JFI Special Seminar - Thomas Edward Gage, Argonne National Laboratory

2:00–3:00 pm GCIS E223

929 E. 57th Street

Many technologies needed to solve problems in quantum information science, microelectronics, and a circular economy rely on a fundamental understanding of novel nanoscale dynamics. Being able to probe and manipulate the optical, electronic, and physical properties of nanomaterials at sub-picosecond time scales and nanometer length scales will enable new technologies to emerge.  In the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory, we have developed an ultrafast electron microscope (UEM) which is able to achieve this high spatiotemporal resolution requirement for studying non-equilibrium states at the nanoscale with a variety of instrument modes. 

In this talk, I will introduce the UEM technique and give an overview of the state of the field.  I will also highlight some of the work we have performed at CNM on the UEM and the road map of where we hope to take specific modalities of the tool and improve the instrumentation.  Finally, I will introduce a new state-of-the-art TEM under development at CNM for studying quantum emitters, the quantum emitter electron nanomaterial microscope (QuEEN-M).

Event Type

JFI, Seminars

Jul 28