Accession Number : AD0408929
Title : FIELD ION MICROSCOPY OF IRON WHISKERS
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK
Personal Author(s) : Muller, Edward W ; Nishikawa, Osamu
Report Date : May 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 33
Abstract : The field ion microscope images of iron whiskers from various origins were observed and differentiations between iron whiskers and specimens made of pure iron wire were studied. Indications of crystal defects such as screw dislocations and axial disordered core structures were found. The influence of various gases on the iron surface under the extremely high electric field and the diffusion of potassium ions into the iron lattice was observed. The operation of the field ion microscope with neon gas gives certain advantages for the study of easily field evaporating metals such as iron.
Descriptors : *WHISKER COMPOSITES , *FIELD ION IMAGES , WIRE , ELECTRON MICROSCOPES , ORDER DISORDER TRANSFORMATIONS , NITROGEN , FIELD ION MICROSCOPY , WHISKERS(CRYSTALS) , HYDROGEN , IRON , FIELD EMISSION , WATER VAPOR
Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE