Quantum science in electron microscopy




Greater Copenhagen area

Today, electron microscopy enables astonishing visualizations of matter at the atomic-scale. Such insight is, ultimately, obtained from the electron-wave function exiting the specimen since the electron-wave contains the largest amount of information from the scattering experiment. The electron-waves can be recovered from series of images acquired using a broad electron beam and single-electron-sensitive detector and processed by mathematical reconstruction routines. Your task will be to quantitatively reconstruct, analyze and evaluate electron-wave functions by different reconstruction routes, by images acquired from different single-electron-sensitive detectors and by using energy-filtered images. 

Your work will be an important contribution to the ambitious efforts in DTU Physics’s VISION center for visualizing catalyst processes at the atomic-scale. The work will partly be conducted at the unique electron microscopy facility at Haldor Topsoe A/S. 

In collaboration with

Joerg Jinschek (


Experience with one or more of the following topics will be needed: electron microscopy, image processing, python programming, nanoparticle characterization, solid state physics

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DTU Fysik


Stig Helveg




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MSc in Engineering Physics


Stig Helveg


Other, MSc thesis

Technical University of Denmark

For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.

Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

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