Prospects for 3D imaging of dopant atoms in ceramic interfaces

Scott Findlay, Naoya Shibata, Shinya Azuma, Yuichi Ikuhara

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Expanding upon recent experimental results for a Y-doped I 13 I?-Al2O3 grain boundary, we explore through simulation the extent to which plan-view imaging of buried interfaces may be possible (cf. the more usual cross-section imaging). As we show in detail, that case was significantly aided by the normal to the interface plane being a high-order zone axis orientation, giving the visibility of the Y atoms a remarkable insensitivity to the specimen thickness and the depth of the interface plane. The visibility along lower order zone axis orientations and the visibility of different dopant species are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S29 - S38
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electron Microscopy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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