Martha McCartney

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, Department of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University
Department of Physics
PO Box 871504
Tempe, AZ 85287-1504
USA
480-965-4558
Email: Molly.McCartney@asu.edu

Biography

McCartney's research primarily involves using electron holography for the observation and measurement of electrostatic and electromagnetic fields associated with nanostructured materials. Off-axis electron holography is an electron-microscope-based interference technique that provides unique access to the phase of a scattered electron wave. The technique has been shown by McCartney and others to enable visualization and quantification of electrostatic and magnetic fields with very high spatial resolution and sensitivity, enabling unique insights into nanoscale physical phenomena to be obtained.

Expertise

electron structure; nanomagnetism; semiconductors; nanotechnology

Education

    Ph.D., Physics, Arizona State University, 1989

    B.S., The Evergreen State College, 1983