Tsukasa Hirayama

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We have developed a focused ion beam (FIB)-Ar ion-milling technique for high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. A micrometresized specimen was mounted on a cross section of metal foil of a few micrometres thick, using FIB microsampling. Following this, a 2 degrees wedgeshaped part was made in the specimen using FIB. Finally, the specimen was(More)
A carbon coil was evaluated for use as a micro-solenoid in a small magnetic device. A single carbon coil was lifted out of the aggregate using a tungsten fine probe in a focused ion beam (FIB) system and was wired to two small electrodes in the specimen holder of a transmission electron microscope (TEM). A direct current was supplied to the single carbon(More)
A new milling technique based on a focused ion beam (FIB) microsampling system is proposed to avoid the curtaining effect, commonly occurring in other FIB milling methods, in order to obtain a crosssectional device specimen with uniform thickness can be obtained for electron holographic observation.
Phase-shifting electron holography and Lorentz microscopy were used to map dopant distributions in GaAs compound semiconductors with step-like dopant concentration. Transmission electron microscope specimens were prepared using a triple beam focused ion beam (FIB) system, which combines a Ga ion beam, a scanning electron microscope, and an Ar ion beam to(More)
We report an angle-resolved electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) study on the valence-shell electronic excitations of CO2. Experimentally, momentum-transfer-dependent generalized oscillator strengths (GOSs) or GOS profiles for low-lying electronic excitations have been derived from EELS spectra measured at incident electron energy of 3 keV.(More)
A new method for forming an electron hologram without Fresnel fringes caused by an electron biprism is presented. Adding a fine filament to the ordinary setup for off-axis electron holography directly prevented Fresnel diffraction at the electron biprism and eliminated 70% of the phase error due to the Fresnel diffraction. This made it possible to obtain a(More)
All-solid-state Li-ion batteries (LIBs) with solid electrolytes are expected to be the next generation devices to overcome serious issues facing conventional LIBs with liquid electrolytes. However, the large Li-ion transfer resistance at the electrode/solid-electrolyte interfaces causes low power density and prevents practical use. In-situ-formed negative(More)
The development of a transmission electron microscope equipped with a field emission gun paved the way for electron holography to be put to practical use in various fields. In this paper, we review three advanced electron holography techniques: on-line real-time electron holography, three-dimensional (3D) tomographic holography and phase-shifting electron(More)
In situ electron holography is used to observe changes of electric-potential distributions in an amorphous lithium phosphorus oxynitride (LiPON) solid-state electrolyte when different voltages are applied. 2D phase images are simulated by integrating the 3D potential distribution along the electron trajectory through a thin Cu/LiPON/Cu region. Good(More)