Three-dimensional structural analysis of polymer/inorganic nanocomposite by 180-degree projection TEMT (transmission electron microtomography)

Noboru Kawase, Mitsuro Kato, Hideo Nishioka, Takeshi Kaneko, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Hiroshi Jinnai

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Abstract

Transmission electron microtomography (TEMT) has been used to study three-dimensional (3D) structure of polymer/ZrO2 nanocomposite. One of the serious factors that limits the TEMT resolution is the "missing wedge" in Fourier space caused by a limitation of angular range available in a transmission electron microscope. In the present study, a rod-shaped specimen whose diameter is ca. 150 nm was attached at the tip of a specially modified specimen holder without any supporting film. This arrangement enabled us to rotate freely the rod-shaped specimen with high precision, and resulted in an exact reconstruction of 3D structures without the missing wedge.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 18
Externally publishedYes
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26

Other

Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period06/5/2406/5/26

Keywords

  • 180-degree projection
  • Polymer nanocomposite
  • Rod-shaped sample
  • Transmission electron microtomography (TEMT)
  • ZrO filler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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