“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”
Our mission at INE is to understand on a fundamental level the nanoscale properties of functional materials using in situ transmission electron microscopy techniques. We focus on nucleation and growth, phase transformations, surface reconstructions, and degradation mechanisms of nanostructures and we probe how the nanomaterials properties are affected by changes in temperature, electric field, and gaseous and/or liquid environment. We develop the techniques in order to dynamically observe the changes as they happen during real-time operation of their bulk counterparts. Such measurements have important implications on the design and development of modern technologies including electrochemical storage systems and computing devices.
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Tzu-Hsien’ article on “Switchable wetting of oxygen-evolving oxide catalysts” is published in Nature Catalysis. To read the article please follow this link.
Morgan’s and Tzu-Hsien’s article on “Simulating current distribution of oxygen evolution reaction in microcells using finite element method” is accepted by The Journal of the Electrochemical Society. To view the accepted manuscript please follow this link.