Our DETEM is being upgraded with a Gatan Image Filter (GIF) and EELS spectrometer. We are facing a couple of hickups, including a bad vacuum leak that required taking everything apart again (see picture), but we are very much looking forward to using our new baby soon!
Our team is strengthened by Oliver Lin from UCLA and Jack Burke from UVM. Oliver will work on light-induced dynamics in photovoltaic materials using the DETEM, and Jack will be working on a shared project with the Vura-Weis group focusing on ultrafast optical and X-ray spectroscopy of transition metal complexes. Welcome to the group both!