Direct lattice imaging of small metal particles

David J. Smith, L. D. Marks

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Observations on small vapour-deposited particles of silver and gold with direct lattice imaging in the Cambridge University 600 kV high-resolution electron microscope have established unambiguously the presence of dislocations in particles as small as 15 nm in diameter. The detailed structure of more complicated “polyparticles” can also be characterized directly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-740
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys


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