Malvern PANalytical has graciously housed the Aeris, their new benchtop XRD in the lab across from the Alpha-1. The Aeris is a easy to use XRD designed to run powder/pellet samples. This tool is free to use, and if you would like to get trained on it see how it runs your samples, please contact David Tavakoli (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. Unfortunately on Thursday it will be shipped out to another lab.
For more details on the Aeris, please go here.
A two day short course on surface characterization will be held on the Georgia Tech Campus from Thursday, August 17th to Friday, August 18th.
Course details/ summary – A detailed introduction to the principles and practice of two techniques for analyzing the first few monolayers of a surface: XPS -the most common surface analytical method and ToF-SIMS a mass-spectroscopy-based method complementary in many ways to XPS. Taken together they allow:
- The detection of the elemental composition of a sample
- The detection of even trace elements down to ppm of a monolayer
- The chemical bonding between elements
- The lateral and vertical distribution of elements in the top layers of a sample
- The surface bonding and band structure of compounds including work function and band occupancy
More details and registration can be found here.
Gatan company and DENS Solutions will give an in-situ TEM workshop at Georgia Tech between March 21-23, 2017.
The workshop includes:
March 21: presentations in the morning – 2 from Gatan, and 2-3 from GA Tech, then an afternoon of demos on the instrument of known samples open to all attendees.
March 22-23: specific GA Tech samples
The information about the in-situ heating TEM holder and Nano-chip sample preparation can be find here.
For those who have many powder samples to analyze, the PANalytical Empyrean has an autosampler that can hold up to 15 samples.
If you would like to trained on this instrument, please contact David Tavakoli at david.tavakoli at mse.gatech.edu.
Beginner TEM training scheduled for 4 days, from Tue. May 17, 2016 to Fri. May 20, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM each day. Location is room 178, PTB.
Contact Yolande Berta (404-894-2545) for details or more information.