Prospects for lithium imaging using annular bright field scanning transmission electron microscopy: A theoretical study

S. D. Findlay, N. R. Lugg, N. Shibata, L. J. Allen, Y. Ikuhara

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    Abstract

    There is strong interest in lithium imaging, particularly because of its significance in battery materials. However, light atoms only scatter electrons weakly and atomic resolution direct imaging of lithium has proven difficult. This paper explores theoretically the conditions under which lithium columns can be expected to be directly visible using annular bright field scanning transmission electron microscopy. A detailed discussion is given of the controllable parameters and the conditions most favourable for lithium imaging.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1144-1154
    Number of pages11
    JournalUltramicroscopy
    Volume111
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul

    Keywords

    • Annular bright field (ABF)
    • Lithium
    • Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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