Pushing boundaries in the KAUST Core Labs

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Plasmon maps obtained with electron energy loss spectroscopy on a transmission electron microscope. Reproduced with permission from reference 1 (KAUST Discovery article) © 2020 American Chemical Society and KAUST Discovery.

In a recent KAUST Core Labs Impact Project, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab Senior Scientist Sergei Lopatin developed a new high-resolution technique for electron energy loss spectroscopy for electron microscopes, enabling KAUST researchers to discover more about the electronic properties of new materials. KAUST faculty members working in materials science used the technique—among other things—to further understand MXene nanomaterials, and KAUST Solar Center researchers are using it to mix materials to achieve multicomponent organic solar cells.


To learn more about the unique innovation from the Core Labs, read the KAUST Discovery article.