Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola

Chalmers - Sweden

Materials science and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology are strategic research areas at Chalmers TH. The activities range from curiosity driven research to applied science and include the development of demonstrators for commercial applications and initialization of start-up companies. The materials systems include soft and supramolecular matter, functional oxides, metals, intermetallics, composites and alloys. The research programs and projects combine theory, materials modeling, synthesis, characterisation, device fabrication, processing and life-cycle analysis with applications in bio-materials – implants, drug delivery systems, food stuffs, plastics, energy technology, electronic materials, catalysis, corrosion and high temperature performance, cutting tools, structural elements and materials recycling.


The microscopy and microanalysis activities at the Department of Applied Physics are at the core of research programs that range from basic to applied research on the functional microstructure of advanced materials and quantum devices. The electron microscopy activities including advanced teaching were initiated in the 1960's. As the need for further improved spatial resolution, sensitivity and in situ experiments has evolved the instruments and expertise in assembling and evaluating the data and also establishing new experimental techniques have expanded and developed. The focus of the activities is high resolution analytical TEM, multidimensional imaging and in situ dynamic studies and manipulation in TEM and SEM. New analysis techniques are being adapted and developed. It should be noted that techniques of in-situ scanning probe microscopy (SPM) including atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) in the TEM have been developed at Chalmers.

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