Christian Doppler Laboratory

On Wednesday, 25th April 2018 three Christian Doppler Laboratories were officially opened under the auspices of rector Harald Kainz in the assembly hall of Graz University of Technology. We are especially happy to host the Christian Doppler Laboratory for the Direct Fabrication of 3D Nano-Probes (DEFINE) under the leadership of Harald Plank in the course of the upcoming years. During the last decades, Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition (FEBID) has attracted increasing attention in fundamental and applied research. This technology enables flexible additive manufacturing thanks [...]

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ESTEEM 3

The ESTEEM3 initiative brings together the leading European laboratories equipped with the most advanced TEM installations and thereby aims to be the key European multi-site research and user infrastructure platform for advanced electron microscopy characterisations. The project aims at facilitating access to the state-of-the-art TEM instruments for academia and industry, supporting the wider user community, integrating access procedures and disseminating best practice. European and international researchers are provided with ultrahigh resolution electron microscopy instrumentation at the forefront of technology with world-class facilities so that challenging [...]

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Publications in High Impact Journals

We are committed to keeping up to date with materials research. With a continuing tradition of excellence, we are trying to bridge the gap between academic research and practical problem solving as well as industrial needs for 65 years. The investigation of materials and materials related problems is mostly based on light, electron and ion microscopy. Please find our most recent papers. Stoichiometric precipitates owe their fixed composition to an ordered crystal structure. Deviations from that nominal value, however, are encountered at times. Here we [...]

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ASTEM – The Story Behind

The Austrian Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope – The Story Behind Aberration correction in electron microscopy Being able to see and analyse materials at atomic resolution, has been a strong motivation for improving the electron microscope. However, the resolution of the conventional transmission electron microscope (TEM) was limited to around 0.2 nanometre, which is slightly larger than the diameter of atoms. This limitation comes from the spherical aberrations of the magnetic lenses, which lead to a blurring of images. Although this deteriorating effect was already recognised [...]

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FEBIP 2016 in Vienna

During the last decade, Focused Electron Beam Induced Processing (FEBIP) has developed from a flexible bottom-up and top-down nano-fabrication method into a versatile 3D nano-printing tool which increasingly attracts attention from industry. In 2006 the first workshop on FEBIP was held in Delft, the Netherlands. After 5 successful events in Europe and the US, it was a pleasure to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Vienna, Austria. The programme reflected the latest developments: from fundamentals of FEBIP processes to new approaches and capabilities over applications in [...]

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Innovation by FELMI-ZFE

In the microscopic world every day is full of challenges; our team is dedicated to facilitate the researcher’s life. In the course of the years our technicians developed useful equipment: at the moment three items are for sale.             BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES – LIQUID SAMPLES – WET SAMPLES Have you ever analysed completely wet samples like the human hair below? In Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM) electrically insulating samples, biological samples and even wet samples can be investigated without additional sample [...]

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