In Situ High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy in the Study of Nanomaterials
Howe, James M.
Wang, Z. L. (Zhong Lin)
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This article introduces the use of in situ high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) techniques for the study and development of nanomaterials and their properties. Specifically, it shows how in situ HRTEM (and TEM) can be used to understand diverse phenomena at the nanoscale, such as the behavior of alloy phase formation in isolated nanometer-sized particles, the mechanical and transport properties of carbon nanotubes and nanowires, and the dynamic behavior of interphase boundaries at the atomic level. Current limitations and future potential advances in in situ HRTEM of nanomaterials are also discussed.