in the field of electron-matter interaction


Michael Stöger-Pollach
Our research guarantees top-level expertise.
Johannes Bernardi
USTEM first-class research and facilities.
Researcher at the scanning electron microscope

9nature publications

10World-University Ranking - Subject "Microscopy"

34peer-reviewed papers in 2019

592pages USTEM-yearbook 2019

1299peer-reviewed publications

Electron beams have long been used to analyse materials - for example in electron microscopes. Their rotation usually plays no role in this.

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EMCD stands for "Energy-loss Magnetic Chiral Dichroism" and is the electron microscopic counterpart to XMCD, a technique used at the synchrotron to detect magnetic moments.

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Cathodoluminescence is the excitation of light by means of a cathode (electron) beam.

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VEELS is used to measure band gaps or to characterise optical properties of materials.

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In transmission electron microscopy, "low-voltage" refers to high voltages below 60 kV. At USTEM, high voltages of 6 - 100 kV are available for energy loss spectrometry.

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In cooperation with CERN, opens an external URL in a new window and the Atominstitut der TU Wien, opens an external URL in a new window USTEM contributes to the development of new superconducting materials for usage within the planned future accelerator (FCC - Future Circular Collider, opens an external URL in a new window).

We are in the process of building the first ultra-fast transmission electron microscope in Austria. This unique microscope is dedicated for fundamental quantum research.

More infos about this project can be found here.