Kazuo Ishizuka

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Based on the transport of intensity equation (TIE), a phase map can be readily retrieved from only three images of a focal series. The retrieval procedure does not require an iterative calculation and it is performed very fast with the use of the fast Fourier transform. However, it must be noted that sensitivity depends on the spatial frequency components(More)
Microstructure characterization has become indispensable to the study of complex materials, such as strongly correlated oxides, and can obtain useful information about the origin of their physical properties. Although atomically resolved measurements have long been possible, an important goal in microstructure characterization is to achieve(More)
It has been demonstrated that a high-angle annular dark-field (HAADF) STEM technique gives an image resolving atomic columns. Due to the diffusion of this technique and an improvement of its resolution, a practical procedure for image simulation becomes important for a quantitative interpretation of the HAADF image. In this report a new practical scheme for(More)
We demonstrate local crystal structure analysis based on annular dark-field (ADF) imaging in scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). Using a stabilized STEM instrument and customized software, we first realize high accuracy of elemental discrimination and atom-position determination with a 10-pm-order accuracy, which can reveal major cation(More)
We report a local crystal structure analysis with a high precision of several picometers on the basis of scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). Advanced annular dark-field (ADF) imaging has been demonstrated using software-based experimental and data-processing techniques, such as the improvement of signal-to-noise ratio, the reduction of image(More)
Since the Transport Intensity Equation (TIE) has been applied to electron microscopy only recently, there are controversial discussions in the literature regarding the theoretical concepts underlying the equation and the practical techniques to solve the equation. In this report we explored some of the issues regarding the TIE, especially bearing electron(More)
The practical procedure for coma-free alignment using a single defocused transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image is presented. Caustic figures observed in the defocused TEM image of a focused probe are utilized. Coma-free alignment can be carried out by coinciding a bright-field spot with the center of a caustic curve as observed in an underfocus TEM(More)
We demonstrate atomic-column imaging by scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS). The silicon atomic-columns of a beta-Si3N4 (001) specimen are clearly resolved. The atomic-site dependence and the energy-loss dependence of the spatial resolution are elucidated on the basis of the experimental results and(More)
We investigated high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) images obtained from a microscope equipped with a spherical aberration corrector. The probe size (full-width at half-maximum) is reduced to 0.76 A at 200 kV by assuming the fifth-order spherical aberration coefficient C5 = 100 mm. For the simulation we have used the recently(More)
The first paper on the FFT multislice method was published in 1977, a quarter of a century ago. The formula was extended in 1982 to include a large tilt of an incident beam relative to the specimen surface. Since then, with advances of computing power, the FFT multislice method has been successfully applied to coherent CBED and HAADF-STEM simulations.(More)