cemap / Desno


Head of Centre
Prof. dr. Miran Čeh, miran.ceh@ijs.si
Phone: +386 (0)1 477 33 41, Mobile: +386 (0)41 743 265
Fax: +386 (0)1 477 32 21

Modern methods of electron microscopy and microanalysis and methods for surface analysis are vital in the investigation and development of advanced materials because they allow for structural and chemical characterization at the micron, nanometer and atomic level. The implementation and development of such analytical methods are therefore a necessary precondition for all research and development institutions engaged in research and development materials.

Material characterization using electron microscopy, microanalysis, and surface analysis instruments requires expensive equipment, maintenance, and highly specialized personnel. Therefore, it was evident very early on that there was a need to establish a central infrastructure that would bring together researchers for the purpose of utilizing and accessing this equipment to the fullest extent possible. Thus, the Ministry of Science and Technology by order of the Minister on 11.17.1992 provided funding for the establishment and operation of a national research infrastructure in the form of the Centre for Electron Microscopy and Surface Analysis (CEMAP), which deals primarily with the characterization of inorganic materials. The Centre for Electron Microscopy and Surface Analysis consists of three units that combine research equipment and expertise in the field of microstructure and surface analysis of materials. Activities of the Centre are performed within a number of program groups and researchers within the JSI departments. The Centre consists of the following three units:

1. Centre for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (CEMM)

2. Laboratory for Scanning Probe Microscopy (LVTM), Condensed Matter Physics F5

3. Laboratory for Surface Analysis and Thin Films (LAPTP), Surface Engineering and Optoelectronics F4

The national Centre for Electron Microscopy and Surface Analysis(CEMAP) is an important research center, possessing an extensive array of electron microscopes and surface analytical equipment for the characterization of inorganic materials in the Republic of Slovenia. The many software users (more than 100) and their high utilization of this equipment further confirms the viability of these acquisitions and the strong interest of research groups in its further development.

The main tasks of the Centre are:

1. provision of operational equipment

2. training of personnel (operators)

3. introduction of new analytical methods

4. customer Service

5. research activity