Materials Characterization

The development of new materials requires characterization of their structure across a range of length scales ranging from maco to the atomic. At each scale, one must explore the relevant length scale structures and chemical fluctuations to understand structure-property relationships. Research in this area focuses on developing new techniques to make the most of every scattering electron or X-ray, explaining the properties of new materials, and understanding how new properties can emerge from old materials through modifying their micro- and nano- structure features.

Faculty in this field


Elizabeth Dickey

Jacob Jones

Wenpei Gao

Explore other research areas

energy materials icon
computational materials icon
electronic, optical, magnetic, materials and icon
soft materials and biomaterials icon
structural materials icon