Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy: Research paper of the month

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Research paper of the month

August 2014 - Multi-Dimensional Electron Microscopy

This Essay describes how modern electron microscopy permits the acquisition of multi-dimensional data sets that combine 3-D real space morphology with chemical, temporal and crystallographic information providing new insights into the physico-chemical behavior of materials at the nanoscale.

Figure: a) Composite color image showing five surface plasmon modes (labeled α–ε) on a silver nanoparticle reconstructed using 4D spectrum-tomography. b) MFU-4L (a metal–organic framework) structure solved using PED and diffraction tomography. Color code: light blue Zn, green Cl, blue N, gray C, white H, red O. c) Multi-walled carbon nanotube dynamics captured using 4D electron tomography.

Midgley, P. A. and Thomas, J. M. (2014), ‘Multi-Dimensional Electron Microscopy’ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

doi: 10.1002/anie.201400625