Introductory Laboratory EST

The Lab

The Introductory Laboratory EST is a lab which is jointly organized by the Institute of Energy Conversion and Storage, the Institute of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis and the Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials. The Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials will contribute three labs:

  • Lab SEM: Scanning Electron Microscopy
    • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is an essential imaging technique in modern materials science. In this lab three different samples will be observed using different imaging modes (Secondary Electrons (SE), Back Scattered Electrons (BSE), Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)).
  • Lab XRD: X-ray Diffraction
    • In this lab course the following experiments will be performed:
      1. Bragg reflection: diffraction of x-rays at a monocrystal,
      2. Edge absorption: filtering x-rays
      3. Investigation of the energy spectrum of the x-ray tube,
      4. Debye-Scherrer Scan: determination of the lattice-plane spacing of a polycrystalline sample
  • Lab XRF: X-ray Fluorescence


Timetables, manuals etc. can be found at moodle. The login details will be distributed at the introductory meeting.


Any Questions left? Please don't hesistate to ask Kai Brühne!


Dr. Kai Brühne (organization within the Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials)


The lab will take place in the laboratories of the Institute of Mikro and Nanomaterials.