Transmission electron microscopy

Transmission electron microscopy is a general type of electron microscopy that generates an image of the internal structure of a thin sample using a beam of electrons to achieve much higher spatial resolution than light microscopy.

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  • Reviews |

    Electron beams in a transmission electron microscope can be used to manipulate matter atom-by-atom. This Review surveys the recent advances and discusses how the further development and integration of machine learning, theory, feedback and instrumentation will push the field forward.

    • Ondrej Dyck
    • , Maxim Ziatdinov
    • , David B. Lingerfelt
    • , Raymond R. Unocic
    • , Bethany M. Hudak
    • , Andrew R. Lupini
    • , Stephen Jesse
    •  & Sergei V. Kalinin
  • Research | | open

    Conversion electrodes possess high energy density but suffer a rapid capacity loss over cycling compared to their intercalation equivalents. Here the authors reveal the microscopic origin of the fading behavior, showing that the formation and augmentation of passivation layers are responsible.

    • Jing Li
    • , Sooyeon Hwang
    • , Fangming Guo
    • , Shuang Li
    • , Zhongwei Chen
    • , Ronghui Kou
    • , Ke Sun
    • , Cheng-Jun Sun
    • , Hong Gan
    • , Aiping Yu
    • , Eric A. Stach
    • , Hua Zhou
    •  & Dong Su
  • Research | | open

    Methylammonium lead halide perovskites have great potential for optoelectronic applications but are prone to degradation. Here the authors show that degradation can occur through clustering of Pb containing defects at the grain boundaries while concurrent formation of PbI2 blocks further reactions, suggesting a strategy for passivation.

    • Alessandra Alberti
    • , Corrado Bongiorno
    • , Emanuele Smecca
    • , Ioannis Deretzis
    • , Antonino La Magna
    •  & Corrado Spinella
  • Reviews |

    Atomically precise measurements in 2D materials can be used to quantify the effects of energetic electron irradiation. In this Perspective, we discuss how understanding of electron–matter interactions can help to stimulate the development of quantitative models that are generalizable to a wide range of materials.

    • Toma Susi
    • , Jannik C. Meyer
    •  & Jani Kotakoski

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