Direct imaging of hydrogen within a crystalline environment

Scott Findlay, Tomohiro Saito, Naoya Shibata, Yukio Sato, Junko Matsuda, Kohto Asano, Etsuo Akiba, Tsukasa Hirayama, Yuichi Ikuhara

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Techniques capable of localized imaging of the structure of hydrogen-bearing crystalline materials at the atomic scale have been conspicuously absent. We show that annular bright field scanning transmission electron microscopy enables the direct imaging of hydrogen atomic columns within a sample of vanadium dihydride, VH2. The suitability of this technique for quantification of the hydrogen content is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116603-1 - 116603-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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