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By Rik Brydson

The publication is anxious with the idea, heritage, and sensible use of transmission electron microscopes with lens correctors that could right the results of round aberration. The ebook additionally covers a comparability with aberration correction within the TEM and functions of analytical aberration corrected STEM in fabrics technological know-how and biology. This publication is vital for microscopists serious about nanoscale and fabrics microanalysis particularly these utilizing scanning transmission electron microscopy, and similar analytical options reminiscent of electron diffraction x-ray spectrometry (EDXS) and electron strength loss spectroscopy (EELS).

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Even if the problems of mechanical stability and radiation damage in the microscope could be overcome, the problem of handling the data is formidable, requiring processing speeds and random access memories perhaps a hundred times greater than those now routinely available. Nevertheless, one can imagine that in the future this might become possible. But even if it becomes possible, science does not work in this way. Blind processing of data without reference to the details of the problem in hand does not convey understanding.

4) Hence the next level of approximation would be third order. At this level many of the distorting effect of the lenses start to become more obvious in the form of aberrations, of which there are five basic types. The monochromatic aberrations include spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma, field curvature and distortion. In addition there are also chromatic aberrations which arise when the electron beam is not monochromatic. This may be due to the inherent energy spread in the electrons emitted from a source, fluctuations in the gun accelerating voltage or different energy losses due to interactions with the sample (see Chapter 1), for example.

The information would be sufficient to calculate binding energies directly from the distribution of bonding electrons. Such an ambitious programme has not yet been carried out in practice, for a variety of reasons. But it is instructive to think of the amount of information required. In a particle of size 30 nm, there are typically a million atoms. 1%. The total information required is a minimum of 1016 bits, say 1 Tbyte. Even if the problems of mechanical stability and radiation damage in the microscope could be overcome, the problem of handling the data is formidable, requiring processing speeds and random access memories perhaps a hundred times greater than those now routinely available.

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