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Engineers estimate that a gallon of EdenCrete admixture contains one quintillion--1 x [10.sup.18] or one million trillion--carbon nanotubes, shown in cement paste (below) at 76,200x magnification through a helium ion microscope.
More than PS4m will be used to improve the university's National X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy laboratory, including the purchase of a state-of-the-art Helium Ion Microscope.
Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) was used to study surface morphologies of these films before and after irradiation.
Oberkochen, Germany and Peabody, MA 7/19/06--Carl Zeiss SMT AG's Nanotechnology Systems Division has acquired ALIS, developer of the Looking Glass LG2 helium ion microscope. "The Helium ion microscopy technology developed by ALIS complements our market leading scanning electron microscopy (SEM) technology and will be a key element of our future technology roadmap.
It features in situ alignment, combining ion and photon optical microscopes in a coaxial photon ion microscope to support front-side and backside milling using through-silicon imaging.
The art of magnifying the small reached a new plateau in 1955 when the German-born American physicist Erwin Wilhelm Mueller, who had developed the field-emission microscope (see 1937), devised the field ion microscope, which emitted beams of ions rather than electrons.
Using a field ion microscope, they have managed to observe single iridium atoms settling into position on closely packed iridium planes, revealing, among other things, a previously unseen "empty zone" near the lattice's edge, Ehrlich said last week in Boston at a meeting of the Materials Research Society.
"Our scanning ion microscope uses a beam of helium ions as the imaging particles," he adds.