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Pete F
03-03-2011, 01:44 AM
After 7 months of hunting, and 4 months of unemployment, I finally have a new job!

I will be writing control software for Atomic Force Microscopes. This is a dream job for me, and a career change I should have made years ago. Sometimes you just need a kick in the pants to make a change.

I start on Monday.

-Pete

Black_Moons
03-03-2011, 01:45 AM
Cool, Now tell us what the hell an atomic force microscope is :)

Westline
03-03-2011, 01:47 AM
Congrats!
Still looking for that dream job myself ....glad you found yours.

Pete F
03-03-2011, 01:55 AM
Cool, Now tell us what the hell an atomic force microscope is :)

It is a probe style microscope (not optical) that uses the atomic force interaction between a stylus and the sample to measure the surface. Among other things - I understand there are many applications. I believe the field of view can be as small as 80 nanometers across. Really looking forward to learning more.

-Pete

MichaelP
03-03-2011, 03:36 AM
Congrats!

Eagerly waiting for new discussions on DIY atomic force edge finders and surface roughness measurement equipment. :)

macona
03-03-2011, 03:44 AM
Working for FEI?

Paul Alciatore
03-03-2011, 04:10 AM
Well good for you and great to hear some good news in this day and age.

Black Forest
03-03-2011, 07:34 AM
Ok, Now get a hair cut!

I bet it feels good to be facing a challenge.

Circlip
03-03-2011, 07:36 AM
Selling any to the Chinese and Indians????

Regards Ian.

justanengineer
03-03-2011, 09:22 AM
I used one of those in college quite a bit. I found it very interesting but the faculty at my school joked about it a lot referring to it as the "poor school's electron microscope."