Many new imaging techniques have been developed over the last fifteen years, such as the various fluorescence super-resolution imaging techniques including single-molecule localisation microscopy and structured illumination microscopy. These methods have been widely applied in the biological sciences but their use in chemistry and materials science has been limited.
The purpose of this meeting is to demonstrate to the Materials Science and Chemistry communities new ways of solving scientific questions for the characterisation of functional materials, using the Octopus and Diamond facilities. This will also drive new ideas for renewing Catalysis Hub funding, to be themed around Advanced Characterisation of Materials. The workshop will include plenary lectures from two groups who have already successfully used a variety of advanced imaging techniques to better understand their samples. A speed-networking session, pairing researchers with facility scientists, will spark ideas of how unanswered scientific questions could be solved.
During a series of short talks, researchers will pose problems that they are looking to solve and which they consider Octopus and/or Diamond may be able to help with. Please contact the meeting organisers if you would like to give a short talk.