Atomic DualEELS analysis of CaFeO2,5 Brownmillerite structure—Investigating the presence of oxygen vacancies

Fe-O atoms are arranged in alternating tetrahedral and octahedral planes that can be distinguished looking at the fine structure of the O K-edge at 532 eV. Hybridization between the O and Fe orbitals is different depending on the way the atoms are arranged, and changes can be seen in the O K-edge at 532 eV in the EELS spectrum.

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Paolo Longo, Ph.D., Gatan, Inc. Sample courtesy of Professor Ramachandra Rao at Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai Madras, India Microscope courtesy of Dr. Giuseppe Nicotra at IMM-CNR, Catania, Italy
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