In Situ Microscopy Congress

During this two day workshop, participants will learn about in situ electron microscopy and discuss liquid and gaseous experiments with some of the world’s leading researchers. Featuring the latest and greatest in situ solutions from Protochips and Thermo Fisher Scientific, numerous talks and hands-on demonstrations will show you how in situ techniques can accelerate your research, allowing you to discover more and publish faster.

All participants are encouraged to submit an abstract to be considered for an oral or poster presentation.

For more information and to register, please visit the event website.

Agenda

Session I: In Situ Liquid Cell TEM/STEM: Only a few decades ago, imaging liquids in the TEM was Only a few decades ago, imaging liquids in the TEM was thought to be impossible. Now, researchers are routinely using in situ liquid cell TEM (LCTEM) techniques to conduct experiments in realistic wet environments for applications in disciplines ranging from Material Science to Life Science. These symposia will highlight many aspects of LCTEM, from cutting-edge results and future research directions to new techniques and improved equipment designs. techniques and improved equipment designs. Topics to include: quantitative electrochemistry, liquid heating, EDS and EELS in liquids, innovation in liquid cells and holder designs, high resolution microscopy and spectroscopy, low dose imaging, nucleation and growth phenomenon, biological sample imaging, data analysis and interpretation.

Session II: In Situ Gas Cell TEM/STEM: The high-vacuum environment within electron microscopes significantly inhibits, or even completely removes, chemical sample dynamics that occur in realistic, extreme environments. With the advent of closed-cell holder designs it is now possible to precisely introduce high pressure gases to the sample environment. This allows researchers to mimic the hot, caustic environments relevant to real-world applications. These symposia will showcase new results and applications. These symposia will showcase new results and applications for environmental TEM techniques, as well as cover new equipment capabilities and in situ techniques related to the field. Topics to include: heterogeneous catalysis, corrosion in extreme environments, EDS and EELS in gas phase experiments, integrated Mass Spec RGA measurements, sample preparation and experimental methods, innovations in hardware and software, and approaches for data analysis and data management.

Monday, March 2nd

8:30-9:00 Registration and check-in

9:00-9:15 Opening remarks from AIF, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Protochips

9:15–12:00 Technical Session: In Situ Gas Cell TEM/STEM

-Plenary Speaker: Xiaoqing Pan, University of California, Irvine

-This symposium will showcase new results and applications for environmental TEM techniques, as well as cover new equipment capabilities and in situ techniques related to the field.

12:00-1:00 Lunch – provided

1:00-4:00 Technical Session: In Situ Liquid Cell TEM/STEM

-Plenary Speaker: Haimei Zheng, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

-This symposium will highlight many aspects of LCTEM, from cutting-edge results and future research directions to new techniques and improved equipment designs.

4:00-5:30 Poster Session and Cocktail Hour

Tuesday, March 3rd

9:30-11:00 Introductory Presentations by Thermo Fisher Scientific and Protochips

11:00-12:15 Coffee Break and Panel Discussion on In Situ TEM/STEM

12:15-1:15 Lunch – provided

1:15-2:45 Hands-on Product Demonstrations:

-Imaging liquid samples using the aberration corrected Titan 80-300 STEM

-Studying catalysts in atmospheric environments with the Talos F200X G2 TEM/STEM

-Capabilities and Applications using Focused Ion Beam (FIB) techniques

2:45-3:15 Coffee Break and Transition

3:15-4:45 Hands-on Product Demonstrations:

-Imaging liquid samples using the aberration corrected Titan 80-300 STEM

-Studying catalysts in atmospheric environments with the Talos F200X G2 TEM/STEM

-Capabilities and Applications using Focused Ion Beam (FIB) techniques

4:45-5:00 Wrap Up & Conclusions

Bioindentation Workshop

NC State’s Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) and Optics11 are hosting a workshop focused on mechanical characterization of biological and soft materials through nanoindentation. The workshop will include a brief background presentation as well as a demonstration of the Optics11 Piuma system. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own samples to try testing with the Piuma system as long as time permits.

Questions? Contact Phillip Strader (pmstrade@ncsu.edu)

The official start time is 10:00 am each day and the scheduled end is around 3:00 pm; however, attendees may come and go as they please during this time.

Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society (AReMS) Fall Conference

AReMS meets annually with an invigorating program of technical talks, vendor displays, work shops and social activities. They have interest in microscopy of any type including optical, electron, ion and scanned probe microscopies.

Tutorials will be held on Monday, with a banquet Monday Evening. Talks will take place on Tuesday. For more information, to register, and to view an agenda, please visit the event website.