Effect of amorphous layers on the interpretation of restored exit waves

S. Van Aert, L. Y. Chang, S. Bals, A. I. Kirkland, G. Van Tendeloo

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The effects of amorphous layers on the quality of exit wave restorations have been investigated. Two independently developed software implementations for exit wave restoration have been used to simulated focal series of images of 〈 0 0 1 〉SrTiO3 with amorphous carbon layers incorporated. The restored exit waves have been compared both qualitatively and quantitatively. We have shown that amorphous layers have a strong impact on the quantitative measurements of atomic column positions, however, the error in the position measurements is still in the picometer range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-246
Number of pages10
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Exit wave restoration
  • High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM)
  • Model-based fitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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