Opinions on rebuilt filaments?

William Tivol tivol at news.wadsworth.org
Thu Dec 14 15:38:53 EST 1995

Matthew Bowen Harrington (matt at perutz.salk.edu) wrote:

: We're thinking of using rebuilt filaments from SIS in New Jersey.
: Does anyone have any opinions on this?  The cost savings is
: considerable but not worth it if the rebuilds burn out quickly.

Dear Matt,
	We have used rebuilt filaments in our high-voltage electron micro-
scope.  We got them from Energy Beam Sciences (nee EBTEC), rather than SIS,
but both companies may do all right.  We were very satisfied with the per-
formance of the rebuilt filaments; they were at least as good as new ones
from the standpoints of both illumination and lifetime.  YMMV.
				Bill Tivol

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