Snapshot 3D Electron Imaging of Structural Dynamics

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Author(s)

  • Liu-Gu Chen
  • Jamie Warner
  • Angus I. Kirkland
  • Fu-Rong Chen
  • Dirk Van Dyck

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number10839
Journal / PublicationScientific Reports
Volume7
Issue number1
Early online date7 Sep 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In order to understand the physical properties of materials it is necessary to determine the 3D positions of all atoms. There has been significant progress towards this goal using electron tomography. However, this method requires a relatively high electron dose and often extended acquisition times which precludes the study of structural dynamics such as defect formation and evolution. In this work we describe a method that enables the determination of 3D atomic positions with high precision from single high resolution electron microscopic images of graphene that show dynamic processes. We have applied this to the study of electron beam induced defect coalescence and to long range rippling in graphene. The latter strongly influences the mechanical and electronic properties of this material that are important for possible future applications.

Citation Format(s)

Snapshot 3D Electron Imaging of Structural Dynamics. / Chen, Liu-Gu; Warner, Jamie; Kirkland, Angus I.; Chen, Fu-Rong; Van Dyck, Dirk.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 7, No. 1, 10839, 2017.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review