Imaging surface topography using Lloyd's Mirror in photo-emission electron microscopy

  • Jesson, David (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Morgan, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    The aim of this proposal is to develop a novel surface electron microscopy initiative which combines photo-emission electron microscopy (PEEM) with the classic Lloyd s Mirror optical geometry in a new approach to imaging surface topography. An iterative reconstruction scheme, which corrects for microscope lens distortions, will reveal the quantitative 3D topography of dynamic events such as droplet dynamics, quantum ring formation and surface grain coalescence in real time. Synchrotron radiation will be used to extend the height resolution of the technique into the nanoscale regime, opening up new opportunities for theoretical modelling and facilitating major advances in thin film materials science.
    Effective start/end date5/01/0931/12/13


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$220,000.00