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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.
Jan’s article on “Real‐time monitoring reveals dissolution/redeposition mechanism in Cu nanocatalysts during the initial stages of the CO2 reduction reaction” is accepted for publication by Angewandte Chemie. To view the article please follow this link.
Reinis’ article on “Local hard and soft pinning of 180o domain walls in BaTiO3 probed by in situ transmission electron microscopy” is published in Physical Review Materials. To view the article please follow this link.