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Division Electron Spectroscopy and Microscopy (Facility)

Parent Units:
Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden)


web: https://www.ifw-dresden.de/institutes/iff/electron-spectroscopy-and-microscopy/
email: e-mail
phone: +49 (0) 351 4659-544
fax: +49 (0) 351 4659-313
address: Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden), Division Electron Spectroscopy and Microscopy, Helmholtzstraße 20, 01069 Dresden
partner: Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research


Research topics

  • Molecular and low-dimensional solids
  • Correlated electrons at interfaces and in f-systems
  • Nanoscale imaging and transport

„Microscopic understanding“ of a phenomenon is a synonym for the ability to describe it by first principles. The notion mirrors the outstanding importance of truly microscopic techniques for the investigation of matter. Here we use electron microscopy in various forms to study novel materials and combine it with laterally resolved and integrated spectroscopy. The range of problems that can be addressed comprises e.g. the investigation of the microstructure of solids, their chemical in homogeneities, the characterization (and even manipulation) of nano-objects, down to the direct observation of the atomic arrangement of a material. These information are naturally complemented by electronic structure investigations for which electron spectroscopy is the leading tool. We focus on photoemission and inelastic electron scattering using state-of-the art laboratory equipment. 



  • Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS)
  • Photoemission Spectroscopy (PES), low energy photons (laser, gas discharge sources) and x-rays, angle-integrated and resolved operation
  • Photoemission Electron Microscopy (PEEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Optical Spectroscopy




Parent Units

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Institute for Solid State Research (IFF) Institute view

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Last updated at: 2017-02-21 08:28 CET