Fundamentals of electron energy-loss spectroscopy

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Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) is an analytical technique that is based on inelastic scattering of fast electrons in a thin specimen. In a transmission electron microscope (TEM) it can provide structural and chemical information about a specimen, even down to atomic resolution. This review provides an overview of the physical basis and new developments and applications of EELS in scanning transmission electron microscopy. Recent advances in elemental mapping, spectrum imaging of plasmonic structures and quantitative analysis of atomically resolved elemental maps are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012007
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)


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