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Glenbrook South High School ESRP 2018

Fingerprinting Chemistry and Magnetism at the Nanoscale using SX-STM


  • Students:
    • Rebecca Cloud
    • Yenny Ha
    • Sabrina Moheydeen
    • Siyana Popova
    • Anna Lee Tvaroh
    • Bridget Wall
  • Teachers:
    • Jill Serikaku
    • Jill Serling
  • Mentors:
    • Volker Rose (Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Photon Source & Center for Nanoscale Materials)

Center for Nanoscale Materials; Advanced Photon Source Sector 26: Microscopy

The emerging technique of synchrotron x-ray scanning tunneling microscopy (SX-STM) has shown promise for gaining a better understanding of the structure, chemistry, and magnetic properties of nanoscale materials on surfaces. Currently, the Advanced Photon Source constructs a dedicated beamline for the world’s first user program in SX-STM. We worked with Volker Rose with the goal of ultimately shrinking the physical space that magnetic domains occupy in order to minimize space without limiting data storage capacity.

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