The Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Group (EMSG) focuses on advanced structural, compositional and functional characterization providing a direct correlation between synthesis/processing and properties/functionality in materials research.
High-end structural and compositional characterization is one of the essential requirements for advanced materials development; the experimental basis for a systematic understanding of materials and modelling. Electron microscopy is one of the most versatile and powerful tools to provide this basis by quantitative characterization of the atomic, nanometer and micron scale structure and composition. Moreover, in-situ experiments provide a direct correlation between structural changes, materials properties and functional behavior.
In addition to using state-of-the-art electron microscopy techniques for materials characterization, we develop microscopy techniques to provide answers to specific research problems in materials and physical sciences.
News & Publications
Japanse Society of Microscopy Scientific Paper Award Physical Sciences
We very much appreciate the selection of our publication 'Mapping structure and morphology of amorphous organic thin films by STEM pair distribution function analysis' for the 36th Scientfic Paper award in the area Physical Science by The Japanese Society of Microscopy. Congratulations to Xiaoke Mu and his coworkers.
The project proposal "Breaking the resolution limit of electron microscopy for magnetic materials" joinedly submitted with the group of Frank Filbir at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich has been approved for funding by the Helmholtz Imaging Plattform. Congratulations to Frank Filber and Xiaoke Mu for the successful proposal.
We are very pleased to announce that the project CRC 1441 - TrackAct has been funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and is starting in January 2021. Thank you very much Jan-Dierk Grundwaldt and all colleagues involved for the great proposal preparation. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration.
The installation of the basic ThermoFischer Themis 300 probe corrected analytical TEM is finished. The microscope was accepted in December. In Q1/2021 it will be further equipped with a Dectris pixelated detector and a NanoMegas ASTAR system.