We’ve had a few ESEM problems but I think they are sorted out now. It’s okay to use the scope. Let me know if you see anything unusual.
Surface and Interface Science CH5665/MSE5665
WF 1-2 p.m., M 1-3 p.m. (lab and analysis)
- Understand the physical and chemical processes that influence surface chemistry and growth
- Apply surface science techniques to solve materials problems
- Proper data analysis and interpretation
- Design a project and solve a proposed hypothesis using surface analysis
- Surface analysis methods: spectroscopy and microscopy techniques
- XPS, AES, surface sensitive-FTIR, HREELS, Raman, surface structure (LEED), TPD, AFM and ambient pressure techniques
- Applications in materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, environmental science, catalysis, semiconductors and related tech industries
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University
Abstract: This talk presents an overview of state-of-the-art capabilities of the aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope (ac-STEM) at ACMAL, Michigan Tech. The FEI Titan Themis microscope we have here is one of a kind in the whole nation in terms of capabilities.
Tuesday, October 22 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), 610
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931
Graduate students Mikhail Trought (Chemistry) and Chathura de Alwis (Chemistry), with undergraduate student alumnus Isobel Wentworth (ChemEng), research assistant professor Timothy R. Leftwich (MSE), and assistant professor Kathryn A. Perrine (Chemistry) published a paper titled “Influence of surface etching and oxidation on the morphological growth of Al2O3 by ALD” in Surface Science on August 9, 2019.
The authors acknowledge the Applied Chemical & Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL) at Michigan Technological University for use of instruments and staff assistance, including Director Owen Mills, for training on the FESEM and FIB.
M. Trought and K. Perrine prepared the samples at Michigan Tech and at the Univ. of Minnesota, performed the surface analysis, analyzed all data collected, and wrote the manuscript. T. Leftwich assisted with the XPS data collection and analysis, and reviewing & editing the manuscript. I. Wentworth and C. de Alwis assisted with sample preparation and FTIR analysis. K. Perrine conceptualized the project.
My name is Aleister Kerr. I am an undergraduate student dual majoring in physics and chemistry. I moved here with family from Tucson Arizona in 2017. Once I am finished with my undergraduate degree, I plan on going to graduate school for chemistry or nanoscience. When not at school or working, I enjoy reading about various other fields of science, mainly biology.
Blue Marble Security, born out of the Michigan Tech Enterprise program, is a virtual company comprised of American and international undergraduate students focused on securing the future through thoughtful use of technology.
The project Paul Sanders proposed to Glen Archer was straightforward enough — make something old new again. Sanders came upon the challenge through a former colleague at Ford Motor Company, James Boileau.
The company’s goal was to replace the CRT monitors with off-the-shelf LED displays, similar to what you would find in most office computers.
The students were given access to Tech’s JEOL 6400. In addition, Owen Mills, senior research engineer and director of the Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, provided printed schematics, operations and maintenance manuals. The search for a place to tap the video signals required the visual inspection and search of hundreds of pages of printed schematics. Finally Blue Marble found what they were looking for — a low-voltage signal in an early video display protocol pioneered by IBM called monochrome display adapter (MDA).
The Bhakta Rath Research Award honors a graduate student and faculty mentor for in-depth work with social impact. The 2019 winners are two biomedical engineers with a sticky past.
A smart adhesive doesn’t adhere all the time. In 2015, when Ameya Narkar started his doctoral research with Bruce Lee, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Michigan Technological University, the two turned to biological sources for a glue that could be turned on and off.
Q: How have your methods helped make the project successful?
Ameya Narkar: Our biomedical engineering department is full of approachable experts. It’s a small team and an effective one. I could walk down to a faculty member’s office and ask for advice when our project branched into areas beyond our lab’s expertise. Plus, I was able to work closely with the people in the Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory and the microfabrication facility. Collaboration is essential to successful research.
Research by Stephen A. Hackney, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University.
Imaging by Pinaki Mukherjee, Staff, Materials Science and Engineering, Engineer/Scientist, Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL).
Instrument: FEI 200kV Titan Themis S-TEM in ACMAL’s Electron Optics Facility.
Scale bar indicates 500 nm.
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Surface and Interface Science CH5665/MSE5665
WF 1-2 p.m., M 1-4 p.m. (lab)
Course Description – covers an advanced study of:
- surface processes
- properties of crystalline surfaces
- surface analysis methods
- applications towards materials science, heterogeneous catalysis, environmental science, semiconductor and energy industries
- Understand the physical and chemical processes on a surface
- Distinguish differences between surface science techniques and their respective capabilities
- Analyze example data from surface science techniques
- Recognize, review and interpret surface science literature
- Design an experiment (or project) and choose a surface science technique that would solve a proposed hypothesis
For more information contact:
Dr. Kathryn A. Perrine
Analyzing the surface of materials takes X-ray vision.
To do so, researchers peer into the surface chemistry of materials using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). At Michigan Technological University, the Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL) delves into surfaces with a PHI 5800 XPS.
Read more at Be Brief: Surface, by Allison Mills.
Timothy Leftwich, research assistant professor of materials science, helps researchers to collect, analyze, and understand their XPS data at the ACMAL facility. Kathryn Perrine, assistant professor of chemistry, helped to bring the XPS instrument to Tech and teaches students and researchers to understand surface processes. They both bring expertise in surface science and analysis of materials.