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Towards data-driven next-generation transmission electron microscopy



Steven R. Spurgeon, Colin Ophus, Lewys Jones, Amanda K. Petford-Long, Sergei Kalinin, Matthew J. Olszta, Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Norman Salmon, Khalid Hattar, Wei-Chang Yang, Renu Sharma, Yingge Du, Ann Chiaramonti Debay, Haimei Zheng, Edgar C. Buck, Libor Kovarik, R. Lee Penn, Dongsheng Li, Xin Zhang, Mitsuhiro Murayama, Mitra D. Taheri


The rapidly evolving field of electron microscopy touches nearly every aspect of modern life, underpinning impactful materials discoveries in applications such as quantum information science, energy, and medicine. As the field enters a new decade, a paradigm has begun to emerge in which the convergence of advanced instrumentation, robust in-situ platforms, and data-driven experimentation will help researchers distill observations of ever more complex systems into meaningful physical properties and mechanisms. Here we present the findings from the first in a series of workshops gathering together scientists and technologists across academia, government laboratories, and industry, with the goal to develop a critical roadmap for next-generation transmission electron microscopy (NexTEM). We provide a perspective on the present and emerging state-of-the-art, highlighting progress and the crucial developments still needed to realize the materials of tomorrow.
Nature Materials


Spurgeon, S. , Ophus, C. , Jones, L. , Petford-Long, A. , Kalinin, S. , Olszta, M. , Dunin-Borkowski, R. , Salmon, N. , Hattar, K. , Yang, W. , Sharma, R. , Du, Y. , Chiaramonti Debay, A. , Zheng, H. , Buck, E. , Kovarik, L. , Penn, R. , Li, D. , Zhang, X. , Murayama, M. and Taheri, M. (2020), Towards data-driven next-generation transmission electron microscopy, Nature Materials, [online],, (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created October 25, 2020, Updated October 12, 2021