Journal article

Depth sectioning in scanning transmission electron microscopy based on core-loss spectroscopy

AJ D'Alfonso, SD Findlay, MP Oxley, SJ Pennycook, K Van Benthem, LJ Allen

ULTRAMICROSCOPY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2007

Abstract

Recent and ongoing improvements in aberration correction have opened up the possibility of depth sectioning samples using the scanning transmission electron microscope in a fashion similar to the confocal scanning optical microscope. We explore questions of principle relating to image interpretability in the depth sectioning of samples using electron energy loss spectroscopy. We show that provided electron microscope probes are sufficiently fine and detector collection semi-angles are sufficiently large we can expect to locate dopant atoms inside a crystal. Furthermore, unlike high angle annular dark field imaging, electron energy loss spectroscopy can resolve dopants of smaller atomic mass ..

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