News! Two events will be held in Irvine Materials Materials Institute (IMRI) at UCI: You may find detailed information online: https://sites.uci.edu/isams2/
1) Second International Symposium on Advanced Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy (SAEMS), December 9-12, 2019. 
2) First UC Irvine School on Transmission Electron Microscopy (UCI-STEM), December 11-12, 2019.
The symposium will focus on the retrieval of hidden structural, chemical, electronic, orbital and spin information at the sub-atomic scale by leveraging the novel instruments that can capture electron scattering, and energy loss processes at unprecedented time and energy scales. Topical subjects of in situ microscopy such as gas and liquid cells, electrical and mechanical manipulation, and radiation damage will also be discussed. UCI-STEM for this year will focus on liquid cell TEM, STEM imaging and spectroscopy. The school will emphasize both theoretical background and practical aspects of instrument operation. We encourage anyone who would like to increase knowledge and skills on liquid cell TEM, STEM and spectroscopy techniques to participate in our first UC Irvine Microscopy School. This is ideal for graduate students and young scientists to get advanced knowledge and training in these two important areas of electron microscopy and spectroscopy. 

Facilities Highlights

Anton Paar AFM2019-07-06 12:45

Anton Paar Tosca 400 AFM has been installed in IMRI MC2 facility ( 140 ET) on 6/25/2019.

Hitachi Regulus 8230 ultra high resolution SEM2019-06-20 12:30

Hitachi Regulus 8230 FEG SEM is an ultra high resolution SEM installed in IMRI MC2 facililty (140B ET) in June 2019. 

Gatan camera upgrade2019-04-07 13:30

Gatan camera K2 was upgraded to K3 with better senitivity under low dose imaging.

Research Highlights

Nature Materials, Oct 14, 2019: doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0485-2

Nature Materials, Oct 14, 2019: doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0485-2

Collective topo-epitaxy in the self-assembly of a 3D quantum dot superlattice

Science Advances  25 Jan 2019: Vol. 5, no. 1, eaau9590

Probing the dynamics of nanoparticle formation from a precursor at atomic resolution

Nature Nanotechnologyvolume 13, pages1132–1136 (2018)

Anisotropic polarization-induced conductance at a ferroelectric–insulator interface

News

2019-10-24 10:15 Second International Symposium on Advanced Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy (SAEMS) and First UC Irvine School on Transmission Electron Microscopy (UCI-STEM)

News! two events will be held in Irvine Materials Materials Institute (IMRI) at UCI:

2019-10-15 18:45 Nature Materials News & Views Published: 14 October 2019

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-019-0515-0

Nature Materials News & Views published: 14 October 2019 have cited the work of Prof. Matt Law's group (Ref 6)

QUANTUM DOT SOLIDS

2019-06-02 09:15 UCI Scientists Create New Class of Two-dimensional Materials

https://engineering.uci.edu/news/2019/6/uci-scientists-create-new-class-...