3 Dimensional Atom Probe (3DAP)
Schematic of Atom Probe Tomography
Core-shell structure of AgPd catalysts for room-temperature H2 production.
Ni-superalloy for gas turbines applications, studying phase partitioning/interfaces
Pt-Pd-Rh grain boundary from catalyst gauze, oxidized at 1073K for 5 hours in oxygen.
Spatial Distribution Map (SDM) of Al.
Iso-concentration surfaces applied to Al1.7Cu0.01Sn (at. %). Blue dots are Cu atoms and red dots are Sn atoms; Al atoms are not shown.
Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) 3000HR
  • 3 Dimensional Atom Probe (3DAP)
  • Schematic of Atom Probe Tomography
  • Core-shell structure of AgPd catalysts for room-temperature H2 production.
  • Ni-superalloy for gas turbines applications, studying phase partitioning/interfaces
  • Pt-Pd-Rh grain boundary from catalyst gauze, oxidized at 1073K for 5 hours in oxygen.
  • Spatial Distribution Map (SDM) of Al.
  • Iso-concentration surfaces applied to Al1.7Cu0.01Sn (at. %). Blue dots are Cu atoms and red dots are Sn atoms; Al atoms are not shown.
  • Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) 3000HR

News

Congratulations to Dr Baptiste Gault who is (unfortunately) leaving Oxford, because he is about to start a new job as leader of the Atom probe group in MPIE, Dusseldorf.

Alan Xu, former DPhil student here at Oxford has completed his degree and graduated.He has now found a new job at ANSTO, Australia.

We are happy to announce the imminent addition of a new LEAP 5000X HR to our laboratory. Prof. Michael Moody, head of the Atom Probe group, was recently awarded a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant (EP/M022803/1) to install a state-of-the-art Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) 5000XR at the University of Oxford.


Atom Probe Group

Atom probe tomography is a microscopy technique that provides 3D atom-by-atom imaging of materials with a uniquely powerful combination of spatial and chemical resolution. For more than 40 years, the Atom Probe Research Group in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford has maintained a tradition of pioneering field ion microscopy research and in particular the development and application of the atom probe technique. The group is currently active in all aspects of atom probe research, including: establishing new materials applications, instrumentation and the development of 3D reconstruction and data analysis techniques.

For further information about atom probe tomography or how to collaborate with us, please contact:

Dr Michael Moody (Head of Group) - michael.moody@materials.ox.ac.uk

Dr Paul Bagot (Departmental Lecturer) - paul.bagot@materials.ox.ac.uk

Dr Tomas Martin (Lab Manager) - tomas.martin@materials.ox.ac.uk