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(Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy: Overview and Examples for the Non-Microscopist

  • Feb. 12, 2009
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • Sumwalt 102

Abstract

Transmission electron microscopy is an invaluable tool to study the structure and composition of matter, both inorganic and organic, at high spatial resolution. This overview will go cover the background of image formation in conventional phase contrast TEM and Z-contrast STEM in order to orient the non-expert to the field. Examples of STEM imaging of small metal clusters on oxide supports will be used to illustrate some the issues regarding data collection and interpretation.

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