Controlled Environment Transmission Electron Microscopy

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The basic design features of a controlled environment transmission electron microscope and the details of the one at the University of Illinois are described. Examples of how this instrument has been used to determine fundamental mechanisms of hydrogen embrittlement in metals are presented.

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Acknowledgments

I am indebted to the following people for their assistance in designing, constructing and maintaining the JEOL 4000 environmental cell transmission electron microscope; Drs. T. C. Lee, D. K. Dewald, D. Teter and J. A. Eades, Mr. D. Lillig and Professor H. K. Birnbaum. Without their help and dedication this facility would not have been developed. The controlled environment transmission electron microscope is part of the Center for Microanalysis in the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. This work was supported by the Department of Energy through grant DEFG02-91-ER45439.

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Robertson, I.M. Controlled Environment Transmission Electron Microscopy. MRS Online Proceedings Library 589, 57 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-589-57

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