ALIS Company, US
Keywords: nanotechnology Atoms Ion Ion-Beam
Scientific advancement in many high-technology-based manufacturing processes and R&D programs is predicated on the ability to clearly see and accurately measure microscopic objects. In fact, further innovations (and cost-effective manufacturing) face absolute roadblocks due to the limitations of today's microscopy tools - limited resolution due to electron diffraction, slow imaging speeds, and limits on the size of objects that can be imaged. ALIS Company, utilizing novel nanotechnology construction techniques, has created the brightest source of charged particles ever developed. This revolutionary Atomic Level Ion Source (ALIS) finally makes possible the long-awaited next generation of Ultra High Resolution Microscopes. Using the ALIS source in a Helium Ion Microscope provides much greater resolution and faster imaging speeds because ion imaging eliminates the diffraction issue encountered when imaging with electrons. This enabling (and disruptive) technology, with atomic resolution, will bring significant breakthroughs in such markets as semiconductors, nanotechnology, life sciences and materials sciences. The founders of ALIS Company have IPO experience and have successfully operated a Public Company. An Alpha system has been in operation for two years and is now ready for commercialization.
Nanotech 2004 Conference Technical Program Abstract