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Is science prepared for atomic-resolution electron microscopy?


The efforts of microscopists have given aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy the power to reveal atomic structures with unprecedented precision. It is now up to materials scientists to use this power for extracting physical properties from microscopic atomic arrangements.

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Figure 1: Computer-simulated images for a SrTiO3 crystal oriented along a crystallographic [110] direction.
Figure 2: Polarization domain wall in ferroelectric PZT.


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Urban, K. Is science prepared for atomic-resolution electron microscopy?. Nature Mater 8, 260–262 (2009).

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