Michelle A. Smeaton has receive an Excellent Contributed Talk Award at the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting. The title of her talk was “Mapping and directing strain relaxation in connected quantum dot superlattices via in situ heating in the STEM”. Congratulations Michelle!
Berit H. Goodge has been selected by the APS Division of Materials Physics for the Ovshinsky Student Travel Award to support her participation at the 2022 APS March Meeting. She will be presenting her work on understanding the polar interface in infinite-layer nickelate thin films. Congratulations Berit!
September 30, 2021 | Lena talks with undergraduate students in the GMiP (Gender Minorities in Physics) group at UT Austin about electron microscopy and her career path. Wonderful to see so many engaged students!
September 21, 2021 | In a recently announced CCMR JumpStart project, Iris Light Technologies, Inc., (Rochester) will collaborate with the Kourkoutis group to characterize black phosphorus nanomaterials using atomic-resolution electron microscopy and spectroscopy. The goal of this joint project is to advance our understanding of the basic properties of these materials – properties that are critical for the design of electrical contacts and doping necessary for developing a laser technology for photonic chips.
Berit H. Goodge wins the 2021 Castaing Award for the Best Student Paper from the 2020 Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) meeting awarded by the Microanalysis Society (MAS). It recognizes her outstanding talk entitled “Sub-Ångstrom EDX Mapping Enabled by a High-Brightness Cold Field Emission Source”. Congratulations Berit!
January 31, 2021 | This Spring we will have two new undergraduate students join our lab. Arnav Agrawal is a Junior double majoring in Physics and Mathematics and will be working with graduate mentor Berit H. Goodge. Greg Powers is a Freshman in the College of Engineering and will be mentored by graduate student Noah Schnitzer. We are looking forward to working with you!
Advances in electron microscopy have opened an era of atomic resolution imaging and spectroscopy of materials and devices. Recent developments in novel imaging and detector modes, atomic-resolution spectroscopy and picometer precision imaging even at cryogenic sample temperatures are now a crucial part of the materials design loop, extending the reach of electron microscopy.
From June 13-18, 2021 PARADIM will host the 2nd Summer School on Electron Microscopy. The School will cover 2D and 4D imaging in the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), and will explore fundamental and practical aspects of aberration correction, electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), spectroscopic mapping, cryogenic STEM and imaging using pixelated detectors. The Summer School is divided into morning lectures and afternoon hands-on labs on state-of-the-art STEMs as well as on simulation and analysis software.