TEM studies of zeolites and ordered mesoporous materials

Micron. 2011 Jul;42(5):512-27. doi: 10.1016/j.micron.2010.12.005. Epub 2010 Dec 24.


In the present manuscript we have reviewed recent results on transmission electron microscopy of beam sensitive materials such as zeolites and ordered mesoporous materials. The results of the investigation of the fine structure of different zeolite types as MFI, ITQ-7 and the presence of mixture of phases are shown. In addition, the incorporation of metals within the zeolitic framework and their different applications as precursors for metal nanowire growth are also described. The combination of HRTEM together with electron crystallography for solving new ordered mesoporous silica and associated analytical techniques shows the strength of electron microscopy for a full characterization of such materials.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review