Low-dimensional materials

New one- and two-dimensional materials are studied by different techniques of electron microscopy. A large number of two-dimensional structures such as graphene, vitreous silica, other inorganic layered materials, or composite systems are in the focus of interest. Examples of one-dimensional materials are sp1-hybridized chains of carbon atoms or lines of silica. Besides the characterization of these systems, in-situ growth experiments are carried out to study their nucleation on catalytically active metals.

One-dimensional materials

Chains of carbon atoms

Lines of silica on metal substrates

Two-dimensional materials


Two-dimensional silica

Thin layers

Thin layers on substrates