Side-by-side images of a cadmium selenide quantum dot. The coherent diffractive image on the left shows clearly separated rows of atoms, which are less distinct in the original low-resolution image on the right


Coherent diffractive imaging was used to refine a low-resolution image of a cadmium selenide quantum dot (left) and to enable visualization of the separation between atoms in the crystal.

SOURCE: Huang et al., 2009.

From: 3, Analysis and Imaging of Small Particles

Cover of Challenges in Characterizing Small Particles
Challenges in Characterizing Small Particles: Exploring Particles from the Nano- to Microscale: A Workshop Summary.
National Research Council (US) Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2012.
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