Raman spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy deliver complementary information but until recently this had to be collected using separate instruments. This makes true correlative measurements from exactly the same position difficult; necessitating additional software to match locations. By using a small form factor spectrometer, engineered to interface with the XPS vacuum system, data can be collected from exactly the same position on the sample. In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits of a combined approach, illustrated with some applications examples, to show how the combination of molecular spectroscopy and surface analysis offers unique opportunities for materials analysis.
Who should attend:
Researchers from both academia and industry whose focus area is Raman spectroscopy and/or X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
Key Learning Objective:
The objective of this webinar is to learn how combining Raman and XPS for various applications can save time and offer unique opportunities in materials analysis.
Crossing the millennium, physicists, chemists and materials scientists have increasingly applied their skills to understanding biomaterials and living systems. This talk reviews some insights from our studies of soft matter under confinement, whether topological, steric, geometric or interfacial, following a similar path: from polymer physics and confinement-induced phase transitions to biolubrication and its relation to joint diseases. Topics will include:
The March, 2016 issue of MRS Bulletin is on Metamorphic epitaxial materials. Mechanisms of dislocation generation and methods of crystal growth are two rich areas of scientific study. These two fields converge in the area of metamorphic epitaxial materials. Metamorphic growth enables combinations of relaxed single-crystal materials to realize novel functionality and performance in many technological areas. The presentations in this webinar will cover the important aspects of this topic, complementing the articles in the March issue of MRS Bulletin.
Talks will include:
Metamorphic Epitaxy for Multijunction Solar Cells
Ryan France, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Ultralow Power Light-Emitting Diode Enabled On-Chip Optical Communications using a III-Nitride on a Silicon CMOS Process Integrated Platform
Jurgen Michel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Whether you started career planning and job searching a year ago, a month ago or today, there are a few things you can do to get the ball rolling to land a job you enjoy.
Number 1: Don't Panic! It's never too late to launch a thoughtful strategy designed to land you employment.
Number 2: Know you are valuable in myriad industries and ecosystems. In this webinar, you will learn specific tasks you can do RIGHT NOW to get a job and advance in your career.
You will emerge with a solid and strategic plan that you can adapt at any stage of your career, but is especially valuable for those who are about to graduate or finish their postdoc and haven't lined up a position yet. And perhaps equally important, you will leave the webinar feeling more confident and excited about what your near (and far) future holds for you.
Comprised of talks and an expert panel discussion, the webinar will examine the intertwining of materials developments and engineering applications. The focus of discussion will be on the translation of materials research into real applications, and how applications themselves push materials research forward.Speaker(s):
Pattern formation by self-organization and self-folding provides unique opportunities for the materials community by addressing many of the issues associated with conventional lithography. New approaches typically seek to control and pattern diverse materials across a range of length scales at low cost in a way that gives rise to new functionalities. This February, 2016 issue of the MRS Bulletin highlights recent progress in patterning approaches based on self-organization and self-folding. The presentations in this webinar will cover the important aspects of this topic, complementing the articles in the MRS Bulletin issue.Speaker(s):
Miniature columns or microcolumns are a relatively new class of electron beam columns fabricated entirely from silicon using advanced micromachining processes. The main characteristics of these columns are a thermal field emission (TFE) source, low voltage operation (typically <3keV), simple design (two lenses, no crossover), microfabricated electrostatic lenses, and multilayer ceramic interconnects. Current production versions of miniature columns achieve <10nm resolution at 1keV, and have demonstrated <6nm resolution at higher beam energies. Recently, a positively bias sample carrier has provided a path to high energy electrons enabling high-resolution energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and other microcopy techniques.
With this level of imaging performance, ease-of-use, compact form factor, and quantitative analysis capabilities, the miniature columns are ideal for a variety of applications ranging from material science to life sciences. Looking ahead, large arrays of miniature e-beam columns may be the only way to address the high throughput requirements of wafer fabrication making the miniature e-beam technology attractive to semiconductor manufacturers and designers.
The technology behind the columns, specific applications in nanotechnology and some projected capabilities for arrays in wafer inspection will be discussed in several parts. Other examples of applications for this type of tool will be presented if time permits.
Atom probe tomography has become a versatile tool to address fundamental questions in materials science and for practical materials analysis. The APT technique is becoming more indispensable for advanced materials characterization. The January, 2016 issue MRS Bulletin focuses on recent developments and the broadening range of materials classes and applications studied using APT. The presentations in this webinar will cover the important aspects of this topic, complementing the articles in the MRS Bulletin.Speaker(s):
The mesoscale domain, where atomic granularity, quantization of energy, and simplicity of structure and function give way to continuous matter and energy, complex structures, and composite functionalities, represents a new scientific frontier. The November 2015 issue of MRS Bulletin explores some of the hallmarks of mesoscale materials science and highlights current and new research directions. This webinar will expand on some of the areas of mesoscale science explored in the articles in this issue of MRS Bulletin.Speaker(s):
Aerospace applications have historically been a driver of advanced materials, from reinforced carbon-carbon thermal protection systems of space reentry vehicles to advanced metal alloy turbine blades. Although the industry now has to share the spotlight and attention of both material scientists and funding sources with potentially larger commercial market draws such as energy and health care, it still presents some unique challenges that can be met only by the application of engineered nanomaterials. This webinar, in conjunction with the corresponding issue of MRS Bulletin, review some of the more promising aerospace applications of nanomaterials with a focus on space rather than aeronautics, the challenges of integrating such materials into existing systems, and the challenges that remain for maturation and industry adoption.
Carbon Nanotube Composites on the NASA Juno Mission
Suraj P. Rawal | Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Carbon Nanotube-Based Electron Emitters & Solar Cells in Orbit
Jud Ready | Georgia Institute of Technology