Nanomaterials & Nanotomography Group (GM-group)

Günter Möbus ( ==> GM staff page)

Reader in Electron Microscopy

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Nanomaterials for Nanoengineering (MSc Course)


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Group Members:

  • Dr Wei Guan (PDRA); Nanotomography & Ion implantation
  • Dr Umananda Bhatta (PDRA); Ceramic nanostructures
  • Dr Jay Ghatak (PDRA); Ion implantation
  • Dr T Gnanavel ; Fabrication of Nano-magnetic structures; Nano-hydroxiapatite

    Joint Members:

  • Mr Wei Xie ; PhD student

    Recent Members:

  • Dr Yong Peng (PDRA); ion implantation & nanomanipulation
  • Dr Xiaojing Xu ; tomography
  • Dr Guang Yang ; EELS of glasses
  • Dr Daved Deivasagayam; Hydroxiapatite
  • Dr M Azizi ; Reactive metallic multilayers
  • Dr Z Saghi ; tomography

    Masters/Final Year Students

  • L. Spillane (2005/06): 3D reconstruction of nanoparticles
  • K. Lock (2003/04): Focused Ion Beam Tomography
  • S. AlBermani (2004/05): 3D Reconstruction of Nanocomposites using ADF-STEM.
  • S. Cook (2007/08): Annealing of glass nanocomposites.
  • S. Kumar (2008/09): nm-scale direct line writing.
  • X. Mu (2008/09): nanoporous alumina.
  • A. Stringfellow (2009/10): nanoparticle irradiation
  • A. Mettachitipan (2009/10): thin film irradiation
  • X. Xu (2010/11): nanoporous alumina.
  • W. Li (2010/11): nanopatterning
  • A. Alqurashi (2010/11): nanoparticle irradiation


Recent Publication Highlights:

  • G Möbus, Z Saghi, D Sayle, U Bhatta, A Stringfellow, T X T Sayle; Dynamics of Polar Surfaces on Ceria Nanoparticles Observed In-Situ with Single Atom Resolution; Advanced Functional Materials 11 (2011)
  • T Gnanavel, Saurabh Kumar, Günter Möbus; In-Situ Fabrication of Three Dimensional Nickel Nanobeads by Electron Beam Induced Transformation; J of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11 1019-1024 (2010)
  • M.A. Mat Yajid, H. Bagshaw, G. Möbus; In situ and ex situ transmission electron microscopy investigation of Cu–Al–Cu–Ti reactive metallic multilayer coatings; J. Mater. Res., 25 1196-1203 (2010)
  • G. Möbus, M. Ojovan, S. Cook, J. Tsai, G. Yang; Nano-scale quasi-melting of alkali-borosilicate glasses under electron irradiation; Journal of Nuclear Materials 396 (2-3) 264-271 (2010)
  • Z. Saghi, T. Gnanavel, Y. Peng, B.J. Inkson, A.G. Cullis, M.R. Gibbs, and G. Möbus; Tomographic nanofabrication of ultrasharp three-dimensional nanostructures; Appl.Phys.Lett 93 153102 (2008)
  • First nanodendrite reconstructed in 3D
    ==> Crystal Growth and Design 8 , 1102 (2008)
  • First Tomography of scanning probe tips
    ==> Applied Physics Letters 91 , 251906 (2007)
  • Review on nanotomography
    ==> Materials Today 10 , 12 , 18-25 (2007)
  • Geometric and Quantitative Tomography of industrial nanoparticles
    ==> Nanotechnology, 18 No 22, 225501-225508 (2007)
  • Introduction of incoherent electron tomography and application to crystalline nanocomposite materials
    ==> Applied Physics Letters, 79, 1369 (2001).
  • Introduction of "Spectroscopic Electron Tomography" using EELS and EDX
    ==> Ultramicroscopy, 96 , 433 - 451 (2003).
  • Nanobeam Imaging for STEM: the concept of atomic resolution EELS envelopes,
    Introduction of 3D in-specimen nanofocus and 3D STEM.
    ==> Ultramicroscopy, 96 , 285 - 298 (2003).


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