CHAPTER 2: Scanning transmission electron microscopyy

A. R. Lupini, Sergey Rashkeev, M. Varela, A. Y. Borisevich, M. P. Oxley, K. Van Benthem, Y. Peng, N. De Jonge, G. M. Veith, T. J. Pennycook, W. Zhou, R. Ishikawa, M. F. Chisholm, S. T. Pantelides, S. J. Pennycook

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The scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) is one of the most useful tools in many areas of atomic-scale materials science and nanocharacterization. A STEM has the ability to generate local maps of the chemical composition and electronic structure at atomic resolution, even in complex or unknown samples. Here we describe the important components of a state-of-the-art aberration-corrected STEM and review the application of STEM imaging to a variety of published nanocharacterisation examples in catalysis and solid state materials problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHierarchical Nanostructures for Energy Devices
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages50
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameRSC Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
ISSN (Print)17577136
ISSN (Electronic)17577144


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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Lupini, A. R., Rashkeev, S., Varela, M., Borisevich, A. Y., Oxley, M. P., Van Benthem, K., Peng, Y., De Jonge, N., Veith, G. M., Pennycook, T. J., Zhou, W., Ishikawa, R., Chisholm, M. F., Pantelides, S. T., & Pennycook, S. J. (2015). CHAPTER 2: Scanning transmission electron microscopyy. In Hierarchical Nanostructures for Energy Devices (37 ed., Vol. 2015-January, pp. 30-79). (RSC Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Vol. 2015-January, No. 37). Royal Society of Chemistry.