Specimen Preparation for Transmission Electron Microscopy of Materials

Specimen Preparation for Transmission Electron Microscopy of Materials

by PJ Goodhew

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Overview

Details the essential practical steps which must precede microscopy. Methods for preparing sheet or disc specimens and final thinning techniques are described with reference to practical problems. The book also covers methods for mounting specimens in the


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781000142761
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication date: 11/25/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 46
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Surrey.

Table of Contents

1 The specimen: what we are trying to achieve -- 1.1 Thinking ahead -- 1.2 The ideal specimen -- 2 Initial preparation of sheet or disc -- 2.1 Cutting the slice -- 2.2 Preparing flat faces -- 2.3 Chemical thinning solutions -- 2.4 Making a disc -- 3 Final thinning -- 3.1 Electropolishing -- 3.2 Thinning a sheet: the window technique -- 3.3 Thinning a disc: the automatic jet polisher -- 3.4 Recipes for electropolishing -- 3.5 Ion beam thinning -- 3.6 Other final thinning techniques -- 3.7 Thinning specific regions of a sample -- 3.8 Thin foils from just beneath the surface -- 3.9 Cross-sections perpendicular to the original surface -- 4 Replicas -- 4.1 The role of the replica in modern microscopy -- 4.2 The extraction replica -- 5 Mounting and storing specimens -- 5.1 Grids -- 5.2 Disc specimens -- 5.3 Thinned foils -- 5.4 Support films -- 5.5 Specimen storage -- Appendix. Materials and suppliers -- References -- Index.

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