NanoMegas ASTAR TEM Orientation Imaging System

Contact:  Alex Kvit (, 608-265-4458)
Center:  NIAC

ASTAR is an automatic crystallographic indexing and orientation/phase mapping tool developed for TEM.

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  • ASTAR orientation phase map up to 1 nm resolution
  • May work with any type of diffracting material using standard TEM specimen prep techniques
  • Can work in combination with beam precession for ultra-precise orientation/phase maps and ab-initio solution of unknown pahses
  • Has digital scan generator – no need for STEM unit
  • Scanning step from 0.1 nm to 100 nm in TEM/nanobeam/microprobe mode

Additional Information

  • NanoMEGAS ASTAR – Information on how the system works and applications