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Materials Characterization & Processing Core

The Materials Characterization & Processing Core


Located in the Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Room 143, Olin Hall, the High-Resolution Analytical Electron Microbeam Facility is a multi-user facility that resides in the Materials Charactrization and Processing (MCP) Core of the Whiting School of Engineering.  It houses:

• an FEI Tecnai TF30 FEG equipped with a Gatan 200 EELS detector, Gatan Orius camera, and Oxford EDS detector; and

a   JOEL 8600 microprobe.

These instruments are the focus of high-resolution structural and analytical microscopy on the Homewood Campus; and they

are available to all users Hopkins-wide. Specifically, the Tecnai TF30 is a 300 keV atomic resolution TEM with a field

emission gun capable of point-to-point characterization of material at the nanoscale (<0.2 nm) and equipped with a high

current probe capable of extremely high resolution (~ 1 nm) chemical analyses.

Presently, ongoing research is leading to the development of new materials and advancing our fundamental understanding of

environmental chemistry, geochemistry, and physics at nanometer/even atomic dimensions; and research in these areas is

necessarily highly dependent on the ability to observe and characterize solids at these ultra-fine resolutions. Current research

projects that are currently being carried out in the HRAEM facility are processing and characterization of nanoscale materials,

dislocation core structures in intermetallic alloys, environmental chemistry (addressing sorption of toxic metals and other pollutants on soil minerals), development and characterization of rare-earth magnetostictive materials, nanoscale observations of porous semiconductors, the identification of failure mechanisms in materials with applications to manufacturing processes, and investigations in crystal chemistry and geochemistry.

For more information please contact HRAEM Director, Dr. Ken Livi by phone at 410-516-8342 or by email at <klivi@jhu.edu>;

or MCP Associate Staff Engineer Philip Chapman by phone at 410-516-3504; or by email at <pchapman2@jhu.edu>.


Johns Hopkins University • Integrated Imaging Center • 3400 N. Charles Street • Dunning Hall • Baltimore, MD 21218 • Phones • Office: (410) 516-3321 • Laboratory: (410) 516-8042 • FAX: (410) 516-5213