STROBE Seminar: Prof. Andy Minor, “Introduction to Electron Microscopy for Materials Science”
Title: Introduction to Electron Microscopy for Materials Science
Presenter: Prof. Andy Minor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley and Facility Director of the National Center for Electron Microscopy at the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Abstract: This talk will introduce the basics of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) imaging, spectroscopy and diffraction techniques to a general audience and show recent highlights of new techniques for materials characterization. Modern TEMs combine atomic-level imaging and spectroscopy with quantitative diffraction analysis, providing a powerful toolkit for probing the structure and chemistry of materials. Recent technological advances in instrumentation such as stages and direct electron detectors have enabled new capabilities and modes of imaging. This talk will also highlight selected in situ observations of the dynamic physical behavior of materials in response to external stimuli such as temperature, environment, stress, and applied fields.
Bio: Andrew Murphy Minor is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and also holds a joint appointment at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he is the Facility Director of the National Center for Electron Microscopy in the Molecular Foundry. He has over 260 publications in the fields of nanomechanics, metallurgy, electron characterization of soft matter and in situ transmission electron microscopy technique development. Minor’s honors include the LBL Materials Science Division Outstanding Performance Award (2006 & 2010), the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award from TMS (2012) and the Burton Medal from the Microscopy Society of America (2015). Currently, he is the President of the Microscopy Society of America.