Pre-Meeting Congress

Opportunities, Challenges and Outlook for In-situ Experiments in Liquids and Gases using Electron-Optical Instruments


  • Sunday, August 4, 2013; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Registration and separate fee required — register along with your M&M registration.
  • $219 members/$299 non-members (early rate)
  • Breakfast, coffee and lunch included.

Judith Yang, Raymond Unocic, Dean Miller, Renu Sharma

This one-day congress will provide a forum for discussion of the latest advances, applications and practical challenges of electron microscopy performed in liquid and gaseous environments. Recent advances in instrument and sample holder designs have opened up new avenues for in situ microscopy of both hard and soft materials, with diverse applications in the physical and biological sciences. The program will feature invited and contributed platform presentations, a poster session and a lunchtime keynote presentation by past MSA President Prof. Emeritus Wilbur C. Bigelow, in recognition of his 90th birthday, entitled "In situ gas reaction studies in the early days." All platform presentations will be intentionally kept short (~15-20 minutes) to maximize interaction among attendees. Invited presentations will introduce recent innovations and current challenges in this rapidly developing field. Contributions are solicited to highlight applications, as well as practical experiences and solutions to problems encountered during the application of environmental electron microscopy.