A plastic bag method was developed to observe air sensitive samples on microstructure and phases distribution without air exposure during holder transfer process into the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). As an example, a type of lithium aluminum hydride (Li3AlH6) was observed in TEM to demonstrate the effectiveness of this method. Results show that plastic bag method is a simple and practical TEM transfer method utilized to reduce air contact for a series of air sensitive materials.
This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Electron Microscopy following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version J Electron Microsc (Tokyo) (2011) 60 (6): 375-378 is available online at: http://jmicro.oxfordjournals.org/content/60/6/375