Sept. 5, 2006 — Imago Scientific Instrument Corp., a provider of atom probe tomographic (APT) microscopes, announced the sale and installation of its Laser Pulse Module upgrade at the University of North Texas’ Materials Science and Engineering Group.
UNT purchased the original LEAP 3000 atom probe microscope from Imago in 2005. The LEAP 3000X microscope enables 3D structural and elemental composition of specimens with sub-nanometer resolution.
The LEAP 3000X allows users to analyze specimens with near-atomic resolution, offering key insights into how a material’s properties are affected at the macro level. Traditionally the tool has been utilized to analyze metallic samples, magnetic materials such as hard-drive read/write heads, and other electrically conductive specimens using its voltage-pulse mode. Upgrading the LEAP tool with the laser-pulse capability enables analysis of semiconductor and other high electrical resistance specimens.