Members of the TEMUL group recently attended the SuperSTEM summer school titled "Advanced Topics in Cs-corrected STEM and Spectroscopy: Theory meets Experiment" from June 29th-July 4th at the SciTech Daresbury Campus, UK. The school gathered electron microscopy attendees from 21 different countries to discuss and learn about recent advances in instrumentation and theory. We'd like to congratulate TEMUL PhD student Eoghan O'Connell on winning the best poster prize "Probing atomic movement and interaction".
The week started with presentations by Prof. Quentin Ramasse (SuperSTEM), Dr. Andrew Bleloch (Nion), Dr. Andy Lupini (Oakridge National Laboratory), Dr. Colin Phus (Berkeley National Laboratory), Prof. Peter Schattschneider (University of Vienna), Prof. Rolf Erni (ETH), Dr. Hamish Brown (University of Monash), Dr. Meiken Falke (Bruker), Prof. Mathieu Kociak (Universite Paris-Sud). The speakers discussed in detail with the attendees the latest advances and the future plans for atomic scale spectroscopy in STEM. Small group practicals in the evening on the SuperSTEM Nion STEMs allowed the attendees to get hands on experience.
On the fourth day the school changed to spectroscopy theory, where SuperSTEM staff in collaboration with the STFC computational physics group and CCP9 helped to bridge the gap between experimental EELS and EDS and complementary theory for the mostly experimentalist attendees. Presentations were given by Dr. Martin Leuders (STFC Daresbury), Dr. Andrew Scott (University of Leeds), Prof. Rebecca Nicholls (university of Oxford), Prof Nick Hine (University of Warwick) and Prof Hubert Ebert (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich). The attendees got the chance to apply the knowledge they learned in hands on practicals using SPR-KKR to simulate different material systems' band structure.