one key. --Rick 16:34, 15 December 2006 (CST)
  • yes - since the perchloric acid hood is already in this lab.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Marsha (talkcontribs)
  • Dieter is for it
  • No LEAP lab is smaller than main lab. So if someone use strong acid, everyone in the lab will smell. -- Kevin

High Speed Saw

  • Maybe Might be nice to give outside facility users easier access to the saw. Only worth doing if we also have an electropolishing station. --Rick 16:34, 15 December 2006 (CST)
  • Yes Since nobody else is saying anything useful, I'll vote for moving the saw to the LEAP lab (or generally away from my desk). --Dan