By Rik Brydson

ISBN-10: 0470518510

ISBN-13: 9780470518519

The publication is anxious with the speculation, historical past, and sensible use of transmission electron microscopes with lens correctors which could right the results of round aberration. The e-book additionally covers a comparability with aberration correction within the TEM and purposes of analytical aberration corrected STEM in fabrics technology and biology. This e-book is key for microscopists all in favour of nanoscale and fabrics microanalysis particularly these utilizing scanning transmission electron microscopy, and comparable analytical ideas comparable to electron diffraction x-ray spectrometry (EDXS) and electron power loss spectroscopy (EELS).

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2). If the angle a ray makes with the optic axis is θ then for very small angles sinθ ∼ θ and cosθ ∼ 1, a first order approximation. However, if sin θ is written as a series expansion, then: sin θ = θ − θ3 θ5 + ...... 3! 5! 4) Hence the next level of approximation would be third order. At this level many of the distorting effect of the lenses start to become more obvious in the form of aberrations, of which there are five basic types. The monochromatic aberrations include spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma, field curvature and distortion.

By adding lenses, however, it is possible to change the situation in some regions of the optical system to one involving only plane waves with effective sources and images at infinity – this is the so-called far-field or Fraunhofer condition, which is a special case of Fresnel (or near field) diffraction. For the case of a plane wave incident on a TEM sample, the scattered waves are brought to a point focus on the back focal plane of the objective lens. For this condition the phases across the aperture are a linear function of position and the phase differences between adjacent secondary waves are all constant.

Early attempts to do this used a mechanical slit to select a line in the image of the sample from which energy-loss spectra could be obtained (Metherell and Whelan, 1965). The main problem with this method was mechanical construction and control of the slit. It was realised very early on that the simplest way forward was to acquire images and spectra simultaneously point-by-point, but the electron guns available then were not bright enough to do this in an acceptable time. 9), the source of the electron beam is almost of millimetre dimensions, and must be hugely demagnified if a beam of nanometre dimensions is to be obtained.

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