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Title: Multimodal x-ray and electron microscopy of the Allende meteorite

Abstract

Multimodal microscopy that combines complementary nanoscale imaging techniques is critical for extracting comprehensive chemical, structural, and functional information, particularly for heterogeneous samples. X-ray microscopy can achieve high-resolution imaging of bulk materials with chemical, magnetic, electronic, and bond orientation contrast, while electron microscopy provides atomic-scale spatial resolution with quantitative elemental composition. In this work, we combine x-ray ptychography and scanning transmission x-ray spectromicroscopy with three-dimensional energy-dispersive spectroscopy and electron tomography to perform structural and chemical mapping of an Allende meteorite particle with 15-nm spatial resolution. Furthermore, we use textural and quantitative elemental information to infer the mineral composition and discuss potential processes that occurred before or after accretion. Additionally, we anticipate that correlative x-ray and electron microscopy overcome the limitations of individual imaging modalities and open up a route to future multiscale nondestructive microscopies of complex functional materials and biological systems.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Advanced Light Source (ALS)
  4. Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1572058
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; SC0010378
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher:
AAAS
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Lo, Yuan Hung, Liao, Chen-Ting, Zhou, Jihan, Rana, Arjun, Bevis, Charles S., Gui, Guan, Enders, Bjoern, Cannon, Kevin M., Yu, Young-Sang, Celestre, Richard, Nowrouzi, Kasra, Shapiro, David, Kapteyn, Henry, Falcone, Roger, Bennett, Chris, Murnane, Margaret, and Miao, Jianwei. Multimodal x-ray and electron microscopy of the Allende meteorite. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aax3009.
Lo, Yuan Hung, Liao, Chen-Ting, Zhou, Jihan, Rana, Arjun, Bevis, Charles S., Gui, Guan, Enders, Bjoern, Cannon, Kevin M., Yu, Young-Sang, Celestre, Richard, Nowrouzi, Kasra, Shapiro, David, Kapteyn, Henry, Falcone, Roger, Bennett, Chris, Murnane, Margaret, & Miao, Jianwei. Multimodal x-ray and electron microscopy of the Allende meteorite. United States. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aax3009.
Lo, Yuan Hung, Liao, Chen-Ting, Zhou, Jihan, Rana, Arjun, Bevis, Charles S., Gui, Guan, Enders, Bjoern, Cannon, Kevin M., Yu, Young-Sang, Celestre, Richard, Nowrouzi, Kasra, Shapiro, David, Kapteyn, Henry, Falcone, Roger, Bennett, Chris, Murnane, Margaret, and Miao, Jianwei. Fri . "Multimodal x-ray and electron microscopy of the Allende meteorite". United States. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aax3009. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1572058.
@article{osti_1572058,
title = {Multimodal x-ray and electron microscopy of the Allende meteorite},
author = {Lo, Yuan Hung and Liao, Chen-Ting and Zhou, Jihan and Rana, Arjun and Bevis, Charles S. and Gui, Guan and Enders, Bjoern and Cannon, Kevin M. and Yu, Young-Sang and Celestre, Richard and Nowrouzi, Kasra and Shapiro, David and Kapteyn, Henry and Falcone, Roger and Bennett, Chris and Murnane, Margaret and Miao, Jianwei},
abstractNote = {Multimodal microscopy that combines complementary nanoscale imaging techniques is critical for extracting comprehensive chemical, structural, and functional information, particularly for heterogeneous samples. X-ray microscopy can achieve high-resolution imaging of bulk materials with chemical, magnetic, electronic, and bond orientation contrast, while electron microscopy provides atomic-scale spatial resolution with quantitative elemental composition. In this work, we combine x-ray ptychography and scanning transmission x-ray spectromicroscopy with three-dimensional energy-dispersive spectroscopy and electron tomography to perform structural and chemical mapping of an Allende meteorite particle with 15-nm spatial resolution. Furthermore, we use textural and quantitative elemental information to infer the mineral composition and discuss potential processes that occurred before or after accretion. Additionally, we anticipate that correlative x-ray and electron microscopy overcome the limitations of individual imaging modalities and open up a route to future multiscale nondestructive microscopies of complex functional materials and biological systems.},
doi = {10.1126/sciadv.aax3009},
journal = {Science Advances},
number = 9,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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