Zeiss SCANING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

University of Salzburg

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Short Description

The field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) can image both organic and inorganic sample structures with high resolution. The charge compensation system of the microscope also allows the imaging of non-conductive samples without the need for conductive coating beforehand.

The FE-SEM provides a variety of analytical possibilities such as secondary and backscattered electron imaging, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, electron backscattered diffraction, cathodoluminescence, micro-X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, the electron-beam induced current method, and possibilities for integrated micro conductivity measurement.

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Oliver Diwald

Research Services

Illustration of surfaces and cross-sections
Elemental analysis
Cathodoluminescence
Characterization of charge carriers (EBIC)

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Phase identification:
• Representation of crystallite orientation in a microstructure
• Analysis of grain boundaries, sample morphologies and higher-dimensional defects
• Analysis of local heterogeneity and chemical material discrimination
• Imaging of micro-strain
• Measurement of electrical properties at the micrometer range
• Nanomanipulation
• In-situ lifting device

The device is used for high-resolution physical and chemical characterization of solid surfaces, as well as micro- and nano-structures. Typical applications can be found in the
• Characterization of semiconductor structures
• Investigation of optoelectronic materials in connection with nitride semiconductor coatings, nanostructures and heterostructures up to nanostructure oxides (ZnO, ZrO2, Y3Al5O12), indium phosphide and materials with rare earth elements
• Characterization of phosphors and materials for photovoltaic applications

Allocation to Core Facility

Electron Microscopy

Prof. Dr. Oliver Diwald
Fachbereich Chemie und Physik der Materialien
+43-662-8044-6224
oliver.diwald@sbg.ac.at
http://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=203199&MP=44700-200607%2C200731-200747%2C203199-44793
Please contact the University of Salzburg (science_plus@sbg.ac.at) or the responsible contact person for this section mentioned in the contact field.
AB Microelectronics
AMAG
Brückner
Bosch
Sony
AB 97 Technologie und Forschungsplattform "Hybrid Materials": TFP-HyMat
2016-2018
Musso M., Hüsing N.
Interreg Österreich-Bayern 2014-2020
http://www.interreg-bayaut.net/projekte/liste-der-vorhaben/projektzusammenfassung-tfp-hymat/

Synthese, Charakterisierung und technologische Fertigungsansätze für den Leichtbau 'n2m' (nano-to-macro)
2015-2018
Hüsing N., Diwald O., Musso M., Bourret G., Redhammer G., Huber O., Saage H.
Interreg Österreich-Bayern 2014- 2020
http://www.interreg-bayaut.net/projekte/liste-der-vorhaben/projektzusammenfassung-ab29/

Hybrid Supercaps
2015-2018
Hüsing N., Paris O.
FFG Energieforschung/ 848808

Nature, reactivity and functionality of hydrogen-derived electron centers in semiconducting oxides
2015-2019
Berger, Th.
https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=204780&L=1

Post-collisional plutonism in the south-western Bohemian massif
2015-2017
Finger, F.
FWF I1993-N29

Intergranulare Bereiche in nanokristallinen Keramiken
2017-2020
Diwald, O.
FWF

Vapor phase synthesized MgO nanocubes as seed structures in solution
2015-2016
Diwald, O.
DFG
http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/215441693

Deformation of hierarchical and anisotropic porous solids by fluid adsorption
2014-2017
Hüsing N., Paris O. (Montanuniversität Leoben), Reichenauer G. (ZAE Bayern)
FWF, DFG
http://fodok.uni-salzburg.at/pls/portal/nav.show?x=&format=full_projekt&object=75237&lang=158

Oxidische Nanostrukturen
2013-2016
Diwald O.
DFG
http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/238350812

Novel Pt-poor catalysts for the electrocatalytic O2 reduction based on modified, nanostructured metal oxides
2013-2016
Hüsing N., Behm R.J.
FWF/DFG

Formation and destruction of monazite in metamorphic rocks
Laufzeit 2010-2015
Finger, F.
FWF 22480-N21

Post-collisional plutonism in the south-western Bohemian massif
Laufzeit 2015-2017
Finger, F.
FWF I1993-N29
Information Depth in Backscattered Electron Microscopy of Nanoparticles Within a Solid Matrix
2018
Johannes A Österreicher, Florian Grabner, Andreas Schiffl, Sabine Schwarz, Gilles R, Bourret
Materials Characterization
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1044580317322295
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2018.01.049

Secondary precipitation during homogenization of Al-Mg-Si alloys: Influence on high temperature flow stress
2017
Österreicher J. A., Kumar K., Schiffl A., Schwarz S., Bourret G. R.
Materials Science and Engineering: A
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921509317300990
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2017.01.074

Confined Etching within 2D and 3D Colloidal Crystals for Tunable Nanostructured Templates: Local Environment Matters
2017
J. Fedja, R. Oberreiter, M. Salihovic, M. Elsaesser, G. R. Bourret
ACS Appl. Mater. & Interf.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.6b14226
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b14226

Investigation of Mass-Produced Substrates for Reproducible Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Measurements over Large Areas
2017
Andreas Reyer, Adrian Prinz, Stefano Giancristofaro, Johannes Schneider, Durval Bertoldo Menezes, Gregor Zickler, Gilles R. Bourret, Maurizio E. Musso
ACS Appl. Mater. & Interf.
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.7b06002
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b06002

Flexible Organofunctional Aerogels
2017
C.R. Ehgartner, S. Grandl, A. Feinle, N. Hüsing
Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 8809-8817
DOI:10.1039/C7DT00558J

Setting Directions: Anisotropy in Hierarchically Organized Porous Silica
2017
F. Putz, R. Morak, M.S. Elsässer, C. Balzer, S. Braxmeier, J. Bernardi, O. Paris, G. Reichenauer, N. Hüsing
Chem. Mater., 2017, 29, 7969-7975
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b03032

Monolithic porous magnesium silicide
2017
N. Hayati-Roodbari, M.S. Elsaesser, J. Bernardi, N. Huesing
Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 8855-8860
DOI:10.1039/c7dt00571g

Synthesis and electrocatalytic performance of spherical core-shell tantalum (oxy)nitride@nitrided carbon composites in the oxygen reduction reaction
2016
M. Wassner, M. Eckardt, C. Gebauer, G. R. Bourret, N. Hüsing, R. J. Behm
Electrochimica Acta, 2016, 227, 367-381
DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2016.12.145

Stability and Local Environment of Iron in Vapor Phase Grown MgO Nanocrystals
2017
Niedermaier M., Dolcet P., Gheisi A.R., (...), Bernardi J., Diwald O.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C; 121(43), pp. 24292-24301

Iron Precursor Decomposition in the Magnesium Combustion Flame: A New Approach for the Synthesis of Particulate Metal Oxide Nanocomposites
2017
Gheisi A.R., Niedermaier M., Tippelt G., (...), Bernardi J., Diwald O.
Particle and Particle Systems Characterization; 34(10),1700109

Enzyme adsorption-induced activity changes: A quantitative study on TiO2model agglomerates
2017
Márquez A., Kocsis K., Zickler G., (...), Berger T., Diwald O.
Journal of Nanobiotechnology; 15(1),55

Hydroxylation Induced Alignment of Metal Oxide Nanocubes
2017
Thomele D., Bourret G.R., Bernardi J., Bockstedte M., Diwald O.
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition; 56(5), pp. 1407-1410

Porphyrin Metalation at MgO Surfaces: A Spectroscopic and Quantum Mechanical Study on Complementary Model Systems
2016
Schneider J., Franke M., Gurrath M., Röckert M., Berger T., Bernardi J., Meyer B., Steinrück H.-P., Lytken O., Diwald O.
Chemistry - A European Journal, 22, 1744-1749
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.201503661/abstract
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503661

Defects in Porous Networks of WO3 Particle Aggregates
2016
A. Márquez, M. J. Rodríguez-Pérez, J. A. Anta, G. Rodríguez-Gattorno, G. R. Bourret, G. Oskam and T. Berger
ChemElectroChem, 3, 658-667
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/celc.201500435/full
DOI: 10.1002/celc.201500435

Sample preparation methods for scanning electron microscopy of homogenized Al-Mg-Si billets: A comparative study
2016
Johannes Albert Österreicher, Manoj Kumar, Andreas Schiffl, Sabine Schwarz, Daniel Hillebrand, Gilles Remi Bourret
Materials Characterization 122, 63–69
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1044580316306210
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2016.10.020

Modification of Charge Trapping at Particle/Particle Interfaces by Electrochemical Hydrogen Doping of Nanocrystalline TiO2
2016
Juan M. Jiménez, Gilles R. Bourret, Thomas Berger and Keith P. McKenna
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 15956–15964
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.6b08636
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b08636

“Satellite monazites” in polymetamorphic basement rocks of the Alps: their origin and petrological significance
2016
Finger F., Krenn E., Schulz B., Harlov D., Schiller D.
American Mineralogist

Defect and Surface Area Control in Hydrothermally Synthesized LiMn0.8Fe0.2PO4 Using a Phosphate Based Structure Directing Agent
2015
Schoiber J., Tippelt G., Redhammer G.J., Yada C., Dolotko O., Berger R.J.F., Husing N.
CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b00324

Ordered Meso-/Macroporous Silica and Titania Films by Breath Figure Templating in Combination with Non-Hydrolytic Sol-Gel Processing
2015
Feinle A., Akbarzadeh J., Peterlik H., Hüsing N.
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials
DOI:10.1016/j.micromeso.2015.06.043

A Two-Step Synthesis for Li2CoPO4F as High-Voltage Cathode Material
2015
Schoiber J., Berger R.J.F., Yada C., Miki H., Hüsing N.
JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY
DOI: 10.1149/2.0331514jes

Self-supporting hierarchically organized silicon networks via magnesiothermic reduction
2016
Waitzinger M., Elsässer M.S., Berger R.J.F., Akbarzadeh J., Peterlik H., Hüsing N.
MONATSHEFTE FÜR CHEMIE
DOI:10.1007/s00706-015-1611-8

Sol-gel synthesis of monolithic materials with hierarchical porosity
2016
Feinle A., Elsässer M.E., Hüsing N.
Chem. Soc. Rev.
DOI:10.1039/c5cs00710k

Thin water films and magnesium hydroxide fiber growth
2015
Gheisi A., Sternig A., Redhammer G.J., Diwald O.
RSC ADVANCES
DOI: 10.1039/c5ra18202f

Particle Networks from Powder Mixtures: Generation of TiO2-SnO2 Heterojunctions via Surface Charge-Induced Heteroaggregation
2013
Siedl, N., Baumann S.O., Elser M.J., Diwald, O.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C
DOI: 10.1021/jp307737s

Microcrystals of Th-rich monazite (La) with a negative Ce anomaly in metadiorite and their role for documenting Cretaceous metamorphism in the Slavonian Mountains (Croatia).
2013
Starijaš Mayer B., Krenn E., Finger F.
Mineralogy and Petrology