MCEM enables a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects, covering topics from corrosion to catalysis, optics to superconductivity, alloys to ceramics, polymers to biomaterials and microelectronics to nanotechnology.
MCEM academic and research staff also conduct independent research programmes in:
the theoretical and experimental development of instrumentation, methods and techniques in electron microscopy, and
the application of electron microscopy and atom probe microscopy to the solution of problems in science and engineering.
Areas of specialist expertise include:
Atomic Resolution and Aberration Corrected Electron Microscopy;
- Bright Field and Annular Dark Field STEM, and
- Phase Contrast High Resolution Electron Microscopy,
Confocal Methods Electron Tomography,
Quantitative analytical spectroscopy;
- Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy,
- EDX, and
Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction and Large Angle Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction,
Electron scattering theory and computation, elastic and inelastic.
Quantitative Analytical Spectroscopy,
Electron Back Scatter Diffraction,
Monte Carlo modelling of electron interactions and x-ray production,
X-ray Ultramicroscopy and Tomography, and
Ultramicrotomy of hard and composite materials for bulk SEM specimens.
In Atom Probe Microscopy
- 3D-Atom Probe Field Ion Microscopy
- Correlated electron and atom probe tomography
Listed below are recent publications by MCEM Staff.
In addition to this list, well over 150 referred journal articles are published each year by researchers external to MCEM, as a consequence of their use of the Centre.