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ChBE Hosting Workshop at 2017 Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting

ChBE Hosting Workshop at 2017 Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting


Taylor Woehl, an Assistant Professor within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UMD, will host a workshop entitled, "Understanding Radiation Beam-Damage during Cryo-, ETEM, Gas- and Liquid-Cell Electron Microscopy," at the Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting this summer. The meeting will be held August 6-10, 2017, at the America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri. Woehl's workshop will convene on Sunday, August 6, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. 

Overview:

This one-day congress will provide insight into the processes that occur when a high-energy electron beam interacts with a material, its gas/liquid/solid embedding medium and the interfaces between them. Steady-state radiation conditions will be evaluated in terms of temperature variations, external probing, mass transport, and imaging modes for describing the reactive system.

Speakers will highlight the electron-dose threshold tolerances, low-LET ionizing radiation effects, damage mechanisms, prevention, and control of radiation effects for small volume environmental studies. The format will consist of invited presentations from radiation chemists and individuals with significant contributions to understanding electron-beam effects for environmental EM and in-situ x-rays cells. The congress will feature a lunch-time poster session and a panel discussion to identify the major challenges going forward, and should be of interested to EM researchers in the areas of cryo-EM, ETEM, gas-cell EM and liquid-cell EM.

Registration for the meeting will open on March 1. Please follow this link for additional information, or contact Dr. Woehl (tjwoehl@umd.edu).

For greater insight into Dr. Woehl's research, follow this link for the Woehl Research Group laboratory.

January 24, 2017


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