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Ultrahigh vacuum focused ion beam micromill and articles therefrom

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
February 24, 1998
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An ultrahigh vacuum focused ion beam micromilling apparatus and process are isclosed. Additionally, a durable data storage medium using the micromilling process is disclosed, the durable data storage medium capable of storing, e.g., digital or alphanumeric characters as well as graphical shapes or characters.
Lamartine; Bruce C. (Los Alamos, NM), Stutz; Roger A. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California Office of Technology Transfer (Alameda, CA)
08/ 382,345
February 1, 1995
This invention is the result of a contract with the Department of Energy (Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36).