"Colutron Corporation was founded in 1964 by Lars Wåhlin
to conduct basic research in physics supported by the sales of
scientific instruments. The Corporation was named after Colorado
university. Both experimental and theoretical research has been
performed at Colutron in the fields of Atomic, Atmospheric and
Astrophysics." (Quoted from the Colutron Home Page.)
Lars' publications 'Atmospheric Electrostatics' and 'The
Deadbeat Universe' are downloadable in PDF format from the Colutron
web site. Discussions about Ball lightning and other phenomena are
Our two Colutrons here at the U of A have now been dismantled
after many years of service.
Two of a Number of Colutron Related U of A Papers:
- Sumbar,Edmund, "Design and Performance of a 280 Kv. Ion
Accelerator", Phd. Thesis,1984, The University of Alberta
Electrical Engineering Department. Dr. Sumbar is currently
employed here at the University of Alberta.
- Ahn,Jae-Shin, "Computer Aided Control of Sequential Ion Beam
Deposition of Binary Alloy Thin Films", Phd. Thesis,Spring,1986,
The University of Alberta electrical Engineering Department. Dr
Ahn left here for a position at Nanyang
Technological University in Singapore, where he has continued
his Ion Beam research. Dr Ahn's page is
Chemical Industry Supplier Registry
Manual compilation of chemical suppliers enabling buyers to easily source manufacturers for price and capacity of commodity and specialty chemicals by name or CAS registry number. Site includes new projects, free magazines, jobs, news and events.
- Ion Beam Implant Links (Case TEchnology)
Research and Semiconductors from Surguei at the University of
- Omicron Instruments for surface science and UHV scanning
- Particle Surface Resources on the Internet Maintained by
Dr. Mark H. Shapiro at the Department of Physics, California State
- The SIMION Ion Source Software Page from The Idaho
National Engineering Laboratory includes a downloadable demo.
Science Laboratories (Mountain View,Ca.)
"Surface Science Laboratories is a commercial analytical
laboratory specializing in materials analysis for failure analysis,
QA/QC, process control and materials characterization. Techniques
include ESCA, AES, FE-AES, FTIR, GC/MS, HPLC, GPC, SEM/EDX, FE-SEM,
XRFand AFM." (Quoted from their announcement in
- Surface Science
Western The University of Western Ontario's surface science
- The UK
ESCA Users Group Surface Science Site "The ESCA Users group is
a forum for scientists from academia and industry with a common
interest in Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis and surface
science in general...."
Microtech "VG Microtech makes components (used for DIY and
upgrades) for surface analysis as well as complete, integrated
surface analysis systems."