Three-dimensional reconstruction of buried nanoparticles by element-sensitive tomography based on inelastically scattered electrons

Citation
G. Mobus et Bj. Inkson, Three-dimensional reconstruction of buried nanoparticles by element-sensitive tomography based on inelastically scattered electrons, APPL PHYS L, 79(9), 2001, pp. 1369-1371
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
ISSN journal
0003-6951 → ACNP
Volume
79
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1369 - 1371
Database
ISI
SICI code
0003-6951(20010827)79:9<1369:TROBNB>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy is used to image the nanoc omposite FeAl+Y2O3, an oxide-dispersion-strengthened intermetallic alloy, o ver a tilt range of +/- 60 degrees using inelastically scattered electrons only. The properties of electron spectroscopic imaging are exploited to rec over a projection relationship between the three-dimensional chemical conce ntration distribution and the micrographs. This allows recovery of the full information on volume shape, distribution, and homogeneity of the buried n anoparticles by backprojection. Restrictions to low atomic number, common i n bio-objects, are here overcome at the expense of higher electron exposure s. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.