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Chicago exploration days

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Zeitler,  Elmar
Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute, Max Planck Society;

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Zeitler, E. (2012). Chicago exploration days. Ultramicroscopy, 123, 13-21. doi:10.1016/j.ultramic.2012.03.015.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-000E-AF4F-2
Abstract
Single heavy atoms supported on thin carbon film were first imaged by Crewe, Wall and Langmore with their dark-field STEM. This glimpse into a hitherto invisible world we owe undeniably to Crewe's vision and determination, and to his gift to electrify, engage and encourage talented students. Since this successful event happened during my sabbatical stay in Crewe's group, the editors of this memorial volume asked me to write an account of its early history, which I gladly composed mostly from memory. The circumstances that led to my collaboration with Albert Crew in Chicago are reviewed, and the main project that we jointly embarked on the Chicago 1 MeV STEM is described. It is shown that the project was nearing completion and would have likely been successful, had funding been continued. The paper concludes with a tribute to Albert I wrote many years ago.