Electron Microscopy

The TEM group at our Chair, led by Dr. Christoph Somsen, produced a series of most successful results during the period under review. The analysis of carbides and intermetallic phases and changes in the long-term creep of a chromium steel deserve particular mention. Dr.-Ing. A. Aghajani did the work for his doctoral thesis in this field. The work conducted with TEM in-situ experiments, in which materials were heated, cooled or drawn, enjoyed the same considerable amount of attention. Dr.-Ing. A. Kröger and Dr.-Ing. T. Simon made decisive contributions to a better understanding of elementary deformation and transformation processes in NiTi.

Our transmission electron microscopy facilities by other groups from within Institute from other faculties of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. member of our Chair\'s be seconded to the investigation hand; the resulting thus considerable. two years of the reporting period, image and interpret highly complex structures of engineering materials. This has led to increased demand for TEM work from our partners in industry.

In September 2010, Dr. Antonín Dlouhy from the Institute of Physics of Materials of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Brno, was appointed Associate Professor for the Transmission Electron Microscopy of Materials at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He conducts his research in close collaboration with Dr. Somsen.