Winning cover image, Materials Today (2015) Volume 18, Issue 6, by Li Zhang.
Winning cover image, Materials Today (2015) Volume 18, Issue 6, by Li Zhang.

To celebrate the launch of this year's cover competition, Materials Today has partnered with ZEISS - the world's only manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscopes - to provide Materials Today members with access to specially selected articles and whitepapers.

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4D analysis of the microstructural evolution of Si-based electrodes during lithiation: Time-lapse X-ray imaging and digital volume correlation
Paz-Garcia et al., Journal of Power Sources, Volume 320, 15 July 2016, Pages 196–203

Three dimensional microstructural characterization of nanoscale precipitates in AA7075-T651 by focused ion beam (FIB) tomography
Sing et al., Materials Characterization, Volume 118, August 2016, Pages 102–111.

Three-dimensional phase segregation of micro-porous layers for fuel cells by nano-scale X-ray computed tomography
Andisheh-Tadbir et al.,  Journal of Power Sources, Volume 310, 1 April 2016, Pages 61–69

Advancing FIB assisted 3D EBSD using a static sample setup
Guyon et al., Ultramicroscopy; Volume 161, February 2016, Pages 161–167

Multi-scale Characterization of Lithium Ion Battery Cathode Material by Correlative X-ray and FIB-SEM Microscopy
Zeiss Application note.

Structural analysis of the tongue and hyoid apparatus in a woodpecker
Jung et al., Acta Biomaterialia, Volume 37, June 2016, Pages 1–13UCSD, Biomaterials, Versa, Acta Biomaterialia.

High Resolution STEM and EDS Study of Chromium Depletion in Stainless Steel    
Zeiss Application note.

Application of X-ray microtomography for the characterisation of hollow polymer-stabilised spray dried amorphous dispersion particles
Gamble et al., International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 510, Issue 1, 20 August 2016, Pages 1–8

Formation mechanism of channel segregation in carbon steels by inclusion flotation: X-ray microtomography characterization and multi-phase flow modeling
Cao et al., Acta Materialia, Volume 107, 1 April 2016, Pages 325–336