Scanning Electron Microscope with Spin Polarization Analysis
This NIST-developed instrument, a scanning electron microscope with spin polarization analysis, is the highest resolution magnetization imaging instrument in the United States. It can image magnetic nanostructures--areas where a magnetic field flows in one direction--as small as 10 nanometers and can detect the magnetization of as few as a thousand iron atoms. It is used for studying advanced computer memory, magnetic sensors and other materials and magneto-electronic devices. Located in one of the two AML metrology wings, the instrument in encased in a plexiglass enclosure for shielding against acoustic vibration and temperature changes from other laboratory equipment in the larger room.
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