S. Brooks McLane

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S. Brooks McLane was the electronic technician in the Field Emission Laboratory at Penn State who was responsible for developing the pulse and timing circuits for the Atom-Probe Field Ion Microscope.[1] An electronics specialist[2][3] who received an M.S. degree from the Texas School of Arts and Industries, he was Assistant Professor of Physics at Davidsonville College in 1957[4] and co-authored several scientific papers including "Field Absorption and desorption of helium and neon" that appeared in Surface Science in 1969.[5] Between 1964 and 1986 he co-wrote 8 separate articles in his field that appeared in the American Institute of Physics' Review of Scientific Instruments.[6]


  1. ^ Müller, Erwin W.; Panitz, John A.; McLane, S. Brooks (1968). "The Atom-Probe Field Ion Microscope". Review of Scientific Instruments 39 (1): 83–86. Bibcode:1968RScI...39...83M. doi:10.1063/1.1683116. 
  2. ^ American men of science: a biographical directory, Volume 4. James Cattell Press. 1966
  3. ^ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Membership Directory.1966
  4. ^ Quips and Cranks. Davidsonville College Annual. 1957. Page 19.
  5. ^ Müller, Erwin W.; McLane, S. Brooks; Panitz, John A. (1969). "Field adsorption and desorption of helium and neon". Surface Science 17 (2): 430–438. Bibcode:1969SurSc..17..430M. doi:10.1016/0039-6028(69)90110-1. 
  6. ^ S. Brooks McLane (author credits list) Review of Scientific Instruments