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Aberration-corrected and energy-filtered precession electron diffraction

Alexander S. Eggeman, Jonathan S. Barnard and Paul A. Midgley
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We report initial findings on improvements to precession electron diffraction (PED) achieved through aberration correction of the probe-forming lens and by energy-filtering. Using current-generation aberration correctors, we show that PED patterns can, in principle, be acquired with sub-nm spatial resolution. We present initial experimental results that illustrate aberration-corrected PED of nanostructured alloys. We show also that zero loss energy filtering minimizes the inelastic background in a PED pattern, important for weak reflections, and leads to an improvement in the refinement of a crystal structure using elastic-only intensities.

* Correspondence address: University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QZ Cambridge,

Published Online: 2012-12-10
Published in Print: 2013-01

© by Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, München, Germany

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