Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics

Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics

Aberration-corrected Electron Microscopy

1st Edition - December 11, 2008

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  • Editor: Peter Hawkes
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742209
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080880358

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The invention of the electron microscope more than 70 years ago made it possible to visualize a new world, far smaller than anything that could be seen with the traditional microscope. The biologist could study viruses and the components of cells, the materials scientist could study the structure of metals and alloys and many other substances, and especially their defects. But even the electron microscope had limits, and truly atomic structure was still too small to be observed directly. The so-called "limit of resolution" of the microscope was well understood, but attempts to use the necessary correctors were unsuccessful until the late 1990s. Such correctors now equip many microscopes in Europe, the USA and Japan and the results are extremely impressive. Moreover, microscopists feel that they are only at the beginning of a new era of subatomic microscopic imaging. In the present volume, we have brought together the principal contributors, instrument designers and microscopists to discuss this topic in depth.

Key Features

* First book on the subject of correctors
* Well known contributors from academia and microscope manufacturers
* Provides an ideal starting point for preparing funding proposals


All users of electron microscopes as well as physicists, electrical engineers and applied mathematicians in all branches of image processing and microscopy as well as electron physics in general.

Table of Contents

  • History of aberration correction in electron microscopy (H. Rose)
    Present and future hexapole aberration correctors for high resolution electron microscopy (M. Haider)
    Aberration correction and STEM (O.L. Krivanek)
    First results using the Nion third order STEM corrector (P. Batson)
    STEM and EELS: Mapping materials atom by atom (A.B. Bleloch)
    Aberration correction with the SACTEM-Toulouse: from imaging to diffraction (M. Hÿtch, F. Hüe, E. Snoeck and F. Houdellier)
    Novel aberration corrections concepts (B. Kabius)
    Aberration corrected imaging in CTEM and STEM (A. Kirkland, P.D. Nellist, Lan-Yun Chang and S.J. Haigh)
    Materials applications of aberration-corrected STEM (S.J. Pennycook, M. F. Chisholm, A. R. Lupini, M. Varela, K. van Benthem, A. Y. Borisevich, M. P. Oxley, W. Luo and S. T. Pantelides)
    Spherical aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy for nanomaterials in Japan (N. Tanaka)
    Aberration correction in practice (K. Urban and J. Mayer)
    Aberration-corrected electron microscopes at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Y. Zhu and J. Wall)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 590
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: December 11, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742209
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080880358

About the Serial Editor

Peter Hawkes

Peter Hawkes
Peter Hawkes obtained his M.A. and Ph.D (and later, Sc.D.) from the University of Cambridge, where he subsequently held Fellowships of Peterhouse and of Churchill College. From 1959 – 1975, he worked in the electron microscope section of the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, after which he joined the CNRS Laboratory of Electron Optics in Toulouse, of which he was Director in 1987. He was Founder-President of the European Microscopy Society and is a Fellow of the Microscopy and Optical Societies of America. He is a member of the editorial boards of several microscopy journals and serial editor of Advances in Electron Optics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder-President of the European Microscopy Society and Fellow, Microscopy and Optical Societies of America; member of the editorial boards of several microscopy journals and serial editor of Advances in Electron Optics

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