Analysis of nanocrystalline diamond powder by scanning transmission electron microscopy

Peng, J, Fehlhaber, R, Bursill, L and McCulloch, D 2001, 'Analysis of nanocrystalline diamond powder by scanning transmission electron microscopy', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 89, no. 11, pp. 6204-6213.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Analysis of nanocrystalline diamond powder by scanning transmission electron microscopy
Author(s) Peng, J
Fehlhaber, R
Bursill, L
McCulloch, D
Year 2001
Journal name Journal of Applied Physics
Volume number 89
Issue number 11
Start page 6204
End page 6213
Total pages 9
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Abstract Theoretical studies [R. P. Fehlhaber and L. A. Bursill, Phys. Rev. B 60, 14147 (1999)] of small nanocrystalline diamond spheres, using the classical electrodynamic formalism with a well defined impact parameter and including all multipole modes, are used to analyze and discuss electron energy loss spectra recorded with a high resolution scanning transmission electron microscope. The theory is used to predict spectra for spheres of different radii with and without surface coatings. Due to the relatively large damping factor for diamond the surface, interface and bulk plasmon peaks overlap; but it is shown that the theory is nevertheless capable to allow particle diameter and coating thickness to be determined accurately. The theory is also applied to make some deductions concerning particle morphology by analysis of low-loss spectra from particles of different thickness and shape.
DOI - identifier 10.1063/1.1360702
Copyright notice © 2001 American Institute of Physics.
ISSN 0021-8979
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