The 15th European Microscopy Congress

Manchester Central, United Kingdom

was held on 16th - 21st September 2012

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PS1.8: Towards Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection
Session co-organisers: Richard Baker, Jose Calvino, Ferdinand Hofer
Realising the goals of sustainable development and improved environmental protection will require the design and preparation of novel materials in which the influence of synthetic methods and processing procedures on their nanostructure and atomic scale composition must be carefully controlled and understood on a fundamental level. Electron Microscopy will be central not only to providing direct proof of the success of the synthetic goals but also to elucidate correlations between structure, synthetic method, processing parameters and ultimate performance.  This symposium aims to present innovative and state-of-the-art contributions in which Electron Microscopy and allied techniques are applied to the characterisation of structural and functional materials for alternative energy sources, for the control and abatement of pollution and for new, greener, industrial processes.

Wednesday 19th September AM
10:00 Atomic-scale imaging of heterogeneous catalysts
Stig Helveg (Invited) Haldor Topsoe, Denmark
10:30 Alloy segregation in bimetallic Pt-Pd nanoparticles in a diesel oxidation catalyst using aberration corrected (S)TEM and nanobeam diffraction
Ward (Contributed) University of York, UK
10:45 In situ environmental transmission electron microscopy investigation of core-shell supported co-catalyst system for optimized visible-light water splitting
Cavalca (Contributed) Technical University of Denmark, Center for Electron Nanoscopy
11:00 Compositional distribution of bimetallic nanocatalysts at atomic scale
Chang (Contributed) Monash University
11:15 Nanostructural characterization of a Co/Ce(La) coated honeycomb monolith catalyst using SEM, TEM, and FIB
Gaona (Contributed) Universidad de Cadiz, Spain
11:30 Aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy studies of heterogeneous catalysts

Christopher Kiely (Invited) Lehigh University, USA  

Wednesday 19th September PM
14:00 Dynamic atomic scale solutions towards a sustainable future:insights into biomass and biofuel dynamics using double aberration corrected in-situ E(S)TEM at the Angstrom level
Pratibha L. Gai (Invited) University of York, UK
14:30 Structural investigations on gas-separation membrane materials by transmission electron microscopy
Stefan Roitsch (Contributed) Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons, Germany

14:45 HAADF and STEM EELS studies of a New Generation of Materials for Ni-MH Batteries
Serin (Contributed) Université de Toulouse, CEMES-CNRS, TALEM, France
15:00 Cr poisoning and other degradation effects in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell cathodes analysed by Electron Microscopy
Hessler-Wyser (Contributed) Centre Interdisciplinaire de Microscopie Electronique, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

15:15 Interplay of composition, microstructure and performance in Ce-Zr mixed oxide nanopowders for solid oxide fuel cell anode materials

Baker (Contributed) School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews

15:30 In Situ Analytical Electron Microscopy for Probing Electrochemistry at NanoScale
Ying Shirley Meng (Invited) UC San Diego, USA

Thursday 20th September AM
10:00 EELS determination of Li distribution and Fe valence mapping in  lithiated FeOF/C nanocomposite electrode materials
Cosandy (Contributed) Rutgers University, USA
10:15 Electron microscopic characterization of Li-O2 batteries: Clean, green electrochemical energy storage
Santhana Eswara Moorthy (Contributed) Central Facility of Electron Microscopy, Group of Electron Microscopy of Material Science, University of Ulm

10:30 Phase mapping of nanopowders for Li-ions batteries
P Bayle-Guillemaud (Contributed) CEA-INAC/UJF-Gre1, France

10:45 Using cathodoluminescence to investigate the electrical properties of grain boundaries in CdTe/CdS solar cell devices

Taylor (Contributed) Durham Univesity Physics Department

11:00 Dynamics and white light emission from CdSe nanocrystals

Pennycook (Contributed) Vanderbilt University

11:15 Three dimensional studies of hybrid solar cells combining HAADF-STEM electron tomography and 3D FIB
Lopez-Haro (Contributed) CEA-Grenoble INAC/LEMMA, France
11:30 Electron microscopy for nano-engineering of Si-based thin-film photovoltaics
Alexander (Contributed) École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
11:45 Electron holography of solar cells
Sturm (Contributed) Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Struktur Physik,Triebenberg Labor, Germany