Research Focus and Methods
Our research projects aim at the understanding of microstructure-property relationships of functional materials and the synthesis of fundamental research, quantitative methodological approaches, and their applications in technology-oriented material developments. Particular emphasis is put on
The Center of Materials Analysis (CMA) and the ''Kieler Nanolabor'' of the CAU provide access to numerous methods for the nanoanalysis of materials. Techniques predominantly used in our research projects are the advanced high-resolution imaging (HRTEM, STEM/HAADF, EFTEM) and spectroscopic (EELS/ELNES, EDXS) methods of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), state-of-the-art image simulation, digital image analysis methods, as well as dual-beam FIB / SEM / EDX methods for focussed ion beam (FIB) TEM specimen preparation. The central instrument of the TEM laboratory is a FEI TECNAI F30 analytical transmission electron microscope, equipped with a GATAN GIF / TRIDIEM 863 Imaging Energy Filter with Multi-Scan CCD Cameras, and with specimen holders for temperature control and electron tomography for 3D object reconstruction. Software packages for state-of-the-art image simulation, digital image analyses, spectral data analyses, and exit-wave reconstruction from focal series assist in the evaluation of the experimental data.
Course Teaching and Research Thesis Projects
Study courses for Bachelor and Master Students (teaching languages on demand English and German) in the subject areas Materials Science, Analytical Methods in Materials Science, and Advanced Methods of Transmission Electron Microscopy. Offers for thesis projects in Bachelor and Master education and for Dissertation projects.
Collaboration Offers for Research and Technology
R&D collaboration with research institutions and with industry. Funded project research and transfer. Continuing education in subject areas ‘Analytics of Materials for Research and Industry - Materialanalytik für Forschung und Industrie’ and ‘Electron Microscopy in Materials Science - Elektronenmikroskopie in der Materialanalytik’ (teaching languages English and German on demand, Prof. Wolfgang Jaeger). Consulting and expert advice.