Electron Microscopy

Electron microscopy allows a detailed understanding of microstructure and defects in materials

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Structural and chemical analysis using electron microscopy is central and indispensable in modern materials science and materials chemistry. Unifying the available electron microscopy resources at BAM across departments, the electron microscopy center offers transmission and scanning electron microscopy methods for our staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate student body. With instrumentation ranging from analytical and high-resolution SEM, analytical (S)TEM, environmental SEM to different microanalysis techniques, most microstructures, chemistries, and defects can be characterized with our resources. Our instruments can be leveraged with most structural materials, biomaterials, nanomaterials, or batteries.

The goals of interdisciplinary Electron Microscopy facilities are:

  • guidance in where to find the best instrument or method for your scientific problem
  • expert support across all methods and materials
  • training of young scientists and thereby supporting our educational mission
  • resource efficiency

BAM employees have access to a list of our currently available microscopes, free educational documents and can request instrument time or training. All EM-related resources are freely available to all BAM employees in the BAM intranet.

Research highlights

“Influence of cooling rate on the microstructure and room temperature mechanical properties in the refractory AlMo0.5NbTa0.5TiZr superalloy”, in: J. Alloys Compd., 2023

"Ni- and Co-Struvites: Revealing Crystallization Mechanisms and Crystal Engineering toward Applicational Use of Transition Metal Phosphates", in: Cryst. Growth Des., 2022

„Tetragonality mapping of martensite in a high-carbon steel by EBSD”, in: Mater. Charact., 2021

“Polystyrene Microparticles with Convergently Grown Mesoporous Silica Shells as a Promising Tool for Multiplexed Bioanalytical Assays”, in: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021

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