The 15th European Microscopy Congress

Manchester Central, United Kingdom

was held on 16th - 21st September 2012

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PS1.1: Functional Materials
Session co-organisers: David McComb, Wolfgang Jaeger, Etienne Snoeck
Understanding the synthesis-structure-property relationships and the precise control of microstructure and interfaces are of fundamental importance for novel functional materials and their technological applications. Advanced high-resolution imaging and spectroscopic techniques of electron microscopy play a key role in characterizing and quantifying these properties. The symposium invites contributions describing current research on novel functional materials, including:

Magnetic materials and data storage

Ferroelectric and multiferroic materials

Plasmonic materials


Ceramic and composite materials

Electronic and spintronic materials

Photonic materials

Polymeric materials

Biological materials and hybrid systems

Wednesday 19th September PM
14:00 The Application of Lorentz TEM to the study of magnetic nanostructures
Amanda Petford-Long (Invited) Argonne National Laboratory, USA
14:30 Domain wall structures and nucleation magnetic fields in FEBID Co nanowires studied by Lorentz Microscopy
C. Magen (Contributed) LMA-INA, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
14:45 Lorentz TEM investigation of the switching behavior in artificial spin ice building blocks
S Felton (Contributed) Imperial College London, UK
15:00 Epitaxial MnFe2O4 and CoFe2O4 ultrathin films for spin-filtering applications
B. Warot Fonrose (Contributed) CEMES-CNRS, France
15:15 Transmission electron microscopy of Co:ZnO magnetic semiconductor layers
A. Kovacs (Contributed) Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Germany
15:30 Ostwald ripening in nanoalloys: when thermodynamic drives a size-dependent particle composition
D. Alloyeau (Contributed) CNRS - University Paris Diderot
15:45 Atomic structure imaging of CoPt nanoparticles: effect of cooling rate on size-dependent atomic ordering
K. Sato (Contributed) Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

Thursday 20th September AM
10:00 Strain and polarization coupling in ferroelectric defect structures revealed by high-resolution HAADF-STEM
Axel Lubk (Invited) Triebenberg Laboratory,Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
10:30 Nanorod precipitates in doped bismuth ferrite - 3D atomic structure reconstruction and their effect on phase equilibria and properties
McLaren (Contributed) University of Glasgow
10:45 Atomic structure of highly strained BiFeO3 thin films
M. Rossel (Contributed) Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland
11:00 Full characterization of localized surface plasmons on a silver nanodisc
F.P. Schmidt (Contributed) Graz University of Technology, Austria
11:15 Three-dimensional imaging of localized surface plasmon resonances of metal nanoparticles
O. Nicoletti (Contributed) University of Cambridge
11:30 Surface plasmon polariton mediated collective excitations of cavity resonances in gold sub-wavelength slit-arrays
D. GERTHSEN (Contributed) Laboratorium für Elektronenmikroskopie, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany
11:45 Surface-plasmon coupling in metallic nanostructures
W. Sigle (Contributed) MPI for Intelligent Systems, Germany

Thursday 20th September PM
14:15 Probing the electronic structure and magnetic properties of Fe-based superconductors parent compounds with EELS

Wu Zhou (Contributed) Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
14:30 Direct evidence of Fe2+/Fe3+ charge order in the ferrimagnetic hematite-ilmenite Fe1.5Ti0.5O3-δ solid solution
Laura Bocher (Contributed) Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Groupe STEM, France
14:45 Quantitative analysis of an Yb3+-doped YAG optical ceramic at the atomic level by STEM-HAADF
T. Epicier (Contributed) MATEIS, INSA de Lyon, France
15:00 Applications of Aberration-Corrected STEM and Atomically-Resolved EELS on the Study of High-Tc Superconductors in Epitaxial Films and Layered Heterostructures
N. Gauquelin (Contributed) Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Mc Master University
15:15 Nanostrain induced superconductivity improvement in YBa2Cu3O7 nanocomposite thin films
R. Guzman (Contributed) Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
15:30 HRTEM study of self-assembled superparamagnetic iron-silicide nanoislands
M. Garbrecht (Contributed) Thin Film Physics Div., IFM, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
15:45 Experimental Observation of the Eshelby-Stroh Twist in Dislocations in GaN Imaged End-On
J.G. Lozano (Contributed) University of Oxford

Friday 21st September AM
10:30 Direct visualization of the spatial distribution of functional groups in graphene oxide
C. Boothroyd (Contributed) Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
10:45 Nanomorphology of fluorenyl hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene-based absorber layers of organic solar cells
M. Pfaff (Contributed) Laboratory for Electron Microscopy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
11:00 Advanced three dimensional characterization of functional nanomaterials
B. Goris (Contributed) EMAT, University of Antwerp, Belgium
11:15 Electron energy loss spectroscopy on coupled metamaterials
F. von Cube (Contributed) Universität Bonn, Physikalisches Institut, Germany
11:30 Nanooptical study of structural imperfections of lithographed plasmonic antennas
Zackaria Mahfouf (Contributed) Université Paris-Sud, France
11:45 Focused ion beam in-situ lift out of nanowires for TEM analysis
F. Lenrick (Contributed) nCHREM / Center for analysis and synthesis, Lund University, Sweden