Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy: Research themes - Electron microscopy

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Research themes – Electron microscopy

The Electron Microscopy Group has a long and distinguished history, dating back nearly 50 years, of microscopy innovation, both in technique development and in its application to a variety of materials systems.

The Group has a wide interest in many aspects of electron microscopy, but particularly in high-resolution imaging, electron diffraction, electron tomography, energy loss imaging and spectroscopy. In addition, the group continues to be very active in the development of new software for image and spectral analysis.

We work closely with many groups in the Department and elsewhere and investigate many different materials, across lengthscales from microns to Ångstroms including super- and semiconductors, metals, oxides and alloys, and biomaterials.

The Group is also responsible for the Department's Electron Microscopy Facility, which hosts a number of state-of-the-art instruments including  an FEI Titan3 80-300 (with aberration corrector and monochromator),  two FEG analytical  TEMs, a dedicated high-resolution 400kV TEM, three field emission gun SEMs, and a DualBeam SEM/FIB microscope (a FEI Helios NanoLab).