Projects

3D imaging of nanostructured gels

 

The aim of the project is to utilize tomography in the transmission electron microscope (TEM) to determine 3D structures in nanostructured soft materials. Detailed knowledge of the three-dimensional microstructure at the nanometer level in soft nanostructured gels will be crucial for the design of new soft biomaterials with tailor-made diffusion and controlled release properties.

 
Responsible scientists: Charlotte Hamngren, Stefan Gustafsson, Niklas Lorén, Annika Altskär, Anne-Marie Hermansson and Eva Olsson
 
Contact: Eva Olsson: eva.olsson@chalmers.se or Anne-Marie Hermansson: amh@chalmers.se
 
Financial support: VINNExcellence competence centra SuMo (Supramolecular biomaterials)


Dynamic ESEM and TEM studies of supramolecular biomaterials


The main objective of the project is to study structurally heterogeneous biomaterials and transient structures during wetting and consecutive swelling and also to determine the transport mechanisms at different length scales. The main analysis methods for these studies are different in situ microscopy techniques including environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
 
Responsible scientists: Anna Jansson, Stefan Gustafsson, Anne-Marie Hermansson and Eva Olsson
 
Contact: Eva Olsson: eva.olsson@chalmers.se or Anne-Marie Hermansson: amh@chalmers.se

Financial support: VINNExcellence competence centra SuMo (Supramolecular biomaterials)

 Cellulose fibre making contact with a water droplet in the ESEM

Published: Mon 14 Mar 2011. Modified: Thu 21 Mar 2019