1st Edition

Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy Advanced Characterization Methods for Materials Science Applications

Edited By Alina Bruma Copyright 2021
    164 Pages 25 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    164 Pages 25 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy is focused on discussing the latest approaches in the recording of high-fidelity quantitative annular dark-field (ADF) data. It showcases the application of machine learning in electron microscopy and the latest advancements in image processing and data interpretation for materials notoriously difficult to analyze using scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). It also highlights strategies to record and interpret large electron diffraction datasets for the analysis of nanostructures.

    This book:

    • Discusses existing approaches for experimental design in the recording of high-fidelity quantitative ADF data
    • Presents the most common types of scintillator-photomultiplier ADF detectors, along with their strengths and weaknesses. Proposes strategies to minimize the introduction of errors from these detectors and avenues for dealing with residual errors
    • Discusses the practice of reliable multiframe imaging, along with the benefits and new experimental opportunities it presents in electron dose or dose-rate management
    • Focuses on supervised and unsupervised machine learning for electron microscopy
    • Discusses open data formats, community-driven software, and data repositories
    • Proposes methods to process information at both global and local scales, and discusses avenues to improve the storage, transfer, analysis, and interpretation of multidimensional datasets
    • Provides the spectrum of possibilities to study materials at the resolution limit by means of new developments in instrumentation
    • Recommends methods for quantitative structural characterization of sensitive nanomaterials using electron diffraction techniques and describes strategies to collect electron diffraction patterns for such materials

    This book helps academics, researchers, and industry professionals in materials science, chemistry, physics, and related fields to understand and apply computer-science–derived analysis methods to solve problems regarding data analysis and interpretation of materials properties.

    Chapter 1 Practical Aspects of Quantitative and High-Fidelity

    STEM Data Recording

    [Lewys Jones]

    Chapter 2 Machine Learning for Electron Microscopy

    [Alex Belianinov]

    Chapter 3 Application of Advanced Aberration-Corrected Transmission

    Electron Microscopy to Material Science: Methods to Predict

    New Structures and Their Properties

    [O. I. Lebedev]

    Chapter 4 Large Dataset Electron Diffraction Patterns for the

    Structural Analysis of Metallic Nanostructures

    [Arturo Ponce, José Luis Reyes-Rodríguez, Eduardo Ortega,

    Prakash Parajuli, M. Mozammel Hoque, Azdiar A. Gazder]


    Dr. Alina Bruma received her PhD degree in Nanoscale Physics from The University of Birmingham, UK in 2013. Dr. Bruma completed several postdoctoral stages at the Laboratory of Crystallography and Materials Science (CRISMAT-CNRS) France, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA and The National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA before moving to the American Institute of Physics Publishing in 2019. Her research has been focused on the study of crystalline structure of materials and the determination of their structure-property relationship using transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. Dr Bruma is also the Chairman of The Electron Diffraction sub-committee at the International Center for Diffraction Data (ICDD).