When introduced to the transmission electron microscope, I was fascinated by how the wave behavior of electrons is utilized to form images of crystalline materials down to the atomic scale, and how the periodic structure of the crystal diffracts the electron beam to form diffraction patterns, fingerprinting the crystal structure.
My research interests lie in elucidating solid-state physics experimentally with the transmission electron microscope (TEM). Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) can be used in combination with TEM to understand materials’ properties like electronic transitions, optical response and chemical bonding. Hence, one can probe how such properties change on a very small scale. I use momentum resolved EELS (q-EELS) to map the dispersions of electronic transitions in momentum space, thus obtaining information about materials’ band structure experimentally.
M.Sc., Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology, UiO, 2021.
B.Sc., Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology, UiO, 2019.
Elgvin, Cana & Prytz, Øystein (2021). Characterization and optical properties of ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles in ZnO thin films - A (S)TEM study. University of Oslo, Department of Physics.