Three-dimensional coordinates of individual atoms in materials revealed by electron tomography.

  title={Three-dimensional coordinates of individual atoms in materials revealed by electron tomography.},
  author={Rui Xu and Chien-Chun Chen and L. Wu and M. C. Scott and W. Theis and C. Ophus and M. Bartels and Yongsoo Yang and H. Ramezani-Dakhel and M. Sawaya and H. Heinz and L. Marks and P. Ercius and J. Miao},
  journal={Nature materials},
  volume={14 11},
  • Rui Xu, Chien-Chun Chen, +11 authors J. Miao
  • Published 2015
  • Materials Science, Medicine, Physics
  • Nature materials
  • Crystallography, the primary method for determining the 3D atomic positions in crystals, has been fundamental to the development of many fields of science. However, the atomic positions obtained from crystallography represent a global average of many unit cells in a crystal. Here, we report, for the first time, the determination of the 3D coordinates of thousands of individual atoms and a point defect in a material by electron tomography with a precision of ∼19 pm, where the crystallinity of… CONTINUE READING
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