Optimizing Your Microscope

Room Environment Part I

Things that go bump, and uses of toilet paper:
"Optimizing the Environment for Sub-0.2nm Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy," D. A. Muller, J. L. Grazul, Journal of Electron Microscopy, 50 219-226 (2001).

Room Environment Part II: 

EM and Acoustic Fields:
" Room Design for High Performance Electron Microscopy," David A. Muller, Earl Kirkland, Malcom G. Thomas,  John L. Grazul, Lena Fitting, Matthew Weyland Ultramicroscopy, 106 1033–1040 (2006).

Sample Preparation:  
Imaging individual atoms inside crystals with ADF-STEM”, P. M. Voyles, J. L. Grazul, D. A. Muller,  Ultramicroscopy 96 251-273 (2003).

Choosing the right apertures I:
Tuning the convergence angle for optimum STEM performance ”, M. Weyland and D. A. Muller, FEI Nanosolutions 1, 24, 2005

Choosing the right apertures II:
See also fig 8 and the section on Image Delocalization in “Thin Dielectric Film Thickness Determination by Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy”, A.C. Diebold, B. Foran, C. Kisielowski, D. A. Muller, S.J. Pennycook, E. Principe, and S. Stemmer, Microsc. Microanal. 9, 493–508, 2003