Digital restoration of scanning electrochemical microscope images

Keith Bartels, Chongmok Lee, Alan Bovik, Allen J. Bard

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Images obtained from the scanning electrochemical microscope (SECM) have been restored by digital computer techniques. SECM images are inherently blurred by the diffusion process that occurs in the oxidation-reduction reaction at the probe tip. Restoration of an image of the bottom surface of a Ligustrum sinensis leaf as well the image of a conductive inverse indium tin oxide grid structure is described. The authors present two techniques for restoring SECM images. The first is an inverse filtering technique and the second is a smoothed Taylor series approximation of the unblurred image via a modification of a procedure given in A. Rosenfeld and A.C. Kak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-39
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1991
EventBiomedical Image Processing II - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 25 Feb 199127 Feb 1991


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