Sergei Kalinin describes the impact of the development of data-controlled scanning probe microscopy and the future of big, deep and smart data approaches in the field.

Sergei V. Kalinin is the director of the ORNL Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials and distinguished research staff member at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as a theme leader for Electronic and Ionic Functionality on the Nanoscale (at ORNL since 2002). He also holds a Joint Associate Professor position at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and an Adjunct Faculty position at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include application of big data, deep data, and smart data approaches in atomically resolved and mesoscopic imaging to guide the development of advanced materials for energy and information technologies, as well as coupling between electromechanical, electrical, and transport phenomena on the nanoscale.

Further reading

Principal component and spatial correlation analysis of spectroscopic-imaging data in scanning probe microscopy Jesse S and Kalinin S V 2009 Nanotechnology 20 085714

Spatial resolution, information limit, and contrast transfer in piezoresponse force microscopy Kalinin S V et al 2006 Nanotechnology 17 3400

Big–deep–smart data in imaging for guiding materials design Kalinin S V, Sumpter B G and Archibald R K 2015 Nature Materials 14 973–980

The band excitation method in scanning probe microscopy for rapid mapping of energy dissipation on the nanoscale Jesse S, Kalinin S V, Proksch R, Baddorf A P and Rodriguez B J 2007 Nanotechnology 18 435503