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It’s springtime! It’s pollen season! The little guy in the image is a daisy pollen, which grows into a beautiful small flower. The image was acquired in a dual-beam scanning electron microscope / focused ion beam (SEM/FIB) instrument. The eyes and mouth were ion milled and the image was acquired us...

Category: Allgemein, Outreach

What looks like the microscopist’s version of the search for the needle in the haystack is in reality a scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image depicting several overlapping silver nanowires (AgNWs). These wires exhibit a diameter of roughly 35 nm and a length of several microns. The shown AgNW net...

Category: Allgemein, Outreach

This image reminds us on confetti, which fits to the carnival season! Every color represents a specific in-plane orientation of the nano-crystallites. This orientation mapping of AlN crystallites was acquired with 4D-STEM, an advanced technique collecting the electron diffraction patterns at each p...

Category: Allgemein, Outreach

Even though there is not enough snow surrounding us in nature, we at least have an image that reminds us of snowflakes. These “snowflakes” are dendritic silver patches synthesized in the group of Prof. Robin Klupp Taylor, Institute of Particle Technology. The image was acquired using the scanning t...

Category: Allgemein, Outreach

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to sharing our calendar 2023 with you online. Every month a fascinating microscopy image will be revealed reflecting the research of CENEM and IMN. The cover picture shows an electron diffraction image of TiS2, a layere...

Category: Allgemein, Outreach

Our CENEM nanowire experts Dr. Lilian Vogl, Dr. Peter Schweizer (now both at EMPA, Thun Switzerland), and Peter Denninger from the Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research headed by Prof. Spiecker recently published their work about gold nanowires provided by Gunther Richter from the Max Planc...

Category: Allgemein, Scientific Breakthrough

A special scientific event, the “ZEISS On Your Campus Truck Tour 2022”, will make a stop in Erlangen at IZNF on 03.-04. of November 2022. Zeiss will set up a showroom next to IZNF building and Zeiss experts offer individual live demonstrations on-site or remote sessions for various microscopic ...

Category: Allgemein, External, Outreach

We warmly welcome Prof. Philipp Pelz, who started his professorship for Computational Materials Microscopy at CENEM & IMN in August this year.   Before joining CENEM & IMN, he was a postdoctoral researcher working on computational electron microscopy with Prof. Mary Scott in the M...

Category: Allgemein

We are proud that the Alumni Symposium & Reunion of AG Electron Microscopy & Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research took place on 24th June 2022 and that so many alumni participated and made it a memorable event. Erdmann Spiecker and Mingjian Wu presented 14 years of Materials Micros...

Category: Allgemein, Symposium