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Z-contrast STEM analysis

High-res Z-contrast photos can distinguish atoms

By / March 26, 2010

According to a press release, using a special Z-contrast scanning transmission electron microscope, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory took the first picture detailed enough to differentiate different atoms within a chemical compound. This super-high resolution scanning may play an important role in the future of materials chemistry, where tiny atomic differences can have profound…

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