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2020

Eine kreisrunde Fläche aufgefächert
Spectroscopy|

The morphology of VO2/TiO2(001): terraces, facets, and cracks

Jon-Olaf Krisponeit, Simon Fischer, Sven Esser, Vasily Moshnyaga, Thomas Schmidt, Louis F. J. Piper, Jan Ingo Flege, Jens Falta

Nature Scientific Reports (2020) 10, 22374

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78584-9

Vanadium dioxide (VO2) features a pronounced, thermally-driven metal-to-insulator…

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Electron Microscopy Figure
Electron Microscopy|

Influence of plasmon excitations on atomic-resolution quantitative 4D scanning transmission electron microscopy

Andreas Beyer, Florian F. Krause, Hoel L. Robert, Saleh Firoozabadi, Tim Grieb, Pirmin Kükelhan, Damien Heimes, Marco Schowalter, Knut Müller-Caspary, Andreas Rosenauer, Kerstin Volz

Nature Scientific Reports (2020) 10, 17890

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74434-w

Scanning transmission…

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Surface Analytics|

Discrimination of Ceramic Surface Finishing by Vertical Scanning Interferometry

C. Ionescu, C. Fischer, V. Hoeck, A. Lüttge

Archaeometry (2019) 61

https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12410

Finishing techniques are significant markers of the technological ‘know‐how’ involved in the production of the traditional, clay‐based ceramic ware. In order to provide a reliable tool to…

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3D printing colloidal assembly
3D Materials Analytics|

Strong Macroscale Supercrystalline Structures by 3D Printing Combined with Self‐Assembly of Ceramic Functionalized Nanoparticles

Berta Domènech, Alvin T. L. Tan, Hans Jelitto, Eduardo Zegarra Berodt, Malte Blankenburg, Oliver Focke, Jaclyn Cann, C. Cem Tasan, Lucio Colombi Ciacchi, Martin Müller, Kaline P. Furlan, A. John Hart, Gerold A. Schneide

Advanced Engineering Materials (2020) 22, 2000352

https://doi.org/10.1002/adem…

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3D Material Analyse
3D Materials Analytics|

Crystal surface reactivity analysis using a combined approach of X-ray micro-computed tomography and vertical scanning interferometry

Wolf-Achim Kahl, Tao Yuan, Till Bollermann, Wolfgang Bach, Cornelius Fischer

American Journal of Science (2020) 320, 27-52.

doi: 10.2475/01.2020.03 

Dissolution rates of porous crystalline materials reflect the superposition of transport and surface control, mainly via the parameters saturation…

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2019

Spectroscopy|

Controlling the Multiscale Structure of Nanofibrous Fibrinogen Scaffolds for Wound Healing

Karsten Stapelfeldt, Stephani Stamboroski, Irina Walter, Naiana Suter, Thomas Kowalik, Monika Michaelis and Dorothea Brüggemann

Nano Letters (2019) 19, 6554–6563

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02798

As a key player in blood coagulation and tissue repair, fibrinogen has gained increasing…

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Picture of A new test system for unraveling the effects of soil components on the uptake and toxicity of silver nanoparticles (NM-300K) in simulated pore water
3D Materials Analytics|

A new test system for unraveling the effects of soil components on the uptake and toxicity of silver nanoparticles (NM-300K) in simulated pore water

Moira S. McKee, Jan Köser, Oliver Focke, Juliane Filser

Science of The Total Environment (2019) 673, 13-621

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.493

Fate, bioavailability and toxicity of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are largely affected by soil properties. Here we focused on how these…

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Starfish
3D Materials Analytics|

Morphology, shape variation and movement of skeletal elements in starfish (Asterias rubens)

Lena Schwertmann, Oliver Focke, Jan‐Henning Dirks

Journal of Anatomy (2019) 234, 656-667

https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12964

Starfish (order: Asteroidea) possess a complex endoskeleton composed of thousands of calcareous ossicles. These ossicles are embedded in a body wall mostly consisting of a…

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Electron Microscopy|

Electrical Polarization in AlN/GaN Nanodisks Measured by Momentum-Resolved 4D Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

Knut Müller-Caspary, Tim Grieb, Jan Müßener, Nicolas Gauquelin, Pascal Hille, Jörg Schörmann, Johan Verbeeck, Sandra Van Aert, Martin Eickhoff, Andreas Rosenauer

Physical Review Letters (2019) 122, 106102

https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.106102

We report the mapping of polarization-induced…

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Surface Analytics|

Kinetic concepts for quantitative prediction of fluid-solid interactions

Andreas Lüttge, Rolf S. Arvidson, Cornelius Fischer, Inna Kurganskaya

Chemical Geology (2019) 504, 216-235

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.11.016

In a unique “perspectives” format that examines both past and future, we appraise the field of crystal dissolution kinetics, showing how the…

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Electron Microscopy|

Influence of distortions of recorded diffraction patterns on strain analysis by nano-beam electron diffraction

Christoph Mahr, Knut Müller-Caspary, Robert Ritz, Martin Simson, Tim Grieb, Marco Schowalter, Florian F. Krause, Anastasia Lackmann, Heike Soltau, Arne Wittstock, Andreas Rosenauer

Ultramicroscopy (2019) 196, 74-82

Images acquired in transmission electron microscopes can be distorted for various…

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2018

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Surface Analytics|

The role of crystal heterogeneity in alkali feldspar dissolution kinetics

Isabel Lange, Marcos Toro, Rolf S.Arvidson, Inna Kurganskaya, Andreas Lüttge

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2021) 309, 329-351

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2021.06.032

Intrinsic heterogeneities of crystals almost always impose challenges on the investigation of dissolution kinetics. In the…

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Electron Microscopy
Electron Microscopy|

Quantitative 3D Characterization of Nanoporous Gold Nanoparticles by Transmission Electron Microscopy

Christoph Mahr, Alexandra Dworzak, Marco Schowalter, Mehtap Oezaslan and Andreas Rosenauer

Microscopy and Microanalysis (2021) 27, 678 - 686

https://doi.org/10.1017/S1431927621000519

Quantitative structural characterization of nanomaterials is important to tailor their functional properties.…

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Electron Microscopy|

Precise measurement of the electron beam current in a TEM

Florian F. Krause, Marco Schowalter, Oliver Oppermann, Dennis Marquardt, Knut Müller-Caspary, Robert Ritz, Martin Simson, Henning Ryll, Martin Huth, Heike Soltau, Andreas Rosenauer

Ultramicroscopy (2021) 223, 113221

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2021.113221

Modern quantitative TEM methods…

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Electron Microscopy|

Angle-resolved STEM using an iris aperture: Scattering contributions and sources of error for the quantitative analysis in Si

Tim Grieb, Florian F. Krause, Knut Müller-Caspary, Saleh Firoozabadi, Christoph Mahr, Marco Schowalter, Andreas Beyer, Oliver Oppermann, Kerstin Volz, Andreas Rosenauer

Ultramicroscopy (2021) 221, 113175

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2020.113175

The angle-resolved electron scattering is…

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Electron Microscopy|

Accurate measurement of strain at interfaces in 4D-STEM: A comparison of various methods

Christoph Mahr, Knut Müller-Caspary, Tim Grieb, Florian F. Krause, Marco Schowalter, Andreas Rosenauer

Ultramicroscopy (2021) 221, 113196

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2020.113196

Strain analysis by nano-beam electron diffraction allows for measurements of strain with nanometre resolution in…

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Eine kreisrunde Fläche aufgefächert
Spectroscopy|

The morphology of VO2/TiO2(001): terraces, facets, and cracks

Jon-Olaf Krisponeit, Simon Fischer, Sven Esser, Vasily Moshnyaga, Thomas Schmidt, Louis F. J. Piper, Jan Ingo Flege, Jens Falta

Nature Scientific Reports (2020) 10, 22374

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78584-9

Vanadium dioxide (VO2) features a pronounced, thermally-driven metal-to-insulator…

Read more

Electron Microscopy Figure
Electron Microscopy|

Influence of plasmon excitations on atomic-resolution quantitative 4D scanning transmission electron microscopy

Andreas Beyer, Florian F. Krause, Hoel L. Robert, Saleh Firoozabadi, Tim Grieb, Pirmin Kükelhan, Damien Heimes, Marco Schowalter, Knut Müller-Caspary, Andreas Rosenauer, Kerstin Volz

Nature Scientific Reports (2020) 10, 17890

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74434-w

Scanning transmission…

Read more

Surface Analytics|

Discrimination of Ceramic Surface Finishing by Vertical Scanning Interferometry

C. Ionescu, C. Fischer, V. Hoeck, A. Lüttge

Archaeometry (2019) 61

https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12410

Finishing techniques are significant markers of the technological ‘know‐how’ involved in the production of the traditional, clay‐based ceramic ware. In order to provide a reliable tool to…

Read more

3D printing colloidal assembly
3D Materials Analytics|

Strong Macroscale Supercrystalline Structures by 3D Printing Combined with Self‐Assembly of Ceramic Functionalized Nanoparticles

Berta Domènech, Alvin T. L. Tan, Hans Jelitto, Eduardo Zegarra Berodt, Malte Blankenburg, Oliver Focke, Jaclyn Cann, C. Cem Tasan, Lucio Colombi Ciacchi, Martin Müller, Kaline P. Furlan, A. John Hart, Gerold A. Schneide

Advanced Engineering Materials (2020) 22, 2000352

https://doi.org/10.1002/adem…

Read more

3D Material Analyse
3D Materials Analytics|

Crystal surface reactivity analysis using a combined approach of X-ray micro-computed tomography and vertical scanning interferometry

Wolf-Achim Kahl, Tao Yuan, Till Bollermann, Wolfgang Bach, Cornelius Fischer

American Journal of Science (2020) 320, 27-52.

doi: 10.2475/01.2020.03 

Dissolution rates of porous crystalline materials reflect the superposition of transport and surface control, mainly via the parameters saturation…

Read more

Spectroscopy|

Controlling the Multiscale Structure of Nanofibrous Fibrinogen Scaffolds for Wound Healing

Karsten Stapelfeldt, Stephani Stamboroski, Irina Walter, Naiana Suter, Thomas Kowalik, Monika Michaelis and Dorothea Brüggemann

Nano Letters (2019) 19, 6554–6563

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02798

As a key player in blood coagulation and tissue repair, fibrinogen has gained increasing…

Read more

Picture of A new test system for unraveling the effects of soil components on the uptake and toxicity of silver nanoparticles (NM-300K) in simulated pore water
3D Materials Analytics|

A new test system for unraveling the effects of soil components on the uptake and toxicity of silver nanoparticles (NM-300K) in simulated pore water

Moira S. McKee, Jan Köser, Oliver Focke, Juliane Filser

Science of The Total Environment (2019) 673, 13-621

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.493

Fate, bioavailability and toxicity of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are largely affected by soil properties. Here we focused on how these…

Read more

Starfish
3D Materials Analytics|

Morphology, shape variation and movement of skeletal elements in starfish (Asterias rubens)

Lena Schwertmann, Oliver Focke, Jan‐Henning Dirks

Journal of Anatomy (2019) 234, 656-667

https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12964

Starfish (order: Asteroidea) possess a complex endoskeleton composed of thousands of calcareous ossicles. These ossicles are embedded in a body wall mostly consisting of a…

Read more

picture
Electron Microscopy|

Electrical Polarization in AlN/GaN Nanodisks Measured by Momentum-Resolved 4D Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

Knut Müller-Caspary, Tim Grieb, Jan Müßener, Nicolas Gauquelin, Pascal Hille, Jörg Schörmann, Johan Verbeeck, Sandra Van Aert, Martin Eickhoff, Andreas Rosenauer

Physical Review Letters (2019) 122, 106102

https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.106102

We report the mapping of polarization-induced…

Read more

Surface Analytics|

Kinetic concepts for quantitative prediction of fluid-solid interactions

Andreas Lüttge, Rolf S. Arvidson, Cornelius Fischer, Inna Kurganskaya

Chemical Geology (2019) 504, 216-235

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.11.016

In a unique “perspectives” format that examines both past and future, we appraise the field of crystal dissolution kinetics, showing how the…

Read more

picture
Electron Microscopy|

Influence of distortions of recorded diffraction patterns on strain analysis by nano-beam electron diffraction

Christoph Mahr, Knut Müller-Caspary, Robert Ritz, Martin Simson, Tim Grieb, Marco Schowalter, Florian F. Krause, Anastasia Lackmann, Heike Soltau, Arne Wittstock, Andreas Rosenauer

Ultramicroscopy (2019) 196, 74-82

Images acquired in transmission electron microscopes can be distorted for various…

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Surface Analytics|

Kinetics of pipeline steel corrosion studied by Raman spectroscopy-coupled vertical scanning interferometry

Janis Heuer & Andreas Lüttge 

npj Materials Degradation (2018) 2, 40

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41529-018-0061-2

The corrosion and degradation of materials, such as pipeline steel, have a strong effect on both the environment and the economy. The quantification of these processes can therefore…

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X-Ray Diffraction|

Low-temperature anharmonicity and symmetry breaking in the sodalite |Na8I2|[AlSiO4]6

Lars Robben, Isaac Abrahams, Michael Fischer, Stephen Hull, Martin T. Dove und Thorsten M. Gesing

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials (2018) 234, Heft 4

https://doi.org/10.1515/zkri-2018-2122

The aluminosilicate iodide sodalite |Na8I2|[AlSiO4]6 was examined by…

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3D Analytics Picture
3D Materials Analytics|

Textural evolution during high-pressure dehydration of serpentinite to peridotite and its relation to stress orientations and kinematics of subducting slabs: Insights from the Almirez ultramafic massif

Nicole Dilissen, Károly Hidas, Carlos J.Garrido, Wolf-Achim Kahl,Vicente López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, José Alberto Padrón-Navarta

Lithos (2018) 320-321, 470-489

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2018.09.033

The Almirez ultramafic massif (SE Spain) preserves the transformation of high-P antigorite…

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X-Ray Diffraction|

Temperature-dependent Structural and Spectroscopic Studies of (Bi1–xFex)FeO3

Andrea Kirsch, M. Mangir Murshed, Melanie J. Kirkham, Ashfia Huq, F. Jochen Litterst and Thorsten M. Gesing

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2018) 122 (49), 28280–28291

https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b05740

We report on temperature-dependent structural and spectroscopic features of (Bi1–xF…

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3D Material Picture
3D Materials Analytics|

Ambient occlusion – A powerful algorithm to segment shell and skeletal intrapores in computed tomography data

J.Titschack, D. Baum, K. Matsuyama, K. Boos, C. Färber, W.-A. Kahl, K. Ehrig, D. Meinel, C. Soriano, S.R. Stock

Computers & Geosciences (2018) 115, 75-87

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2018.03.007

During the last decades, X-ray (micro-)computed tomography has gained increasing attention for the…

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Electron Microscopy Figures
Electron Microscopy|

Quantitative HAADF STEM of SiGe in presence of amorphous surface layers from FIB preparation

Tim Grieb, Moritz Tewes, Marco Schowalter, Knut Müller-Caspary, Florian F. Krause, Thorsten Mehrtens, Jean-Michel Hartmann, Andreas Rosenauer

Ultramicroscopy (2018) 184, 29-36

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultramic.2017.09.012

The chemical composition of four Si1-xGex layers grown on silicon was…

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2017

X-Ray Diffraction|

Structural and spectroscopic comparison between polycrystalline, nanocrystalline and quantum dot visible light photo-catalyst Bi2WO6

Michael Teck, M. Mangir MurshedMarco Schowalter, Niels Lefeld, Henrike K. Grossmann, Tim Grieb, Thomas Hartmann, Lars RobbenAndreas Rosenauer, Lutz MädlerThorsten M.Gesing

Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2017) 254, 82-89 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2017.07.013

The structural and…

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Electron Microscopy Figure
Electron Microscopy|

Quantitative determination of residual silver distribution in nanoporous gold and its influence on structure and catalytic performance

Christoph Mahr, Paromita Kundu, Anastasia Lackmann, Daniele Zanaga, Karsten Thiel, Marco Schowalter, Martin Schwan, Sara Bals, Arne Wittstock, Andreas Rosenauer

Journal of Catalysis (2017) 352, 52-58

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2017.05.002

Large efforts have been made trying to understand the…

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3D Material picture
3D Materials Analytics|

Classical and new bioerosion trace fossils in Cretaceous belemnite guards characterised via micro-CT

Max Wisshak, Jürgen Titschack, Wolf-Achim Kahl, Peter Girod

Fossil Record (2017) 20, 173–199

doi:10.5194/fr-20-173-2017

The ongoing technical revolution in non-destructive 3-D visualisation via micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) finds a valuable application in the studies of bioerosion trace…

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3D Material Picture
3D Materials Analytics|

3-D microstructure of olivine in complex geological materials reconstructed by correlative X-ray µ-CT and EBSD analyses

Kahl, W.-A., Dilissen, N., Hidas, K., Garrido, C. J., López-Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V. and Román-Alpiste, M. J.

Journal of microscopy (2017) 268, 193-207

https://doi.org/10.1111/jmi.12598

We reconstruct the 3‐D microstructure of centimetre‐sized olivine crystals in rocks from the Almirez ultramafic…

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2016

3D Material Picture
3D Materials Analytics|

Reaction-induced porosity and onset of low-temperature carbonation in abyssal peridotites: insights from 3D high-resolution microtomography

Niels Jöns, Wolf-Achim Kahl, Wolfgang Bach

Lithos (2016) 268-271, 274-284.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2016.11.014

In a drillcore sample of serpentinized harzburgite from the uppermost oceanic crust (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, ODP Leg 209, Site 1270), we demonstrate using high-resolution…

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LEEm picture
Spectroscopy|

Growth and structure of ultrathin praseodymium oxide layers on ruthenium (0001)

Jan Höcker, Jon-Olaf Krisponeit, Julian Cambeis, Alexei Zakharov, Yuran Niu, Gang Wei, Lucio Colombi Ciacchi, Jens Falta, Andreas Schaefer and Jan Ingo Flege 

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2017) 19, 3480-3485

https://doi.org/10.1039/C6CP06853G

The growth, morphology, structure, and…

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xps spectra
Spectroscopy|

Isotropic thin PTCDA films on GaN(0001)

C. Ahrens, J. I. Flege, C. Jaye, D. A. Fischer, T. Schmidt and J. Falta

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2016) 28, 475003

https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/28/47/475003

The growth of 3, 4, 9, 10-perylene tetracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA) on the Ga-polar GaN(0 0 0 1) surface has been…

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3D Material Picture
3D Materials Analytics|

A new X-ray-transparent flow-through reaction cell for a μ-CT-based concomitant surveillance of the reaction progress of hydrothermal mineral–fluid interactions

Wolf-Achim Kahl, Christian Hansen, Wolfgang Bach

Solid Earth (2016) 7, 651-658

doi:10.5194/se-7-651-2016

A new flow-through reaction cell consisting of an X-ray-transparent semicrystalline thermoplastic has been developed for percolation experiments. Core holder, tubing and all confining parts…

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