Precise Morphology Analysis on Platelet-type Hematite Particles by Transmission Electron Microscopy

Daisuke Nishino, Atsushi Nakafuji, Jun Mo Yang, Daisuke Shindo

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The morphological characterization on platelet-type hematite particles was carried out extensively by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). It was found that the thickness of platelet-type hematite particles could be precisely measured from TEM images and convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED) patterns with the use of the imaging plate. Based on these analyses coupled with electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) which is useful to evaluate the specimen thickness with a simple manner, the mean-free path for inelastic electron scattering of hematite was determined to be 120nm at an accelerating voltage of 200kV. Thus, it is expected that the thickness of other hematite particles with various shapes, which is difficult to measure from TEM images and CBED patterns, can now be easily evaluated through EELS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1369-1374
Number of pages6
JournalIsij International
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Convergent-beam electron diffraction
  • Electron energy-loss spectroscopy
  • Mean-free path for inelastic electron scattering
  • Morphological characterization
  • Platelet-type hematite particle
  • Specimen thickness
  • Transmission electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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