This chapter focuses on the practical problems encountered when attempting to record atomic-resolution images. The human skills of sample alignment, focusing, astigmatism correction, and image recording (at the right moment) are described using a worked example. Autotuning software is discussed, in addition to the choice of substrate film. The chapter ends with a summary of ancillary equipment and a check-list.
Keywords: experimental technique; astigmatism correction; focussing methods; autotuning; alignment methods
Chapter. 11472 words. Illustrated.
Subjects: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
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