Prospects for lithium imaging using annular bright field scanning transmission electron microscopy: A theoretical study

Scott Findlay, Nathan Lugg, Naoya Shibata, Leslie Allen, Yumi Ikuhara

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There is strong interest in lithium imaging, particularly because of its significance in battery materials. However, light atoms only scatter electrons weakly and atomic resolution direct imaging of lithium has proven difficult. This paper explores theoretically the conditions under which lithium columns can be expected to be directly visible using annular bright field scanning transmission electron microscopy. A detailed discussion is given of the controllable parameters and the conditions most favourable for lithium imaging.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1144 - 1154
Number of pages11
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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