Progress and problems for atomic-resolution electron microscopy

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The performance of the high-resolution electron microscope has continued to evolve, with recent developments in hardware attachments enabling aberration correction to be directly achieved for both probe-corrected and image-corrected microscope geometries. Sub-Ångstrom resolution, once regarded as an unattainable dream, can nowadays be readily achieved with instruments that are being widely sold commercially. These instrumentation developments have played a central role in facilitating transformational advances in imaging (and analytical) capability, bringing both novel opportunities and fresh challenges for the electron microscopy community. This paper provides a short update of recent progress in atomic-resolution TEM and STEM imaging, and briefly discusses some of the associated issues and problems attracting close attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-508
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012


  • Aberration correction
  • Atomic-resolution electron microscopy
  • Information limit
  • Microscope performance
  • Spherical aberration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Cell Biology


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