Tip Electropolishing

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The following issues have been identified to improve electropolishing: (Group meeting on 27 January 2005)

  1. combining loop and beaker polishing in one stand (vertically open loop)
  2. mechanization of tip, electrolyte, kathode, and microscope motion
  3. motorization of tip, electrolyte, kathode, and microscope motion
  4. automatization of tip, electrolyte, kathode, and microscope motion
  5. observation through high-res CCD camera
  6. fume and vapor control
  7. speeding up electropolishing / reducing time operator needs to be present
  8. repairing existing stereomicroscope
  9. purchase of new an better stereomicroscope