Electron Microscopy group
Group leader: Thomas Lunkenbein
The Electron Microscopy group focuses on microstructural characterization of heterogeneous catalysts, which are under study in the department.
Ultimate spatial resolution combined with the simultaneous acquisition of spectroscopic data are used to guide the synthesis of new catalysts as well as to reproduce the real structure and composition of a catalyst
We use a delicate combination of ex situ, quasi in situ and in situ TEM techniques to unravel the working structure of a catalyst in order to contribute to the understanding of how the structure influences the catalytic activity.