Dan wins travel award to attend IPAM workshop

Dan has won a travel award to expand her knowledge of machine learning as it relates to materials science by attending the UCLA Institute of Pure and Applied Mathemathics Workshop “Synergies Between Machine Learning and Physical Models“. Congratulations, Dan!

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Paper on ZnO surface reconstructions

Ryan Jacobs from Dane Morgan’s group has published a paper explaining the unusual surface reconstruction on ZnO that Andy observed experimentally a few years ago.

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glass-forming ability of Ni-P

A paper Pei contributed to on the glass-forming ability of Ni-P alloys with W has just been published in Acta Materialia.

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Paper on mean free paths published

Pei’s paper with Zhe Wang from John Perepezko’s group on the elastic and inelastic mean free paths of various metallic glasses has be published. This is a topic we’ve studied before, but the new work provides an analytical expression for the elastic mean free path that is validated against glasses with a wide range of atomic numbers. Therefore, it can be applied to predict reliably the elastic mean free path for new alloy compositions.

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Jie wins MRSEC Honored Scholar Travel Award

Jie Feng has won a MRSEC Honored Scholar Travel Award to attend Quantitative Electron Microscopy 2017 in Balaruc de Bain, France. QEM is the leading European summer school  in quantitative microscopy. Congratulations, Jie, and thanks to the MRSEC for supporting this opportunity!

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Li with her Best Paper Award

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Li, holding her best paper award plaque from Microscopy and Microanalysis for the first paper on electron correlation microscopy (ECM).

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Welcome new student Xuying Liu

Xuying Liu has joined the group as a new graduate student working on defects in SiC, including in situ nanoindentation. She’s joining us from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. We’re glad to have her – welcome!

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Welcome new student Debaditya Chatterjee

Debaditya Chatterjee has joined the group as a new graduate student working on fluctuation electron microscopy. He’s joining us from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. We’re glad to have him – welcome!

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Chenyu and Andy publish on improved methods for EDS spectrum images

Chenyu and Andy have published a paper in Nanotechnology applying advanced methods in data science to STEM EDS spectrum images. They built on our past work using non-rigid registration and incorporated a new method for denoising called non-local principle component analysis. The combination of the two makes for a significant improvement in the data quality for STEM EDS at atomic resolution.

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Congli’s paper on patterned MTJs appears

A paper containing some beautiful microanalysis results on patterned magnetic tunnel junctions by Congli has been published in Nanotechnology.

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