Ken's Lab at UC Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Here I am at the controls of the Perkin-Elmer 590 Super Scanning Auger Microprobe. This instrument uses an electron beam to probe the chemical composition of the first few atomic layers of a material's surface.

In the near left foreground is the ultra-high vacuum chamber, which maintains the specimen at a pressure of around 10E-9 Torr, about one-billionth the pressure we breathe here on earth.

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