Severo Ochoa Programme 2018-2022 Pillar 2: Enabling Platforms - Nanocharacterisation

The ICN2 has leading scientific expertise and strong technical competence in research areas such as imaging, spectroscopy and manipulation at the nanoscale, which require advanced characterisation techniques. In-house equipment and multiple national and international large scale facilities are used to perform these measurements.

To keep pace with the needs of the research groups, the ICN2 will continue to develop state-of-the-art characterisation tools and techniques in-house.

The research priorities identified for the 2018-2022 period are focused on advancing a range of technologies for nanocharacterisation at ultra-high resolution, including the exploration of new scopes, for correlative microscopy, and for dimensional nanometrology, with a view to standardising the way in which materials/systems are processed and characterised at the nanoscale.

The specific actions planned include: contributing to the acquisition of a new state-of-the-art aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope to be installed at the nearby ALBA Synchrotron; developing collaborative projects with ALBA; compiling an inventory of standardised protocols and methodologies for the analysis and characterisation of nanomaterials.

Action Manager

Prof. Jordi Arbiol
Group Leader of the ICN2 Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group