Resources Aberration Corrected STEM/TEM

Investigations & Applications

Publications Search for the National Center for Electron Microscopy

Publication using the microscopes at NCEM can be found using the by searching the online database. Search for publications by keyword, author, or year.

From: National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
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Movie of Individual Carbon Atoms in Action

Researchers used the world’s most powerful transmission electron microscope to make the first ever live action movie of the dynamics of carbon atoms. What they saw looks promising for spintronic-based computing.

From: National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Authors: Lynn Yarris (510) 486-5375,
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Technical Overviews

Ptychographic electron microscopy for Sub-nanometre Resolution Imaging

Electron ptychography developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield forms the image by reconstructing the scattered electron-waves and could create the highest resolution images ever seen.

From: Advanced Electron Microscopy, University of Sheffield
Advanced Electron Microscopy, University of Sheffield
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Seeing the atoms more clearly: STEM imaging from the Crewe Era to Today

Pdf document of published peer reviewed article overviewing the developement of STEM and advancements in abberation correction.

From: , Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Authors: S. J. Pennycook
Citation: Ultramicroscopy, 123, 28–37 (2012).
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Negative spherical aberration ultrahigh-resolution imaging in Corrected TEM

Full text of technical peer reviewed article on the theory and application of negative spherical aberration imaging (NCSI) technique of crystalline solids.

From: Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons, Jülich Research Centre
Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons, Jülich Research Centre
Authors: Knut W. Urban
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Chromatic correction: A revolution in electron microscopy

'Atomic resolution for everybody? This speech given by Joachim Zach at the Royal Society of Microscopy 2009 is available to read at the CEOS (Corrected Electron Optical Systems) website. The site also includes includes an overview of electron microscope basics and correctors, a literature list, and information on the company's research.

From: CEOS GmbH
Authors: Joachim Zach
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Introductions and Briefs

SALVE II Project: HRTEM and Spectroscopy

SALVE project to create a lower accelerating voltage high resolution transmission electron microscope and electron energy loss spectroscopy for samples that are imaged at between 80 and 20kV.

From: , Universität Ulm
Universität Ulm
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Microscope Development

Maximilian Haider, Harald Rose and Knut Urban

German physicists Maximilian Haider, Harald Rose and Knut Urban developed aberration-corrected electron optics which increased the resolution of electron microscopes to the subatomic level. They received the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences for this accomplishment.

From: BBVA Foundation
BBVA Foundation
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Microscopy: Hasten high resolution

In a Nov 26, 2014 comment in the journal Nature Stephen Pennycook and Sergei Kalinin argue that there is a need for electron microscopes with a resolution of 0. 1 Å which is the goal set in 1959 by physicist Richard Feynman. Pennycock and Kalinin propose that it is possible to overcome to obtain this goal by honing aberration-corrector designs, tweaking optics and electronics, and reducing noise. Three-dimensional (3D) maps of atoms would reveal how materials can be improved in important areas of research including solar materials, batteries and fuel cells.

From: Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Authors: Stephen J. Pennycook and Sergei V. Kalinin
Citation: Nature
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