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Theme C

Lead: Wolfgang Theis

Is our current understanding of nanoparticle dynamics valid for  Metal NanoClusters (MNCs), and what happens when we approach the atomic scale of  Single Metal Atoms (SMAs)?

We develop and apply advanced local-probe in situ methods and in operando ensemble measurements revealing the atomic-scale dynamics of metals and their reactions with molecules; and we determine physical phenomena emerging at the interface between MNCs and surfaces.”



Dr Gazi Aliev


Gazi Aliev

Gazi has recently joined MASI and is leading on imaging SMAs/MNCs utilising high-angle annular dark-field  abberation-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy, and fabrications on nanoclusters by mass-selected magnetron sputtering.



Dr Yifan Chen


Yifan has joined MASI after a successful period of postdoctoral research at the University of Antwerp. Her research focuses on TEM investigations of SMA/MNC, including arrested reactions utilising cryo stages.