Koji Kuramochi

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The effect of the chromatic aberration (C(c)) coefficient in a spherical aberration (C(s))- corrected electromagnetic lens on high-resolution high-angle annular dark field (HAADF) scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) images is explored in detail. A new method for precise determination of the C(c) coefficient is demonstrated, requiring(More)
An extended method is proposed for the precise simulation of high-angle annular dark-field (HAADF) scanning transmission electron-microscope (STEM) images for materials containing elements with large atomic numbers and for thick specimens. The approach combines a previously reported method utilizing two kinds of optical potential [Watanabe, Yamazaki,(More)
The structure and composition of the 1/4{110} twin boundary in alpha-Zn7Sb2O12 have been determined by using quantitative high-angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF STEM) analysis. The noise in the experimental HAADF STEM images is reduced by using the maximum entropy method and average processing, and the parameters used(More)
By using a low-order zone-axis ronchigram of a crystalline sample, a simple method for measuring twofold astigmatism of a probe-forming lens is proposed. This method allows precise measurement of the value of astigmatism from only one experimental ronchigram.
The synthesis of carbon nanostructures, with interesting morphologies, has created a revolution in nanotechnology; carbon nanotube is a case in point, but other nanoscale morphologies of graphitic carbon could provide compelling uses. In particular short structures, including very short nanotubes, have proven impossible to be grown by existing techniques(More)
In this study, we experimentally and theoretically show that the intensities of bright spots in a spherical aberration (C(s))-uncorrected high-angle annular dark-field (HAADF) scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) image of [011]-oriented Co(3)O(4), which has two different numbers of Co atoms in the projected atomic columns, are reversed with(More)
Flying fish (Teleostei: Exocoetidae) glide at a speed considerably faster than they can travel in water. This phenomenon has been investigated and examined from taxonomic, anatomical, aerodynamic and biological standpoints through field observations. However, direct measurements of the flight performance of flying fish at the moment of leaping from the(More)
A simple and robust method to precisely determine local strain fields using energy-unfiltered convergent-beam electron diffraction is presented. This method involves the subtraction of background intensity, the extraction of higher-order Laue-zone lines by tracing using a Radon transformation and a system of analytical strain determination without the need(More)
The quantitative measurement of a crystal bending effect is performed using low-order zone-axis convergent beam electron diffraction (CBED) patterns. Although the accuracy of the present method is inferior to that of the method of using split higher order Laue zone lines, this method enables us to estimate the crystal bending effect at a region very close(More)
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