Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group

Group Leader: Jordi Arbiol

Main Research Lines

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy advanced techniques and related spectroscopies (EELS, EDX and CL) for Nanotechnology and Materials Science
  • Exploring the limits of physical resolution in advanced electron microscopy
  • Understanding the ultimate behaviour of materials at the nanoscale

Led by ICREA Research Prof Jordi Arbiol, the aim of this Group is developing and applying Electron Nanometrology tools such as Transmission Electron Microscopy advanced techniques and related spectroscopies (EELS, EDX and CL) for Nanotechnology and Materials Science needs. The increasing interest in Materials Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has created a serious global need for the development of Nanoscopy tools in order to be able to observe and chemically analyse the synthesized nanostructures at atomic scale.

Exploring the limits of physical resolution in advanced electron microscopy and understanding the ultimate behaviour of materials at the nanoscale and their related properties are the central aims of our research. The newest research lines we are working in are based on single atom recognition and localization in embedded quantum structures. In parallel we are interested in finding methodologies to perform a direct correlation between the structural and chemical properties at the atomic scale and the physical properties at sub-nanometer scale (photonics, plasmonics and phononics).

Group Leader

Jordi Arbiol

ICREA Prof. Jordi Arbiol
jordi.arbiol@icn2.cat

Born in Molins de Rei (Catalonia), 1975. Graduated in Physics at Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 1997, where he also obtained his PhD (European Doctorate and PhD Extraordinary Award) in 2001 in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) applied to nanostructured materials.

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Highlighted Publication

What do you do, titanium? Insight into the role of titanium oxide as a water oxidation promoter in hematite-based photoanodes
Monllor-Satoca D., Bärtsch M., Fàbrega C., Genç A., Reinhard S., Andreu T., Arbiol J., Niederberger M., Morante J.R. Energy and Environmental Science (2015)

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