Electron crystallography with the EIGER detector

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Electron crystallography is a discipline that currently attracts much attention as method for inorganic, organic and macromolecular structure solution. EIGER, a direct-detection hybrid pixel detector developed at the Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland, has been tested for electron diffraction in a transmission electron microscope. EIGER features a pixel pitch of 75 × 75 μm 2 , frame rates up to 23 kHz and a dead time between frames as low as 3 μs. Cluster size and modulation transfer functions of the detector at 100, 200 and 300 keV electron energies are reported and the data quality is demonstrated by structure determination of a SAPO-34 zeotype from electron diffraction data.

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Tinti, G., Frojdh, E., Van Genderen, E., Gruene, T., Schmitt, B., Matthijs De Winter, D. A., … Abrahams, J. P. (2018). Electron crystallography with the EIGER detector. IUCrJ, 5, 190–199. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2052252518000945

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