Stockholm university

Imaging day


Date: Thursday 28 September 2023

Time: 09.00 – 17.00

Location: Vivi Täckholm salen

A unique opportunity to discover all of SU's imaging facilities for material and biological sciences


9:00-10:00 Imaging facility presentation by managers

  • C. Molenaar from IFSU - IFSU, Imaging Facility @ Stockholm University advanced light microscopy at your doorstep
  • C. Peuckert from IVMSU at MBW - IVMSU- a SU and national node for Intravital and Non-linear Optical Imagin
  •  T. Zhou from SUBIC - Introduction to SUBIC 
  • X-ray microscope with examples of running projects

10:00-10:20 Coffee break

10:20-11:20 Imaging facility presentation by managers

  • J. Li from MACAL at MMK - Atomic Force and Scanning Probe Microscopic methods for Materials and Life science - an update.
  • K. Jansson from EMC at MMK –
  • Scanning electron microscopy at EMC – Imaging and element mapping
  • T. Willhammar from EMC at MMK – Transmission electron microscopy at EMC – Imaging and diffraction

11:20-11:30 Leg stretcher

11:30-12:00 Talks by PIs

  • R. Foster (DEEP, SU) – Imaging for marine biology
  • E. Baird (Zoology, SU) - Using imaging to understand habitat adaptations in insects
  • Inauguration of new SEM facility at EMC, SU


  • G. Svensson (MMK, SU) - Welcome and short presentation of EMC
  • Y. Akil (JEOL) – Introduction to the new SEM and examples of work
  • F. Leroux (Leica Microsystems) – A sample preparation walk-through
  • A. Ziolkowska (Umeå University) - Cryo ultra microtome sectioning 
  • L. Eisele (Fraunhofer Institute) – First steps using Soft X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy for lithiated Silicon-based Anodes

15:00-15:20 Coffee break


Tour of the new SEM and sample preparation equipment at MMK, SU

Abstract: First steps using Soft X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy for lithiated Silicon-based Anodes 

Recently, Fraunhofer ISE has expanded the battery research department with a SEM from JEOL, equipped with detectors for EDS, EBSD, and SXES analysis. The first research focus is the study of lithium distribution in various battery components, especially in silicon-based electrodes. Initial research objective is to examine lithium content in silicon-based electrodes as a function of state of charge (SOC). Understanding how lithium is distributed in these electrodes is essential for optimizing battery design and performance. In addition, our future research will address "lithium trapping", where lithium remains trapped in silicon particles even after numerous charge/discharge cycles, resulting in gradual lithium loss. Investigating this phenomenon will enable us to develop strategies to mitigate lithium entrapment and improve the efficiency and lifetime of lithium-ion batteries.

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