Introducing: Carbon – Always Good for a Surprise!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:00pm

SpeakerHendrik Ohldag, SSRL

Hendrik’s research focuses on the use of soft x-ray spectromicroscopy to study magnetic materials in particular with applications in magnetic storage technology

Program Description

Carbon is all around us. We use to it produce energy, to make plastics and to write with it among many other uses. Also over the last decade carbon has been revolutionized the "nano world" with such fancy things like buckyballs, nanotubes and two dimensional graphene. Somehow, carbon never seems to stop surprising us and the applications of carbon based materials and in our daily life appear endless. In this presentation, Hendrik will discuss two successful applications of carbon that have taken researchers very much by surprise – namely the successful use of nano-diamonds to improve the resolution in emission electron microscopy beyond current limits and the existence of ferromagnetic order in graphite. Both of these advances are closely linked to user based research at modern day x-ray sources.

Introducing: Carbon – Always Good for a Surprise!
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