The inauguration of our new x-ray microscope will take place on the 10th of November starting at 10:00. The festive activities will include a presentation by renowned tomography expert Prof. Philip Withers as well as a labtour to the new instrument For more information on the program please look at....

A total number of 19 members of our institute participated the biannual microscopy conference (MC2017, also know as the Dreiländertagung, aka, three countries conference), which took place in Lausanne, Switzerland during 21-25. Aug. 2017. We were (unofficially) estimated to be the biggest group of r...

The annual football tournament of the Materials Science Department took place in 31. July. This year, our institute contributed in two teams: the regular boys team representing the institute and the girls team. Both played great games.      Photos by M. Wu

Erlangen 27.07.2017 – Zeiss Xradia Ultra 810 (nano-CT), a high resolution lab source X-ray microscope, has been installed in Erlangen and successfully passed the acceptance test. The instrument can provide a resolution of 50 nm thanks to its advanced modern X-ray optics. Being a dedicated tomography...

The application for funding of the NanoMill® TEM specimen preparation system has been granted recently by DFG. Fischione’s Model 1040 NanoMill® TEM specimen preparation system is an excellent tool for creating high-quality thin specimens needed for advanced transmission electron microscopy imaging a...

The annual institute seminar took place in Schönau am Königsee during 19-22. June 2017. During the 4 days, we had intensive and fruitful scientific discussions in the morning sessions and excursions and team-building events in the afternoons to wonderful places in the Königsee area. A highlight of t...

We celebrate the successful installation of a laster cutter (microPREP) for fast, clean, and efficient preparation of samples for microstructure characterization and failure analysis. It is suitable for preparation of metal, semiconductor, ceramic and compound materials from bulk, and greatly reduce...

Head of institute

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Erdmann Spiecker

  • Organization: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Working group: Chair of Micro- and Nanostructure Research
  • Address:
    Cauerstraße 6
    Room 1.211
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28603
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-28602
  • Email: erdmann.spiecker@fau.de
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