Anuj Pokle

Research Scientist
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Room 22:139
Visiting address Forskningsparken Gaustadalleen 21 0349
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

I am an electron microscopist and a part of the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, based in the Oslo Science Park. I deal with electron imaging/ spectroscopy, aberration correction, precession, 4DSTEM, in-situ, fabrication, FIB, electrical measurements, multislice-method simulations and data analyses.

I use these techniques to get insights on materials related to sustainable energy, semiconductors, batteries, catalyst, etc. to unravel the structure and optoelectronic properties at the atomic level. My role is to kick-start new collaborations by uncovering and designing new experiments.


During my Ph.D. studies I was based in CRANN, Advanced Microscopy Laboratory, Trinity College Dublin, where I focused on the structure-property correlation of two-dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides materials at atomic resolution, emphasizing Aberration Corrected STEM, EELS, in-situ electrical measurements and device fabrication.

I carried out my postdoctoral research at the Scientific Centre for Material Science (WZMW), comprising the Structure & Technology Research Laboratory (STRL) in Philipps-Universität Marburg. The interdisciplinary research approach was manifested by close cooperation with various research groups in structural analysis, surface physics, spectroscopy, solid-state theory and device physics. My prime focus was investigating ion-conducting materials and semiconductor electric field measurements using in-situ biasing S/TEM combined with the Precession Electron Diffraction and 4DSTEM technique.

Tags: NORTEM, SMN, 4DSTEM, Aberration correction, EELS, Precession, In-situ, Multislice-method Simulations, Solid-state Physics


Pokle A. et al. EELS probing of lithium based 2-D battery compounds processed by liquid phase exfoliation. Nano Energy 30, 18–26 (2016).
Nerl, H., Pokle, A. et al. Self‐Assembly of Atomically Thin Chiral Copper Heterostructures Templated by Black Phosphorus. Adv. Funct. Mater. 29, 1903120 (2019).
Ahmed, S., Pokle, A. et al. The Role of Intragranular Nanopores in Capacity Fade of Nickel-Rich Layered Li(Ni1–x–yCoxMny)O2 Cathode Materials. ACS Nano 13, 10694–10704 (2019).
Ahmed, S., Bianchini, M., Pokle, A. et al. Visualization of Light Elements using 4D STEM: The Layered-to-Rock Salt Phase Transition in LiNiO2 Cathode Material. Advanced Energy Materials, 2001026.
Pokle, A. et al. In Situ Monitoring of Thermally Induced Effects in Nickel-Rich Layered Oxide Cathode Materials at the Atomic Level. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2020).
Pokle, A. et al. In-situ biasing and temperature influence on the electric fields across GaAs based p-n junction via 4D STEM. Microscopy and Microanalysis 27, 2238–2239 (2021).
Ahmed, S., Pokle, A. et al. Understanding the Formation of Antiphase Boundaries in Layered Oxide Cathode Materials and Their Evolution Upon Electrochemical Cycling. (2021) doi:10.2139/ssrn.3872943.

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