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New materials, particularly those developed on the nanoscale, provide critical advances required to meet many of the demanding societal problems confronting the next generations. In order to meet these challenges head-on, Rutgers IAMDN will house new tools that will bolster research for ground-breaking solutions to global challenges.

Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), the Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) in the Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM) is a bedrock quantitative analytical technique for modern materials development that could , says PI Philip E. Baston, "provide visualization of atomic level structure, composition, and bonding at the finest level with state-of-the-art precision." This new equipment will help create new materials required for efficient energy production and storage, catalysis, nanoelectronics, photonics, and new materials yet to be created.

In addition, new experimental tools are needed to reliably perform materials characterization and modification at the nano-scale. The HE ion microscope, through the development of a versatile ion beam facility for true nano-scale ion spectroscopy, ion beam materials modification and ion beam milling the imminent construction, will analyze individual nano-particles as well as materials modification of nanostructures and ion sculpting and milling with unprecedented spatial control, involving the development of a new, heavy ion nano-beam.

PI Torgny D. Gustaffson adds, "From drug delivery to the creation of nanometer orifices to explore DNA sequencing and the formation of quantum structures for advanced computing and communications, the discoveries of new science and technologies with such a tool is limitless."

Such tools will make Rutgers a world  leader in Advanced Nanoscale Materials Imaging bringing to the New Jersey region a new resource for the advancement of scientific understanding, for educational outreach, industrial interaction, and collaboration with other national and international scientific institutions.

See the LSM Symposium Event for additional details

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