The Norwegian Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (NORTEM) is a nationally coordinated initiative by the two leading Norwegian TEM groups within the physical sciences supported by the INFRA programme in the Research Council of Norway (RCN).
The Centre has two geographic nodes, centrally located at the university campuses in Oslo and Trondheim, with three partners: SINTEF, NTNU and UiO. Here, world class infrastructures for TEM has been established, taking full advantage of recent technical developments.
The NORTEM consortium offers access to Norwegian and international researchers seeking to apply state-of-the-art TEM techniques to answer the materials challenges of today and the future.
The Trondheim node
In the Trondheim node, the TEM activities within physical sciences are organized together in a Gemini Centre. The TEM Gemini Centre, founded in 2006, consists of professors, postdocs, students and engineers at two departments at NTNU; the Department of Physics and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, as well as researchers at SINTEF Materials and Nanotechnology. The TEM Gemini Centre research groups work within materials physics and science, studying a broad range of materials on the nanometer and atomic level, having broad collaborations with industry and abroad. NTNU is a member of the ESTEEM3 project and the NORTEM Trondheim node offer through this transnational access (TA).
The Oslo node
The Oslo node of NORTEM is hosted by the Department of Physics and co-owned by SINTEF. The lab is located in Oslo Science Park, and comprises researchers, students, and technical staff from the Department of Physics, Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, and SINTEF Materials Physics. The infrastructure serves a broad range of activities in semiconductor physics, inorganic materials chemistry, electrochemistry, catalysis, and geology.