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legal notice

The Ernst Ruska-Centrum für Mikroskopie and Spektroskopie mit Elektronen (ER-C) is a research infrastructure jointly operated by RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH which is legally represented by Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. The ER-C webservices are issued on behalf of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich
Phone: +49-(0)2461-61-0
Fax transmission: +49-(0)2461-61-8100
Commercial Register of the District Court of Düren, No. HRB 3498
VAT ID number according to § 27 a of the German VAT Law: DE 122 624 631
Tax No.: 213/5700/0033
Represented by the Board of Directors:
Professor Wolfgang Marquardt (Chairman of the Board of Directors) and
Karsten Beneke (Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Professor Sebastian M Schmidt
Professor Harald Bolt
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Karl Eugen Huthmacher
The ER-C's representative responsible in the sense of § 55, 2nd paragraph of Rundfunkstaatsvertrag (German Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting):
Dr Karsten Tillmann
Phone: +49-(0)2461-61-1438


Dr Karsten Tillmann
general er-c
Dr Chunlin Jia
Dr Lothar Houben & Dr Karsten Tillmann
hr(s)tem applications
hr(s)tem methods
infra & suprastructure
Dr Martina Luysberg

contents of this website

This website has been compiled with due diligence. However, we neither guarantee nor accept liability for the information being up-to-date, complete or accurate.

links to external websites

This website contains links to external third-party websites. These links to third-party sites do not imply approval of their contents. We have no influence on the current or future contents of these sites. We therefore accept no liability for the accessibility or contents of such websites and no liability for damages that may arise as a result of the use of such content.

data protection

Any time a user accesses a website hosted by Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH and any time a file is requested, data connected to these processes are stored in a log. These data do not contain personal information; we are unable to trace which user accessed what information. Personal user profiles therefore cannot be created. The data that is saved will be used for statistical purposes only. This information will not be disclosed to third parties.


All document files and content on this server ("the data") are copyright Ernst Ruska-Centrum für Mikroskopie und Spektroskopie mit Elekronen (ER-C) 2004 or made available under licence. Data may not be reproduced, republished, stored, distributed, transmitted, altered or resold except as stated below:
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terms of use

Access to and use of this site ('ER-Cs') is provided by the Ernst Ruska-Centrum für Mikroskopie und Spektroskopie mit Elektronen ('ER-C') subject to the following terms:

By using ER-Cs you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of ER-Cs. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use ER-Cs.

The ER-C may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by the ER-C. Your continued use of ER-Cs after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.

terms of er-c

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use ER-Cs content in any way except for your own personal, scientific or other non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any ER-Cs content except for your own personal, scientific or other non-commercial use. Any other use of ER-Cs content requires the prior written permission of the ER-C.

You agree to use ER-Cs only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of ER-Cs. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within ER-Cs.

disclaimers and limitation of liability

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The ER-C will not be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from use or loss of use, data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising from or in connection with the use of ER-Cs.

The ER-C does not warrant that functions contained in ER-Cs content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that ER-Cs or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the ER-C, the Research Centre Jülich (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH), the Technical Univesity of Aachen (RWTH Aachen) or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of the ER-C,the Research Centre Jülich (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH), the Technical Univesity of Aachen (RWTH Aachen) and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of the ER-C, the Research Centre Jülich (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH), the Technical Univesity of Aachen (RWTH Aachen), or any other third party.


If there is any conflict between these terms and specific terms appearing elsewhere on ER-Cs (including local house rules) then the latter shall prevail.

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Germany and its provinces.

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