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Advanced Electron Microscopy Imaging and Spectroscopy

RESEARCH

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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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Our research group in the Department of Advanced Electron ResearchGroups_AdvancedElectroscopyMicroscopy,Imaging and Spectroscopy (AEMIS) at INL is involved in understanding the atomic structure of materials (energy related and catalytically important materials) and correlating it with their properties using a combination of electron microscopic and spectroscopic tools.

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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

HIGHLIGHTS

June 2017
Our Paper has just been published in ACS Nano.

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

 

October 2016
Our Paper has just been accepted in Cryst. Growth and Design.

Real-Time Dynamical Observation of Lattice Induced Nucleation and Growth in Interfacial Solid-Solid Phase Transitions, Junjie Li, Qiang Li, Zhongchang Wang, and Francis Leonard Deepak, Cryst. Growth Des., DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01421.

September 2016
Sharath Kumar has just joined the group to carry out his Master´s Thesis Work. His project involves carrying out aberration corrected TEM/STEM imaging in combination with High Resolution Spectroscopy to study the structural and compositional variations in Transition Metal modified TiO2 NTs and correlate the behavior with their catalytic properties.

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

October 2016
Our Paper has just been accepted in Cryst. Growth and Design.

Real-Time Dynamical Observation of Lattice Induced Nucleation and Growth in Interfacial Solid-Solid Phase Transitions, Junjie Li, Qiang Li, Zhongchang Wang, and Francis Leonard Deepak, Cryst. Growth Des., DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01421.

September 2016
Sharath Kumar has just joined the group to carry out his Master´s Thesis Work. His project involves carrying out aberration corrected TEM/STEM imaging in combination with High Resolution Spectroscopy to study the structural and compositional variations in Transition Metal modified TiO2 NTs and correlate the behavior with their catalytic properties.

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

Our research group in the Department of Advanced Electron ResearchGroups_AdvancedElectroscopyMicroscopy,Imaging and Spectroscopy (AEMIS) at INL is involved in understanding the atomic structure of materials (energy related and catalytically important materials) and correlating it with their properties using a combination of electron microscopic and spectroscopic tools.

View Advanced Electron Spectroscopy Group

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
Nanoeng
Lifescience
quandmat
Nanophotonics
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Microand