STEM Alignment with Ronchigram
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By wobbling the condenser lens excitation and then the microscope high tension, the alignment of the illumination electron beam in STEM mode can be very accurately checked. If there is a misalignment of the beam between condenser and objective lenses, there will be a periodic translation of Ronchigram features when the wobbling takes place. This misalignment can be corrected by using the condenser alignment coils (CTEM bright tilt in JEOL systems) so that the features only oscillate in and out symmetrically about the coma-free axis.

To obtain good quality high-resolution HAADF STEM images, we need the same magnitude of defocus as the thickness of the amorphous layer on the sample surface that is used to adjust the Ronchigram.

 

 

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