Sensitivity and fading characteristics of the 25 μm pixel size Imaging Plate for transmission electron microscopes

Akira Taniyama, Daisuke Shindo, Tetsuo Oikawa

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Abstract

The sensitivity and fading characteristics of the new IP, which had a pixel size of 25 μm x 25 μm, were measured to calibrate the read-out intensity in quantitative analysis and to estimate the read-out efficiency of an IP-reader. The sensitivity showed good linearity in electron dose and a wide dynamic range of about five orders. However, the effective dynamic range was restricted to about four orders under one gain condition of the IP-reader. The fading characteristic of the new IP was independent of the electron intensity, and the decrease of the read-out intensity due to the fading was smaller than with the old IP which had a pixel size of 50 μm x 50 μm. Furthermore, the fading characteristic caused by repeated read-out was independent of the electron intensity, and the read-out intensity did not reach zero after read-out was repeated 10 times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-235
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Electron Microscopy
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Fading
  • Imaging Plate
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Repeated read-out
  • Transmission electron microscope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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