Electron Microscopy Division

Division Leader: Belén Ballesteros

Overview

  • Use of electron microscopy techniques for nanoscience and nanotechnology research and applications
  • Scientific-technical support both for internal ICN2 research groups and external scientists and companies
  • Study of the structure and chemistry of functional carbon nanotubes
  • Exploration of 2D layered inorganic nanotube systems
  • Electron microscopy studies on graphene

The Electron Microscopy Division focuses on the use of electron microscopy techniques for nanoscience and nanotechnology research and applications. The main aim of the division is to provide scientific-technical support to the ICN2 research lines and to neighbouring research centres, as well as developing and implementing novel techniques. The laboratory has active collaborations with other research institutions and is becoming increasingly involved in European networks. Moreover, it has been selected by FEI as a Centre of Reference for the development of joint experiments and workshops related to electron microscopy.

Division Leader

Belén Ballesteros

belen.ballesteros@icn2.cat

Dr Belén Ballesteros earned her BSc in Chemistry with Honours at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2001 and obtained her PhD in 2006 at the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC).

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