Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy
Observation of Colloidal Nanocrystal Growth
Mechanisms using Graphene Liquid Cells
- Author(s): Yuk, Jong Min
- et al.
We introduce a new type of liquid cell for in-situ electron microscopy based upon entrapment of a liquid film between layers of graphene. We employ this cell to achieve high-resolution imaging of colloidal platinum nanocrystal growth. The ability to directly image and resolve critical steps at atomic resolution provides new insights into nanocrystal coalescence and reshaping during growth.