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Our mission at INE is to understand on a fundamental level the nanoscale properties of functional materials using in situ transmission electron microscopy techniques. We focus on nucleation and growth, phase transformations, surface reconstructions, and degradation mechanisms of nanostructures and we probe how the nanomaterials properties are affected by changes in temperature, electric field, and gaseous and/or liquid environment. We develop the techniques in order to dynamically observe the changes as they happen during real-time operation of their bulk counterparts. Such measurements have important implications on the design and development of modern technologies including electrochemical storage systems and computing devices.
Reinis’ article on “Local “hard” and “soft” pinning of 180o domain walls in BaTiO3 probed by in situ transmission electron microscopy” is accepted for publication by Physical Review Materials. To view the abstract please follow this link.
Tzu-Hsien’s article on “Oxygen evolution reaction in Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3−δ aided by intrinsic Co/Fe spinel-like surface” is accepted by the Journal of the American Chemical Society. To view the article please follow this link.
Jing’s article on “Lithium-gold reference electrode for potential stability during in situ electron microscopy studies of lithium-ion batteries” is published by the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. To view the article please follow this link.