Laboratory of Materials Morphology and Structure Investigations (MMoSt Lab) has been established at the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia in 2017 and focuses on the study of materials structure, morphology and composition using modern experimental and theoretical methods, employing also high performance cluster computing.
Our experimental possibilities include but are not limited to several techniques such as scanning and transmission electron microscopies (SEM/TEM), scanning probe microscopies (AFM/STM) and confocal microscopy (CM) for morphology characterisation; X-ray diffraction (XRD) and synchrotron-radiation X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS/EXAFS/XANES) for atomic and electronic structure investigations. Materials composition can be probed by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and XAS methods.
We use advanced theoretical calculations and simulations of experimental data to gain insight on the structure-property relationships in materials.
Our laboratory is also involved in the teaching process at the University of Latvia and provides students with opportunities to participate in research activities during Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level programs.
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