Welcome to Colouratom
The aim of this project is to provide a complete 3D characterisation of complex hetero-nanosystems down to the atomic scale. The combination of advanced aberration corrected electron microscopy and novel 3D reconstruction algorithms is envisioned as a groundbreaking new approach to quantify the position AND the colour (chemical nature and bonding) of each individual atom in 3D for any given nanomaterial.
Application field of the project
The outcome of the project will be of great importance as it will enable us to understand physical behaviour at the quantum mechanical level. Once the connection between the atomic structure and the physical properties is understood, the design of new types of nanostructures will become possible in the next decade. This will certainly lead to improvements in the fields of catalysis, biosensing, plasmonics or even medicine.