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This text presents the theory of image and contrast formation, and the analytical modes in transmission electron microscopy. The principles of particle and wave optics of electrons are described. Electron-specimen interactions are discussed for evaluating the theory of scattering and phase contrast. Also discussed are the kinematic and dynamical theories of electron diffraction and their applications for crystal-structure analysis and imaging of lattices and their defects. X-ray micronanalysis and electron energy-loss spectroscopy are treated as analytical methods. This fourth edition includes discussions of recent progress, especially in the area of Schottky emission guns, convergent-beam electron diffraction, electron tomography, holography and the high resolution of crystal lattices.
Particle optics of electrons; wave optics of electrons; elements of a transmission electron microscope; electron-specimen interactions; scattering and phase contrast for amorphous specimens; theory of electron diffraction; electron diffraction modes and applications; imaging of crystalline specimens and their defects; elemental analysis by X-Ray and electron energy-loss spectroscopy; specimen damage by electron irradiation.
From the reviews of the fifth edition: "A classical monograph on the physics of image formation, electron-specimen interactions, and image interpretation in transmission electron microscopy. ! the student and the instructor can find applications of many fundamental concepts of physics in this book. ! could be used, of course by scientists in the field of transmission electron microscopy and by students attending a summer school on the technique. ! In conclusion, this book will probably be found in libraries and on the shelves of the expert in transmission electron microscopy ! ." (Gary J. Long, Belgian Physical Society Magazine, Issue 1, 2011)