Research at DTU Cen

The overall headline of research at DTU Cen is to push the boundaries for electron beam based characterization of materials. The research staff at DTU Cen counts 15+ members (including PhD students and Post Docs.), which all have their research focused on technique and methodology development within the field of electron microscopy in order to contribute to solve materials science problems.

In order to address the materials characterization the optimal way, we approach the task by utilizing the complementary nature of the eight electron microscopes at our disposal as well as the skillset of the centre in theory and modelling. It is a unifying approach to electron microscopy and materials characterisation that recognises the importance of different length scale studies on a material system. It underpins not only the fundamental scientific studies we carry out ourselves but also that of the collaborative work we are engaged in.

The scientific research areas at DTU Cen can be listed in general terms as:

Materials Microstructure
Crystallographic orientation and elemental composition at the sub-micrometer scale of e.g. metals, fuel cell materials and semiconductors.

Soft Materials
Visualization of polymers, foodstuff and biological materials combined with electron spectroscopy on the local scale.

Functional Nanomaterials
Composition, chemical state and shape of functional nanomaterials such as catalysts, graphene, carbon nanotubes and semiconductor heterostructures.

Theory and Modelling
Linking the characterization to the material properties and physics behind.

For detailed information on the research at DTU Cen, please visit our Focus Areas and the related Project sub-pages.