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Presenting XPS at the Pacific Rim Symposium on Surface, Coatings & Interface

Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, SSW Research Scientist, attended the Pacific Rim Symposium on Surface, Coatings & Interface (PacSurf 2022) in Waikoloa Beach (Hawaii) on December 11th–15th, 2022. This symposium gathered scientists from around the world working on a wide range of research projects related to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and time-of-flight...
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SSW Director Mark Biesinger Awarded 2022 AVS Peter Sherwood Professional Award

Surface Science Western Director Mark Biesinger was recently awarded the ‘2022 American Vacuum Society (AVS) – Applied Surface Science Division Peter M.A. Sherwood Mid-Career Professional Award’. The award was presented to him at the AVS 68th International Symposium and Exhibition held in Pittsburgh, PA.  The award recognizes achievements leading to...
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Two New Instruments at SSW (Tribocorrosion and UV-Vis)

SSW is announcing the installation of two exciting new instruments: A Bruker UMT Tribolab tribological testing systemAn Agilent Cary 60 UV-Vis spectroscopy system The tribological testing instrument was funded through Associate Professor and SSW Affiliate Member Dr. Yolanda Hedberg. And the UV-Vis spectroscopy system was funded through CFI. Tribocorrosion The...
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Connecting SSW Experts with Students – Introduction to XRD

Dr. Vahid Dehnavi, SSW Research Scientist, recently gave an “Introduction to X-ray Diffraction (XRD)” lecture to Western University’s Electrochemical Society (ECS) Student Chapter. This lecture was the first in-person lecture of a series of lectures that are being organized by the student-led group. This series aims to connect subject matter...
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Sharing SSW’s X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Expertise

SSW Director Dr. Mark Biesinger recently spent a week in La Croisic, France sharing his X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) expertise with approximately 70 students and researchers from around the world at the “2022 Ecole Thematique XPS Analysis Workshop: From Measurements to Scientific Answers”.  This highly regarded workshop, held every three...
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Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the N. Stewart McIntyre Award, Claire Tully

We award the N. Stewart McIntyre award each year to an under-graduate or graduate student who has shown incredible excellence and aptitude within our laboratory and in the field of surface analysis and surface science. We are proud to announce that Claire Tully is this year’s recipient of the N....
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Digitizing Lithium Ores to Help Transition to a Green Future

Global lithium demand is skyrocketing as we transition to the mass adoption of green technology and a carbon neutral economy. Understanding the nature of lithium’s mineralization is vital for its effective extraction from ores and the ability to accurately estimate future deposits. SSW scientists are collaborating with Catriona Breasley, a Ph.D....
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CREATE_CORRECT Corrosion Research and Training Experience Kick-off

On September 8, 2022, Surface Science Western (SSW) personnel and Chemistry and Education invitees attended the CREATE_CORRECT Corrosion Research and Training Experience Kick-off, a major initiative led by Dr. Yolanda Hedberg, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Corrosion Science, Department of Chemistry, and an Affiliate Member of SSW. The CORRECT...
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Characterizing the Marine Menace – Microplastics

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles (<5 mm in diameter) that have been found in every ocean and remote part of the planet. It’s widely known that microplastics are environmental pollutants that have drastic effects on animal life, but work is still being undertaken to understand its spread through various systems...
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SIMS 23 Conference: Dynamic SIMS imaging of cold spray copper

Dr. Jonas Hedberg, SSW Research Scientist, attended the SIMS 23 conference in Minneapolis on Sept 18 to 22. The conference gathered scientists from around the world who are working on a wide range of SIMS related applications, including, but not limited to, semiconductors, biochemistry, and geology. During his time at...
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