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High-resolution transmission electron microscopy

About: High-resolution transmission electron microscopy is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 20171 publications have been published within this topic receiving 516956 citations. The topic is also known as: HRTEM.


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Shouheng Sun1, Hao Zeng1, David B. Robinson1, Simone Raoux1, Philip M. Rice1, Shan X. Wang1, Guanxiong Li1 
TL;DR: As-synthesized iron oxide nanoparticles have a cubic spinel structure as characterized by HRTEM, SAED, and XRD and can be transformed into hydrophilic ones by adding bipolar surfactants, and aqueous nanoparticle dispersion is readily made.
Abstract: High-temperature solution phase reaction of iron(III) acetylacetonate, Fe(acac)3, with 1,2-hexadecanediol in the presence of oleic acid and oleylamine leads to monodisperse magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles. Similarly, reaction of Fe(acac)3 and Co(acac)2 or Mn(acac)2 with the same diol results in monodisperse CoFe2O4 or MnFe2O4 nanoparticles. Particle diameter can be tuned from 3 to 20 nm by varying reaction conditions or by seed-mediated growth. The as-synthesized iron oxide nanoparticles have a cubic spinel structure as characterized by HRTEM, SAED, and XRD. Further, Fe3O4 can be oxidized to Fe2O3, as evidenced by XRD, NEXAFS spectroscopy, and SQUID magnetometry. The hydrophobic nanoparticles can be transformed into hydrophilic ones by adding bipolar surfactants, and aqueous nanoparticle dispersion is readily made. These iron oxide nanoparticles and their dispersions in various media have great potential in magnetic nanodevice and biomagnetic applications.

3,244 citations

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TL;DR: In-situ high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) studies of the structural transformations that occur during the synthesis of carbon-coated LiFePO4 and heat treatment to elevated temperatures were conducted in two different electron microscopes as discussed by the authors.

3,037 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, high resolution transmission electron microscopy proves the extended two-dimensional character of the condensation motif of graphitic carbon nitride, and a new family of metal nitride nanostructures can also be accessed from the corresponding oxides.
Abstract: Graphitic carbon nitride, g-C3N4, can be made by polymerization of cyanamide, dicyandiamide or melamine. Depending on reaction conditions, different materials with different degrees of condensation, properties and reactivities are obtained. The firstly formed polymeric C3N4 structure, melon, with pendant amino groups, is a highly ordered polymer. Further reaction leads to more condensed and less defective C3N4 species, based on tri-s-triazine (C6N7) units as elementary building blocks. High resolution transmission electron microscopy proves the extended two-dimensional character of the condensation motif. Due to the polymerization-type synthesis from a liquid precursor, a variety of material nanostructures such as nanoparticles or mesoporous powders can be accessed. Those nanostructures also allow fine tuning of properties, the ability for intercalation, as well as the possibility to give surface-rich materials for heterogeneous reactions. Due to the special semiconductor properties of carbon nitrides, they show unexpected catalytic activity for a variety of reactions, such as for the activation of benzene, trimerization reactions, and also the activation of carbon dioxide. Model calculations are presented to explain this unusual case of heterogeneous, metal-free catalysis. Carbon nitride can also act as a heterogeneous reactant, and a new family of metal nitride nanostructures can be accessed from the corresponding oxides.

2,746 citations

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TL;DR: The synthesis of epitaxially grown, wurtzite CdSe/CdS core/shell nanocrystals is reported in this paper, where shells of up to three monolayers in thickness were grown on cores ranging in diameter from 23 to 39.
Abstract: The synthesis of epitaxially grown, wurtzite CdSe/CdS core/shell nanocrystals is reported Shells of up to three monolayers in thickness were grown on cores ranging in diameter from 23 to 39 A Shell growth was controllable to within a tenth of a monolayer and was consistently accompanied by a red shift of the absorption spectrum, an increase of the room temperature photoluminescence quantum yield (up to at least 50%), and an increase in the photostability Shell growth was shown to be uniform and epitaxial by the use of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and optical spectroscopy The experimental results indicate that in the excited state the hole is confined to the core and the electron is delocalized throughout the entire structure The photostability can be explained by the confinement of the hole, while the delocalization of the electron results in a degree of electronic accessibility that makes these nanocrystals

2,584 citations

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Guoxiu Wang1, Juan Yang1, Jinsoo Park1, Xinglong Gou1, Bei Wang1, Hao Liu1, Jane Yao1 
TL;DR: Graphene nanosheets were produced in large quantity via a soft chemistry synthetic route involving graphite oxidation, ultrasonic exfoliation, and chemical reduction in this paper.
Abstract: Graphene nanosheets were produced in large quantity via a soft chemistry synthetic route involving graphite oxidation, ultrasonic exfoliation, and chemical reduction. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations show that graphene nanosheets were produced with sizes in the range of tens to hundreds of square nanometers and ripple-like corrugations. High resolution TEM (HRTEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED) analysis confirmed the ordered graphite crystal structure of graphene nanosheets. The optical properties of graphene nanosheets were characterized by Raman spectroscopy.

1,916 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
2023588
20221,225
2021665
2020716
2019770
2018843