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Electron microscopy of responsive microgels
 
In project G1, structural properties and transitions of selected microgel systems will be investigated by transmission electron microscopy. As a broadly applicable approach, different cryo-TEM procedures will be established and further developed to meet the special requirements of microgel samples. In addition, in situ-studies will be performed in liquid environment on a new dedicated 200 kV FEG-TEM equipped with a liquid cell holder.  Applications to microgels will be performed in the presence of water or other suitable solvents and under variation of the temperature and other parameters and will be complemented by scanning force microscopy.
 
Principle Investigators:
 
Mayer, Joachim, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Central Facility for Electron Microscopy
RWTH Aachen University
+49 241 80 24350
 
Simon, Ulrich, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
RWTH Aachen University
+49 241 80 94644
 
Walther, Andreas, Dr.
DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials
RWTH Aachen University
+49 241 80 23341