Prof. Erdmann Spiecker talks about microscopy in Bayern 2 “radioWissen”

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In „Die Geschichte des Mikroskops – Als die Welt vergrößert wurde…“ Bayern 2 radio programme „radioWissen“ features the development of microscopy from the 16th century to modern applications in materials science and medicine. The story was broadcast on November 22.

Prof. Erdmann Spiecker, head of the Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure Research (IMN), introduces the new X-ray microscope that was recently installed at the institute and explains why different microscopy techniques are so important to cover all aspects and length scales of life and materials science. In particular, he emphasizes the need for high resolution microscopy in modern materials science. This is illustrated using examples like organic solar cells, turbine blades for aircrafts and colour-generating photonic crystal structures in butterfly wings, which are investigated at IMN and Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM).

The podcast „Die Geschichte des Mikroskops – Als die Welt vergrößert wurde…“ is available in the „Bayern 2 Mediathek“: