field ion microscope

noun

Definition of field ion microscope

: a high-magnification microscope in which an image of the atoms of a metal surface is formed on a fluorescent screen by means of usually helium ions formed in a high-voltage electric field

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“Field ion microscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20ion%20microscope. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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