Structure of catalyst particles from in-situ electron microscopy: a web themed issue
Factors influencing quantitative liquid (scanning) transmission electron microscopy
An overview of beam–sample interactions identified for changing imaging and experimental conditions using a visual approach.
Advances in the environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM) for nanoscale in situ studies of gas–solid interactions
This review highlights how ETEM technology advances have enabled new essential (structural) information that improve our understanding of nanomaterials' structure–property–function relationships.
Observation of growth of metal nanoparticles
A review of liquid cell TEM development and its applications in the real time study of nanoparticle growth.
Studying localized corrosion using liquid cell transmission electron microscopy
Localized corrosion of Cu and Al thin films exposed to aqueous NaCl solutions was studied using liquid cell TEM. We demonstrate that potentiostatic control can be used to initiate pitting and that local compositional changes, due to FIB implantation of Au+ ions, can modify the corrosion susceptibility of Al films.
In situ study of the growth of two-dimensional palladium dendritic nanostructures using liquid-cell electron microscopy
Based on the bubble induced thin water layer technique, we directly probe the growth of 2D palladium dendritic nanostructures using liquid cell microscopy.
Coordination reaction between tetraphenylporphyrin and nickel on a TiO2(110) surface
Reaction of tetraphenylporphyrin with nickel on TiO2(110) results in the formation of nickel(II)-tetraphenylporphyrin and a 45° rotation of the molecule.
In situ TEM ion irradiation and implantation effects on Au nanoparticle morphologies
Radiation stability and morphological evolution of Au nanoparticles examined by in situ ion irradiation transmission electron microscopy.
Effect of surface carbon coating on sintering of silver nanoparticles: in situ TEM observations
In this work, in situ transmission electron microscopy heating has been used to investigate the effects of a carbon capping layer on sintering of silver nanoparticles.
Towards a highly dispersed and more thermally stable Ru/OCNT catalyst
The Ru supported on a functional carbon nanotube catalyst has superior dispersion and thermal stability as determined by in situ TEM investigation.
Direct visualization of initial SEI morphology and growth kinetics during lithium deposition by in situ electrochemical transmission electron microscopy
We directly observe polymeric SEI formation on gold using in situ electrochemical transmission electron microscopy from Li-ion battery electrolyte.
In situ tracing of atom migration in Pt/NiPt hollow spheres during catalysis of CO oxidation
HAADF-STEM images of Pt atom migration during catalysis of CO oxidation and corresponding 3D reconstructed atomic models.
Measurements of local chemistry and structure in Ni(O)–YSZ composites during reduction using energy-filtered environmental TEM
Energy-filtered TEM imaging during reaction with hydrogen at high temperature provides quantitative information about chemical and structural changes in NiO–YSZ.
In situ observation of electrolytic H2 evolution adjacent to gold cathodes
The early stages of gas evolution during electrolytic hydrogen production on Au electrodes are characterized by in situ transmission electron microscopy.
Enhanced shape stability of Pd–Rh core–frame nanocubes at elevated temperature: in situ heating transmission electron microscopy
Pd–Rh core–frame nanocubes maintain cubic shape at elevated temperature compared with pure Pd investigated by in situ heating transmission electron microscopy.
In situ atomic imaging of coalescence of Au nanoparticles on graphene: rotation and grain boundary migration
Atomic transmission electron microscopy of gold nanoparticle unification via nanoparticle rotation or grain boundary migration.
Differential interference contrast microscopy imaging of micrometer-long plasmonic nanowires
We report polarization- and wavelength-sensitive differential interference contrast (DIC) images and intensities of 2 μm-long gold nanowires.
Atomic resolution liquid-cell transmission electron microscopy investigations of the dynamics of nanoparticles in ultrathin liquids
Based on the ultrathin layer of water, we could directly observe the dynamics of nanoparticles at the atomic level.
In situ atomic-scale visualization of oxide islanding during oxidation of Cu surfaces
Oxidation of Cu occurs via Cu2O islanding on an oxide wetting layer at a critical thickness of two atomic layers.
Localised corrosion in aluminium alloy 2024-T3 using in situ TEM
An approach to carry out chemical reactions using aggressive gases in situ in a transmission electron microscope (TEM), at ambient pressures of 1.5 bar using a windowed environmental cell, called a nanoreactor, is presented here.
About this collection
This themed collection showcases current achievements and future perspectives in the exciting field of electron microscopy; covering a wide spectrum of communities from chemistry, materials science and electron microscopy. The issue was Guest Edited by Franklin (Feng) Tao, Eric A. Stach, Nigel D. Browning. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.