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Atom-Probe Tomography

The Local Electrode Atom Probe

  • Serves as a practical guide for the operation of the technique and analysis of the data

  • Covers state-of-the-art instrumentation and theories

  • Includes new and revised data analysis methods and applications


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Michael K. Miller, Richard G. Forbes
    Pages 1-49
  3. Michael K. Miller, Richard G. Forbes
    Pages 51-109
  4. Michael K. Miller, Richard G. Forbes
    Pages 111-187
  5. Michael K. Miller, Richard G. Forbes
    Pages 189-228
  6. Michael K. Miller, Richard G. Forbes
    Pages 229-258
  7. Michael K. Miller, Richard G. Forbes
    Pages 259-302
  8. Michael K. Miller, Richard G. Forbes
    Pages 303-345
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 347-423

About this book


This book aims to provide an introduction and overview of atom-probe tomography from a materials science perspective, a full introduction to underlying theory and to current understanding of the theory of laser-pulsed APT, and a careful account of how to prepare specimens, set up the appropriate conditions for tomography, analyse the experimental data, and present results.

A special feature of this book is that it includes an updated historical account of the development of the underlying theory (including field evaporation), allowing readers to appreciate how theoretical understanding of the science behind the technique reached its present state.

 This book is ideal for:

 ·         beginners as well as more experienced researchers and scientists

·         those interested mainly in using the pulsed-laser local electrode atom probe for materials science

·         those interested in developing the technique and understanding the details of how it works


FIB-based methods atom probe tomography decomposition electropolishing field emission field ionization laser pulsing methods metallurgy microanalysis microscopy microstructural characterization phase separation semiconductors

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUnited Kingdom

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