Project area A „Functional Nanostructures and Networks“
A1

Structure-property relations of individual nanowires
In situ TEM nanomechanics, TEM-STM
Supervisors: E. Spiecker, E. Bitzek

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A2  

Growth and stability of anisotropic nanoparticles in liquids
TEM liquid cell
Supervisors: L. Frey/M.Jank, E. Spiecker

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A3  

Nucleation, growth and degradation of anisotropic nanoparticles
SAXS, SANS
Supervisors: T. Unruh/A. Magerl, W. Peukert

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A4  

Geometric and electronic structure of metal-organic nanowires
Synchrotron X-ray microscopy and spectroscopy
Supervisors: R. Fink, C. Brabec

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A5  

Electrical properties of nanwires and nanowire networks
In situ SEM techniques
Supervisors: S. Christiansen, E. Spiecker

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A6  

Local leakage currents in nanoparticulate films
c-AFM techniques
Supervisors: C. Brabec, L. Frey

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Project area B „Mechanical Properties of Interfaces“
B1 Mechanical switching of molecules on surfaces
UHV-AFM, UHV-STM
Supervisors: S. Maier, R. Fink
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B2

Adhesion and friction of particles on model surfaces
In situ AFM-SEM, In situ TEM nanomechanics
Supervisors: W.Peukert, M. Göken

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B3

Strength and toughness of interfaces at small scales
In situ mechanical testing in FIB-SEM, bulge-test
Supervisors: M. Göken, S. Christiansen

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B4

Sliding of incommensurate interfaces in layered compounds
In situ TEM nanomechanics
Supervisors: E. Spiecker/B. Butz, S. Maier

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B5

Plasticity at interfaces in complex compounds
In situ TEM nanomechanics, FIB pillar indentation
Supervisors: M. Göken /E. Spiecker

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B6

Atomistic simulation of mechanical properties of nanostructures and interfaces
Atomistic simulation techniques, FEM
Supervisors: E. Bitzek, T. Unruh

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Postdoc Project
Z

High-resolution and analytical TEM of nanostructures and interfaces
HRTEM, HAADF-STEM, EELS/EFTEM, Electron Tomography
Supervisors: E. Spiecker/B.Butz

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