StEM joins the MPI for Solid State Research
On April 1, 2015 the Stuttgart Center for Electron Microscopy (StEM) formerly of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) moved to the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF). The transfer of the Center, led by Prof. Dr. Peter van Aken, is an outcome of the scientific evolution of MPI-IS and adds great strength to the analytical capabilities of MPI-FKF.
The Stuttgart Center for Electron Microscopy (StEM) possesses extensive expertise in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Besides conducting its own research, StEM also collaborates with departments in both Stuttgart Max Planck Institutes, as well as with other research institutions and industries.
The new affiliation with MPI-FKF offers exciting opportunities for StEM to build deep collaborations, to extend current research and to expand into new research areas. Research projects at StEM address a wide range of topics, including the characterization of materials for advanced battery and fuel cell designs, the performance of in-depth analyses of tailored complex oxide materials on the path to novel electronics applications, and the imaging of molecules on graphene and of bio-mineralized self-assembled nanostructures. The StEM group has some of the best technology available for studying plasmons, in a wide variety of systems.
StEM is motivated and energized by the new doors opening - the new possibilities arising from the group’s warm welcome into MPI-FKF. This is an exciting time to be a microscopist in Stuttgart.