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Elektronenmikroskopische Aufnahme eines Magnetit-Nanokristalls
Magnetic Vortices Defy Temperature Fluctuations
Jülich, 18 April 2016 – Magnetic nanovortices in magnetite minerals are reliable witnesses of the earth's history, as revealed by the first high-resolution studies of these structures undertaken by scientists from Germany and the United Kingdom. The magnetic structures are built during the cooling of molten rock and reflect the earth's magnetic field at the time of their formation. The vortices are unexpectedly resilient to temperature fluctuations, as electron holographic experiments in Jülich have verified.
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The Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons is a combined development and user facility. More



How the "PICO" microscope works
A unique transmission electron microscope with a resolution of 50 picometres has been available for use by researchers at the ER-C since February 2012.  You can see just how the “PICO” (Advanced Picometre Resolution Project) works in this video. More