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OBJECTIVE The present study is the second part of an investigation of strength, fracture toughness and microstructure of nine all-ceramic materials. In the present study, DC Zirkon, an experimental yttria partially stabilized zirconia, In-Ceram Zirconia slip and In-Ceram Zirconia dry-pressed were compared. METHODS Strength was appraised on ten bar-shaped(More)
Increasing the strength of metallic alloys while maintaining formability is an interesting challenge for enabling new generations of lightweight structures and technologies. In this paper, we engineer aluminium alloys to contain a hierarchy of nanostructures and possess mechanical properties that expand known performance boundaries-an aerospace-grade 7075(More)
Atom probe tomography (APT) is a mass spectrometry method with atomic-scale spatial resolution that can be used for the investigation of a wide range of materials. The main limiting factor with respect to the type of problems that can be addressed is the small volume investigated and the randomness of common sample preparation methods. With existing(More)
The advent of Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) tomography is revolutionizing materials science by enabling near atomic scale imaging of materials. Analysis of three-dimensional atom probe tomography (APT) data holds the promise of relating combinatorial arrangement of atoms to material properties and enable better design and synthesis of complex materials.(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study, divided into two parts, aimed to compare the strength, fracture toughness and microstructure of a range of all-ceramic materials. In part I, three hot-pressed glass-ceramics (IPS-Empress, Empress 2 and a new experimental ceramic) and alumina glass-infiltrated ceramics (In-Ceram Alumina), processed by both slip casting and dry(More)
From diagnosis of life-threatening diseases to detection of biological agents in warfare or terrorist attacks, biosensors are becoming a critical part of modern life. Many recent biosensors have incorporated carbon nanotubes as sensing elements, while a growing body of work has begun to do the same with the emergent nanomaterial graphene, which is(More)
Whereas the atom probe is regarded almost exclusively as a technique for 3D chemical microanalysis of solids with the highest chemical and spatial resolution, we demonstrate that the technique can be used for detailed crystallographic determinations. We present a new method for the quantitative determination of crystal structure (plane spacings and angles)(More)
This article addresses gaps in definitions and a lack of standard measurement techniques to assess the spatial resolution in atom probe tomography. This resolution is known to be anisotropic, being better in-depth than laterally. Generally the presence of atomic planes in the tomographic reconstruction is considered as being a sufficient proof of the(More)
Correlative microscopy has become increasingly important for the analysis of the structure, function, and dynamics of cells. This is largely due to the result of recent advances in light-, probe-, laser- and various electron microscopy techniques that facilitate three-dimensional studies. Furthermore, the improved understanding in the past decade of imaging(More)
The implementation of fast pulsed laser has significantly improved the performance of the atom probe technique by enabling near-atomic-scale three-dimensional analysis of poorly conducting materials. This has broadened the range of applications for the atom probe, addressing a major limitation of the technique. Despite this, the implications of lasing on(More)