PEMC Imaging Matters: 12 January
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Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) is hosting a series of free, research-focused seminars.

These monthly Imaging Matters events will show how different forms of microscopy can be used across a broad range of research. Each month an invited speaker will come and give a talk specific to their area of research and how they’ve utilised microscopy to achieve their goal. This will include optical microscopy, electron microscopy, x-ray microscopy, atomic force microscopy, ion beam microscopy and in some cases utilising multiple techniques.

We warmly invite researchers, academics and students to join us for one or more of these events, not only to learn more about their field but also to broaden their knowledge about other fields and how the same techniques can be used in across multiple research areas. These talks will not only be informative but also cutting edge, with speakers showcasing their recent advances. Each presentation will be followed by questions, where the audience can get involved.

Our Imaging Matters event on Wednesday 12 January 2022 will be on Return of the nano lab. Experiences In situ and plasma focused ion beam microscopy, presented by Dr Stuart Robertson from Loughborough University. Stuart will be talking about dual beam microscopy, along with in-situ testing.

Dr Stuart Robertson is a staff scientist at Loughborough University's Characterisation Centre where he is the local specialist in electron and ion beam microscopy. More broadly his areas of interest are:

  • plasma focused ion beam applications
  • application of electron and ion microscopy including EDS and EBSD
  • in-situ characterisation of metals and ceramics
  • electrical interconnections and the formation of intermetallic compounds
  • best practice in microstructural characterisation
  • ion implantation and nuclear materials degradation.

In this talk Stuart will introduce the basic principles of dual beam microscopy and compare the expectations vs the reality of using plasma ion beams compared to gallium ion beam systems.

In the second part of the talk, we will look at the exciting in-situ, mechanical and thermal testing going on at Loughborough University including in-situ micro bend testing, CTE measurement, thermal ageing and flash sintering.

Programme

  • 12:00 – Welcome and introduction to Dr Stuart Robertson
  • 12:05 – Return of the nano lab. Experiences In situ and plasma focused ion beam microscopy
  • 12:40 – Questions
  • 12:55 – Closing and introduction to next month’s speaker

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Target audience

The sessions are primarily aimed at researchers, academics, and students with no restrictions on attendance.

Booking

Events are free to attend but booking is essential via the link at the top of each event page.

Contact either Dan Haspel or Alex Strachan for further information.

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