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Development of Wide Field of View Three-Dimensional Field Ion Microscopy and High-Fidelity Reconstruction Algorithms to the Study of Defects in Nuclear Materials

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 March 2021

Benjamin Klaes*
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Rodrigue Lardé
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Fabien Delaroche
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Constantinos Hatzoglou
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Stefan Parvianien
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Jonathan Houard
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Gérald Da Costa
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Antoine Normand
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Martin Brault
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
Bertrand Radiguet
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
François Vurpillot
Affiliation:
Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, INSA Rouen, CNRS, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, Rouen76000, France
*
*Author for correspondence: Benjamin Klaes, E-mail: benjamin.klaes@univ-rouen.fr

Abstract

This article presents a fast and highly efficient algorithm developed to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) volume with a high spatial precision from a set of field ion microscopy (FIM) images, and specific tools developed to characterize crystallographic lattice and defects. A set of FIM digital images and image processing algorithms allow the construction of a 3D reconstruction of the sample at the atomic scale. The capability of the 3D FIM to resolve the crystallographic lattice and the finest defects in metals opens a new way to analyze materials. This spatial precision was quantified on tungsten, analyzed at different analyzing conditions. A specific data mining tool, based on Fourier transforms, was also developed to characterize lattice distortions in the reconstructed volumes. This tool has been used in simulated and experimental volumes to successfully locate and characterize defects such as dislocations and grain boundaries.

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Software and Instrumentation
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Copyright © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Microscopy Society of America

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