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Temperature Calibration for In Situ Environmental Transmission Electron Microscopy Experiments



Jonathan P. Winterstein, Pin A. Lin, Renu Sharma


In-situ Environmental Transmission Electron Microscopy (ETEM) experiments require specimen heating holders to study material behavior in gaseous environments at elevated temperatures. For these experiments it would be useful to have a direct measurement of local sample temperature, particularly when room temperature gasses are introduced in the sample area. Using selected-area diffraction (SAD) in an ETEM, the lattice parameter of Ag nanoparticles was measured as a function of temperature and pressure of hydrogen gas to provide a calibration of the local sample temperature. SAD permits measurement of temperature to ±30 °C using Ag lattice expansion. The method also permits measurement of lattice expansion for nanoparticles that might be difficult to obtain using X-ray methods because of the small volume of material.
Microscopy and Microanalysis


Winterstein, J. , Lin, P. and Sharma, R. (2015), Temperature Calibration for In Situ Environmental Transmission Electron Microscopy Experiments, Microscopy and Microanalysis, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created December 11, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018