Differential phase contrast in TEM

Martha McCartney, P. Kruit, A. H. Buist, M. R. Scheinfein

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We present the first results using a novel transmission electron microscope (TEM) technique that combines electron holography and Fresnel imaging to give simultaneous information about magnetization and domain wall position in magnetic materials. This technique provides differential phase contrast through electron holography in a manner similar to the established differential mode in scanning transmission electron microscopy. It has been implemented by placement of an electrostatic biprism in the condenser aperture plane of a field emission TEM. Changes of one in-plane component of the magnetic field of a Co specimen have been imaged. With rotation of either the biprism or the specimen, it should be possible to map the entire in-plane magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-186
Number of pages8
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Oct 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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