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.

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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.

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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

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3D Materials Analytics| Correlated Workflows| MAPEX News|

Conference: MRI for Cultural Heritage Objects

On 7 and 8 December, international experts will meet in Bremerhaven for a conference to discuss the possibilities of MRI for cultural heritage objects. The MAPEX Core Facility for Materials Analytics will be represented by two experts who will present their investigation methods.

3D Materials Analytics| Spectroscopy|

Growth and characterization of sputter-deposited Ga2O3-based memristive devices

Aman Baunthiyal; Jon-Olaf KrisponeitMarco SchowalterThorsten Mehrtens; Alexander Karg; Andreas RosenauerMartin Eickhoff; Jens Falta

Applied Physics Letters (2023), 123, 213504

In the last few years, there has been significant interest in gallium oxide…

Figure from the paper of Guo et al.
3D Materials Analytics| Spectroscopy|

Gold Nanoparticle-Coated Bioceramics for Plasmonically Enhanced Molecule Detection via Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

Tongwei Guo, Jonas Schmidt, Mohammad Mangir MurshedKurosch RezwanMichael Maas

Advanced Engineering Materials (2023): 2300942

Herein, feasibility of plasmonically enhanced molecule detection via surface-enhanced Raman scattering for ceramics that are…

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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