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Annual CCEM Art Gallery Competition

The CCEM will be holding its second 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: April 26, 2019

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 (registration to open soon) and in the CCEM art gallery for the 2019 season!

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New CCEM Grants Available!

The CCEM is excited to announce our new grant program that provides in-kind service.  A competition will be held every three months for individuals who have not used the CCEM in the last two years and show financial need. The grant can only be won once.  A judging panel will select the winner based on the submitted proposal and its potential to result in new publications. Applications can be submitted on Nanolims. Instructions for creating a Nanolims account can be found in the FAQ.

Submission Guideline:
The submission form is available on NanoLIMS and an account is necessary to submit.

Proposal Outline
Your proposal should include the following:

  • Explain the project objective
  • How can the CCEM be useful?
  • How much time is required to complete the project?
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Special Seminar: In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy on Monatomic Metallic Glasses Processing and Deformation Mechanism

Speaker: Scott X. Mao, Department of Mechanical and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 10 AM
Location: BSB B154

Professor Scott X. Mao is the William Kepler Whiteford Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh. He obtained his Ph.D in Tohuku University in 1988, and he worked at MIT and Harvard University as a post-doctor and visiting faculty. He was chair of the mechanical behavior of materials committee in TMS/ASM and has received a number of research excellence awards from TMS and the Chancellor Award. Dr. Mao has published over 200 papers and given over one hundred invited talks in the areas of (1) monatomic metallic glass formation from pure metals through in situ ultrafast liquid quenching under TEM; (2) deformation/twinning, phase transformation processes under the in situ TEM; (3) in situ TEM on grain boundary mediated plasticity on nanocrystalline materials; (4) in situ electrochemical lithiation process in lithium-ion batteries including Nature, Science, Nature Materials. The total citation of Dr. Mao’s papers is 12,000 with H-index of 54. Currently he is editor of Advance in Metallurgical and Material Engineering, associate editor for Advances in Materials Research, guest editor for Material Science & Engineering International Journal.

For more information, see the seminar flyer.

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Special Seminar: Aberration-corrected STEM and ultra-high energy resolution EELS

The CCEM would like to welcome Dr. Ondrej L. Krivanek on Monday, February 11, 2019 to give a special seminar.

Speaker: Dr. Ondrej L. Krivanek, FRS, is co-founder and president of Nion Co, and Affiliate Professor at Arizona State U
Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 11 AM
Location: JHE H324

Dr. Krivanek has a Ph.D. from Cambridge U., and he is well known for developing new instruments for electron microscopy including parallel detection EEL spectrometers, imaging filters, CCD cameras, the first working STEM aberration corrector, and whole electron microscope columns, and applying the new instrumentation to important materials problems.

For more information, see the seminar flyer.

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Featured Paper

Enhancing the Photoelectrochemical Response of DNA Biosensors Using Wrinkled Interfaces

Sudip Saha, Yuting Chan, and Leyla Soleymani*

*corresponding author: soleyml@mcmaster.ca

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 37, 31178-31185.

 

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

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Featured Paper

Correlative electron energy loss spectroscopy and cathodoluminescence spectroscopy on three-dimensional plasmonic split ring resonators

Isobel C. Bicket1, Edson P. Bellido1, Sophie Meuret2, Albert Polman2, and Gianluigi A. Botton1,*

1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street W. Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada and
2Center for Nanophotonics, AMOLF, Science Park 104, 1098 XG Amsterdam, The Netherlands

*Corresponding Author: gbotton@mcmaster.ca

Microscopy, 2018, i40-i51. doi: 10.1093/jmicro/dfy010

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Featured Paper

Silicon Effects on the Wet Oxidation of Type 310 Stainless Steel

Shooka Mahboubi, Hatem S. Zurob, Gianluigi A. Botton, Joseph R. Kish

*corresponding author: kishjr@mcmaster.ca

Corrosion Science, available online 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2018.08.011

 

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Featured Paper

Effect of Process Atmosphere Dew Point and Tin Addition on Oxide Morphology and Growth for a Medium-Mn Third Generation Advanced Steel During Intercritical Annealing

Maedeh Pourmajidian, Brian Langelier, and Joseph R. Mcdermid

*corresponding author: mcdermid@mcmaster.ca

METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-018-4855-1

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Featured Paper

Oxygen Vacancy Migration/Diffusion Induced Synaptic Plasticity in a Single Titanate Nanobelt

Ming Xiao,a,b,c Daozhi Shen,a,d,e Kevin P. Musselman,a,b,c Walter W. Duleya,e and Y. Norman Zhou*a,b,c

 

 

a Centre for Advanced Materials Joining, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
b Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo
c Department of Mechanics and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo
d Department of Mechanical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University
e Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo
*Corresponding Author: nzhou@uwaterloo.ca

Nanoscale, 2018, 10, pp 6069-6079

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