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Issue 9, 2007
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Nanotomography in the chemical, biological and materials sciences

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Nanotomography is a technique of growing importance in the investigation of the shape, size, distribution and elemental composition of a wide variety of materials that are of central interest to investigators in the physical and biological sciences. Nanospatial factors often hold the key to a deeper understanding of the properties of matter at the nanoscale level. With recent advances in tomography, it is possible to achieve experimental resolution in the nanometre range, and to determine with elemental specificity the three-dimensional distribution of materials. This critical review deals principally with electron tomography, but it also outlines the power and future potential of transmission X-ray tomography, and alludes to other related techniques.

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The article was received on 29 Mar 2007 and first published on 10 May 2007


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B701569K
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007,36, 1477-1494
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    Nanotomography in the chemical, biological and materials sciences

    P. A. Midgley, E. P. W. Ward, A. B. Hungría and J. M. Thomas, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007, 36, 1477
    DOI: 10.1039/B701569K

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