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Current status and future directions for in situ transmission electron microscopy



M. L. Taheri, Eric Stach, Ilke Arslan, Peter A. Crozier, Kabius Bernd, Thomas LaGrange, Andrew Minor, Seiji Takeda, Mihaela M. Tanase, Jakob B. Wagner, Renu Sharma


This review article discusses the current and future possibilities for the application of in situ transmission electron microscopy to reveal synthesis pathways and functional mechanisms in complex and nanoscale materials. The findings of a group of scientists, representing academia, government labs and private sector entities (predominantly commercial vendors) during a workshop, held at Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology- National Institute of Science and Technology (CNST-NIST), are discussed. We provide a comprehensive review of the scientific needs and future instrument and technique developments required to meet them.


in situ transmission electron microscopy, environmental transmission electron microscope, dynamic transmission electron microscope, catalysis, phase transformation, dislocation movement


Taheri, M. , Stach, E. , Arslan, I. , Crozier, P. , Bernd, K. , LaGrange, T. , Minor, A. , Takeda, S. , Tanase, M. , Wagner, J. and Sharma, R. (2016), Current status and future directions for in situ transmission electron microscopy, Ultramicroscopy, [online],, (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created August 5, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021