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Special Issue "In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy for Crystal Structural Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020.
Interests: in situ HVEM, HRTEM and REM, formation of point defect clusters and extended defects in Si, dislocation core structures, surface
The possibilities of state-of-the-art in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for the studying of crystal structure transformations at the atomic scale or under external exposures are so great that they cannot be overestimated or even a priori foreseen. They allow, for instance, one to see atomic dances in graphene and silica 2D layers or fast dislocation dynamics providing crystalline-to-amorphous structural transition in Ge2Sb2Te5-nanowire used for nonvolatile memory devices. Such excellent results obtained by in situ TEM allow not only a better understanding of the fundamental properties of crystalline materials and the role of defects ensuring structural transformations but also the operation of devices based on them. Using in situ TEM, the role of many influences (annealing, deformations, electric pulses, electron beam irradiation, etc.) causing transformations of the crystal structure and the appearance of its useful properties necessary for the development of new technologies and devices could be established.
This Special Issue on "In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy for Crystal Structural Analysis" aims to collect new results and knowledge achieved in this area in order to demonstrate yet the unknown possibilities of this unique method and attract the attention of researchers to use it more widely.
Dr. Liudmila Fedina
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- In situ TEM
- 3D crystals
- 2D crystals