Electron correlation microscopy wins best paper award!

Li and Pei’s paper on electron correlation microscopy has won the Best Techniques and Instrumentation Paper in the journal Microscopy and Microanalysis for 2016.  Congratulations to Li and Pei for this well-deserved recognition of their excellent work!

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Paper on BN and graphene growth

Ashutosh has contributed to a paper demonstrating layer-by-layer controlled growth of h-BN on Co and h-BN / graphene heterostructures, which has appeared in Langmuir.

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New paper on black spot defects in SiC

Yizhang and Li contributed to a paper on correlations between black spot defects (small point defect clusters) and swelling in irradiated SiC, which has just appeared in Journal of Nuclear Materials.

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Min’s paper on nanoparticle structure refinement published

Min Yu’s paper on nanoparticle structure refinement based on Andy’s STEM data has been published in ACS Nano.  Congratulations on Min, Andy, and the other authors.

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Welcome post-doc Zhongnan Xu

Zhongnan Xu has joined the group as a joint post-doc  with the Computational Materials Group to work on structure optimization for catalysis.  Zhongnan comes to us from John Kitchin’s group at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Connection between MRO and glass-forming ability in BMGs

Pei and Jason have published a paper connecting medium-range order to glass-forming ability in Zr-Cu-Al bulk metallic glasses.  This work is the next big step building on our HRMC-derived structural models of BMGs.  Congratulations!

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Congli contributes to paper on magnetic nanowires

Congli contributed to a paper on domains in magnetic nanowires with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy that has appeared in Nanoscale.  Nice work!

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Welcome new post-doc Dan Zhou

Dan Zhou has joined the group as a post-doc working on quantitative STEM and fluctuation microscopy.  She comes to us from the Stuttgart Center for Electron Microscopy, part of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research.  Welcome, Dan!

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New papers!

Ashutosh contributed to a study of thermal interface resistance in Si nanomembranes now published in Physical Review Letters, and Paul worked with Xing Wang from the computational materials group on a study of irradiation-induced amorphization in SiC now published in Acta Materialia.

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Farewell to Min Yu

With regret we say good bye to Min Yu, who is leaving the group for personal reasons.  She’s done great work on nanocatalysts and metallic glasses, so we hope to see her back again in at some point in the future.

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