Three-dimensional structural analysis of polymer/inorganic nanocomposite using FIB-TEMT (focused ion beam - Transmission electron microtomogaraphy)

Noboru Kawase, Mitsuro Kato, Toshiyasu Okui, Hideo Nishioka, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Hiroshi Jinnai

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Abstract

Transmission electron microtomography (TEMT) has been used to study three-dimensional structure of polymer/ZrO 2 nanocomposite. One of the factors that limits the TEMT resolution is the increase of thickness of a microtome section for electron beam transmission when tilted at high-angle. In order to avoid this phenomenon, a rod-shaped sample with a diameter of ca.150nm was fabricated using focused ion beam (FIB) technique. As the result of the FIB-TEMT, high quality 3-D reconstructed image was obtained. In addition, it was confirmed that the rod-shaped fabrication is effective to improve 3-D reconstructed image resolution especially along the thickness direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3201-3202
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
Duration: 2005 Sep 202005 Sep 22

Other

Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityYamagata
Period05/9/2005/9/22

Keywords

  • Forcused ion beam (FIB)
  • Polymer nanocomposite
  • Rod-shaped sample
  • Transmission electron microtomography (TEMT)
  • ZrO filler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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