Advanced Characterization: 3D chemistry and structure at sub-nm resolution
This work has started the process of extending nanometer-scale comprehensive microanalysis to the 3rd dimension by combining full x-ray spectral imaging with previously developed computed tomography techniques whereby we acquire a series of spectral images for a large number of projections of the same specimen in the transmission electron microscope and then analyze the composite computed tomographic spectral image data prior to application of existing tomographic reconstruction software. We have demonstrated a needle-shaped specimen geometry (shape/size and preparation method) by focused ion beam preparation and acquisition and analysis of a complete tomographic spectral image on a test material consisting of fine-grained Ni with sub-10 nm alumina particles.
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- Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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- USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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- United States
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