Funded by the European Union
The University of Ulm is a young research and teaching facility founded in 1967 with currently about 11000 students. The university focuses on natural sciences, medicine, engineering sciences, mathematics, economics and computer science. The Central Facility of Materials Science Electron Microscopy headed by Ute Kaiser aims to develop imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy techniques inside the TEM for applied and basic research. In the applied field the work is directed to battery materials, semiconductors and structural questions related to catalysis. A major focus of the group is the understanding and functionalizing of low-dimensional materials and their heterostructures.
The group has three state-of-the-art TEMs: Cc/Cs corrected SALVE (20-80kV) – a dedicated low-voltage instrument for imaging 2D materials, Cs corrected TITAN (80-300kV) and a TALOS (80-200kV) with a DPC stem detector. The group has two sample preparation labs for 2D and 3D materials and a clean-room for 2D sample handling.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No 956099.