high-resolution imagingmedical dictionary


High Resolution Electron Microscopy is phase contrast microscopy of the atomic structure of materials. In most crystalline inorganic materials and a number of polymeric materials HREM allows the imaging of individual atomic columns. The images can frequently be interpreted in terms of the projected crystal potential, although it is often necessary to match the experimental images with those calculated from multislice algorithms. Allows direct measurement of lattice parameters, inspection of individual defects and grain orientation.

(05 Aug 1998)