Portrait of Research Infrastructures: IC-EM Krakow

This video was made by RICH, the Research Infrastructures Consortium for Horizon 2020, and is available here.

International Centre of Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (IC-EM) is focused on the application of new methods of electron microscopy, spectroscopy and tomography to quantitative characterization of the micro-nanostructure of various materials. .


Unique Insights into the Nanoworld. This Video Shows How the “PICO” Works

With the help of the best electron microscopes of our times, at the Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) researchers are able to model and examine in great detail the arrangement of atoms in a material.  This is of crucial importance for advances in solid state physics and nanotechnology, as the interplay of atoms determines the properties of materials as well as components and circuits.  The PICO is able to correct not just spherical aberrations but also another type of lens defect – known as chromatic aberration – and in doing so is able to achieve a record resolution of 50 billionths of a millimetre. This video shows how the PICO works.

Read more about “PICO” (Advanced Picometre Resolution Project)


I2TEM, more than a microscope

I2TEM inauguration at CEMES. You can find more information at

Please note that both the video and the information are in French.


In between atoms

Universiteit Antwerpen goes behind the science on National Geographic

Behind the Science offers a unique, “behind-the-scenes” look at some of the ground-breaking research conducted at the University of Antwerp.

Take a look inside the atomic structure of materials with the episode in between atoms.


The ESTEEM2 comic


"Science in comic"

Promotional activity targeted to general public launched by the Scientific Culture and Innovation unit of the University of Cádiz. A comic devoted to the ESTEEM2 Project has been produced and presented within this activity.


Press offices


ACR- Award for Women in Science 2014


Congratulations to our colleague from the FELMI (Institute for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis) in Graz, Dr. Mihaela ALBU, who has received the ACR-Award for Women in Science 2014, for the development of new analysis and evaluation methods using electron microscopy.

ACR is the Austrian Cooperative Research in Vienna. The price has been given awarded by the Austrian Vice Chancellor.

More information (in German):

Kernphysikerin Mihaela Albu erhält ACR Woman Award 2014


Our colleague from the University of Cádiz, Dra Ana B. Hungría, has been awarded a L'Oreal -Unesco Award For Women in Science


Dra Ana B. Hungría has been distinguished for her contribution on electron microscopy studies of catalysts for clean hydrogen production for fuel.

The goal of her research line is preparing catalysts which help to facilitate the use of hydrogen as fuel. This recognition is given around the world and in Spain it honors the scientific career of five female researchers under 40.

The L'Oreal-UNESCO Grant intends to give visibility to the best scientific works developed by women around the world.

For more information, check the following video:

Ana Hungría, science honored by the UNESCO that turns hydrogen into the fuel of the future

More links (to the Spanish press):

Diario abierto

La voz digital

En femenino



The Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (LMA) acknowledged as a Singular Scientific-Technical Installation (ICTS) by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness


October 2014

The Advanced Microscopy Laboratory (LMA) located at the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA) has been acknowledged as a Singular Scientific-Technical Installation (ICTS) by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

The ICTS are facilities, resources, equipment and services, unique in their kind, and dedicated to cutting edge high quality research and development, to promote transfer, exchange and preservation of knowledge, technology and innovation.

This award recognizes major Spanish scientific facilities for their great strategic importance for the development of R&D in Spain. In this case, the LMA has been highlighted by the uniqueness of their instruments for the nanofabrication and nanocharacterization of advanced materials at the atomic scale, for the scientific excellence of researchers and the high impact of its work.

Thanks to this recognition, the LMA and the National Centre of Electron Microscopy will both be part of the Integrated Infrastructure of Material Electronic Microscopy. 


TU Graz developed quantification method using Electron Microscopy

Atome exakt zählen: TU Graz entwickelt Quantifizierungsmethode mittels Elektronenmikroskopie (April 2014)

 Press release April 2014



Microscopy and Analysis

NanoMEGAS company profile and ESTEEM2 can be found at Microscopy and Analysis - Directory 2014.

Nanomegas Microscopy and analysis


Research journals


Research journal "TU Graz research"

The research journal "TU Graz research" provides insights and information into the many and varied research activities of Graz University of Technology. Each issue is specially dedicated to one of the five Fields of Expertise (FoEs). "TU Graz research" is published bilingually twice a year in German and English.

Top Electron Microscope at Graz University of Technology - pages 36-39.


Radio Interviews

Please connect here to listen the radio interview with Ricardo Ibarra (University of Zaragoza). Please note that the interview is in Spanish. The extract shows a brief explanation of the project.


Launch of the EU FP7 ESTEEM2 project


Newsletter of the Austrian Cooperative Research in Vienna, “Das ZFE wird in die europäische Spitzenliga aufgenommen” (Oct. 2012).

Austrian Cooperative Research newsletter