Registration is free but required in order to participate in the luncheon and tutorial session.
Please Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information in the email;
1. Name, institution, contact email
2. Will you attend the tutorial? (Yes or No)
3. Will you attend the luncheon? (Yes or No) If yes, any food restrictions?
4. Are you interest in giving presentation? If yes, which do you prefer, oral or poster?
Please also attach a short 150 word abstract and title.
Dr. Yeshayahu Talmon
Recent developments in high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (HR-SEM) have made it an ideal tool for the study of nanoparticles and collids in viscous systems or in systems containing large objects, hundreds of nanometers and larger, in which small (nanometric) features are to be imaged, e.g., hydrogels or body cells. Such system cannot be studied by cryo- TEM. Liquid nanostructured systems can now be studied by cryogenic-temperature scanning electron microscopy (cryo-SEM), using much-improved cryogenic specimen holders and transfer systems, even without conductive coating. In recent years we have developed a novel specimen preparation methodology for cryo-SEM specimens that preserve the original nanostructure of labile complex liquids at specified composition and temperature, quite similarly to what has been done in cryo-TEM.
In my talk I will describe briefly the principles and the state-of-the-technology of cryo-SEM, and, through examples of our recent work, will demonstrate various variants of the methodology that allow us to study a wide range of soft matter systems, taking advantage also of the combination of cryo-TEM, cryo-SEM, and non-imaging, e.g., scattering techniques.
Dr. Matthew R. Libera
Dr. Kedar Narayan
Dr. Lena F. Kourkoutis