The novel analytical electron microscope to be developed in this project will be based on a patented new principle called double-reflection-electron-emission microscope (DREEM). This method provides a resolution about 20 nm, in-situ electron diffraction for geometrical microanalysis and in-situ electron spectroscopy for chemical microanalysis. The DREEM can image the distribution of a selected element very fast, in favourable cases even with video frequency. This is principally impossible using any other existing technique. The goal of this project is twofold: First, a prototype instrument of the DREEM shall be developed and second, the applications of the new microscope shall be explored by research partners from different disciplines (materials research, surface physics, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, biology, medicine).
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
10040 Leini Torino