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Low-energy electron transmission imaging of clusters on free-standing graphene


Longchamp, Jean-Nicolas; Latychevskaia, Tatiana; Escher, Conrad; Fink, Hans-Werner (2012). Low-energy electron transmission imaging of clusters on free-standing graphene. Applied Physics Letters, 101(11):113117.

Abstract

We investigated the utility of free-standing graphene as a transparent sample carrier for imaging nanometer-sized objects by means of low-energy electron holography. The sample preparation for obtaining contamination-free graphene as well as the experimental setup and findings are discussed. For incoming electrons with 66 eV kinetic energy, graphene exhibits 27% opacity per layer. Hence, electron holograms of nanometer-sized objects adsorbed on free-standing graphene can be recorded and numerically reconstructed to reveal the object's shapes and distribution. Furthermore, a Moiré effect has been observed with free-standing graphene multi-layers.

Abstract

We investigated the utility of free-standing graphene as a transparent sample carrier for imaging nanometer-sized objects by means of low-energy electron holography. The sample preparation for obtaining contamination-free graphene as well as the experimental setup and findings are discussed. For incoming electrons with 66 eV kinetic energy, graphene exhibits 27% opacity per layer. Hence, electron holograms of nanometer-sized objects adsorbed on free-standing graphene can be recorded and numerically reconstructed to reveal the object's shapes and distribution. Furthermore, a Moiré effect has been observed with free-standing graphene multi-layers.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:31 Jan 2013 15:28
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 00:57
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
ISSN:0003-6951
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4752717

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