Transmission electron microscopy of mercury metal

Dalaver H. Anjum, Rachid Sougrat

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    Abstract

    Summary: Transmission electron microcopy (TEM) analysis of liquid metals, especially mercury (Hg), is difficult to carry out because their specimen preparation poses a daunting task due to the unique surface properties of these metals. This paper reports a cryoTEM study on Hg using a novel specimen preparation technique. Hg metal is mixed with water using sonication and quenched in liquid ethane cryogen. This technique permits research into the morphological, phase and structural properties of Hg at nanoscale dimensions. © 2016 Royal Microscopical Society.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)365-370
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Microscopy
    Volume263
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 28 2016

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