A computer system for imaging and spectroscopy in analytical electron microscopy

J. K. Weiss, Peter Rez, A. A. Higgs

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The modern analytical transmission electron microscope gives signals from both elastically and inellastically scattered electrons at rates up to a few magabytes per second. A flexible multiasking system is needed to effectively integrate the information from a microscope with multiple detectors while synchronously controlling selected optical parameters of the instrument. We describe a system based on a Digital Equipment LSI-11 microcomputer equipped with a frame buffer and show how it has been used to develop new experimental capabilities such as time-resolved spectroscopy and multi-spectroscopy elemental mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-301
Number of pages11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation


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