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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 “Individual Barkhausen pulses of ferroelastic nanodomains” is accepted by Physical Review Letters. To view the abstract please follow this link.
Tzu-Hsien’s poster on “Electron probing of the oxygen evolving BSCF” was chosen as an award winner at the Microscopy & Spectroscopy of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials Symposium of the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2021 Conference. To view the submitted abstract, please visit this link.
The lab’s activities has been featured in EU Research. You can read the article on pages 52-53 by following this link.