Nanoanalytical characterization of Pr0.5Tb0.5Ox obtained from in situ video observation in the high resolution electron microscope

J. Tong, Jingyue Liu, Z. C. Kang, L. Eyring

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This paper illustrates the capability, with the high resolution electron microscope and associated techniques, of characterizing a material with lateral resolution near the atomic level, temporal resolution at 1/30 s, and chemical analysis of volumes no more than 2 nm wide perpendicular to the electron beam. Pr0.5Tb0.5(OH)CO3, in the form of an amorphous colloidal sphere, is transformed through (Pr0.5Tb0.5O)2CO3 to the oxide, Pr0.5Tb0.5Ox. Chemical analysis through the various stages of decomposition establishes essentially random dispersal of the rare earths. Structural analysis of video frames at time intervals of a few 1/30 s permit progressive characterization of the material as it changes. This is relevant to the promulgation of mechanisms of solid state reactions at the atomic level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-419
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Jun 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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