"Electron Microscopy at the Frontiers of Materials Science"
Microscopy represents one of the major breakthroughs of modern science. Since the early 17th century, scientists have made use of microscopes to make visible what was until then inaccessible to the human eye. The Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons specializes in the further development of these imaging techniques. Prof. Dr. Knut Urban, Prof. Dr. Joachim Mayer and Prof. Dr. Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski will give an insight into this topic.
PICO is ER-C’s new ultrahigh-resolution electron microscope and allows unique insights to be acquired into the world of atoms. These insights are key to innovations, especially in materials research and nanotechnology, wich aim to respond to the major questions of our global society: How can we have a sustainable future despite finite raw materials? How can we meet our energy needs in a climate-friendly manner? How can we communicate and share know-how in an energy-efficient way?