Li’s paper on mobile defect clusters in SiC published

Li has published a paper in PRB describing radiation-induced mobility of defect clusters in SiC observed using high-resolution low-angle dark-field STEM. Congratulations, Li!

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Group picnic at Governor Dodge State Park

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Two pictures from the recent group outing to Governor Dodge State Park. The first one is the entire group, including family members, at the cookout. The second one is the more intrepid group half way along the Lost Canyon Trail at Sheperd’s Falls. Thanks for Jie and Dan for organizing.

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Jason wins poster award at BMG XI

Jason won a poster award at the BMG XI, the 11th International Conference on Bulk Metallic Glasses for his poster “Medium-Range Structure of Zr-Cu-Al Bulk Metallic Glasses from Structure Optimization Based on Fluctuation Microscopy”. Congratulations, Jason!

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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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