What is materials science?

Innovative materials play essential roles in safety, clean energy, transportation, human health, and industrial productivity. Whether exploring alternative energy sources or developing stronger, lighter materials and sophisticated nanodevices, electron microscopy, spectroscopy, and microanalysis can provide insight at all scales and modalities.

We created this learning center to connect researchers and scientists around the world and provide a variety of informational and educational resources on materials science research.

Access a targeted collection of application notes, case studies, videos, webinars, and white papers covering a range of applications.


Access our library of free, on-demand webinars to learn more about our latest product releases and the applications of electron microscopy, spectroscopy, and microanalysis in materials science research.

Webinars for materials science research


Webinar: Efficient Multi-Technique Surface Analysis Through Automation

Presenter: Robin Simpson, EngD, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Key learning objectives:

  • How developments in new instrument design make collecting data easier
  • Why using more than one surface analysis technique increases your understanding of a sample
  • How automation helps smoothen multi-technique surface analysis


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