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  • What components correspond to an individual scan vrs what components can be cascaded across all objects?

    Ex: The vacuum chamber can be cascaded ( colocate the sample chambers within a single vacuum enclosure). Whereas there will need to be individual detectors for each sample

  • Can there be a singular electron source? Using multiple magnetic focal lenses to direct those electrons to the individual samples?

  • Can this idea be extrapolated to significantly downsize the components of an electron microscope?

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closed as off topic by David Z Aug 9 '11 at 20:45

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Hey to all my facebook friends ... help me out here and I'll nab you a coffee :D –  delinquentme Aug 8 '11 at 13:56
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I am a little concerned that this is a engineering problem; that fact that the instrument is useful to physicists not-with-standing. –  dmckee Aug 8 '11 at 19:22
    
initially i thought to post it in the electronics part of stackoverflow ... do you think that would be a better place? I was assuming that the physics would probably have more knowledge of this specific question :P –  delinquentme Aug 8 '11 at 19:26
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Experimental and Applied Physics would almost certainly be the ideal place for this question. I'm inclined to agree with dmckee that this is more of an engineering problem (instrument design, really). I have a feeling the EE.SE people won't want it, but I don't know for sure. –  David Z Aug 8 '11 at 20:19
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The overall opinion seems to be in favor of it being off topic here, so I'll close it as such. (To clarify, the Experimental and Applied Physics site doesn't exist yet. If you want to support it, follow the link in my previous comment and click "Follow", and/or suggest some example questions.) –  David Z Aug 9 '11 at 20:47