Transmission electron microscopy of mercury metal

Dalaver H. Anjum, Ru Sougrat

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Transmission electron microcopy (TEM) analysis of liquid metals, especially mercury (Hg), is difficult to carry out because their specimen preparation poses a daunting task due to the unique surface properties of these metals. This paper reports a cryoTEM study on Hg using a novel specimen preparation technique. Hg metal is mixed with water using sonication and quenched in liquid ethane cryogen. This technique permits research into the morphological, phase and structural properties of Hg at nanoscale dimensions.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)365-370
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016


  • cryoTEM
  • faceting
  • liquid metals
  • nanoparticles
  • phase transitions


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