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This permits the use of special mathematical approaches to obtain a complete threedimensional density distribution for the object. 6 Image analysis The development of specialist software for the analysis of electron micrographs has equipped researchers with a variety of computational tools to analyse different types of sample. These methods are all based on the premise that a micrograph is a simple projection of the object and therefore have much in common. The main steps include (i) pre-processing of images, (ii) restoration of images, (iii) enhancement of images, (iv) determination of orientations and (v) reconstruction of the three-dimensional distribution of density.
The first is a real space approach and the second a Fourier space approach that is analogous to the crystallographic method. In real space, the ‘back projection’ technique is used to reverse the operation of obtaining a projection. A projection simply represents the total sum of all densities of the three-dimensional object in a single plane (somewhat like a medical X-ray). To restore the densities of the threedimensional object the densities of the projections must be extended in the reverse of the projecting direction.
The result obtained must then be validated and interpreted. 4 Images of a carbon film (taken at 200 kV on an FEI T-20 FEG-EM) at the defocus values indicated and their corresponding Fourier transforms. The light and dark bands are Thon rings which result from the contrast transfer function imposed by the objective lens of the microscope taken and to normalize the data. Band pass filtering is usually applied to remove any uneven background and unimportant high-frequency detail. The restoration step aims to restore the frequency spectrum of the image.