TEM Gemini Centre
TEM Gemini Centre is working in Materials Physics, Materials Science and Metallurgy. We are studying a broad range of different materials on the atomic level. The main tool is the transmission electron microscope (TEM).
The research team consisting of professors, postdocs and students at Department of Physics, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (NTNU) and researchers at Department of Synthesis and Properties (SINTEF).
TEM introduction course
We organize a short course to introduce TEM as valuable characterization technique. The course, lectures and hands-on demos, is open to everyone interested, but we have a limited number of places. More information.
The new NORTEM TEMs in Trondheim
- Inauguration of the new NORTEM JEOL microscopes
September 10. 2013
Today, the new microscopes (TEM) at NTNU and SINTEF inaugurated and the event took place in Realfagbygget NTNU. Project Manager Spyros Diplas (SINTEF) welcomed. Then Randi Holmestad (NTNU) told the history of TEM in Trondheim.
History of TEM in Trondheim
The TEM history started by Professor Ragnvald Høier in 1972 and continued until the first Jeol2010F was installed at Department of Physics in 2001. Randi Holmestad told about the long road to the award. The TEM group started with the application for funding already in 2006. In 2009, the Norwegian Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (NORTEM) was established. After several suggestions and applications were NORTEM large-scale infrastructure projects granted 58 MNOK from The Research Council of Norway. The job of implementation, negotiations and contracts could start.
Laboratories and transmission electron microscopes (TEM) was built during the past year. In October 2013, the three new microscopes will come into use. The three new microscopes are JEM-ARM200F (JEOL double corrected), JEM-2100F TEM and JEM-2100 LaB6 TEM.
TEM Gemini Centre consists of a team of six SINTEF researchers, four NTNU researchers, three engineers, seven master's students, three postdocs and nine PhD students. The project is funded by The Research Council of Norway together with the three partners SINTEF, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and University of Oslo (UiO). NORTEM project is divided into two nodes, in Trondheim and Oslo, distribution 50-50 percent.
JEOL Centre contract was signed by SINTEF's President Unni Steinsmo, President JEOL Ltd. Gon'emon Kurihara and NTNUs Pro-Rector for Research Kari Melby. Guests and participants were given a guided tour in the the laboratories and the new microscopes. After the official opening it was held a technical seminar with seven invited speakers from around the world, giving presentations about what is possible to achieve with the new generation of TEM. The seminar had more than 50 participants.
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- 09/10: Announcement NORTEM seed projects and application form.
- 30/09: Announcement TEM intro course, see dedicated page.
- 30/09: Announcement half day seminar on (atomistic) modeling of precipitates in aluminium
- 30/09: ARM now officially part of TEM Gemini Centre infrastructure
- 27/09: Stand of TEM group and guided tours/demo at 2100 during researcher's night.
- 24/09: First beam made on the new 2100F. Installation on schedule.
- 19/08: New 2100F arrived and installation started.
- 12/08: New JEOL2100 training and use started. Will be in booking system shortly.
- 09/08: Weekly TEM lunches started again. In principle every Friday 12.15 in D4-132, with coffee, tea, cakes and the occasional talk. All users of the TEM facility are welcome.
- 09/07: Intro-course on the new facilities in Trondheim will be 6.-8. November 2013!
- 09/07: Date for NorTEMnet advanced course in Trondheim decided!
- 11/06: Report of annual meeting BILAT Norway-Japan.
- 21/04: Popular science article Prøver å forstå styrken til aluminium (TU) and Avkoder styrken i aluminium (forskning.no) about the eVITA project "Multiscale modelling of hardening precipitate interfaces in alloy design" (Ehlers, Holmestad). Prøver å forstå styrken til aluminium (IFY).
- 04/04: The Easter bunny delivered many boxes and the essembly of the first of three new NORTEM microscopes has started.
- 02/04: Welcome to dr Yanjie Gan. She joint our TEM group as postdoc and will be working on the characterization of Pd-membranes.
- 08/03: Annual report 2012 released.
- 04/03: Overview possible student projects Autumn semester 2013; Project work, Master/Diploma topics in the TEM Gemini Centre, Autumn 2013 [pdf] (Studentoppgaver TEM Gemini center høst 2013).
- 25/02: First parts of new NorTEM microscopes arrived at site.
- 20/02: New PC in computer room with processing software Astar data sets.
- 19/02: Description on new (NorTEM) microscopes, The NORTEM microscopes in Trondheim [pdf].
- 09/01: Astar orientation mapping installed at 2010F
- 02/01: Weekly TEM lunch are this semester on Fridays at 12.15 in D4-132 with coffee, tea and cakes. Update on equipment, other news and occasional guest speakers. First meeting is on Friday 4 January.