An iterated projection algorithm (N-Phaser) is developed that reconstructs a scattering potential from N-beam multiple Bragg scattered intensities. The method may be used to eliminate multiple scattering artifacts from electron diffraction data, solving the phase problem and increasing the thicknesses of samples used in materials science, solid-state chemistry, and small molecule crystallography. For high-energy transmission electron diffraction, we show that the algorithm recovers accurate complex structure factors from a wide range of thicknesses, orientations, and relativistic beam energies, and does not require known thickness or atomic-resolution data if sufficient multiple scattering occurs. Extensions to Cryo-electron microscopy and Micro-electron diffraction are suggested.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)