From the reviews:
“To describe in 18 chapters the current status in a wide field, a dazzling list of no less than 44 distinguished authors has been assembled. Fortunately, the role of the editors has continued well beyond the point of producing their own chapters to ensure that these different contributions are reasonably well integrated with a useful index….The editors’ assertion that the experiment of focusing a beam of electrons down to an atomic scale and measuring its scattering has spectacular outcomes is most abundantly proved here.”
--Archie Howie, Microscopy and Microanalysis
“The book opens with a magnificent 90-page history of STEM by S.J. Pennycook, which traces the story of the instrument from von Ardenne’s microscope of the late 1930s to such very recent innovations as the confocal mode of operation. … Very readable, lavishly illustrated and extremely thorough, this will remain a key publication on the history of the STEM.” (Ultramicroscopy, Vol. 116, 2012)
From the Back Cover
Scanning transmission electron microscopy has become a mainstream technique for imaging and analysis at atomic resolution and sensitivity, and the editors of this book are widely credited with bringing the field to its present popularity. Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy: Imaging and Analysis provides a comprehensive explanation of the theory and practice of STEM from introductory to advanced levels, covering the history of the field, the instrument, image formation and scattering theory, as well as practical aspects of imaging and analysis. The authors present examples of the use of combined imaging and spectroscopy for solving materials problems in a variety of fields, including condensed matter physics, materials science, catalysis, and nanoscience. Therefore this is a comprehensive reference for those working in applied fields wishing to use the technique, for graduate students learning microscopy for the first time, and for specialists in other fields of microscopy.