Charge Sensitive Imaging

"If one knew the positions of all the electrons in a material, there would be no need to find where the nuclei are" Traditional electron microscopy determines the nuclei positions and we are now aiming to develop methods for locating the electrons. This will revolutionise the study of almost all materials and will provide a new level of structural information for comparison with theoretical models.

This project will aim to establish new methods using oxides as test materials by combing TEM and STM studies together with advanced image simulation. The project is in collaboration with Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA.