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CCEM User Stories

Have you wondered how the work completed at the CCEM is used to solve everyday world-wide problems?

Take a look at our various user stories for a better understanding of how electron microscopy can be used to answer pressing questions concerning the environment, energy, our personal longevity, and more!

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Valence maps of a charged (4.1 V) LiNixMnyCo1-x-yO2 particle. (a) STEM image showing the region-of-interest (ROI), (b-d) valence maps of Mn, Co and Ni, respectively, with, the corresponding reference spectra shown in (e-g).


A Guide to Using Electron Microscopy to Reveal the Degradation Mechanisms of Battery Electrodes

This work was completed in a collaborative network between academia and industry with specific interest from General Motors.

Human bone investigated at two length scales.


Bones: How are they really structured?

This is a collaborative work between McMaster University and the Université Grenoble Alpes.

He Bubble HAADF and He-K EELS map with 2 nm scale bar.


From He Nano-bubbles to Crack Propagation: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Examines Ex-Service Inconel X-750

The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)is the government research development lab for nuclear technology and science.

STEM cross-sectional micrograph with a white outline region of interest (ROI) with O, Fe, Mn, and SI EELS maps of the ROI.


Using Electron Microscopy to Develop a Green Environment Through Light Weight Vehicles

This is a collaborative work between the McMaster Steel Research Centre and Stelco Inc. as part of the NSERC/Stelco Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Coated Steels.