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The historic VG FIM100 atom-probe field-ion microscope (APFIM) was on display in Terminal 1 at O'Hare Airport in the concourse opposite gate B12 from May 2016 through October 2017. It was moved to O'Hare Airport to spend part of its retirement days among applications of the high-performance structural and areo-space materials it helped develop.

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Photo credit: Dr. Nhon Vo


NUCAPT had originally donated the VG FIM100 APFIM to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry where it anchored the exhibition Materials Science at MSI (press kit). The Chicago Tribune ran an article about the exhibition "Materials Science" at the MSI on March 25, 2015.