SmartAlign for DigitalMicrograph
SmartAlign corrects for stage drift and scan distortion from fast-acquisition multi-frame images using rigid and non-rigid image alignment
, and improves resolution, signal-to-noise ratio, and image-intensity distribution while reducing beam damage effects.
The resultant image can be further analyzed quantitatively, say for composition and strain.
Template Matching Module for SmartAlign
References and Technical Notes
Template matching is a common technique that involves searching for repeating regions, and averaging them to improve image quality.
However, the "Template Matching Module" (TM module) includes non-rigid registration of the repeated image-regions.
Thus, the TM module is extremely suitable for data that has been acquired by scanning techniques.
 L. Jones, H. Yang, T.J. Pennycook, M.S.J. Marshall, S. Van Aert, N.D. Browning, et al., "Smart Align a new tool for robust non-rigid registration of scanning microscope data", Advanced Structural & Chemical Imaging 1:8 (2015) doi:10.1186/s40679-015-0008-4.
 Lewys Jones, Sigurd Wenner, Magnus Nord, Per Harald Ninive, Ole Martin Lovvik, Randi Holmestad, Peter Nellist, Ultramicroscopy 179 (2017) 57-62: Optimising multi-frame ADF-STEM for high-precision atomic-resolution strain mapping, doi:10.1016/j.ultramic.2017.04.007
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