JEOL 3100R05


  • Aberration-corrected HAADF/LAADF/ABF/BF STEM imaging for atomic structures
  • Fast EELS mapping with K2 direct electron detector
  • Conventional BF/DF TEM imaging, SAED, and aberration-corrected HRTEM imaging
  • Low-dose TEM and energy-filtered TEM with K2 direct electron detector


Tao Ma


Room G026 (Microscope) and G028 (Control Room)


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 NSF grant #DMR-0723032, and technical support from the Michigan Center for Materials Characterization.


  • Accelerating Voltage
    • 80, 200 and 300 kV 
  • Filament
    • Tungsten cold field emission tip
  • Vacuum
    • Gun ~1.0 x 10-9 torr
    • Column ~1.0 x 10-7 torr
  • Resolution
    • CTEM 0.055 nm point-to-point
    • STEM 0.055 nm point-to-point
  • Aberration correctors
    • Evaluate and correct aberrations directly from Ronchigram with an autocorrelation function
    • Auto correction on real samples. No standard sample is required.
  • XEDS System
    • Horizontal Ultra-thin Window JEOL SDD X-ray detector (active area = 60 mm2) capable of detecting elements with Z >5.
  • EELS System
    • Gatan Quantum 969 Imaging Filter (GIF) wtih K2 direct electron detector for electron energy loss spectroscopy and imaging.
  • Image Acquisition & Analysis System
    • Gatan Ultrascan 1000 CCD camera for high resolution imaging (above the GIF)
  • Compatible sample Holders
    • JEOL Single-Tilt Stage
    • JEOL Double-Tilt Analytical Stage
    • Gatan #636 Double-Tilt (x=±35 degrees, y=±35 degrees) Low Background (Be) Liquid-Nitrogen Stage.
    • Gatan #652 Double-Tilt Heating Holder with a maximum operating temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius.
  • In-situ holders
    • Hysitron PI-95 pico-indenter
  • Other Accessories
    • Free lens control, fully independent control of all lenses.
    • TEMCon PC control software.
    • JEOL Cs Correctors for STEM and TEM 



  1. On the surface oxidation and band alignment of ferroelectric Sc0.18Al0.82N/GaN heterostructures, D. Wang, D. Wang, P. Zhou, M. Hu, J. Liu, S. Mondal, T. Ma, P. Wang, Z. Mi, Applied Surface Science, 628, 157337, 2023
  2. Two-dimensional charge order stabilized in clean polytype heterostructures, S.H. Sung, N. Schnitzer, S. Novakov, I. El Baggari, X. Luo, J. Gim, N.M. Vu, Z. Li, T.H. Brintlinger, Y. Liu, W. Lu, Y. Sun, P.B. Deotare, K. Sun, L. Zhao, L.F. Kourkoutis, J.T. Heron, R. Hovden, Nature Communications, 13(413), 2022
  3. Nanophotonic control of thermal emission under extreme temperatures in air, S. McSherry, M. Webb, J. Kaufman, Z. Deng, A. Davoodabadi, T. Ma, E. Kioupakis, K. Esfarjani, J.T. Heron, A. Lenert, Nature Nanotechnology, 17, 1104-1110, 2022
  4. Deformation mechanisms in crystalline-amorphous high-entropy composite multilayers, L. Jiang, Z. Bai, M. Powers, Y. Fan, W. Zhang, E.P. George, A. Misra, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 848, 143144. 2022
  5. Phase Transitions of Cu and Fe at Multiscales in an Additively Manufactured Cu–Fe Alloy under High-Pressure, A. Chatterjee, D. Popov, N. Velisavljevic, A. Misra, Nanomaterials, 12(9), 1514, 2022
  6. In situ transmission electron microscopy investigation of nucleation of GP zones under natural aging in Al-Zn-Mg alloy, A. Chatterjee, L. Qi, A. Misra, Scripta Materialia, 207, 114319, 2022
  7. Hydrothermal synthesis of chiral carbon dots, A. Visheratina, L. Hesami, A.K. Wilson, N. Baalbaki, N. Noginova, M.A. Noginov, N.A. Kotov, Chirality, 34(12), 1503-1514, 2022
  8. A Three-Stage Magnetic Phase Transition Revealed in Ultrahigh-Quality van der Waals Bulk Magnet CrSBr, W. Liu, X. Guo, J. Schwartz, H. Xie, N.U. Dhale, S.H. Sung, A.L.N. Kondusamy, X. Wang, H. Zhao, D. Berman, R. Hovden, L. Zhao, B. Lv, ACS Nano, 16(10), 15917-15926, 2022
  9. Torsional periodic lattice distortions and diffraction of twisted 2D materials, S.H. Sung, Y.M. Goh, H. Yoo, R. Engelke, H. Xie, K. Zhang, Z. Li, A. Ye, P.B. Deotare, E.B. Tadmor, A.J. Mannix, J. Park, L. Zhao, P. Kim, R. Hovden, Nature Communications, 13, 7826, 2022
  10. Demonstration of Device-Quality 60% Relaxed In0. 2Ga0. 8N on Porous GaN Pseudo-Substrates Grown by PAMBE, C. Wurm, H. Collins, N. Hatui, W. Li, S. Pasayat, R. Hamwey, K. Sun, I. Sayed, K. Khan, E. Ahmadi, S. Keller, U. Mishra, Journal of Applied Physics, 131, 015701, 2022
  11. Quaternary Alloy ScAlGaN: A Promising Strategy to Improve the Quality of ScAlN, P. Wang, D. Wang, Y. Bi, B. Wang, J. Schwartz, R. Hovden, Z. Mi, Applied Physics Letters, 120, 012104, 2022
  12. Observation of Self-Assembled InGaN/GaN Superlattice Structure Grown on N-Polar GaN by Plasma-Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy, K. Khan, S. Diez, K. Sun, C. Wurm, U.K. Mishra, E. Ahmadi, APL Materials, 9, 121114, 2021
  13. Large Area Friction Stir Additive Manufacturing of Intermetallic-Free Aluminum-Steel Bimetallic Components through Interfacial Amorphization, F. Liu, Y. Zhang, P. Dong, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 73, 725-735, 2022
  14. Self-Assembly Mechanism of Complex Corrugated Particles, L. Tang, T. Vo, X. Fan, D. Vecchio, T. Ma, J. Lu, H. Hou, S.C. Glotzer, N.A. Kotov, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 143(47), 19655-19667, 2021
  15. Direct Methane Activation by Atomically Thin Platinum Nanolayers on Two-Dimensional Metal Carbides, Z. Li, Y. Xiao, P.R. Chowdhury, Z. Wu, T. Ma, J.Z. Chen, G. Wan, T-H. Kim, D. Jing, P.J. Potdar, L. Zhou, Z. Zeng, X. Ruan, J.T. Miller, J.P. Greeley, Y. Wu, A. Varma, Nature Catalysis, 4, 882-891, 2021
  16. Fullerene-Functionalized Poly (3-hexylthiophene) Additive Stabilizes Conjugated Polymer–Fullerene Blend Morphologies, D. Kim, E.A. Mueller, D.S. Yang, D.E. Fagnani, J. Kim, A.J. McNeil, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., 2021
  17. Atomically Dispersed Pb Ionic Sites in PbCdSe Quantum Dot Gels Enhance Room-Temperature NO2 Sensing, X. Geng, S. Li, L. Mawella-Vithanage, T. Ma, M. Kilani, B. Wang, L. Ma, C.C. Hewa-Rahinduwage, A. Shafikova, E. Nikolla, G. Mao, S.L. Brock, L. Zhang, L. Luo, Nature Communications, 12, 4895, 2021
  18. Stable and Selective Catalysts for Propane Dehydrogenation Operating at Thermodynamic limit, A.H. Motagamwala, R. Almallahi, J. Wortman, V.O. Igenegbai, S. Linic, Science, 373(6551), 217-222
  19. Quantum Dot Assembly Driven by Electrochemically Generated Metal-Ion Crosslinkers, C.C. Hewa-Rahinduwage, K.L. Silva, S.L. Brock, L. Luo, Chemistry of Materials, 33(12), 4522-4528, 2021
  20. Engineering New Limits to Magnetostriction Through Metastability in Iron-Gallium Alloys, P.B. Meisenheimer, R.A. Steinhardt, S.H. Sung, L.D. Williams, S. Zhuang, M.E. Nowakowski, S. Novakov, M.M. Torunbalci, B. Prasad, C.J. Zollner, Z. Wang, N.M. Dawley, J. Schubert, A.H. Hunter, S. Manipatruni, D.E. Nikonov, I.A. Young, L.Q. Chen, J. Bokor, S.A. Bhave, R. Ramesh, J.-M. Hu, E. Kioupakis, R. Hovden, D.G. Schlom, J.T. Heron, Nature Communications, 12, 2757, 2021
  21. Hierarchical Microstructures and Deformation Behavior of Laser Direct-Metal-Deposited Cu-Fe Alloys, A. Chatterjee, E. Sprague, J. Mazumder, A. Misra, Materials Science and Engineering A, 802, 140659, 2021
  22. From Thick Intermetallic to Nanoscale Amorphous Phase at Al-Fe Joint Interface: Roles of Friction Stir Welding Conditions, F.C. Liu, P. Dong, Scripta Materialia, 191, 167-172, 2021
  23. Distribution of Transition Metal Elements in an Al-Si-Cu-Based Alloy, Q. Shi, Y. Huo, T. Berman, B. Ghaffri, M. Lei, J. Allison, Scripta Materialia, 190, 97-102, 2021
  24. Fracture Resistance of Hierarchical Cu–Mo Nanocomposite Thin Films, Y. Cui, B. Derby, N. Li, A. Misra, Materials Science and Engineering A, 799, 139891, 2021
  25. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Nanoscale Cu/(Ta50Nb25Mo25) Multilayers, L. Jiang, M. Powers, Y. Cui, B.K. Derby, A. Misra, Materials Science and Engineering A, 799, 140200, 2021
  26. Controlling Defect Formation of Nanoscale AlN: Toward Efficient Current Conduction of Ultrawide‐Bandgap Semiconductors, Y. Wu, D.A. Laleyan, Z. Deng, C. Ahn, A.F. Aiello, A. Pandey, X. Liu, P. Wang, K. Sun, E. Ahmadi, Y. Sun, M. Kira, P.K. Bhattacharya, E. Kioupakis, Z. Mi, Advanced Electronic Materials, 6(9), 2020
  27. Optimal STEM Convergence Angle Selection using a Convolutional Neural Network and the Strehl Ratio, N. Schnitzer, S.H. Sung, R. Hovden, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 26(5), 921-928, 2020
  28. Metal-Ion-Controlled Growth and Nanoindentation Response of 3D, Bicontinuous Cu–Fe Thin Films, B.K. Derby, A. Chatterjee, A. Misra, Journal of Applied Physics, 128, 035303, 2020
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Multi-Step Crystallization of Self-Organized Spiral Eutectics, S. Moniri, H. Bale, T. Volkenandt, Y. Wang, J. Gao, T. Lu, K. Sun, R.O. Richie, A.J. Shahani, Small, 1906146, 2020
  32. Performance Characteristics of AlGaN Tunnel Junction Light Emitting Diodes, A. Pandey, W. Shin, R. Hovden, Z. Mi, Photonics Research, 8(3), 331-337, 2020
  33. Self-Assembly of Chiral Nanoparticles into Semiconductor Helices with Tunable Near-Infrared Optical Activity, J. Yan, W. Feng, J-Y. Kim, J. Lu, P. Kumar, Z. Mu, X. Wu, X. Mao, N.A. Kotov, Chem. Mater., 32(1), 476-488, 2020 
  34. Monolayer GaN Excitonic Deep Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diodes, Y. Wu, X. Liu, P. Wang, D.A. Laleyan, K. Sun, Y. Sun, C. Ahn, M. Kira, E. Kioupakis, Z. Mi, Applied Physics Letters, 116, 013101, 2020 
  35. Monolithic Integration of High-Voltage Thin-Film Electronics on Low-Voltage Integrated Circuits Using a Solution Process, Y. Son, B. Frost, Y. Zhao, R.L. Peterson, Nature Electronics, 2, 540-548, 2019
  36. Influence of Metal Nanocomposite Morphology on Helium Implantation Response, B.K. Derby, J.K. Baldwin, Y. Wang, M.J. Demkowicz, A. Misra, N. Li, Scripta Materialia, 177, 229-233, 2019
  37. Faceted He-Filled “Pancakes” Confined within Nanoscale Metal Layers, B.K. Derby, J.K. Baldwin, D. Chen, M.J. Demkowicz, Y.Q. Wang, A. Misra, N. Li, JOM, 1-5, 2019
  38. Nanoscale Deformation Mechanics Reveal Resilience in Nacre of Pinna Nobilis Shell, J. Gim, N. Schnitzer, L.M. Otter, Y. Cui, S. Motreuil, F. Marin, S.E. Wolf, D.E. Jacob, A. Misra, R. Hovden, Nature Communications, 10, 4822, 2019
  39. A Single-Junction Cathodic Approach for Stable Unassisted Solar Water Splitting, Y. Wang, Y. Wu, J. Schwartz, S. Sung, R. Hovden, Z. Mi, Joule, 3(10), 2444-2456, 2019 
  40. Tuning Catalytic Performance by Controlling Reconstruction Process in Operando Condition, C. Cai, S. Han, K. Sun, L. Qiao, S. Li, X. Zu, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 260, 118103, 2019
  41. Stable Unassisted Solar Water Splitting on Semiconductor Photocathodes Protected by Multi-Functional GaN Nanostructures, Y. Wang, J. Schwartz, J. Gim, R. Hovden, Z. Mi, ACS Energy Letters, 4, 1541-1548, 2019
  42. A Quadruple-Band Metal-Nitride Nanowire Artificial Photosynthesis System for High Efficiency Photocatalytic Overall Solar Water Splitting, Y. Wang, Y. Wu, K. Sun, Z. Mi, Materials Horizons, 2019
  43. Stability and Strain-Driven Evolution of β′ Precipitate in Mg-Y Alloys, E.L.S. Solomon, A.R. Natarajan, A.M. Roy, V. Sundararaghavan, A. Van der Ven, E.A. Marquis, Acta Materialia, 166, 148-157, 2019
  44. Design of Bicontinuous Metallic Nanocomposites for High-Strength and Plasticity, Y. Cui, B. Derby, N. Li, A. Misra, Materials Design, 166, 107602, 2019
  45. Dislocation Pile-Ups at β1 Precipitate Interfaces in Mg-Rare Earth (RE) Alloys, Z. Huang, C. Yang, L. Qi, J.E. Allison, A. Misra, Materials Science & Engineering A, 742, 278-286, 2019
  46. An In0.42Ga0.58N Tunnel Junction Nanowire Photocathode Monolithically Integrated on a Nonplanar Si Wafer, Y. Wang, S. Vanka, J. Gim, Y. Wu, R. Fan, Y. Zhang, J. Shi, M. Shen, R. Hovden, Z. Mi, Nano Energy, 57, 405-413, 2019
  47. Optical and Interface Characteristics of Al0.56Ga0.44N/Al0.62Ga0.38N Multiquantum Wells with ∼280 nm Emission Grown by Plasma-Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Journal of Crystal Growth, 508, 66-71, 2019
  48. Processing of Novel Pseudomorphic Cu–Mo Hierarchies in Thin Films, B. Derby, Y. Cui, J. Baldwin, R. Arróyave, M.J. Demkowicz, A. Misra, Materials Research Letters, 7(1), 1-11, 2018
  49. Suppression of Shear Banding in High-Strength Cu/Mo Nanocomposites with Hierarchical Bicontinuous Intertwined Structures, Y. Cui, B. Derby, N. Li, N.A. Mara, A. Misra, Materials Research Letters, 6(3), 184-190, 2018
  50. Surfactant-Induced Chemical Ordering of GaAsN:Bi, J. Occena, T. Jen, H. Lu, B.A. Carter, T.S. Jimson, A.G. Norman, R.S. Goldman, Applied Physics Letters, 113, 211602, 2018
  51. Characteristic Orientation Relationships in Nanoscale Al-Al2Cu Eutectic, S.J. Wang, G. Liu, J. Wang, A. Misra, Materials Characterization, 142, 170-178, 2018
  52. Plasticity of Laser-Processed Nanoscale Al-Al2Cu Eutectic Alloy, S.J. Wang, G. Liu, D.Y. Xie, Q. Lei, B.P. Ramakrishnan, J. Mazumder, J. Wang, A. Misra, Acta Materialia, 156, 52-63, 2018
  53. High Efficiency Si Photocathode Protected by Multifunctional GaN Nanostructures, S. Vanka, E. Arca, K. Sun, G.A. Botton, G. Teeter, Z. Mi, Nano Letters, 18, 6530-6537, 2018
  54. Effects of Substrate Temperature and Deposition Rate on the Phase Separated Morphology of Co-Sputtered, Cu-Mo Thin Films, B. Derby, Y. Cui, J.K. Baldwin, A. Misra, Thin Solid Films, 647, 50-56, 2018
  55. The Effect of Cold Rolling on Grain Boundary Structure and Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility of Twins in Alloy 690 in Simulated PWR Primary Water Environment, W. Kuang, G.S. Was, C. Miller, M. Kaufman, T. Alam, B. Gwalani, and R. Banerjee, Corrosion Science, 130, 126-137, 2018
  56. 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
  57. Solar Water Oxidation by an InGaN Nanowire Photoanode with a Bandgap of 1.7 eV, S. Chu , S. Vanka, Y. Wang, J. Gim, Y. Wang, Y. Ra, R. Hovden, H. Guo, I. Shih, Z. Mi, ACS Energy Letters, 3, 307-314, 2018
  58. Deformation Behavior of β’ and β”’ Precipitates in Mg-RE Alloys, E.L.S. Solomon, E.A. Marquis, Materials Letters, 2018
  59. Heteroepitaxy of Fin-Shaped InGaN Nanoridge Using Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Y. Park, J. Gim, R. Yalisove, R. Hovden, Z. Mi, Crystal Growth and Design, 18, 5750-5756, 2018
  60. Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Characterization of Mg-Doped GaN Epilayers Grown on Si (0 0 1) Substrate through Controlled Nanowire Coalescence, Y. Wu, Y. Wang, K. Sun, A. Aiello, P. Bhattacharya, Z. Mi, Journal of Crystal Growth, 498, 109-114, 2018