PRISM at Discovery Park

"Dynamic In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy to Meet the Challenges of the Nanoworld"

November 9 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - BRK 2001

Abstract: Recent developments in instrumentation have made it a very exciting time to perform both fundamental and applied research in the electron microscope.  Aberration correctors have taken spatial resolution below the 1 angstrom barrier for inorganic materials and promise to do the same for organic/biological materials. In-situ microscopy is moving forward at a rapid pace with the development of gas/liquid stages that permit reaction processes to be imaged and analyzed at atomic resolution. The development of nanosecond and faster photoemission electron sources offers the chance to move the high spatial resolution world of electron microscopy into the ultrafast world of materials dynamics. Conventional in situ TEM coupled with ultrafast TEM can be utilized to gain a fundamental understanding of dynamic processes occurring in materials and biological structures. The combination of these capabilities allow for vast improvements of in-situ TEM studies limited by video rate in that many processes span multiple time and length scales. Ultrafast dynamic in-situ electron microscopy promises to answer challenging questions in the fields ranging from materials science to biology. In this presentation, examples of high resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy studies will be presented for nanostructures and catalysts. Additionally, development of the ultrafast electron microscopy and its application to materials science and nanotechnology will be discussed.

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