Laboratory for Electron Microscopy

Welcome at LEM

The Laboratory for Electron Microscopy is a central facility of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

We carry out electron microscopic service work for the KIT institutes and external customers. Our research acitivities are in the following areas:

  • Application of electron microscopy to the question in solid state physics, materials research,  nanotechnology and biology
  • Method Development in electron microscopy
  • Elektron optics
  • Nanostructuring


Front cover "Particle-Journal" 11/2020

The title page of the Journal Particle and Particle Systems Characterization refers to Milena Hugenschmidt´s work on ZIF-8 particles directed deposited on TEM grids published in DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.202000209 (M. Hugenschmidt et al., Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2020, 2000209) 

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Front cover "Ultramicroscopy" 11/2020

An image from Martin Obermair´s paper (Obermaier et al., Ultramicroscopy 218, 113086 (2020)) appeared on the title page of Ultramicroscopy. The topic of the paper is "Analyzing contrast in cryo-transmission electron microscopy: Comparison of electrostatic Zach phase plates and hole-free phase plates"

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Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Yolita Eggeler

will be Junior Professor and Group leader of

Microscopy of Nanoscale Structures & Mechanisms (MNM)

at LEM starting 01.10.2020

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Felix Jung was awarded the poster price

Felix Jung was awarded the poster price of the electron microscopy symposium at the European Materials Research Society (EMRS) spring meeting 2019 in Nizza.

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Dr. Yonghe Li was awarded a scholarship

Dr. Yonghe Li was awarded a postdoc scholarship by the Humboldt Foundation.

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Martin Obermair won price for talk

Martin Obermair won a prize for his talk at the 19. International Microscopy Congress (IMC19) in Sydney.

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Doktorarbeit zu vergeben
Open PHD - master and bachelor topics

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