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The doctoral program GRK 1896 “In situ Microscopy with Electrons, X-rays and Scanning Probes” combines, for the first time, three pillars of nanocharacterization into a structured research training group. The main objective of this program is to provide the next generation of scientists and engineers with comprehensive, method-spanning and interdisciplinary training in the application of cutting-edge nanocharacterization tools to materials and device development. Our PhD candidates are well-positioned in a network of international collaborations and highly trained in multiple, complementary techniques, providing them with an essential foundation for a successful career in the field of advanced materials and devices development.

In a recent paper published in Ultramicroscopy (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2022.113494) by researchers from the GRK projects A2, A1, and Z, together with Fraunhofer IISB, and DENSsolutions, sub-Kelvin accuracy temperature measurement was demonstrated during in operando analysis of an in situ...

The PhD defence of GRK member Mr. Janis Wirth took place on 22. Dec. 2021, partly virtual (online) due to the current regulations. With his comprehensive work “Scale-bridging correlative 3D microscopy methods to unravel the complex 3D microstructure of porous materials“, he has been awarded the titl...

The PhD defence of GRK member Ms. Lilian Vogl took place on 2. Dec. 2021, partly virtual (online) due to the current conditions. With her comprehensive work “Functional Nanowires Studied with Correlative in situ Light and Electron Microscopy", she has been awarded the title Dr.-Ing. Lilian jo...

We are happy that after the Corona break this year's GRK summer school took place from the 20th to 23rd of September in Bodenwöhr. As the first on-site event since spring 2020 it essentially contributed to interlink the GRK 1896 projects in particular on the PhD level. The school was kicked off by a...

The article “Effect of size and shape on the elastic modulus of metal nanowires” by Lilian Vogl, Peter Schweizer, Gunther Richter and Erdmann Spiecker has recently been published in MRS Advances. Congratulations, Lili and Peter! The GRK and IMN researchers make use of the resonance vibration of meta...