Automated electron nanocrystallography

John Spence, Joseph McKeown, Haifeng He, Jinsong Wu

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Methods for solving crystalline nanostructures in real time at the electron microscope are reviewed, based on automated collection of microdiffraction patterns in three dimensions. We compare Koehler mode "SAD" patterns, a new kinematic CBED mode, and our new precession electron diffraction system. We discuss the optimum data-collection strategy and the eucentric-tilt problem. We advocate use of the new "charge-flipping" algorithm for solving the phase problem when dealing with relatively poor-quality electron diffraction data. We show an experimental demonstration of the effect of precession on the quality of diffraction data and of the use of the flipping algorithm to solve a nanocrystal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantitative Electron Microscopy for Materials Science
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2007 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 30 2007

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2007 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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