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Title: The Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory (SNL) and Recent Applications of an Aberration-Corrected Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope

Abstract

Here, this article describes the establishment, over a period of 10 years or so, of a multi-user, institution-wide facility for the characterization of materials and devices at the nanoscale. Emphasis is placed on the type of equipment that we have found to be most useful for our users, and the business strategy that maintains its operations. A central component of our facility is an aberration-corrected environmental transmission electron microscope and its application is summarized in the studies of plasmon energies of silver nanoparticles, the band gap of PbS quantum dots, atomic site occupancy near grain boundaries in yttria stabilized zirconia, the lithiation of silicon nanoparticles, in situ observations on carbon nanotube oxidation and the electron tomography of varicella zoster virus nucleocapsids.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Durand Building Rm 113, 496 Lomita Mall Stanford CA 94305-4034 USA
  2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Durand Building 131, 496 Lomita Mall Stanford CA 94305-4034 USA
  3. Stanford Nano Shared Facilities, McCullough Rm 225, 476 Lomita Mall Stanford CA 94305-4045 USA
  4. Stanford Nano Shared Facilities, McCullough Rm. 236, 476 Lomita Mall Stanford CA 94305-4045 USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion (CNEEC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1384329
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001060
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Advanced Engineering Materials; Journal Volume: 16; Journal Issue: 5; Related Information: CNEEC partners with Stanford University (lead); Carnegie Institution at Stanford; Technical University of Denmark
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
catalysis (heterogeneous); solar (fuels); photosynthesis (natural and artificial); bio-inspired; electrodes - solar; defects; charge transport; materials and chemistry by design; synthesis (novel materials)

Citation Formats

Zschech, Ehrenfried, Sinclair, Robert, Kempen, Paul Joseph, Chin, Richard, and Koh, Ai Leen. The Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory (SNL) and Recent Applications of an Aberration-Corrected Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1002/adem.201400015.
Zschech, Ehrenfried, Sinclair, Robert, Kempen, Paul Joseph, Chin, Richard, & Koh, Ai Leen. The Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory (SNL) and Recent Applications of an Aberration-Corrected Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope. United States. doi:10.1002/adem.201400015.
Zschech, Ehrenfried, Sinclair, Robert, Kempen, Paul Joseph, Chin, Richard, and Koh, Ai Leen. Wed . "The Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory (SNL) and Recent Applications of an Aberration-Corrected Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope". United States. doi:10.1002/adem.201400015.
@article{osti_1384329,
title = {The Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory (SNL) and Recent Applications of an Aberration-Corrected Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope},
author = {Zschech, Ehrenfried and Sinclair, Robert and Kempen, Paul Joseph and Chin, Richard and Koh, Ai Leen},
abstractNote = {Here, this article describes the establishment, over a period of 10 years or so, of a multi-user, institution-wide facility for the characterization of materials and devices at the nanoscale. Emphasis is placed on the type of equipment that we have found to be most useful for our users, and the business strategy that maintains its operations. A central component of our facility is an aberration-corrected environmental transmission electron microscope and its application is summarized in the studies of plasmon energies of silver nanoparticles, the band gap of PbS quantum dots, atomic site occupancy near grain boundaries in yttria stabilized zirconia, the lithiation of silicon nanoparticles, in situ observations on carbon nanotube oxidation and the electron tomography of varicella zoster virus nucleocapsids.},
doi = {10.1002/adem.201400015},
journal = {Advanced Engineering Materials},
number = 5,
volume = 16,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}