Atom Probe Field Ion Microscope

  • Masahiko TomitoriEmail author


A high electric field of greater than 0.5 V/Å can be generated over the apex of a sharpened metallic needle (tip) with a radius of less than 100 nm, by application of a voltage of higher than a few kV to the tip.


Mass spectroscopy Atomic resolution microscope Field ionization Field evaporation Field emission 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyIshikawaJapan

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