“Reality is merely an illusion,
albeit a very persistent one.”
Our mission at INE is to understand on a fundamental level the nanoscale properties of functional oxides and 2D 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 electrochemical storage systems and memory devices.
The Best Student Paper Award of the European Meeting of Ferroelectricity (EMF) at f2cπ2 2019 was awarded to Reinis for his work on dynamic ferroelectric domain probing!
Article on “Impact of intermittent operation on lifetime and performance of a PEM water electrolyzer” with Hubert Gasteiger is published in the Journal of Electrochemical Society. To view the article please follow this link.
Article on “The effect of surface reconstruction on the oxygen reduction properties of LaMnO3” is accepted by The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. To view the article please follow this link.