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  Example sine wave FIB sputtered into initially planar Si substrate

Example sine wave FIB sputtered into initially planar Si substrate

Sandia Manufacturing Science & Technology's Focused Ion Beam (FIB) laboratory provides an opportunity for research, development and prototyping. Currently, our scientists are developing methods for ion beam sculpting microscale tools, components and devices. This includes shaping of specialty tools such as end-mills, turning tools and indenters. Many of these have been used in ultra-precision machining DOE applications. Additionally, staff are developing the capability to ion mill geometrically-complex features and substrates. This includes the ability to sputter predetermined curved shapes of various symmetries and periodicities.

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  FIB sputtered microcoil

FIB sputtered microcoil made using an atomic beam lathe process. Regions that appear dark have been bombarded to remove a Cr/Au thin film from a glass tube substrate.

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David Adams