SANKEN, Osaka University

SANKEN OSAKA UNIVERSITY

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center

Department of Nanocharacterization for Nanostructures and Functions

Staff

K. SUENAGA
  • Prof.
    K. SUENAGA
H. YOSHIDA
  • Assoc. Prof.
    H. YOSHIDA
N. KAMIUCHI
  • Assis. Prof.
    N. KAMIUCHI
LIU MING
  • Specially Appointed Assis. Prof.
    LIU MING

Content of research

We perform the front-line material research by using the cutting-edge electron microscopy techniques to realize novel nanostructures and unanticipated properties. We develop low-voltage TEM/STEM which enables the single molecular imaging and single atom spectroscopy, and high-resolution environmental TEM for the in situ observations of interaction of solid surface with gas atmosphere.

Current Research Programs

  • 1. Studies of atoms/molecules confined in nano-space (JST-CREST)
    2. Atomic-level analysis of various low-dimensional materials (JST-CREST)
    3. High resolution EELS for infra-red spectroscopy at a nanometer-scale (JST-CREST)
    4. Momentum-resolved EELS in TEM (ERC Synergy project)
    5. Synthesis of novel materials in an electronically stimulated nanogap (JSPS KAKENHI)
    6. Atomic-scale structural analysis of nanodevices under working environment (JSPS KAKENHI)
    7. ETEM study of automotive catalysts (AICE)

Figure / Graph

  • ETEM (left), HR-EELS 3C#2 (middle) and UHV-STEM 3C#3 (right).
  • Single-atom spectroscopy for Cr and Fe atoms embedded in graphene defects.
  • HRTEM images of gold nanoparticles in vacuum and CO/Air reaction conditions.