Author Topic: looking for EPMA-source or similar  (Read 187 times)

koeck@kth.se

  • Student
  • *
  • Posts: 3
looking for EPMA-source or similar
« on: February 09, 2020, 10:20:31 am »
Hi.

I'm looking for a device for producing an electron beam with the following properties.

energy: 1 keV or less
current: in the order of a few microAmps
beam waist diameter: 1 micrometer or less

The whole thing will be mounted onto the side of a TEM-column at right angles to the optical axis of the TEM
and I want the focus of the beam to be in the center of the TEM-column, which has a radius of roughly 15 cm.

All the best.

Philip

Doug_Meier

  • Post Doc
  • ***
  • Posts: 14
Re: looking for EPMA-source or similar
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 12:39:39 pm »
The only thing I can think of that might meet those specifications is a low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) source (whether it can be installed in the described configuration is another matter entirely).  I understand Princeton Research Instruments sells them, and if I recall correctly, they were open to customization. It's been a few decades since I've used any of their tools, though, so things may have changed.

koeck@kth.se

  • Student
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: looking for EPMA-source or similar
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 12:49:22 am »
The only thing I can think of that might meet those specifications is a low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) source (whether it can be installed in the described configuration is another matter entirely).  I understand Princeton Research Instruments sells them, and if I recall correctly, they were open to customization. It's been a few decades since I've used any of their tools, though, so things may have changed.

Thanks. I'll check with them.

I think some EPMA sources also can go up to 10 microAmp. Jeol is supposed to have one.

All the best,

Philip

Probeman

  • Emeritus
  • *****
  • Posts: 1984
  • Never sleeps...
    • John Donovan
Re: looking for EPMA-source or similar
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 09:11:20 am »
I have no idea if this technology would be appropriate for your needs, but you might try googling "electron beam welding sources" and see if you see anything interesting at all.



These ought to be enough beam current for your purposes!
The only stupid question is the one not asked!

koeck@kth.se

  • Student
  • *
  • Posts: 3
Re: looking for EPMA-source or similar
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 10:26:23 pm »
I have no idea if this technology would be appropriate for your needs, but you might try googling "electron beam welding sources" and see if you see anything interesting at all.

These ought to be enough beam current for your purposes!

Thanks for the idea!
The problem might be the probe diameter that's too big for my purposes, but it certainly shows that very high beam currents can be reached.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2020, 12:50:51 pm by John Donovan »