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Images of particles made from a promising battery cathode material called NMC

Radiation-actuated electron spectroscopic imaging of single molecules on catalytic surfaces

Precourt Institute for Energy

PI: Arun Majumdar, Mechanical Engineering


Project Summary

Using new techniques capable of high lateral and spatial resolution, and surface sensitivity, this project aims to measure atomic level changes in materials and gain insight into catalytic reactions. The ability to identify single molecules on catalyst surfaces could give insight into chemical bond formation and cleavage important to advancing numerous energy applications.



1. Zhang, Z., Martis, J., Takasuka, B. Majumdar, A., “Photoactuated Imaging at Nanometer Scales Using Electron Analysis” (in preparation).