Characterization of Energy Materials Using Advanced Techniques in the Electron Microscope

Presenter Full Name
Dr. Ilke Arslan
University of California, Davis
Year & Semester
2011 Fall
Presentation Date
September 19, 2011

Dr. Ilke Arslan of the University of California, Davis: In recent years, nanotechnology has become a major component of research in materials physics, placing rigorous demands on characterization methods to determine structure-property relationships. Since most energy materials are nanomaterials, understanding their morphology in three dimensions (3-D) is a key first step in their characterization, which is performed here using electron tomography in the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). The 3-D imaging is complemented with in-situ liquid stage and ex-situ gas assembly experiments for a more complete materials understanding. [Available on DVD in the SSU library.]