Statistical estimation of atomic positions from exit wave reconstruction with a precision in the picometer range

  • Bals S
  • Van Aert S
  • Van Tendeloo G
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The local structure of Bi4W2/3Mn1/3O8Cl is determined using quantitative transmission electron microscopy. The electron exit wave, which is closely related to the projected crystal potential, is reconstructed and used as a starting point for statistical parameter estimation. This method allows us to refine all atomic positions on a local scale, including those of the light atoms, with a precision in the picometer range. Using this method one is no longer restricted to the information limit of the electron microscope. Our results are in good agreement with x-ray powder diffraction data demonstrating the reliability of the method. Moreover, it will be shown that local effects can be interpreted using this approach.

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  • Sara Bals

  • Sandra Van Aert

  • Gustaaf Van Tendeloo

  • David Ávila-Brande

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