The National Centre for High Resolution Electron Microscopy
The HREM groups’s research is aimed at:
- The realization of in-situ measurements combining structural investigations with for example electrical measurement or a gas atmosphere at elevated temperature in the transmission electron microscope,
- In-situ modification of materials at the nano scale,
- The analysis and understanding of the relation between the properties of crystalline materials and their structure, composition and morphology,
- Energy filtered transmission electron microscopy allowing the joint investigation of atomic arrangement, composition and electronic structure with 0.1 eV energy resolution.
In addition, the department provides facilities and service for electron microscopy investigations.
A recent rewarded proposal by STW perspective is “Understanding Processes Using Operando Nanoscopy (UPON)” UPON is a STW perspective program with 4 projects on producing nano reactors for TEM and SEM and 4 project on using these nano reactors for in-situ TEM.