Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Grad Student Honored for New Microscopy Technique

Abstract:
A UT Dallas graduate student has been recognized for developing a new technique for preparing samples to be analyzed using transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

Grad Student Honored for New Microscopy Technique

Dallas, TX | Posted on September 8th, 2008

TEM is a key tool in analyzing semiconductor materials, including their electronic properties and any defects that might occur when using a new material or manufacturing technique. So a novel process for sample preparation developed by graduate student Carlo Floresca promises to further streamline semiconductor development.

Dubbed the FIB fold-out method, the technique not only requires fewer tools such as nano-manipulators during sample preparation but also enables researchers to perform their analysis on multiple samples at once.

"Sample preparation is a tedious, hours-long process, so any improvements are important in enabling us to speed up our analysis," said Floresca, one of 10 students to receive one of the Microbeam Analysis Society's 2008 Distinguished Scholar Awards. The awards are presented annually to students presenting technical papers at the organization's annual meeting.

Floresca developed the technique out of necessity: He had a deadline to create a sample, but the nanomanipulator he would usually use to prepare the sample was not expected to be available.

"So I devised this method to bypass the need for the nano-manipulator," he said, "and in the process I found a way to speed up sample preparation."

Floresca is working on his Ph.D. in the field of nanostructure fabrication and nanoelectronics characterization. His adviser, Moon Kim, a professor of materials science and engineering, noted that the new technique is already gaining popularity and that he's been invited to discuss it at a meeting of North American researchers next month.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
David Moore
UT Dallas
(972) 883-4183


Office of Media Relations
UT Dallas
(972) 883-2155

Copyright © UT Dallas

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

New Biological Nano-Fertilizers Presented in Iran as Appropriate Replacements for Chemical Fertilizers April 18th, 2015

Iranian Foodstuff, Agricultural Industries Welcome Nanotechnology Packaging Bags April 18th, 2015

Nanocomposites Play Effective Role in Production of Smart Fibers April 18th, 2015

Dais Analytic Corporation Appoints Eliza Wang to Board of Directors: Company's Newest Director Brings Expertise in Commercial and Legal Matters Both in the United States and China; Joins on the Heels of Successful Business Development Trade Mission to China April 18th, 2015

Imaging

Combined effort for structural determination April 15th, 2015

JPK reports on the use of the NanoWizard® 3 AFM system at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem April 14th, 2015

Deben reports on the research of Dr Sunita Ho from UCSF using a CCT500 tensile stage to study the behaviour of dental materials April 14th, 2015

The Casiraghi Group, located at the University of Manchester's NanoScience and Spectroscopy Laboratory, use Raman in the study of graphene April 14th, 2015

Announcements

New Biological Nano-Fertilizers Presented in Iran as Appropriate Replacements for Chemical Fertilizers April 18th, 2015

Iranian Foodstuff, Agricultural Industries Welcome Nanotechnology Packaging Bags April 18th, 2015

Nanocomposites Play Effective Role in Production of Smart Fibers April 18th, 2015

Dais Analytic Corporation Appoints Eliza Wang to Board of Directors: Company's Newest Director Brings Expertise in Commercial and Legal Matters Both in the United States and China; Joins on the Heels of Successful Business Development Trade Mission to China April 18th, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications April 18th, 2015

The National Science Foundation names engineering researcher Andrea Alú its Alan T. Waterman awardee for 2015: Alú is a pioneer in the field of metamaterials who has developed "cloaking" technology to make objects invisible to sensors April 16th, 2015

Taking aircraft manufacturing out of the oven: New technique uses carbon nanotube film to directly heat and cure composite materials April 14th, 2015

Nanoparticles at specific temperature stimulate antitumor response: Dartmouth researchers identify precise heat to boost immune system against cancer tumors April 14th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE