Influence of surface oxidation on transmission electron microscopy characterization of Fe-Ga alloys

TitleInfluence of surface oxidation on transmission electron microscopy characterization of Fe-Ga alloys
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsXing Q, Kramer MJ, Wu D, Lograsso TA
Journal TitleMaterials Characterization
Volume61
Pages598-602
Date Published06/01
ISBN Number1044-5803
Accession NumberISI:000279215200002
Keywordsdark-field imaging, fourier transform, gallium, high-resolution electron microscopy (hrem), images, iron, OXIDE
Abstract

Fe-Ga alloys are rapidly oxidized when exposed in air, forming both amorphous and crystalline surface oxides. These oxides hinder the observation of the ordered phases of B2 and D0(3) in Fe-Ga alloys by dark-field imaging and high-resolution imaging of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. Proper imaging techniques and reduction of surface oxides are necessary to obtain representative microstructural features to the bulk alloys by TEM. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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DOIDoi 10.1016/J.Matchar.2010.03.004