Latest Issue: Thursday, September 16, 2021
A Message from Chuck Black
CFN Director Chuck Black shares three stories from this year’s Olympics and poses related questions for CFN staff and users to consider.
A Message from Trishelle Copeland-Johnson
Trishelle Copeland-Johnson, chair of the CFN Users’ Executive Committee (UEC), describes efforts by the UEC to expand access to CFN resources and staff, recaps the recent UEC town hall meeting, encourages users to prepare research highlights, and invites users to participate in the Annual CFN Image Contest.
Updates for the User Community
Grace Webster, CFN user program administrator and outreach coordinator, reminds users of the upcoming user proposal deadline, details the steps for returning to the CFN and starting experiments, and lists some of the remote capabilities now available for CFN instruments.
News and Notes
Recent news, research highlights, awards and honors, and personnel changes at the CFN are reported.
Trapping Elusive Radicals in a Metal-Organic Framework
CFN users from MIT led a team who were the first to experimentally observe copper-bound anionic hyponitrite, an unusual and highly reactive radical.
Making High-Quality Materials with Mingzhao Liu
The CFN staff scientist is fabricating thin-film materials for applications in solar energy conversion and quantum information science.
Observing Oxidation at the Atomic Level with Guangwen Zhou
The Binghamton University professor uses CFN facilities to study surface and interface reactions in real time and under reaction conditions.
CFN ES&H Coordinator Wai-Lin Ng provides COVID-19 updates, information on the vaccination mandate, and tips for safely using power strips.
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