ENERGY-FILTERED CONVERGENT-BEAM DIFFRACTION - EXAMPLES AND FUTURE-PROSPECTS

PA MIDGLEY, M SAUNDERS, Roger VINCENT, JW STEEDS

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Abstract

The addition of an imaging filter to a cold field-emission TEM has led to the development of new techniques based on the analysis of the zero-loss or a specific energy-loss signal. For example, the removal of inelastically scattered electrons can improve the fringe contrast in coherent CBED patterns from relatively thick crystals. Similarly, this energy-filtering is essential for the accurate measurement of low-order structure factors by CBED pattern matching. Studies of convergent-beam patterns recorded at specific core-loss energies show that they contain chemically sensitive features. In addition, hybrid modes of operation have been developed that allow spectrum-images and spectrum-diffraction patterns to be obtained. New results are presented that show the use of these techniques. Finally, it is argued that energy-filtering should lead to improvements in critical-voltage measurements, lattice-parameter determination and in the resolution of branch cluster information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalUltramicroscopy
Volume59
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1995
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and Imaging (EELSI) - LEUKERBAD, Switzerland
Duration: 24 Jul 199428 Jul 1994

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