Welcome

The research in Prof. Zuo's group at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign involves
the study of structure-property relationships at high spatial and time resolution, and the
development of electron diffraction and imaging for novel materials characterization.
Structural Properties, Electron-Imaging and
Electron Diffraction (SPEED) Group
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
News and updates:

-The simulation functions in the popular WebEMAPS are now available for
download and install on your own PC,
click here for information.

-
Hu Yang graduated with Ph. D from U. Illinois and now is working at LAM Research,
congratulations!

-Jocelyn Lai graduated with Masters from U. Illinois, she will work for IBM in DC area.

-Jim Zuo received the Lars Onsager Professorship from The Norwegian University of
Science and Technology (NTNU)  and spent May-July visiting the Physics Department,
NTNU and Norwegian Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy, directed by Prof.
Randi Holmestad.

Click here for more
group news
Highlights:

- Our 2016 IUCrJ paper has been cited by the chief editor, Dr. Catlow, as "an excellent
example of technical developments facilitating new structural science". The link can be
found
here. Click here to read the paper.

- Nanoscale symmetry fluctuations in ferroelectric barium titanate, BaTiO3. Using the
scanning convergent-beam electron diffraction (SCBED) technique developed at
University of Illinois, Yu-Tsun demonstrate that ferroelectric domains and crystal
symmetry can be simultaneously determined by SCBED. Yu-Tsun's paper is published
in a special issue for Prof. Philip Coppens in Acta Cryst. B. Read more
here.
An updated and extended
coverage on electron
diffraction and imaging,
published by Springer in end
of 2016.
For a list of errors,
click here