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Physics Day 2022

Physics Day: Frontiers in Electron Microscopy for Physical Sciences

Date: 10am-4pm, Friday, 28th of October 2022
Room: R2.41 at Ramphal building (Google Map)

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Recent advances in electron microscopy instrumentation and methods have greatly spurred progress in the physical and life sciences, from 4D STEM with ultrafast detector and AI-enhanced Data analysis to few-meV energy resolution vibrational electron microscopy. This workshop will start with a departmental lecture (1 hour) from Prof. Pan, which will particularly focus on the STEM characterization with imaging and spectroscopy of functional materials, such as ferroelectrics, 2D materials and semiconductors. As part of this event, we are inviting all the local universities with an interest in Electron Microscopy(i.e. Cov, Lboro, bham, Notts, Leics and LSA) to give a short talk (15-20 mins) to share current advances in their EM instrumentation and methods in physical science and, especially experience in establishing and maintaining a world-class EM facility for the characterization and fabrication of materials and devices.

10:00-11:00: Departmental Lecture

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Xiaoqing Pan, Irvine Materials Research Institute, University of California, Irvine
Title: Probing Properties and Dynamic Behaviors of Topological Polar States by Electron Microscopy
and Emergent Phonon Phenomena at Interfaces Probed by Vibrational Electron Microscopy

Bio :Xiaoqing Pan is the Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Engineering, professor of materials science and engineering, and professor of physics and astronomy. He is also the inaugural director of the Irvine Materials Research Institute, (IMRI), and founding director of the Center for Complex Active Materials – an NSF MRSEC. Pan is an internationally recognized materials scientist and electron microscopy expert due to his pioneering development and applications of novel transmission electron microscopy (TEM) methods for probing the atomic scale structure, properties and dynamic behaviors of materials. His work has led to the discoveries of new materials and novel functionalities. Pan has received the NSF CAREER Award and the Chinese NSF’s Outstanding Young Investigator Award. He is an elected fellow of the American Ceramic Society, American Physical Society, Microscopy Society of America, and Materials Research Society. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed scientific papers in high-impact journals.

Abstract: (See attachment)

11:30-16:00: Electron Microscopy Workshop

Invited Speakers from the EM centres at local universities:
· Richard Beanland, University of Warwick
· Peng Wang, University of Warwick
· Geoff West, University of Warwick
· Yu-Lung Chiu, University of Birmingham
· Bo Chen, University of Leicester
· Zhaoxia Zhou; Stuart Robertson, University of Loughborough
· Matthew Piggott, University of Nottingham

· Shengfu Yang, University of Leicester
· Mingwen Bai, Coventry University

If you also would like to attend the 11:30-16:00 EM Workshop, could you please confirm your attendance by registering via the link by the 20th Oct? Thank you!

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