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SEM Image Sharpness Analysis



Michael T. Postek, Andras Vladar


The technique described here, utilizing the sharpness concept, is facilitated by the use of the FFT techniques to analyze the electron micrograph to obtain the evaluation. This is not the first application of Fourier techniques to SEM images, but it is the first integrated approach considering the sample, computer analysis and measurement algorithm. This technique can be used to check and optimize two basic parameters of the primary electron beam, the focus and the astigmatism and it facilitates the periodic resolution determination of the SEM in an objective and quantitative form.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of 1996 Microscopy and Microanalysis
Conference Location


Postek, M. and Vladar, A. (1996), SEM Image Sharpness Analysis, Proceedings of 1996 Microscopy and Microanalysis, , USA (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created December 31, 1995, Updated October 12, 2021