Sebastian took part in the inauguration of a new transmission electron microscope at Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg, Sweden. The instrument from the Japanese manufacturer JEOL is one of the world’s highest-resolution devices and is particularly suitable for the investigation of soft materials such as organic semiconductors. It was made possible by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and will be mainly operated by the Eva Olsson’s research group at the Department of Physics at Chalmers. The new microscope will also be used for in-depth investigations of the blend morphology of organic solar cells. The results are likely to have an impact on ReMorphOPV through a bilateral collaboration between Linköping University and Chalmers.

The inauguration cermony was accompanied by a workshop on latest developments in electron microscopy. The program included lectures by the world-leading experts Ferdi Schüth, Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Koichi Fukuyama, Masashi Iwatsuki, Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, Max Haider, Yuichi Ikuhara, Angus Kirkland, Joachim Mayer, Martha McCartney, Robert Sinclair, David Smith, Masaki Mukai and Liam Spillane. You can read more about the event here, and view a recording of the inauguration here.