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We report on the development of Electron Holographic Tomography towards a versatile potential measurement technique, overcoming several limitations, such as a limited tilt range, previously hampering a reproducible and accurate electrostatic potential reconstruction in three dimensions. Most notably, tomographic reconstruction is performed on optimally sampled polar grids taking into account symmetry and other spatial constraints of the nanostructure. Furthermore, holographic tilt series acquisition and alignment have been automated and adapted to three dimensions. We demonstrate 6 nm spatial and 0.2 V signal resolution by reconstructing various, previously hidden, potential details of a GaAs/AlGaAs core-shell nanowire. The improved tomographic reconstruction opens pathways towards the detection of minute potentials in nanostructures and an increase in speed and accuracy in related techniques such as X-ray tomography.
Publication date: 
7 Jul 2014

A Lubk, D Wolf, P Prete, N Lovergine, T Niermann, S Sturm, H Lichte

Biblio References: 
arXiv preprint arXiv:1407.1781