3D Atom Probe Tomography

NTNU Department of Material Science and Engineering

3D Atom Probe Tomography

APT instrument. Photo
Photo: Per Henning/NTNU

See APT website for more information. 



Senior Engineer, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Constantinos Hatzoglou
Phone: +47 92024152
E-mail: constantinos.hatzoglou@ntnu.no


Fields of use - 3D Atom Probe

Field of use

  • 3D mapping with sub-nano spatial resolution
  • Elemental mapping at ppm level
  • Grain boundaries, interface, surface, dislocations, clusters, precipitates
  • Metals, minerals, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, geo-science, life science.


Compl. labs - 3d atom probe

Complementary laboratories near by

  • NTNU Nanolab – national infrastructure National clean room facility for synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials
  • NorTEM – national infrastructure Transmission electron microscopy
  • RECX – national infrastructure X-ray diffraction and imaging
  • EM-lab Electron microscopy lab with SEMs and Microprobe for materials characterisation

Description - 3D atom probe

Cameca LEAP 5000 XS

  • Repetition rates ~2 MHz
  • Detection efficiency ~ 80% Voltage mode and laser mode
  • Cryogenic vacuum sample transportation system