In-situ straining and time-resolved electron tomography data acquisition in a transmission electron microscope

S. Hata, S. Miyazaki, T. Gondo, K. Kawamoto, N. Horii, K. Sato, H. Furukawa, H. Kudo, H. Miyazaki, M. Murayama

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Abstract

This paper reports the preliminary results of a new in-situ three-dimensional (3D) imaging system for observing plastic deformation behavior in a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a directly relevant development of the recently reported straining-and-tomography holder [Sato K et al. (2015) Development of a novel straining holder for transmission electron microscopy compatible with single tilt-axis electron tomography. Microsc. 64: 369-375]. We designed an integrated system using the holder and newly developed straining and image-acquisition software and then developed an experimental procedure for in-situ straining and time-resolved electron tomography (ET) data acquisition. The software for image acquisition and 3D visualization was developed based on the commercially available ET software TEMographyTM. We achieved time-resolved 3D visualization of nanometer-scale plastic deformation behavior in a Pb-Sn alloy sample, thus demonstrating the capability of this system for potential applications in materials science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-153
Number of pages11
JournalMicroscopy
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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