Enabling Science and Technology through European Electron Microscopy (ESTEEM 2)
Research Project, 2012 – 2016

ESTEEM2 is an integrated infrastructure of electron microscopy facilities providing access for the academic and industrial research community in the physical sciences to some of the most powerful characterization techniques available at the nanoscale. Transnational access to ESTEEM2 centres is obtained through a transparent, simple peer review process based on merit and scientific priorities. Service to users is supported by a networking programme which addresses key issues such as specimen preparation, data interpretation through theory and simulation, and standardization of protocols and methodologies. A series of schools and workshops provide training in innovative methods in electron microscopy and a forum for discussing emerging (cutting-edge) techniques. Directed research programmes focus on the further development of electron diffraction, imaging and spectroscopy and the advancement of 3D methods and time resolved experiments. In all, ESTEEM2 establishes a strategic leadership in electron microscopy to guide future developments and promote electron microscopy to the wider research community at large.


Eva Olsson (contact)

Chalmers, Physics, Eva Olsson Group


AGH University of Science and Technology

Krakow, Poland

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Paris, France

Corrected Electron Optical Systems (CEOS)

Heidelberg, Germany

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Juelich, Germany

Jozef Stefan Institute

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Max Planck Society

München, Germany

Nanofactory Instruments

Göteborg, Sweden


Bruxelles, Belgium

Technische Universität Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Technische Universität Graz

Graz, Austria

University of Antwerp

Antwerpen, Belgium

University of Cádiz

Cadiz, Spain

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Zaragoza

Zaragoza, Spain


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/312483
Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Basic sciences



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