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Advanced Electron Microscopy Imaging and Spectroscopy

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DESCRIPTION

The department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy is a core multi-user facility that features cutting-edge instrumentation, techniques and expertise required for the characterization of samples in the physical and life sciences. The facility focuses on materials and biological research, development of novel techniques and instrumentation, as well as providing training, technical support and consultation in the areas of electron microscopy and spectroscopy. The center facility houses several electron microscopes that can probe the physical, electronic and chemical structure of matter down to the atomic scale.  These instruments are coupled with advanced in-situ holders, in which the environment is controlled to match near-realistic conditions of operation, and the sample’s behavior is recorded dynamically in real time. State-of-the-art support facilities also are available including standard specimen preparation equipment and an image analysis laboratory.

RESEARCH GROUPS

The department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy is ResearchGroups_AdvancedMicroscopya core multi-user facility that features cutting-edge instrumentation, techniques and expertise required for the characterization of samples in the physical and life sciences.

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The Nanostructured Materials group is involved in investigating fundamental aspects and phenomena at the atomic scale. This is achieved by employing state of the art aberration corrected TEM/STEM imaging as well as In situ TEM experimentation, in combination with image processing, simulations and theoretical calculations.

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We have several current and ongoing collaborations with international researchers who are leading experts in the field.

Our work is published in leading international journals and include several review articles, book chapters and edited books.

We are always open for new team members. If you are interested in joining the team and applying for external funding (i.e. Marie Curie, FCT, etc.), let us know.

For further queries please contact the Research Group Leader: Francis Leonard Deepak.

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INSTRUMENTATION

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Probe-Corrected FEI Titan G2 80-200 kV ChemiSTEM

Double-Corrected FEI Titan G3 Cubed Themis 60-300 kV

JEOL JEM 2100 80-200 kV

Scanning Electron Microscopy

FEI Helios NanoLab 450S DualBeam – FIB with UHREM FEG-SEM

FEI Quanta 650 FEG Environmental SEM (including Peltier and Heating Stage)

In Situ TEM Holders

1 FEI MEMS-based TEM heating and electrical holder

2 Gatan Cryo-TEM holders (FEI and JEOL microscopes)

Sample Preparation for Electron Microscopy

Vitrobot Mark IV

Plasma Cleaner Fischione 1020

Automated Critical Point Dryer Leica EM CPD300

Decontamination Chamber

Turbo Pumping Station Gatan 655

Ultrasonic Bath Branson 1800

Hotplate Stirrer Benchmark H4000-HSE

2 Desiccators

Cold Stage Controller Gatan SmartSet 900

5 Optical Microscopes:

Stereomicroscope Leica EZ4 (at FEI Titan Cubed Themis)

Stereomicroscope Leica EZ4 (at JEOL JEM 2100)

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ1000 (at FEI Titan ChemiSTEM)

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ 745 (at FEI Quanta)

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ 745 (at FEI Helios)

Software for Imaging Analysis

Digital Micrograph

Megacell

Vesta

Dr. Probe

Seg 3D

Serial EM

True Image

Esprit

INCA

Aztec

Inspect 3D

Amira

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Thermo Scientific Escalab 250 Xi

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Paulo Ferreira

GROUP LEADERS

Paulo Ferreira
Atomic Structure Composition Materials

Francis Leonard Deepak
Nanostructured Materials

FACILITY MANAGERS

Enrique Carbó-Argibay
Facility Manager

Oleksandr Bondarchuk
Facility Manager

Oliver Schraidt
Facility Manager

HIGHLIGHTS

January 2018

New Book Published by Springer

BookCover

Title: Metal Nanoparticles and Clusters: Advances in Synthesis, Properties and Applications

Editor: Francis Leonard Deepak

September 2017

Invited Book Chapter from RSC published

NanoscienceRecent Highlights in advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques: applications to nanomaterials, Francis Leonard Deepak and Gilberto Casillas, Nanoscience (Specialist Periodical Reports, Royal Society of Chemistry), Vol 4, 2017, 4, 29-56 (Eds: P. John Thomas and Neerish Revaprasadu).

June 2017

Paper published in ACS Nano

In Situ Atomic-Scale Observation of Droplet Coalescence Driven Nucleation and Growth at Liquid/Solid Interfaces, Junjie Li, Zhongchang Wang, and Francis Leonard Deepak, ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (6), pp 5590–5597.

DESCRIPTION

The department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy is a core multi-user facility that features cutting-edge instrumentation, techniques and expertise required for the characterization of samples in the physical and life sciences. The facility focuses on materials and biological research, development of novel techniques and instrumentation, as well as providing training, technical support and consultation in the areas of electron microscopy and spectroscopy. The center facility houses several electron microscopes that can probe the physical, electronic and chemical structure of matter down to the atomic scale.  These instruments are coupled with advanced in-situ holders, in which the environment is controlled to match near-realistic conditions of operation, and the sample’s behavior is recorded dynamically in real time. State-of-the-art support facilities also are available including standard specimen preparation equipment and an image analysis laboratory.

HIGHLIGHTS

January 2018

New Book Published by Springer

BookCover

Title: Metal Nanoparticles and Clusters: Advances in Synthesis, Properties and Applications

Editor: Francis Leonard Deepak

September 2017

Invited Book Chapter from RSC published 

Nanoscience

Recent Highlights in advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques: applications to nanomaterials, Francis Leonard Deepak and Gilberto Casillas, Nanoscience (Specialist Periodical Reports, Royal Society of Chemistry), Vol 4, 2017, 4, 29-56 (Eds: P. John Thomas and Neerish Revaprasadu).

June 2017

Paper published in ACS Nano

In Situ Atomic-Scale Observation of Droplet Coalescence Driven Nucleation and Growth at Liquid/Solid Interfaces, Junjie Li, Zhongchang Wang, and Francis Leonard Deepak, ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (6), pp 5590–5597.

INSTRUMENTATION

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Probe-Corrected FEI Titan G2 80-200 kV ChemiSTEM

Double-Corrected FEI Titan G3 Cubed Themis 60-300 kV

JEOL JEM 2100 80-200 kV

Scanning Electron Microscopy

FEI Helios NanoLab 450S DualBeam – FIB with UHREM FEG-SEM

FEI Quanta 650 FEG Environmental SEM (including Peltier and Heating Stage)

In Situ TEM Holders

1 FEI MEMS-based TEM heating and electrical holder

2 Gatan Cryo-TEM holders (FEI and JEOL microscopes)

Sample Preparation for Electron Microscopy

Vitrobot Mark IV

Plasma Cleaner Fischione 1020

Automated Critical Point Dryer Leica EM CPD300

Decontamination Chamber

Turbo Pumping Station Gatan 655

Ultrasonic Bath Branson 1800

Hotplate Stirrer Benchmark H4000-HSE

2 Desiccators

Cold Stage Controller Gatan SmartSet 900

5 Optical Microscopes:

Stereomicroscope Leica EZ4 (at FEI Titan Cubed Themis)

Stereomicroscope Leica EZ4 (at JEOL JEM 2100)

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ1000 (at FEI Titan ChemiSTEM)

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ 745 (at FEI Quanta)

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ 745 (at FEI Helios)

Software for Imaging Analysis

Digital Micrograph

Megacell

Vesta

Dr. Probe

Seg 3D

Serial EM

True Image

Esprit

INCA

Aztec

Inspect 3D

Amira

Atomic Force Microscopy

Bruker Dimension Icon with Scan Assyst

X-ray Diffraction

Anton Paar Small-angle X-ray Scattering

PanAnalytical X Pert PRO MRD X-ray Diffractometer

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Thermo Scientific Escalab 250 Xi

RESEARCH GROUPS

The department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy is ResearchGroups_AdvancedMicroscopya core multi-user facility that features cutting-edge instrumentation, techniques and expertise required for the characterization of samples in the physical and life sciences.

View Advanced Electron Microscopy Group

The Nanostructured Materials group is involved in investigating fundamental aspects and phenomena at the atomic scale. This is achieved by employing state of the art aberration corrected TEM/STEM imaging as well as In situ TEM experimentation, in combination with image processing, simulations and theoretical calculations.

PictureNM

We have several current and ongoing collaborations with international researchers who are leading experts in the field.

Our work is published in leading international journals and include several review articles, book chapters and edited books.

We are always open for new team members. If you are interested in joining the team and applying for external funding (i.e. Marie Curie, FCT, etc.), let us know.

For further queries please contact the Research Group Leader: Francis Leonard Deepak.

View Group Page

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Paulo Ferreira

GROUP LEADERS

Paulo Ferreira
Atomic Structure Composition Materials

Francis Leonard Deepak
Nanostructured Materials

FACILITY MANAGERS

Enrique Carbó-Argibay
Facility Manager

Alex Bondarchuk
Facility Manager

Oliver Schraidt
Facility Manager

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Nanoeng
Lifescience
quandmat
Nanophotonics
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Microand