Direct imaging of hydrogen within a crystalline environment

Scott D. Findlay, Tomohiro Saito, Naoya Shibata, Yukio Sato, Junko Matsuda, Kohta Asano, Etsuo Akiba, Tsukasa Hirayama, Yuichi Ikuhara

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    Techniques capable of localized imaging of the structure of hydrogen-bearing crystalline materials at the atomic scale have been conspicuously absent. We show that annular bright field scanning transmission electron microscopy enables the direct imaging of hydrogen atomic columns within a sample of vanadium dihydride, VH2. The suitability of this technique for quantification of the hydrogen content is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number116603
    JournalApplied Physics Express
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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