Artificial intelligence magnifies the utility of electron microscopes

Argonne’s Charudatta Phatak views a magnified image from a Lorentz transmission electron microscope. Phatak’s team is using AI to improve microscope sensitivity and accuracy. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory

With resolution 1,000 times greater than a light microscope, electron microscopes are exceptionally good at imaging materials and detailing their properties. But like all technologies, they have some limitations.

To overcome these limitations, scientists have traditionally focused on upgrading hardware, which is costly. But researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are showing that advanced software developments can push their performance further.
Argonne researchers have recently …

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