HAADF-STEM observation of partially ordered Ni4Mo alloys

N. Tanaka, S. Hata, K. Oki, N. Kuwano

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Partially ordered Ni4Mo alloys were observed for the first time at an atomic resolution with high-angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF-STEM). The Mo atomic columns in the D1a ordered structure were clearly visualized as bright square dots in the HAADF-STEM image. It was found that the ordered regions were observed with a high contrast in the defocus condition a little overfocused from the Scherzer defocus (Δf = √CS · γ) which is the condition for the smallest electron probe in STEM. The phenomenon was interpreted successfully by using the approximate imaging theory for HAADF-STEM proposed by Jesson et al. Using the present experimental and simulation results, an approximate imaging theory for visualizing short range ordered state in binary alloys, such as the Ni4Mo alloys, is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-418
Number of pages5
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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