Physics of Nanoscale Systems (ER-C-1) / Microstructure Research (PGI-5)

Development of new procedures for understanding material properties on the atomic level with a special focus on ultrahigh resolution electron microscopy techniques. In the near future, the life sciences will be added as the first new field of application. Furthermore, we enable researchers from science and industry to use our instruments and methods, supported by our experts, and aim to establish a national user facility for the scientific community.

Head: Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski

News and Events

Zur Herstellung der dünnen YBCO-Schichten nutzten Dr. Matvey Lyatti, Dr. Irina Gundareva und ihre Kollegen ein am Jülicher Institut entwickeltes Sputtersystem.

Quantum Bit from High Temperature Superconductor

Jülich, 13 February 2020 - Although they were actually pursuing a different goal, scientists from Jülich, Münster and Moscow discovered a method that could one day pave the way for quantum computers to leave specialized laboratories behind and enter into much wider usage. The key to this is a material for qubits that does not need to be cooled to near absolute zero.


PGI Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Mathias Kläui, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Antiferromagnetically ordered systems have previously been considered, as expressed by Louis Néel in his Nobel Prize Lecture, to be “interesting but useless”. However, as they potentially promise faster operation, enhanced stability, and higher integration, they could one day become a game changer for new spintronic devices.


Ernst Ruska-Centre The Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons is a combined development and user facility.


moreSTEM - Momentum-resolved Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

In this imaging mode, diffraction patterns are recorded at each raster position of a scanning electron beam in an electron microscope.