Cameca LEAP 5000 HR


Materials Science, Geological Sciences, Devices, Defect & Failure Analysis

  • Atom by atom reconstruction of materials: 3D chemical analysis at the nanometer scale
  • Phase transformations
  • Semiconductor analysis: Dopants, quantum structures


Allen Hunter


Room G017


Publications, presentations, and posters resulting from work on this instrument should state: “The authors acknowledge the financial support of the University of Michigan College of Engineering and technical support from the Michigan Center for Materials Characterization.


  • Voltage pulsing
    • Frequency: Up to 250 kHz
    • Pulse fraction: <25%
  • Laser pulsing
    • Wavelength: 355 nm
    • Frequency: 50 to 500 kHz
    • Spot size < 3 μm
  • Specimen temperature: 20-100 K
  • Detection efficiency (reflectron configuration): ~52%

Useful Links

References and Publications

  1. Alloy Amorphization through Nanoscale Shear Localization at Al-Fe Interface, F.C. Liu, P. Dong, J. Zhang, W. Lu, A. Taub, K. Sun, Materials Today Physics, 15, 100252, 2020
  2. Influence of Quantum Dot Morphology on the Optical Properties of GaSb/GaAs Multilayers, C. Greenhill, A.S. Chang, E.S. Zech, S. Clark, G. Balakrishnan, R.S. Goldman, Applied Physics Letters, 116, 252107, 2020
  3. Microstructural Responses of Alloy 625 and Alloy 625 Plus Under Ion and Proton Irradiations, L-J. Yu, E.A. Marquis, JOM, 72, 8, 2020
  4. Mechanisms of Ti and B on Improving Weld Metal Toughness of a Nb-Alloyed Steel, X. Liu, Q. Shi, M. Xu, J. Kang, S. Webb, Materials Science & Engineering A, 788, 139535, 2020
  5. Quantification of Solute Topology in Atom Probe Tomography Data: Application to the Microstructure of a Proton-Irradiated Alloy 625, I. Ghamarian, L-J. Yu, E.A. Marquis, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 1-9, 2019
  6. Oxygen effects on ω and α phase transformations in a metastable β Ti-Nb alloy, K. Chou, E.A. Marquis, Acta Materialia, 181, 367-376, 2019
  7. Insights into the Sources of Irradiation Hardening in a Neutron Irradiated 304L Stainless Steel Following Post-Irradiation Annealing, Z. Jiao, J. Hesterberg, G.S. Was, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 526, 151754, 2019 
  8. Precipitation Behavior of Alloy 625 and Alloy 625 Plus, L-J. Yu, E.A. Marquis, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 811, 151916, 2019
  9. Micro- and Nano-Scale Intermetallic Phases in AA2070-T8 and their Corrosion Behavior, Y. Zhu, K. Sun, J. Garves, L.G. Bland, J. Locke, J. Allison, G.S. Frankel, Electrochimica Acta, 319, 634-648, 2019 
  10. Microstructure Response of Ferritic/Martensitic Steel HT9 After Neutron Irradiation, C. Zheng, E.R. Reese, K.G. Field, E.A. Marquis, S.A. Maloy, D. Kaoumi, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 523, 421-433, 2019
  11. Analysis of Niobium-Rich Phases in the Submerged Arc Welds of High Strength Low Alloy Steel, X. Liu, M. Xu, Q. Shi, J. Kang, J. Procario, W. Hou, M. Manohar, Materialia, 7, 100340, 2019
  12. Influence of Surface Relaxation on Solute Atoms Positioning within Atom Probe Tomography Reconstructions, C. Oberdorfer, T. Withrow, L.-J. Yu, K. Fisher, E.A. Marquis, W. Windl, Materials Characterization, 146, 324-335, 2018
  13. Role of Structural Hydroxyl Groups in Enhancing Performance of Electrochemically-Synthesized Bilayer V2O5, S. Tepavcevic, J.G. Connell, P.P. Lopes, M. Bachhav, B. Key, C. Valero-Vidal, E.J. Crumlin, V.R. Stamenkovic, N.M. Markovic, Nano Energy, 53, 449-457, 2018
  14. Effect of Post-Irradiation Annealing on the Irradiated Microstructure of Neutron-Irradiated 304L Stainless Steel, Z. Jiao, J. Hesterberg, G.S. Was, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 500, 220-234, 2018
  15. Early Oxidation Behavior of Si-Coated Titanium, K. Chou, P. Chu, E.A. Marquis, Corrosion Science, 140, 297-306, 2018
  16. Sensitization and Stress Corrosion Crack Response of Dual Certified Type 304/304L Stainless Steel, K.B. Fisher, B.D. Miller, R. Hermer, C. Brown, E.A. Marquis, Corrosion, 74(7), 737-746, 2018
  17. Radiation Tolerance of Commercial and Advanced Alloys for Core Internals: A Comprehensive Microstructural Characterization, M. Song, C.R. Lear, C.M. Parish, M. Wang, G.S. Was, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 510, 396-413, 2018
  18. Evolution of Local Lattice Distortion under Irradiation in Medium- and High-Entropy Alloys, Y. Tong, G. Velisa, S. Zhao, W. Guo, T. Yang, K. Jin, C. Lu, H. Bei, J.Y.P. Ko, D.C. Pagan, Y. Zhang, L. Wang, F.X. Wang, Materialia, 2, 73-81, 2018
  19. The Role of Surface Deformation in the Oxidation Response of Type 304 SS in High Temperature Deaerated Water, K.B. Fisher, B.D. Miller, E.C. Johns, E.A. Marquis, Corrosion Science, 141, 88-96, 2018
  20. Probing Long-Range Ordering in Nickel-Base Alloys with Proton Irradiation, M. Song, Y. Yang, M. Wang, W. Kuang, C.R. Lear, G.S. Was, Acta Materialia, 156, 446-462, 2018
  21. On α’ Composition in Thermally Annealed and Neutron-Irradiated Fe- 9-18Cr Alloys, E.R. Reese, M. Bachhav, P. Wells, T. Yamamoto, G.R. Odette, E.A. Marquis, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2018, link
  22. Dose Rate Dependence of Cr Precipitation in an Ion-Irradiated Fe-18Cr Alloy, E.R. Reese, N. Almirall, T. Yamamoto, S. Tumey, G.R. Odette, E.A. Marquis, Scripta Materialia, 146 213–217, 2018, link
  23. Microstructure of Localized Corrosion Front on Mg Alloys and the Relationship with Hydrogen Evolution, P. Chu, E. Le Mire, E.A. Marquis, Corrosion Science, 128, 253-264, 2017
  24. On the Use of Density-Based Algorithms for the Analysis of Solute Clustering in Atom Probe Tomography Data, E.A. Marquis, V. Araullo-Peters, Y. Dong, A. Etienne, S. Fedotova, K. Fujii, K. Fukuya, E. Kuleshova, A. Lopez, A. London, S. Lozano-Perez, Y. Nagai, K. Nishida, B. Radiguet, D. Schreiber, N. Soneda, M. Thuvander, T. Toyama, F. Sefta, P. Chou, 18th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems – Water Reactors, August 13-17, 2017, Portland, Oregon, link
  25. The Effect of Ni:Co Ratio on the Elemental Phase Partitioning in γ-γ′ Ni-Co-Al-Ti-Cr Alloys, S.C.H. Llewelyn, K.A. Christofidou, V.J. Araullo-Peters, N.G. Jones, M.C. Hardy, E.A. Marquis, H.J. Stone, Acta Materialia, 131 296-304, 2017, link
  26. Early Precipitate Morphologies in Mg-Nd-(Zr) Alloys, E.L.S. Solomon, V. Araullo-Peters, J.E. Allison, E.A. Marquis, Scripta Materialia, 128, 14-17, 2017
  27. Structural Differences between Capped GaSb Nanostructures Grown by Stranski-Krastanov and Droplet Epitaxy Growth Modes, M. DeJarld, L. Yan, M. Luengo-Kovac, V. Sih, J.M. Millunchick, Journal of Applied Physics, 121(3), 34301, 2017
  28. Droplet Induced Compositional Inhomogeneities in GaAsBi, C.R. Tait, L. Yan, J.M. Millunchick, Applied Physics Letters, 111(4), 42105, 2017
  29. High Performance Red-Emitting Multiple Layer InGaN/GaN Quantum Dot Lasers, T. Frost, A. Hazari, A. Aiello, M.Z. Baten, L. Yan, J.M. Millunchick, P. Bhattacharya, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 55(3), 32101, 2016
  30. Three Dimensional Imaging of Shear Bands in Bulk Metallic Glass Composites, A.H. Hunter, M. Gibbons, V. Araullo-Peters, O.D. Restrepo, S.R. Niezgoda, W. Windl, K.M. Flores, D.C. Hofmann, E.A. Marquis,  Journal of Microscopy, 264(3):304-310, 2016, link
  31. Towards an Understanding of Tensile Deformation in Ti-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Matrix Composites with BCC Dendrites, J. Kolodziejska, H. Kozachkov, K. Kranjc, A.H. Hunter, E.A. Marquis, K. Flores, W. Johnson, and D. Hofmann, Scientific Reports, 6, 22563, 2016, link
  32. Microstructure of HIPed and SPSed 9Cr-ODS Steel and its Effect on Helium Bubble Formation, C. Lu, Z. Lu, R. Xie, C. Liu, L. Wang, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 474, 65-75, 2016
  33. Effects of the Local Structure Dependence of Evaporation Fields on Field Evaporation Behavior, L. Yao, T. Withrow, O. Restrepo, W. Windl, E.A. Marquis, Applied Physics Letters, 107, 241602, 2015, link
  34. Atom Probe Tomography Applied to the Analysis of Irradiated Microstructures, E.A. Marquis, Journal of Materials Research, 30(9), 2015, link
  35. Microchemical and Microstructural Evolution of AISI 304 Stainless Steel Irradiated in EBR-II at PWR-Relevant DPA Rates, Y. Dong, B.H. Sencer, F. Garner, E.A. Marquis, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 467, 692-702, 2015, link
  36. EELS and Atom Probe Tomography Study of the Evolution of the Metal/Oxide Interface during Zirconium Alloy Oxidation, B. de Gabory, Y. Dong, A. Motta, E.A. Marquis, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 462, 304-309, 2015, link
  37. Interfacial Solute Segregation in the Thermally Grown Oxide of Thermal Barrier Coating Structures, Y. Chen, R.C. Reed, E.A. Marquis, Oxidation of Metals, 82(5-6), 457-467, 2014, link
  38. Microstructural Changes in a Neutron-Irradiated Fe-15at.%Cr Alloy, M. Bachhav, G.R. Odette, E.A. Marquis, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 454(1-3), 381-386, 2014, link
  39. Radiation-Induced Ostwald Ripening in Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Ferritic Steels Irradiated at High Ion Dose, J. Ribis, M.L. Lescoat, Y. Chen, E.A. Marquis, S. Menut, J.L. Bechade, S. Schlutig, B. Sitaud, Y. Serruys, P. Trocellier, Y. De Carlan, A. Legris, Acta Materialia, 78(1), 328-340, 2014, link
  40. Quantitative Atom Probe Tomography Characterization of Microstructures in a Proton Irradiated 304 Steel, Y. Chen, P. Chou, E.A. Marquis, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 451, 130-136, 2014, link
  41. Alpha’ Precipitation in Neutron-Irradiated Fe-Cr Alloys, M. Bachhav, G.R. Odette, E.A. Marquis, Scripta Materialia, 74, 48-51, 2014, link
  42. On the Current Role of Atom Probe Tomography in Materials Characterization and Materials Science, E.A. Marquis, M. Bachhav, Y. Chen, Y. Dong, L. Gordon, A. McFarland, Current Opinions in Solid State and Materials Science, 17, 217-223, 2013, link
  43. Atom Probe Tomography Analysis of Different Modes of Sb Intermixing in GaSb Quantum Dots and Wells, A.J. Martin, A.H. Hunter, T.W. Saucer, V. Sih, E.A. Marquis, J.M. Millunchick, Applied Physics Letters, 103, 122102, 2013
  44. The Disintegration of GaSb/GaAs Nanostructures upon Capping, A.J. Martin, J. Hwang, E.A. Marquis, E. Smakman, T.W. Saucer, G.V. Rodriguez, A.H. Hunter, V. Sih, P.M. Koenraad, J.D. Philips, J.M. Millunchick, Applied Physics Letters, 102(11) 113103, 2013
  45. Atom Probe Tomography Study of Alloying Element Distributions in Zr Alloys and their Oxides, Y. Dong, A. Motta, E.A. Marquis, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 442(1-3) 270-281, 2013 link
  46. Lattice Misfit during Ageing of a Polycrystalline Nickel-Base Superalloy, D.M. Collins, L. Yan, E.A. Marquis, L.D. Connor, J.J. Ciardiello, A.D. Evans, H.J. Stone, Acta Materialia,  61(20), 7791-7804, 2013, link
  47. Interfacial Morphology Development and Solute Trapping Behavior during Rapid Solidification of an Al–Li–Cu Alloy, D.W. Heard, J. Boselli, R. Rioja, E.A. Marquis, R. Gauvin, M. Brochu, Acta Materialia, 61(5), 1571-1580, 2013, link
  48. As-Coated Thermal Barrier Coating: Structure and Chemistry, Y. Chen, R.C. Reed, E.A. Marquis, Scripta Materialia, 67(9), 779-782, 2012, link