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2020 CCEM Art Gallery Competition

The CCEM will be holding its third annual image competition to fill our art gallery! The images can be black and white or have false colouring added; it is up to your artistic discretion.

Requirements:
-Please send images in tiff format to ccemreg@mcmaster.ca with the following file extension “firstname_lastname_art”. In the email indicate:

  1. your affiliation
  2. the name of your art piece
  3. the material imaged
  4. the name of the microscope operator (if applicable)

-Only one image can be submitted per user! Image may not have been submitted in previous competition.
-The images must be acquired at the CCEM
-The submitted images should be 11.75 inches x 11.75 inches (width x height)

Deadline: May 11, 2020

Selection Process:
A vote will then be had by all CCEM users to select the top six images that will be featured in the art gallery.

Finalists will be featured at the CCEM User meeting and in the CCEM art gallery for the 2020 season!

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The CCEM has a new file server

While the CCEM has been physically closed, the staff is still working hard at home to improve your user experience.

Our new file server is now ready for use and can be accessed at https://ccemdata.mcmaster.ca.

To login, use the email associated with your NanoLIMS account (not the username) and your NanoLIMS password. If you cannot login, log into NanoLIMS first, then an account will be generated automatically. Any changes made to your password in NanoLIMS will also be made to the file server.

The old file server is now read-only. Please don’t write to it or use the CCEM owncloud service anymore.

Desktop clients for the new server can be accessed here: https://www.seafile.com/en/download/. There are two clients, “desktop drive client” is recommended, but you can try the “desktop syncing client” as well.

The file server will be set-up on the microscope computers, so you can directly save your data to your account.

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CCEM closed until further notice

We will be indefinitely closing the CCEM due to McMaster’s new directives. In order to accommodate our users, remote computer access for processing is available upon request. For connection instructions or any other questions or concerns please contact Andreas Korinek, the facility manager via email. Staff members will still be accessible via email to answer your questions regarding research.

The CCEM staff wishes you all the best for the coming weeks and we are looking forward to providing you with in person training and on-site access to the instruments as soon as the situation allows.

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CCEM closed until Wednesday March 25, 2020

Due to the dynamic evolution of the COVID-19 virus, we have made the hard decision to close the CCEM until March 25, 2020. After this one week closure we will reassess the situation and send an update to all users. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Andreas Korinek, the facility manager via email. Team members will still be accessible via email to answer your questions regarding research.

The CCEM team wishes you all the best for the coming weeks and we are looking forward to providing you with in person training and on-site access to the instruments as soon as the situation allows.

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User access restricted to CCEM until further notice

Due to the current difficult circumstances, CCEM will not allow students and visitors to the facility effective immediately until further notice. CCEM will remain open and staff will be on site to analyze samples. If you have samples to be submitted, please use NanoLIMS to create a job. You can either send samples by courier or mail or use the drop-box at the front entrance of the facility. Andreas Korinek, the facility manager can be contacted via email for inquiries and questions. CCEM will waive staff costs for samples submitted until further notice.

The CCEM team wishes you all the best for the coming weeks and we are looking forward to providing you with in person training and on-site access to the instruments as soon as the situation allows.

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Featured Paper

Carving Plasmon Modes in Silver Sierpiński Fractals

Isobel C. Bicket,∗,† Edson P. Bellido, Danielle M. McRae, François Lagugné-Labarthet,∗,‡ and Gianluigi A. Botton

McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4L8
The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, Canada, N6A 5B7
Canadian Light Source, 44 Innovation Boulevard, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7N 2V3
Corresponding Author: bicketic@mcmaster.ca; flagugne@uwo.ca; gbotton@mcmaster.ca

ACS Photonics, 2019, 6 (11): 2974-2984.

To have your paper featured, please submit all papers containing CCEM obtained data and analysis to Nano LIMS

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Featured Paper

Crystallization and impact history of a meteoritic sample of early lunar crust (NWA 3163) refined by atom probe geochronology

L.F. White1,2,*, D.E. Moser3, K.T. Tait1,2, B. Langelier4, I. Barker3, J.R. Darling5

1Centre for Applied Planetary Mineralogy, Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
4Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
5School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
*Corresponding Author: lwhite@rom.on.ca

Geoscience Frontiers, 2019, 10:1841-1848.

To have your paper featured, please submit all papers containing CCEM obtained data and analysis to Nano LIMS