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CHAPTER 2

Electron Microscopy of Wet Materials Using Ionic Liquids

Electron microscopy (EM) has an important role in improving nanotechnology-based material sciences. However, the evaluation of hydrated materials using EM is challenging. Thus, a sample preparation technique has recently been developed that employs ionic liquids (ILs); the ILs can be applied for EM measurements that require vacuum conditions, which is highlighted because of the possibility of evaluating hydrated materials in this manner. In this study, IL-based EM techniques suitable for several types of hydrous materials have been reviewed.

Publication details

https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788011839-00030
Print publication date
20 Sep 2017
Copyright year
2018
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-181-5
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-183-9
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-208-9
From the book series:
Smart Materials Series