Materials Research Activities

Jens E. T. Andersen introduction

Jens E. T. Andersen

Since 1992, Jens E. T. Andersen has been using the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to investigate electrochemical phenomena, the so-called in situ STM. Another name for the same technique is scanning electrochemical microscopy. The year before, Dieter Kolb and Richard Nichols had discovered that in situ STM was possible, that is to say that one could image surfaces at atomic resolution while the surface was submerged in a liquid, for example an electrolyte such as water. Since 1995, he has used in situ STM to image proteins. He has organized three conferences on this technique at the Danish Technical University in Copenhagen in 1994, 1996, and 2000.

We have an interview with Jens E. T. Andersen in which he describes his career and in particular the importance of in situ Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.


This page was last updated on 21 May 2001 by Arne Hessenbruch.