News

The MCF has acquired the new codes for the Crystalmaker Software suite and it is available for download for students and staff at Georgia Tech! The crystalmaker suite will enable you to create crystal models, simulate XRD patterns, and generate CIFs. For the codes, please contact David Tavakoli (david.tavakoli@mse.gatech.edu) from a GT email address. The codes will also be available from OIT in the new year.

More information can be found here.

Measurement & Characterization December Demo Days in Pettit 160

 

On Thursday and Friday, December 2nd & 3rd, the MCF in coordination with the IEN is hosting two days of measurement and characterization in the Pettit Microelectronics Building.

We plan to highlight previously available and new capabilities added over the last year for 2D, 3D, x-ray, and elemental measurements.

Please bring samples you are interested in measuring and staff will be happy to help you.

Download the flyer below, and we hope to see you there!

Where: Pettit 160
When: December 2nd & 3rd | 10:00AM – 5:00 PM

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the MCF Staff:

atavakoli6@gatech.edu, 770-689-6840

Pettit MCF Demo Day Advert Dec 2021

As part of it’s ongoing expansion of materials analysis capabilities, the IEN / IMat Materials Charcterization Facility is finalizing plans to house a new ICP-MS instrument.

The planned vendor of this instrument, Thermo Fisher Scientific, is giving a talk on its capabilities and applications Thursday, October 28th at 1:00 in conference room 1116 in the Marcus Nanotechnology building.

Any user generally interested in this technique and/or specifically in need of mass-spectroscopy chemical analysis is encouraged to attend.

See the attached flyer for details, please forward to any interested colleagues, and let the MCF staff know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Walter Henderson

Thermo ICPMS

Fall 2021 Image Contest is now live!

After a hiatus, the quarterly MCF Image Contest is back and  the Fall 2021 submissions can be submitted here! Three quarterly winners of the contest will each receive 5 free hours on the characterization tool of their choosing and be entered into a semi-annual Grand Prize selection for cash prizes of $60 for First Prize and $30 for each of the two Second Prize winners.

Previous entries can be seen here!

If you are uncertain as to the rules of the submission process, those can be reviewed here.

New FIB-SEM

A new focus ion beam (FIB) from Thermo Scientific will be installed in MCF. This FIB, Helios 5 CX dualbeam ,  is to replace the old Nova 200 FIB-SEM which is removed from campus.

This new FIB will be equipped with highly automated, multisite, fastest and easiest sample preparation for S/TEM.
Extreme high resolution (1nm) at low acceleration voltage 1kV can be achieved in SEM mode.
Acceleration voltage for SEM is 200V-30kV.
Acceleration voltage for ion beam is 500V-30kV.

For more information with regards to training or use of this facility, please contact Mengkun Tian.

Helios 5 CX DualBeam for Materials Science

 

Recent Publication using ToF_SIMS in the MCF

Science Advances: 7 (5)

Science Advances

Recently published work by GT – BME grad student Shambavi Ganesh, her PI Prof. Ahmet Coskun, and MCF staff members Eric Woods & Walter Henderson centers on the use of ToF-SIMS to analyze biological materials.

 

Ganesh et al., “Spatially resolved 3D metabolomic profiling in tissues” – https://t.co/BF8yadotRX?amp=1

TOFSIMS
SIMS

 

New Crystalmaker Software Suite for 2021

The Crystalmaker Software suite is available for download for students and staff at Georgia Tech! The crystalmaker suite will enable you to create crystal models, simulate XRD patterns, and generate CIFs. For the codes, please contact David Tavakoli (david.tavakoli@mse.gatech.edu) from a GT email address.