2019 APS/CNM Users Meeting
May 6-9, 2019
The annual joint users meetings of the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and the co-located Advanced Photon Source (APS) are held at Argonne National Laboratory. Anyone is welcome to register for these meetings, which attract more than 400 registrants and 50+ vendor booths for myriad activities including technical workshops that highlight, promote, and stimulate user science; plenary sessions; poster sessions; a vendor expo; social events; and CNM short courses. A Best Student Poster Award competition is held for students who benefit from accessing the CNM.
APS/CNM Joint Plenary Session
Monday morning, May 6, 2019, APS Conference Center, Auditorium
- KEYNOTE: Dan Nocera, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy, Harvard University
CNM Plenary Session
Monday afternoon, May 6, 2019, APS Conference Center, Room A1100
Moderator: James Rondinelli - Chair, CNM Users Executive Committee
- CNM KEYNOTE: 1:30 pm Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
Class of 1909 Professor of Physics; Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials
"Visualizing Novel Quantum States of Matter"
- 2:15 pm Paul Evans, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Professor of Engineering
"Crystallization and Reconfiguration Dynamics in Amorphous Complex Oxides"
- 3:00 pm Break
- 3:20 pm James Rondinelli, Northwestern University; Chair, CNM Users Executive Committee
Update from the CNM Users Executive Committee
- 3:30 pm Hui Claire Xiong, Boise State University
"Li-Substituted Layered Spinel Cathode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries"
- 4:00 pm Peijun Guo, Argonne National Laboratory
Enrico Fermi Named Fellow, Nanoscience and Technology Division
"Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites: from anisotropic excitons to soft crystal lattice"
- 4:30 pm Invited Student Talk
"Fabrication, In Situ Biasing, Electron Holography and Elemental Analysis of Patterned and Unpatterned TiO2 Thin Films"
- 4:45 pm Adjourn
- Banquet at Argonne Guest House Restaurant
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Joint APS/CNM Workshop (WK1): Driving Scientific Discovery with Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Data Analysis, and Data Management in the APS-U Era
- Co-organizers: Nicholas Schwarz and Chengjun Sun (APS) and Mathew Cherukara (CNM)
CNM Workshop (WK4): Photon Qubit Entanglement and Transduction
- Co-organizers: Stephen Gray, Xuedan Ma, and Xufeng Zhang (CNM)
Tuesday Evening - JOINT APS/CNM POSTER SESSION
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Joint APS/CNM Workshop (WK2): Topological Quantum Information Science: From concepts to practical realizations
- Co-organizers: Yue Cao (MSD), Pierre Darancet (CNM), Nathan Guisinger (CNM), Jessica McChesney (APS), Subramanian Sankaranarayanan (CNM), Hua Zhou (APS)
CNM Workshop (WK6): Emerging Electronic, Optoelectronic and Mechanical Devices Based on van der Waals 2D Materials
- Co-organizers: Saptarshi Das (Penn State) and Irma Kuljanishvili (St. Louis University)
CNM Short Courses
Thursday, May 9, 2019
$40 full-day/$25 half-day fee in addition to meeting registration fee
Course A: Introduction to Confocal Raman Spectroscopy (Instructor: Dave Gosztola)
Description: A hands-on demonstration of the capabilities of the CNM's confocal Raman microscopes will be presented. Subjects to be discussed and demonstrated include the following:
- Basic Raman spectroscopy concepts
- Anatomy of a confocal Raman microscope
- Sample preparation
- Simple spectra collection
- Effects of excitation wavelength
- Point mapping
- Line/area mapping
- Heating and cooling samples
Time: 8:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Building 440 – B108. Please note: Attendees should meet in the CNM Lobby.
Max Attendees: 8
Note: Attendees are encouraged to bring a sample of interest; please contact instructor David Gosztola prior to arrival for information on sample limitations.
Course B: Use of Machine Learning in Nanoscale Materials Modeling (Instructors: Maria Chan and Subramanian Sankaranarayanan)
Description: This short course will include instructions on the use of machine learning for (1) force field parameterization from first principles data, and (2) nanoscale structure determination from a combination of modeling and experimental data. Experimental and computational users are encouraged to attend. For hands-on work, participants should be comfortable using a linux command line environment and should bring their own laptop. Participants are encouraged to bring their research problems for diagnostics.
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Building 440 - A105/A106
Max Attendees: 15
Special Requirement: Bring your own laptop.
Course C: Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for Materials Science (Instructors: Yuzi Liu and Jianguo “JG” Wen)
Description: This course targets the researcher with an entry to medium level knowledge of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). (S)TEM characterization and Aberration-corrected S/TEM for advanced energy material techniques will be introduced along with real examples. A demo of these techniques will follow the presentation.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Note: There will be a “Working Lunch” – Box lunch will be provided
Location: Building 212 – A157
Max Attendees: 20