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2012 NSLS/CFN Joint Users' Meeting

Workshop 2: Unique Tools for Energy Research: Chemical Analysis of Nanostructures using Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) (Part I)

Date: Monday, May 21, 2012

Organizer(s): Fernando Camino, CFN/BNL, fcamino@bnl.gov, Dong Su, CFN/BNL, dsu@bnl.gov

Location: CFN, Bldg. 735, Large Conference Rm.


EELS and EDS are powerful and somewhat complementary techniques for the investigation of chemical composition and electronic properties of a wide class of materials and interfaces. In this workshop, which is divided into talks and hands-on (lab) sessions, experts in EELS and EDS will present important results obtained with these techniques in the study of energy-related materials, such as solar cells and batteries. Also, technical talks will be focused on the effective use of EDS in the analysis of nanostructures. Finally, a very important part of the workshop will consist of hands-on sessions in five state-of-the-art TEMs and SEMs. In these lab sessions, both beginners and experienced participants will have the opportunity to learn and share practical aspects of these valuable techniques.

StartsEndsList of Speakers
12:30 PM1:30 PM Lunch at Berker Hall, -
1:30 PM1:40 PM Dong Su, Fernando Camino, CFN
Welcoming Remarks
1:40 PM2:20 PM Phil Batson, Rutgers University
"Nanoscale Structural, Plasmonic and Electronic Behavior using EELS and Aberration Corrected STEM"
2:20 PM3:00 PM Marek Malac, NINT Canada
"Angle- and Spatially-Resolved EELS"
3:00 PM3:40 PM Matt Libera, Stevens Institute of Technology
“Spectroscopic Imaging of Radiation-Sensitive Soft Materials”
3:40 PM4:00 PM Coffee Break, -
4:00 PM4:40 PM Huolin Xin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
“Spatial Resolution, Artifacts, Contrast, Mechanisms and Strategies for Recording EELS Spectroscopic Images for Different Energy Regimes”
4:40 PM5:20 PM Richard McLaughlin, Oxford Instruments
"From Spectrum to Weight Percents - Understanding Spectrum Processing and Quantification in EDS"
5:20 PM5:30 PM Important Announcements, -
5:30 PM  Workshop Adjourns, -