MAPEX Core Facility for Materials Analytics

More than a tool box:

We work together to push materials analytics beyond the state of the art in five investigation areas, coupling experimental characterization with materials modelling and simulation.

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3D Materials Analytics

We use X-rays to non-destructively inspect the three-dimensional distribution of matter inside the object of investigation.

XRM picture

Electron Microscopy

We investigate our samples using high-energy electron beams to obtain images with resolution down to the atom scale.

Momentum resolved STEM

Surface Analytics

We combine microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to monitor processes at materials surfaces.

vertical Scanning Imaging and superimposed Raman Shift


We perform in-situ and real-time chemical, electronic and optical characterization of materials under different conditions, e.g. to identify and map different phases.

Spectroscopy picture

X-ray Diffraction

We support structure investigations of materials from crystalline nanomaterials to macroscopic single crystals at ambient and non-ambient conditions.

X-Ray Diffraction

Materials Modeling

We develop and apply computational methods from quantum mechanics to continuum theories to design and understand new materials and processes.


Research Highlights and News

Surface Analytics| Electron Microscopy|

Influence of surface orientation on the variability of olivine dissolution rates

Xiaodong Li; Xiaodong Shen; Qianqian Wang; Duyou Lu; Binbin Qian; Elisabete Trindade Pedrosa; Andreas Luttge

Applied Surface Science 655  (2024), 159634

Alkaline solid wastes containing olivine minerals can be suitable for CO 2  mineralization due to…

Electron Microscopy| Spectroscopy|

Using convolutional neural networks for stereological characterization of 3D hetero-aggregates based on synthetic STEM data

Luke Fox; Tom Kirstein; Christoph Mahr; Orkun Furat; Valentin Baric; Andreas Rosenauer2; Lutz Mädler; Volker Schmidt

Machine Learning: Science and Technology, 5   (2024) 025007

The 3D nano/microstructure of materials can significantly influence their…

Materials Modelling| X-Ray Diffraction|

Synthesis and characterization of (Pb1−xSr x )MnBO4: a structural and spectroscopic study

Carla M. Uribe-Rincon; Mohammad Mangir Murshed; Thorsten M. Gesing

Journal of Crystallography - Crystalline Materials 239  (2024), 3-4

The presence of  ns 2  stereo-chemical active lone electron pairs (LEPs) causes asymmetric atomic environments around a…

Instrument manager

Dr. Wilken Seemann

University of Bremen
IW3, Room 2190
Am Biologischen Garten 2
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218 64954
E-Mail: Instrument Manager

Science manager

Dr. Hanna Lührs

University of Bremen
IW3-Building, Room 2230
Am Biologischen Garten 2
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218 64580

Scientific coordinator

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi

University of Bremen
TAB-Building, Room 3.30
Am Fallturm 1
28359 Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218 64570
E-Mail: Scientific coordinator

MAPEX-CF is part of the MAPEX Center For Materials and Processes of the University of Bremen.

MAPEX-CF is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and is listed under the RIsources portal.

Find analytical equipment available in the MAPEX groups using our Instrument Database.

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