本次报告主要围绕：Phase transformation is a process that involves microstructural transition of materials when subject to external environments and usually accompanied by a variation in energy. Whenever a phase transformation occurs, sufficient energy is required to overcome the barriers of the structure rearrangement, no matter the transformation process is exothermic or endothermic. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) is a powerful technique and provides diffraction and phase contrasts that allow the characterization of crystalline structures of materials at nano/atomic scale. It is capable of in-situ observation of the evolution of crystals when subject to external environments (such as electron-beam irritation and an aqueous solution) with the help of in-situ holder facilities attached.
Dr Yizhong Huang is currently an associate Professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He has been working in University of Oxford as a postdoc and then research fellow (faculty member) and college fellow of Wolfson and now an academic visitor. He has been honored with a few awards such as Chutian Scholar and UK-Southeast Asia Partners in Science Collaboration Development. He has published over two hundred papers in journals such as Nature communications, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials and ACS Nano. He has developed expertise in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and focused ion beam (FIB) system with specific research interests in nanoelectrochemistry and hybrid nanostructured materials.