Research Interest 1
I am no longer research active. I have always been fascinated by electron microscopy, and most of my professional career involved the application of EM to problems in materials science. I have worked on (inter alia) - The determination of stacking fault energies in metals - The structure of carbon fibres - The behaviour of inert gases in metals - The structure of interfaces, mainly in metals and semiconductors - The microstructure of strained layer III-V compound semiconductors - The growth of GaAs by chemical beam epitaxy - The characterisation of quantum dots. I was also heavily involved in the development of the best analytical microscopes in the world via the UK SuperSTEM project, hosted by Daresbury Laboratory. I am also very interested in educational issues, particularly the education of materials scientists and engineers, and devote a significant fraction of my time to the UK Centre for Materials Education.
- Low Energy Loss EELS for materials science.
- SuperSTEM - the UK aberration-corrected STEM facility.
- Development and application of aberration-corrected electron microscopy (SuperSTEM).
- Laboratory Refurbishment Scheme for Nanotechnology.
- Composites on tour (COMPOTOUR).
- A Cluster tool for processing III-V semiconductors.
- Composites on tour - A mobile exhibition.
- The NW SuperSTEM: a multi-user sub-angstrom analytical electron microscope facility for the UK.
- Ultra high resolution composition determination from HREM and STEM images.
- Secondary ion mass spectroscopy for chemical microscopy.
- Functionalised advanced materials engineering of hybrids and ceramics (FAME).
- Unit-cell level assembly of complex oxides - developing a new synthetic method for oxide chemistry.
Prof A J Craven
External: University of Glasgow
Joint investigators for SuperSTEM
Prof R M Brydson
External: The University of Leeds
Joint grant-holders for SuperSTEM