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Title: Apparatus and methods for controlling electron microscope stages

Abstract

Methods and apparatus for generating an image of a specimen with a microscope (e.g., TEM) are disclosed. In one aspect, the microscope may generally include a beam generator, a stage, a detector, and an image generator. A plurality of crystal parameters, which describe a plurality of properties of a crystal sample, are received. In a display associated with the microscope, an interactive control sphere based at least in part on the received crystal parameters and that is rotatable by a user to different sphere orientations is presented. The sphere includes a plurality of stage coordinates that correspond to a plurality of positions of the stage and a plurality of crystallographic pole coordinates that correspond to a plurality of polar orientations of the crystal sample. Movement of the sphere causes movement of the stage, wherein the stage coordinates move in conjunction with the crystallographic coordinates represented by pole positions so as to show a relationship between stage positions and the pole positions.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1209351
Patent Number(s):
9,103,769
Application Number:
12/968,024
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Dec 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Duden, Thomas. Apparatus and methods for controlling electron microscope stages. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Duden, Thomas. Apparatus and methods for controlling electron microscope stages. United States.
Duden, Thomas. Tue . "Apparatus and methods for controlling electron microscope stages". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1209351.
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abstractNote = {Methods and apparatus for generating an image of a specimen with a microscope (e.g., TEM) are disclosed. In one aspect, the microscope may generally include a beam generator, a stage, a detector, and an image generator. A plurality of crystal parameters, which describe a plurality of properties of a crystal sample, are received. In a display associated with the microscope, an interactive control sphere based at least in part on the received crystal parameters and that is rotatable by a user to different sphere orientations is presented. The sphere includes a plurality of stage coordinates that correspond to a plurality of positions of the stage and a plurality of crystallographic pole coordinates that correspond to a plurality of polar orientations of the crystal sample. Movement of the sphere causes movement of the stage, wherein the stage coordinates move in conjunction with the crystallographic coordinates represented by pole positions so as to show a relationship between stage positions and the pole positions.},
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year = {Tue Aug 11 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
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