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Basic TEM

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  • How TEM works

    How to interpret the data

    The electron beam in TEM can be deflected, leading to variation in contrast, for to several reasons. These different reasons are called different "contrast mechanisms" and affect how you interpret TEM data.

    Mass-thickness contrast

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    Z-contrast

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    Diffraction contrast

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    Mass-thickness contrast

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    Z-contrast

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    Diffraction contrast

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