Zone-axis back-scattered electron contrast for fast electrons

C. J. Rossouw, P. R. Miller, T. W. Josefsson, L. J. Allen

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A dependent Bloch wave theory for inelastic scattering is adapted to predict back-scattered electron (BSE) contrast from perfect crystals. This is correlated with 300 keV data from a number of zone axes from spinel, chromia, silicon, aluminium and gallium arsenide. This theory is shown to supersede an independent Bloch wave theory for BSE contrast which is incapable of accounting for asymmetry across polar axes. The orientation dependence of thermal dechannelling of fast electrons is shown to be important. The BSE scattering potential is shown to approximate to a delta function scaled by the atomic number squared on each atom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)985-998
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

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