Publication
Title
Optimal experimental design for the detection of light atoms from high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy images
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Abstract
We report an innovative method to explore the optimal experimental settings to detect light atoms from scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) images. Since light elements play a key role in many technologically important materials, such as lithium-battery devices or hydrogen storage applications, much effort has been made to optimize the STEM technique in order to detect light elements. Therefore, classical performance criteria, such as contrast or signal-to-noise ratio, are often discussed hereby aiming at improvements of the direct visual interpretability. However, when images are interpreted quantitatively, one needs an alternative criterion, which we derive based on statistical detection theory. Using realistic simulations of technologically important materials, we demonstrate the benefits of the proposed method and compare the results with existing approaches.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Applied physics letters / American Institute of Physics. - New York, N.Y., 1962, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Institute of Physics, 2014
ISSN
0003-6951 [print]
1077-3118 [online]
Volume/pages
105:6(2014), 5 p.
Article Reference
063116
ISI
000341188700073
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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ESTEEM 2 - Enabling science and technology through European electron microscopy.
Quantitative three-dimensional structure determination using transmission electron microscopy : from images toward precise three-dimensional structures of nanomaterials at atomic scale.
Quantitative electron microscopy: from experimental measurements to precise numbers.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 25.08.2014
Last edited 04.11.2017
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