Energy Loss Spectroscopy at High Resolution: Applications to Functional Materials and Plasmonic Nanostructures
Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Building 6, 104, Chipman Room
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139
Speaker: Dr. Gianluigi A. Botton
Professor, Associate Chair - Undergraduate
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) is an invaluable technique to study the detailed structure and the chemical state of materials at unprecedented spatial resolution. Today, this technique is used “routinely” to characterize nanoscale materials used in a myriad of applications, from energy storage and conversion to solid-state devices and biomaterials interfaces. This technique also has the potential to provide insight into much more fundamental problems where the valence state of atoms and their location is of fundamental importance. This presentation highlights recent developments in electron energy loss spectroscopy, explaining the many advantages and possibilities of the tecnique. Detailed studies that utilized the technique will also be discussed.