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Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are working on nano-subsurface sky-scrapers in metal-oxides. Metal oxides are widely used in a variety of applications including energy materials and catalysis. A group of Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory scientists are working on developing three dimensional nanoscale imaging of oxides using atom probe tomography to understand their composition accurately. This would help in better controlling their fabrication process and in understanding the structure-property relations of such materials. The image is of sapphire (aluminum oxide), which is being cut to prepare an atom probe specimen using focused ion beam and scanning electron microscope system in EMSL. The sky-scrapers are the unique signature of the nanoscale machining of single crystalline oxides.

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Document Title: Nano-subsurface sky-scrapers in metal-oxides
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