Transmission Electron Microscopy University of Limerick
Transmission Electron Microscopy at the University of Limerick (TEMUL) has progressed to internationally leading standard with the formation of a new Microscopy and Imaging Group led by Prof. U. Bangert (formerly based at the University of Manchester, having worked in the Graphene Group since its inception), and through the arrival of a world-class analytical Transmission Electron Microscope (a double corrected, monochromated Titan Themis with advanced analytical capabilities), all originated and enabled by the UL Bernal project and integrated into the Bernal Institute.
New directions in materials research initiated by TEMUL include applications of advanced TEM techniques to nano-materials, especially novel 2D materials. TEMUL’s aim furthermore is to create leaps and bounds in the development and promotion of novel electron microscopy and analysis methods such as electron diffraction tomography. TEMUL is strongly involved with industry and international academia as well as with world-renowned Research Centres, the collaboration with which will achieve internationally leading materials research, impacting on the development of products from next generation nano-electronics to pharmaceuticals to medical devices.
Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy is an absorption spectroscopy technique, where the energy, absorbed from the incoming electron beam when passing through the sample, is measured with high energy and spatial resolution.