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AbstractSummary: 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.
CitationANJUM DH, SOUGRAT R (2016) Transmission electron microscopy of mercury metal. Journal of Microscopy 263: 365–370. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmi.12399.
SponsorsAuthors thank KAUST for supporting this research. The support of FEI Company's Service and Applications throughout these experiments is also highly appreciated.
JournalJournal of Microscopy
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