A 0-4 kv pulse amplifier for field ion microscopy

S. H. Robertson*, D. N. Seidman

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A 0-4 kv pulse amplifier has been constructed for field ion microscopy. The circuit employed was a triode amplifier, powered by a 5 kv full-wave voltage doubler, triggered by a General Radio 1217-B pulse generator and capacitively coupled to the field ion microscope via a 30 kv, 0.01 μF capacitor. The circuit produces either negative or positive field evaporation pulses. The usable minimum pulse time was found to be in the range 10-20 μs for this amplifier design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number432
Pages (from-to)1244-1245
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1968

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Materials Science


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