The VG FIM100 atom-probe field-ion microscope (APFIM) is now on display in Terminal 1 at O'Hare Airport, in the concourse opposite gate B12. It was moved to O'Hare Airport to spend its retirement days among applications of the high-performance structural and areospace materials it helped develop.
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.