The performance of a monochromated transmission electron microscope with Wien type monochromator is optimized to achieve an extremely narrow energy spread of electron beam and an ultrahigh energy resolution with spectroscopy. The energy spread in the beam is improved by almost an order of magnitude as compared to specified values. The optimization involves both the monochromator and the electron energy loss detection system. We demonstrate boosted capability of optimized systems with respect to ultra-low loss EELS and sub-angstrom resolution imaging (in a combination with spherical aberration correction).
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-12-16
Acknowledgements: Authors would like to thank Dr. Peter C Tiemeijer from FEI Co for fruitful comments and discussions regarding the monochromator operation and optimization. Also we would like to acknowledge Dmitry Melnikau for providing a sample of Ag nanowires.