Virtual Tutorial on Advanced Imaging for Frontier Energy Sciences


Welcome to the DOE Virtual Tutorial on Advanced Imaging for Frontier Energy Sciences, a pre-meeting activity for the 2021 EFRC-Hub-CMS-CCS PI contractor’s meeting.

This tutorial is in two parts: an asynchronous set of videos to watch at your convenience to learn about the topics, starting now, followed by a live Zoom panel discussion on Sunday Oct. 17, from 1:00-4:00 Eastern. The panel discussions will be broken down as follows:

Session A: Optical and Scanned Probe Microscopy (panel: Sunday, 10/17, 1:00-2:30)

  • Introduction to microscopy and tutorial overview – John Cumings, UMD (abstract and bio) (talk)
  • Super-resolution Microscopy: Overcoming the Diffraction Limit of Light – Joerg Bewersdorf, Yale (abstract and bio) (talk)
  • Introduction to Scanning Probe Microscopy – H. Kumar Wickramasinghe, UC Irvine (abstract and bio) (talk)
  • Tip-Enhanced Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging at the Angstrom Scale – Nan Jiang, UI Chicago (abstract and bio) (talk)
  • Low-Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy – Phillip First, GA Tech (abstract and bio) (talk)
  • Sub-molecular Imaging of Conductive Polymers – Hsin-Zon Tsai, UC Berkeley (abstract and bio) (talk)

Session B: Electron Microscopy (panel: Sunday, 10/17, 2:30-4:00)

  • Introduction to Electron Microscopy for Materials Science – Andrew Minor, UC Berkeley (abstract and bio) (talk)
  • What Can Be Learned from Cryogenic Electron Microscopy and Tomography from Biological Samples? – Wah Chiu, Stanford (abstract and bio) (talk)
  • Electron Holography – Martha R. McCartney, Arizona State U. (abstract and bio) (talk)
  • Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy: The “Swiss Army Knife” of Electron Microscopy – Juan Idrobo, Oak Ridge Nat’l Lab (abstract and bio) (talk)
  • 3D and 4D Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy – Ilke Arslan, Argonne Nat’l Lab (abstract and bio) (talk)


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Please enjoy the tutorial videos, and we’re looking forward to seeing you next Sunday! – organizers: John Cumings, UMD and Arun Majumdar, Stanford. We would like to acknowledge kind support from UMD and MIT as well as organizational support from EFRC CENT. We would like to thank Department of Energy, Office of Science for their support in promoting this event.