LEAP 5000XR
Ni-superalloy for gas turbines applications, studying phase partitioning/interfaces
Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) 3000HR
3D ion maps reconstructed from APT data for Y, Y-O and Hf-O core-cluster ions in a ODS Fe-14Cr alloy containing Hf.
3D ion maps from HT9 alloy Fe ion irradiated to 10dpa at 470oC. 2.0 at% Ni isosurfaces highlighting Ni segregation to the high and low angle grain boundaries and dislocation lines present in the analised volume.

Variations in hardness of the 17-4PH with heat treatment time at 480 °C and 590 °C.
Atom maps of 17-4PH heat treated for 20 min at 590 °C.Atom maps of 17-4PH heat treated for 24 h at 590 °C.

Direct observation of trapped isotopic hydrogen within a ferritic steel containing vanadium-carbide. As can be seen from the top-down and side slices, heavy hydrogen atoms (2H) are correlated to the carbide positions.
  • LEAP 5000XR
  • Ni-superalloy for gas turbines applications, studying phase partitioning/interfaces
  • Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) 3000HR
  • 3D ion maps reconstructed from APT data for Y, Y-O and Hf-O core-cluster ions in a ODS Fe-14Cr alloy containing Hf.
  • 3D ion maps from HT9 alloy Fe ion irradiated to 10dpa at 470oC. 2.0 at% Ni isosurfaces highlighting Ni segregation to the high and low angle grain boundaries and dislocation lines present in the analised volume.
  • Variations in hardness of the 17-4PH with heat treatment time at 480 °C and 590 °C.Atom maps of 17-4PH heat treated for 20 min at 590 °C.Atom maps of 17-4PH heat treated for 24 h at 590 °C.
  • Direct observation of trapped isotopic hydrogen within a ferritic steel containing vanadium-carbide. As can be seen from the top-down and side slices, heavy hydrogen atoms (2H) are correlated to the carbide positions.

News

We'd like to welcome our new DPhil students Przemyslaw Klups, Yanru Ren, Megan Jones and Jaspreet Singh and also our new Part II (Masters) students Victoria Strutt and Henry He.

Congratulations to Dr Paul Bagot for winning the APT&M 2018 Wiley Poster Prize with his poster "Microstructural Investigation of an Fe-Ni Meteorite by Complementary APT and 3D Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy".

Congratulations to Qifeng Yang for successfully defending his thesis 'Atom Probe Tomography Research of Catalytic Alloys and Nanoparticles'.


Oxford Atom Probe Group Hosting APT&M 2020

The Oxford Atom Probe Group will hosting the International Field Emission Society (IFES) bi-annual Atom Probe Tomography and Microscopy (APT&M) symposium on the 8th-12th June, 2020 at Keeble College, Oxford, UK.

More information on abstract submission, accommodation, travel and guest speakers will be released periodically. Any queries please contact:

Prof Michael Moody (Head of Group) - michael.moody@materials.ox.ac.uk

Dr Paul Bagot (Atom Probe Staff Scientist) - paul.bagot@materials.ox.ac.uk

Atom probe tomography is a microscopy technique that provides 3D atom-by-atom imaging of materials with a uniquely powerful combination of spatial and chemical resolution. For more than 40 years, the Atom Probe Research Group in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford has maintained a tradition of pioneering field ion microscopy research and in particular the development and application of the atom probe technique. The group is currently active in all aspects of atom probe research, including: establishing new materials applications, instrumentation and the development of 3D reconstruction and data analysis techniques.

 

For further information about atom probe tomography or how to collaborate with us, please contact:

Prof Michael Moody (Head of Group) - michael.moody@materials.ox.ac.uk

Dr Paul Bagot (Atom Probe Staff Scientist) - paul.bagot@materials.ox.ac.uk