The AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH-UST) is one of the largest Polish universities and,
according to national rankings, one of the country’s finest technical universities and a leader in the field of modern technology.
main focus of
the Center of
Microscopy of the AGH University of Science and Technology
is the characterisation of material microstructure by means of transmission electron microscopy, accomplished by
analytical nanocharacterisation, in particular electron diffraction (NBD, CBED), scanning-transmission electron microscopy (STEM) combined with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS).
he AGH TEM group has developed considerable interest in applying stereological methods and image/signal analysis for the quantification and modelling of material microstructures.
As a University group, we are strongly engaged in the teaching of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.
Materials for aerospace and energy system applications (polycrystalline and single-
Ni-base superalloys, titanium alloys, aluminium alloys, martensitic steels, intermetallics etc.)
Biomaterials (mainly metallic biomaterials, e.g. titanium alloys)
Nanomaterials (structural alloys strengthened by nanoparticles, e.g. ODS alloys , Cu-Co alloys)
Graded and multilayered coatings
Functional materials (e.g. Fe-Ni alloys, FGMs)
Steels and cast iron
3 TEM’s (including JEM 2010 ARP with STEM-EDS and image analysis), SEM
fully equipped TEM sample preparation laboratory (plan-view and cross-section thin foils; various replicas)
LM and image analysis laboratory