Research Group
Regents' Professor Peter R. Buseck

Keck award (2018): Pseudocarbynes: A New Class of Carbon-chain Materials
(ASU news release)
** Postdoctoral Opportunities

Keck award (2016): Water from the Heavens: The Origins of Earth's Hydrogen
(ASU news release)

2018 7*M pictures: 7*M members at the opening of the University of Pannonia Nanolab;
Mike Klosterman and Peter; Weijun Li and Huifang Xu at Zhejiang University;
Peter and 7*M group members during Péter Németh's visit to ASU

Also see 7*M updates under Group Awards & Honors and Pictures - 7*M People

1978 Nature paper by Mike O'Keefe, Sumio Iijima, and Peter cited as milestone in crystallography (ASU news release)

M&M symposium and mineral "buseckite" honoring Peter (pics)

** Peter's Google Scholar Citations **

** Peter's rankings among top-10 cited Mineralogists and Meteoriticists **

Research group members
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7*M: Exploring large-scale problems
with small-scale observations

The group is highly diverse, including chemists, physicists, and geologists, from many different regions of the world. In its early days, the 7*M research group's interests centered on meteorites, mercury geochemistry, microprobe analysis, and mineralogy, suggesting the possible name "4M group" (the asterisk was added simply for appearances and the research group was then called "4starM"). Since then, group members and visitors have added many new interests; we stopped counting at seven. The group is now known as "7starM".

7*M International Reunion
Former 7*M group members who attended the inauguration of the Nanolab, a new TEM facility at the University of Pannonia. Note the halos over our heads! Left to right: István Dódony, Professor, University of Budapest; Michael Czank, Professor (retired), University of Kiel; me; Mihály Pósfai, Professor, University of Pannonia and founder of the Nanolab; Peti NĂ©meth, Chemical Institute, Budapest; Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Director of the Institute for Microstructure Research and the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy, Julich, Germany. It is an international group and was a great reunion as well as fine occasion inaugurating this new Hungarian facility. (October, 2018)

Former 7*Mer in the News
Barbara Miner (7*M Ph.D. 1988) showing President Obama columns of atoms in a new aberration-corrected TEM. Barbara is manager of the INTEL TEM lab in Hillsboro, Oregon. (February 18, 2011)


Movies of some of our research

Click on the image to see a movie of an electron tomogram of diesel soot

Click on the image to see a movie of a tomogram of the Brenham pallasite meteorite
Click on the image to see a movie of an electron tomogram of synthetic magnetite crystals

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