Workshop Overview

3D atomic vision. The 3D coordinates of more than 23,000 atoms in an iron-platinum nanoparticle are determined with 22 picometre precision to correlate chemical order/disorder and crystalline defects with magnetic properties at the single-atom level.

Nature 542, 75-79 (2017)

Electron tomography has become increasingly important for quantitative 3D characterization of a wide range of materials in the physical sciences. New frontiers such as atomic electron tomography (AET) have also been developed, allowing 3D structure determination of crystal defects and chemical order/disorder with unprecedented atomic detail, including grain boundaries, stacking faults, dislocations, anti-phase boundaries and point defects.

This 4-day event will bring together leading figures, junior scientists, postdocs and students in the fields of electron tomography and 3D electron imaging/diffraction to disseminate results and exchange ideas. We expect more than 100 participants to attend the 2-day Frontiers Workshop, which will consist of invited talks, contributed talks and posters on the following topics:

  1. Atomic Electron Tomography
  2. Electron Tomography at the Nanoscale
  3. Electron Holography
  4. Scanning Confocal Electron Microscopy
  5. Other 3D Imaging / Diffraction Methods and Algorithms
  6. Applications in the Physics Sciences

Immediately following the Frontiers Workshop will be a 2-day electron tomography short course, focused on training graduate students, postdocs and junior scientists to become future leaders in electron tomography. Various courses will be provided including tomography theory, data acquisition and pre-processing, image alignment, 3D reconstruction algorithms, atom tracing and classification, and 3D structure analysis. Participants will attend lectures and gain hands-on experience in many aspects of electron tomography. Due to the limited capacity, the number of participants for the EM training workshop will be selected based on applications and available space. 



October 23-24 Workshop
October 25-26 Short Course
Registration Fees
$100 Workshop
$100 Short Course
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California, USA