Atom probe and transmission electron tomography data are analyzed on the bridge of the AlloSphere, a 10-meter diameter scientific visualization instrument, helping scientists understand the nature of nanoscale imperfections in steel which could lead to more stable fusion reactors.
By visualizing data sets from different imaging techniques in a fully immersive stereoscopic environment, experimentalists can quickly gain insight into the spatial and compositional characteristics of microstructural features in materials. This dataset is a combination of transmission electron and atom probe tomograms which show a 1:1 association between He bubbles and oxide nanoclusters. Understanding this association is needed to design better materials for advanced nuclear reactors. The image was taken using a 360 degree hemispherical lens set to a long exposure, reflecting the architecture of the AlloSphere and the movement of the data.