Advances in Nanotechnology and Nanosciences

The impressive progress of diagnostics at the nano-level allowed by the instrumentation development in the last decades will be reviewed by recognized experts in the field. After a general introduction addressing the capabilities reached by the instrumentation and the roadmap for the infrastructure development in Europe, the attention will be focused on the recent results obtained by tomography at atomic resolution in material science and bio-medical sciences respectively. In this frame the last instrumental developments in the field of electron microscopy will be illustrated.