The contrast-imaging function for tilted specimens

Philippsen, A. and Engel, H. A. and Engel, A.. (2007) The contrast-imaging function for tilted specimens. Ultramicroscopy, Vol. 107, H. 2-3. pp. 202-212.

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A theoretical description of the contrast-imaging function is derived for tilted specimens that exhibit weak-phase object characteristics. We show that the tilted contrast-imaging function (TCIF) is a linear transformation, which can be approximated by the convolution operation for small tilt angles or for small specimens. This approximation is not valid for electron tomography, where specimen tilts are above 60 degrees and specimen dimensions amount to some 10mum. The approximation also breaks down for electron crystallography, where atomic resolution is to be achieved. Therefore, we do not make this approximation and propose a generalized algorithm for inverting the TCIF. The implications of our description are discussed in the context of electron tomography, single particle analysis, and electron crystallography, and the improved resolution is quantitatively demonstrated.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Former Organization Units Biozentrum > Structural Biology (Engel)
UniBasel Contributors:Engel, Andreas H
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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