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High Impact Research: Applications of Atom Probe Tomography in the Geosciences with Dr. David Saxey

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

High Impact Research: Applications of Atom Probe Tomography in the Geosciences with Dr. David Saxey

Recent years have seen the significant uptake of atom probe tomography (APT) within the geosciences. The study of chemical and isotopic variability within geological materials provides valuable information on past geological events and processes, and atom probe tomography allows these variations to be studied at much smaller scales than conventional geoanalytical techniques.

APT is now providing access to information of geological significance down to the atomic scale, generating new insights into nanoscale geochemical processes. This webinar will present several examples of the application of APT methods to geoscience research problems.

Correlative workflows and specimen preparation methods will also be discussed, as well as the optimisation of analysis parameters for obtaining the best results from particular minerals.

We're excited to welcome Dr. Saxey for this exciting webinar! Submit your APT geoscience questions directly to Dr. Saxey.

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About the speaker:

David received his PhD in experimental physics in 2004 and has worked in high-precision instrumentation and materials characterisation, with more than 10 years experience in research and technique development in atom probe tomography.

His current research interests are in the application of atom probe techniques to geological research, and the development of atom probe data analysis methods. David has managed atom probe facilities at the University of Sydney, and the University of Oxford, and has applied APT methods to a wide range of materials, within both academic and industrial collaborations.

In August 2015, David joined Curtin University and now manages the Geoscience Atom Probe facility within the John de Laeter Centre. The facility was established in 2015 with the purpose of applying atom probe tomography to geoscience research.