Nanoanalysis of Materials
The ability of modern transmission electron microscopes to investigate solids at atomic resolution has led to a tremendous progress in materials science. With the basis of a monochromated transmission electron microscope (TEM) and an atomic resolution STEM (ASTEM), the groups of Werner Grogger, Gerald Kothleitner and Ferdinand Hofer concentrate on the development of nanoanalytical methods using EELS and EDXS. These advanced methods are used to explore the structure of materials and devices as diverse as transistors, turbine blades and biomaterials.
Our major research activities are:
Atomic resolution STEM of nanostructures
Nanoparticles and carbon materials
EELS-imaging of surface plasmons