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Atom probe

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The atom probe was introduced at the by Erwin Wilhelm Müller and J. A. Panitz. [1]

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AMETEK, Inc. is an American global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with headquarters in the United States and over 220 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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Annual Reviews (publisher)

Annual Reviews, located in Palo Alto California, Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society.

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An atom is the smallest constituent unit of ordinary matter that has the properties of a chemical element.

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CAMECA is a manufacturer of scientific instruments, namely material analysis instruments based on Charged particle beam, ions, or electrons.

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Chaetopleura apiculata

Chaetopleura apiculata is a species of small chiton in the family Chaetopleuridae.

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Chitons are marine molluscs of varying size in the class Polyplacophora, formerly known as Amphineura.

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Close-packing of equal spheres

In geometry, close-packing of equal spheres is a dense arrangement of congruent spheres in an infinite, regular arrangement (or lattice).

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Conic section

In mathematics, a conic section (or simply conic) is a curve obtained as the intersection of the surface of a cone with a plane.

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Cubic crystal system

In crystallography, the cubic (or isometric) crystal system is a crystal system where the unit cell is in the shape of a cube.

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Dentin (American English) or dentine (British English) (substantia eburnea) is a calcified tissue of the body and, along with enamel, cementum, and pulp, is one of the four major components of teeth.

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Deuterium (or hydrogen-2, symbol or, also known as heavy hydrogen) is one of two stable isotopes of hydrogen (the other being protium, or hydrogen-1).

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Electron microscope

An electron microscope is a microscope that uses a beam of accelerated electrons as a source of illumination.

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Electropolishing, also known as electrochemical polishing, anodic polishing or electrolytic polishing (especially in the metallography field), is an electrochemical process that removes material from a metallic workpiece.

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Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea.

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Erwin Wilhelm Müller

Erwin Wilhelm Müller (or Mueller) (June 13, 1911 – May 17, 1977) was a German physicist who invented the Field Emission Electron Microscope (FEEM), the Field Ion Microscope (FIM), and the Atom-Probe Field Ion Microscope.

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Field ion microscope

The Field ion microscope (FIM) was invented by Müller in 1951 It is a type of microscope that can be used to image the arrangement of atoms at the surface of a sharp metal tip.

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Field of view

The field of view is the extent of the observable world that is seen at any given moment.

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Field-emission microscopy

Field-emission microscopy (FEM) is an analytical technique used in materials science to investigate molecular surface structures and their electronic properties.

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Focused ion beam

Focused ion beam, also known as FIB, is a technique used particularly in the semiconductor industry, materials science and increasingly in the biological field for site-specific analysis, deposition, and ablation of materials.

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Helium (from lit) is a chemical element with symbol He and atomic number 2.

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Hydrogen is a chemical element with symbol H and atomic number 1.

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In geometry, a hyperboloid of revolution, sometimes called circular hyperboloid, is a surface that may be generated by rotating a hyperbola around one of its principal axes.

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Imago Scientific Instruments

Imago Scientific Instruments was a company founded in 1999 by Dr.

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Isotopic labeling

Isotopic labeling (or isotopic labelling) is a technique used to track the passage of an isotope (an atom with a detectable variation) through a reaction, metabolic pathway, or cell.

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John A. Panitz

John A. Panitz is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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Magnesium is a chemical element with symbol Mg and atomic number 12.

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Magnetic lens

thumb thumb A subtype of a magnetic lens (quadrupole magnet) in the Maier-Leibnitz laboratory, Munich A magnetic lens is a device for the focusing or deflection of moving charged particles, such as electrons or ions, by use of the magnetic Lorentz force.

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Magnetite is a rock mineral and one of the main iron ores, with the chemical formula Fe3O4.

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The nanometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: nm) or nanometer (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one billionth (short scale) of a metre (m).

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Nature (journal)

Nature is a British multidisciplinary scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869.

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Oxford Instruments

Oxford Instruments plc is a United Kingdom manufacturing and research company that designs and manufactures tools and systems for industry and research.

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In geometry, a paraboloid is a quadric surface that has (exactly) one axis of symmetry and no center of symmetry.

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Point cloud

A point cloud is a set of data points in space.

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The radula (plural radulae or radulas) is an anatomical structure that is used by mollusks for feeding, sometimes compared to a tongue.

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A shuttlecock (also called a bird or birdie) is a high-drag projectile used in the sport of badminton.

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Sodium is a chemical element with symbol Na (from Latin natrium) and atomic number 11.

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Stereographic projection

In geometry, the stereographic projection is a particular mapping (function) that projects a sphere onto a plane.

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Time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) is a method of mass spectrometry in which an ion's mass-to-charge ratio is determined via a time of flight measurement.

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Tooth enamel

Tooth enamel is one of the four major tissues that make up the tooth in humans and many other animals, including some species of fish.

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Transmission electron microscopy

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM, also sometimes conventional transmission electron microscopy or CTEM) is a microscopy technique in which a beam of electrons is transmitted through a specimen to form an image.

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Ultra-high vacuum

Ultra-high vacuum (UHV) is the vacuum regime characterised by pressures lower than about 10−7 pascal or 100 nanopascals (10−9 mbar, ~10−9 torr).

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Work function

In solid-state physics, the work setting (sometimes spelled workfunction) is the minimum thermodynamic work (i.e. energy) needed to remove an electron from a solid to a point in the vacuum immediately outside the solid surface.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_probe

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