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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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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