In Situ Scanning Electron Microscopy in Materials Research

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Klaus Wetzig, Dietrich Schulze
Wiley, May 9, 1995 - Science - 243 pages
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The authors of this book give an instructive survey of the latest advancements in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). During the last two decades there has been a new stage in the development of scanning electron microscopes as they are equipped with special devices for in situ investigations. Thus a "microlab" now exists inside the electron microscope. Different in situ sample treatments, based on mechanical, thermal and electrical effects, as well as on surface modification by radiation and environmental interaction processes, can be used to quantitatively study reactions at solid surfaces under well-defined external conditions. The objects under investigation can be of many kinds: engineering materials, electrical and magnetic materials (as used in microelectronics), products of technical and chemical industries, minerals, forensic objects, textiles, pharmaceutical, biological and archaeological specimens.

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Klaus Wetzig studied physics at the University of Technology in Dresden, receiving his licence in 1963, his doctorate in 1967 and his habilitation in 1973. In 1975 he moved to the Academy of Sciences, and since 1992 he is Full Professor of Materials Analysis at the University of Technology in Dresden and Director at the Leibniz Institute of Solid State and Materials Research Dresden.
His research interests include materials analysis and microstructures, especially electron microscopy of functional materials, characterization of thin films for electronics, and nanostructural features in general.

Claus Michael Schneider studied physics at the Institute of Technology Aachen receiving his diploma in 1985. He obtained his PhD in 1990 at the Free University of Berlin and his habilitation in 1996 at the Martin-Luther-University Halle. In 1998 he moved to the Leibniz Institute of Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, heading the department of thin film systems and nanostructures. In June 2003 he was appointed director at the Institut fur Festkorperforschung (IFF-IEE) of the Forschungszentrum Julich.
His research interests include solid state phys ics, thin film systems and surface magnetism as well as the physics of nanostructures.

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