Electron Crystallography research line develops new transmission electron microscopy techniques for the investigation of inorganic, organic and biological materials. Thanks to the strong interaction of the electrons with matter and the capability to focus electrons in nanometric bright beams, electron diffraction is the only single crystal diffraction technique that can be performed on nanocrystals. Our TEM (Trasmission Electron Microscopy) has been modified in order to collect 3D electron diffraction data (electron diffraction tomography) EDT on any kind of nanocrystalline material. The data collection procedure has been automatized and optimized in order to perform fast measurements even on materials sensitive to strong electron beams. Our field of investigation spans from mineralogy to solid state chemistry, from organic crystallography to protein structure determination.
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Antonio Russo Administrative Assistant 2D Materials Engineering Electron Crystallography Procurement Directorate Res. Line Admin. Support NanoSmart Mater
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Payne S., Andrusenko I., Papi F., Potticary J., Gemmi M., Hall S.R.
The crystal structure and electronic properties of three novel charge transfer co-crystals TCNQFn-triphenylene (n = 0, 2, 4)
Andrusenko I., Hall C. L., Mugnaioli E., Potticay J., Hall S. R., Schmidt W., Gao S., Zhao K., Marom N., Gemmi M.
True molecular conformation and structure determination by three-dimensional electron diffraction of PAH by-products potentially useful for electronic applications
IUCrJ, vol. 10, (no. 1)
Xiong F., Xu X., Mugnaioli E., Gemmi M., Wirth R., Yang J., Grew E.S.
Wenjiite, Ti10(Si,P,□)7, and kangjinlaite, Ti11(Si,P)10, new minerals in the ternary Ti-P-Si system from the Luobusa ophiolite, Tibet, China
American Mineralogist, vol. 108, (no. 1), pp. 197-210