The Michigan Materials Research Institute, of which (MC)2 is a core facility, will be hosting their first annual symposium in NCRC on November 9th and 10th, 2021. The symposium will feature presentations from U-M faculty and external speakers, as well as a poster session for undergraduate, graduate students and post-docs, with awards to be given for best posters. Continue Reading »
The (MC)2 image contest is open once again and will be taking submissions through Monday, May 10. All lab users who are graduate students and post-docs at U-M or other universities are invited to enter. Continue Reading »
We have several upcoming SEM/FIB training sessions in our YouTube live remote series. Direct links are below. Anyone can join, but users who need access on these microscopes should also submit a training request through our system FOM. Continue Reading »
MC)² is excited to host Dr. Tracy Lovejoy from Nion Co. to present Recent Developments in STEM via Zoom on Thursday, 10/29, at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the application of this technique in our current and future research programs. Continue Reading »
As a response to Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, (MC)2 has explored different methods for remote training and collaboration. In addition to managing private training and service sessions through Zoom since our lab reopening in June, we have also developed a YouTube Live series which is open to anyone to attend, whether direct microscope access is needed or not. Continue Reading »
As of June 2020, Dr. Emmanuelle Marquis has retired from her position as center director, with Dr. Alan Taub taking on the next directorship. We would like to thank Dr. Marquis for her innovation and service over the last five years of leadership, as she worked tirelessly to bring in cutting-edge new equipment, upgrade existing instruments, standardize training processes, and expand the range of techniques in the center’s repertoire. Continue Reading »
Congratulations to the winners of our latest image contest! Thank you to all who submitted.
Rigel Hanbury, “Faceted Crystallites” (Thermo Fisher Nova 200 Nanolab SEM/FIB)
This is a secondary electron image of outer oxide particles formed on 316L stainless steel exposed to 320ºC hydrogenated water for 72 hours to simulate nuclear reactor core corrosion. Continue Reading »
The (MC)2 image contest is accepting submissions once again through Monday, May 18. The contest is open to all lab users who are graduate students and post-docs at U-M or other universities. Continue Reading »
Congratulations to the winners of our third user image contest! The next contest will be held in spring 2020.
1st Place, Ahmet Emre, “The Social Network” (FEI Helios 650 Nanolab SEM/FIB)
The image is of methylated DNA, aesthetically edited to represent colorful social network nodes and ties. Continue Reading »
(MC)2 invites users to submit to our fall image contest between now and Tuesday, November 19. The contest is open to all graduate students and post-docs at U-M or other universities. Continue Reading »
We are excited to announce that the center’s collaboration with the Michigan Ion Beam Lab (MIBL) has begun, and users can now request training or service work on a 300 kV transmission electron microscope attached to an ion beam system. Continue Reading »
(MC)2 is hosting a Dragonfly lunch-and-learn webinar on July 17, which will be of interest to users of our Zeiss Xradia Versa 520 3D X-ray microscope. We will be joined by a Dragonfly expert who will walk us through analyzing two tomography datasets in the Dragonfly software. Continue Reading »
Congratulations to the winners of our second user image contest! The contest was judged by (MC)2 staff.
1st Place, Prashant Kumar, “Glowing Dendrites” (Image acquired from the FEI Helios 650 Nanolab SEM/FIB)
“Excess amounts of L-cysteine precipitates in a typical dendritic pattern, while clusters of cadmium line the edges of these dendrites giving it a glowing appearance. Continue Reading »
(MC)2 is excited to begin our second image contest and is accepting submissions until Friday, April 19. Winning images will be framed and displayed in the center. A number of entries will also be featured in a new ongoing photo collage in the hallway outside the (MC)2 office. Continue Reading »
Congratulations to the winners of the first (MC)2 image contest!
1st Place, Wonjin Choi, “Dandelion Pollen Grain” (Image acquired from the Tescan MIRA3 SEM)
“This image is an SEM image of a dandelion pollen grain, a reproductive micro structure produced by the male part of a plant. Continue Reading »
(MC)2 is starting an image submission contest to share a glimpse into the diverse research of academic users at the center. The contest is open to (MC)2 users who are graduate students and post-docs at the University of Michigan or other universities. Continue Reading »
(MC)2 was excited to host a Microanalysis Society topical conference on Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) this May 23–25, bringing together over 170 participants internationally, including students, researchers, and vendors. The conference featured three days of lectures and animated conversation on EBSD applications and developments within materials science, geoscience, planetary science, engineering, and industry. Continue Reading »