IMX Seminar Series - Novel approaches for electron tomography to investigate the structure and stability of nanomaterials in 3 dimensions


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Date and time 12.10.2020 13:1514:15  
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Speaker Prof. Sara Bals, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Category Conferences - Seminars

Nanomaterials are important for a wide range of applications because of their unique properties, which are strongly connected to their three-dimensional (3D) structure. Electron tomography has therefore been used in an increasing number of studies. Most of these investigations resulted in 3D reconstructions with a resolution at the nanometer scale, but also atomic resolution was achieved in 3D. However, the increasing complexity of nanomaterials has driven the development of even more advanced 3D characterization techniques. 
Moreover, in order to preserve the carefully designed morphologies and functionalities, understanding the stability of nanomaterials during application is of equal importance. It is hereby important to note that most electron tomography investigations have been performed at the conventional conditions of an electron microscope. An emerging challenge is therefore  to fully understand the connection between the 3D structure and properties under realistic conditions, including high temperatures as well as in the presence of liquids and gases. Therefore, innovative methodologies are required to track the fast 3D changes of nanomaterials that occur under such conditions.


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  • General public
  • Free


  • Maartje Bastings & Harm-Anton Klok


  • Maartje Bastings & Harm-Anton Klok

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