High-Resolution Electron Microscopy


The discovery of the Nanotube in 1991 by electron microscopy has ushered in the era of Nanoscience. The atomic-resolution electron microscope has been a crucial tool in this effort. This book gives the basic theoretical background needed to understand how electron microscopes allow us to see atoms, together with highly practical advice for electron microscope operators. The book covers the usefulness of seeing atoms in the semiconductor industry, in materials science(where scientists strive to make new lighter,stronger, cheaper materials), and condensed matter physics (for example in the study of the new superconductors). Biologists have recently used the atomic-resolution electron microscope to obtain three-dimensional images of the Ribosome, work which iscovered in this book. The books also shows how the ability to see atomic arrangements has helped us understand the properties of matter.This new third edition of the standard text retains the early section of the fundamentals of electron optics, linear imaging theory with partial coherence and multiple-scattering theory. Also preserved are updated earlier sections on practical methods, with detailed step-by-step accounts of the procedures needed to obtain the highest quality images of the arrangement of atoms in thin crystals using a modern electron microscope. The sections on applications of atomic resolution transmissionelectron microscopy (HREM) have been extensively updated, including descriptions of HREM in the semiconductor industry, superconductor research, solid state chemistry and nanoscience, as well as metallurgy, mineralogy, condensed matter physics, materials science and biology. Entirely new sections havebeen added on electron holography , aberration correctors, field-emission guns, imaging filters, HREM in biology an don organic crystals,super-resolution methods, Ptychography, CCD cameras and Image plates. New chapters are devoted entirely to scanning transmission electron microscopy and Z-contrast, and also to associated techniques, such as energy-loss spectrocospy, Alchemi, nanodiffraction and cathodoluminescence. Sources of software for image interpretation and electron-optical design arealso given.
  • OUP Oxford; October 2008
  • ISBN 9780191564611
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  • Title: High-Resolution Electron Microscopy
  • Author: John C. H. Spence
  • Imprint: OUP Oxford

In The Press

Each section is extensively referenced and there are several useful appendicies...overall this is an excellent book that meets and exceeds the author's aims and contains a wealth of information on high resolution electron microscopy... the book is written in a relaxed style, which makes it suitable for beginning and experienced users alike.

About The Author

John Spence is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Institute of physics, a recent co-editor of Acta Crystallographica and serves on the editorial board of Reports on Progress in Physics. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Molecular Foundary and the Advanced Light Source at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He is a member of the International Union of Crystallography's Commission on Electron Diffraction, and winner of theBurton award of the Microscopy Society of America.