Dr Sarah Haigh, Reader in Materials Characterisation
Sarah's research focuses on the use of advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques in order to improve our understanding of the relationship between the electrical or magnetic properties of graphene and its atomic-scale structure and composition.
The outstanding properties of graphene and other related two-dimensional materials are known to be critically dependant on the local atomic structure. The range of techniques utilized to tackle this problem include the development of novel phase retrieval algorithms, aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy, advanced energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy.
Sarah is also interested in the interaction of graphene with various nanoparticle systems.