The Muller group has helped to discover previously unknown electron transfer pathways in Biochar in soil, which may be vital for soil microorganisms. The cross-disciplinary study was led by Tianran Sun and Johannes Lehmann from Cornell's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Read more at the Cornell Chronicle!

Read about the Electron Microscope Pixel Array Detector (EMPAD) in the Cornell Chronicle!
"like taking a photograph of a sunset that showed both details on the surface of the sun and the details of darkest shadows”

Gabriela Calinao Correa was selected to receive a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship!

Watch Prof. Muller explain the behaviour of gold atoms on Nova's Treasures of the Earth: Metals on PBS!
Warning: The narrator may have decided to call me Mewler.

Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016, Columbus Ohio: Barnaby Levin receives a Student Scholar Award for his abstract: "Reverse Engineering Cadmium Yellow Paint from Edvard Munch's "The Scream" with Correlative 3-D Spectroscopic and 4-D Crystallographic STEM". The abstract describes how we're combining spectroscopy and 4D-STEM to reveal the nanoscale structure of paint from Edvard Munch's masterpiece, The Scream (c. 1910, Munch Museet, Oslo, Norway). Our work is being done in collaboration with scientists at the University of Delaware, and at the Munch Museum in Norway.
The abstract can be accessed online at:

Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016, Columbus Ohio: Yimo Han receives a Presidential Scholar Award for her abstract: "Strain Accommodation and Coherency in Laterally-Stitched WSe2/WS2 Junctions

Atomic-resolution image of a Pt shell on an ordered Pt3Co core increases the Catalytic activity

A new atomically-ordered Pt-Co nanoparticle catalyst boosts the efficiency of the proton-exchange membrane fuel cells targeted for fuel-cell electric vehicles.

Watch what happens when you bend and break the world’s thinnest glass:   Cornell Chronicle, NBC News,, Gizmodo

Shattering records: Thinnest glass in Guinness book
"At just a molecule thick, it’s a new record: The world’s thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery by scientists at Cornell and Germany’s University of Ulm, is recorded for posterity in the Guinness Book of World Records." Cornell Chronicle, LA Times, NBC News, Fox News, Huffington Post

"Direct Imaging of a Two-Dimensional Silica Glass on Graphene",
Pinshane Y Huang, Simon Kurasch, Anchal Srivastava, Viera Skakalova, Jani Kotakoski, Arkady V. Krasheninnikov, Robert Hovden, Qingyun Mao, Jannik C. Meyer, Jurgen H. Smet, David A. Muller, and Ute Kaiser, Nano Letters, (2012). DOI: 10.1021/nl204423x

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