Zeolitic structures as revealed by high-resolution electron microscopy

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Interpretable images at 3–5 Å resolution of synthetic A-type zeolite suggest possible mechanisms of vitrification and introduction of dislocations into zeolitic structures. Techniques may be developed to extend the lifetime of these, and possibly other, beam-sensitive cage or tunnel structures. Evidence also exists for Si4+ /Al3+ ordering in the aluminosilicate framework.

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Bursill, L., Lodge, E. & Thomas, J. Zeolitic structures as revealed by high-resolution electron microscopy. Nature 286, 111–113 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1038/286111a0

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