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AMIENS Workshop

New Applications and Capabilities for In Situ Electron Microscopy: Heating, Gas and Electrical Biasing
The dawn of the in situ age has fundamentally changed the way electron microscopes are used. For over a decade Protochips has driven the shift away from inaccurate metal heaters, risky liquid cells, and complex software controls towards accurate, OEM approved, and user friendly products.

University of Utah Workshop

New Applications and Capabilities for In Situ Electron Microscopy: Heating, Gas and Electrical Biasing
The dawn of the in situ age has fundamentally changed the way electron microscopes are used. For over a decade Protochips has driven the shift away from inaccurate metal heaters, risky liquid cells, and complex software controls towards accurate, OEM approved, and user friendly products.

How to Prevent Lithium-ion Batteries from Exploding

New research sheds light on preventing “dead lithium” accumulation Lithium electrode growth while charging in a new dilute electrolyte (left). (Right) while charging, lithium deposits on the electrode, causing accumulation of large, crystalline dendrites that nearly completely dissolve on uncharging.   2.5 million. That’s how many phones Samsung had to recall after realizing the lithium-ion batteries … Read More

Nanoparticles – Foe or Friend?

In situ study of nanoparticle agglomeration Hematite nanoparticles ~10nm in diameter move quickly under the electron beam (left), but become more stable when they clustered together in ~50nm agglomerates (right)     We don’t know a lot about naturally occurring nanoparticles. Once thought to be a laboratory curiosity, these tiny particles are now being found … Read More

Hands-on In Situ workshop with JEOL (Germany) Gmbh

New Applications and Capabilities for In Situ Electron Microscopy: Heating, Gas and Electrical Biasing
The dawn of the in situ age has fundamentally changed the way electron microscopes are used. For over a decade Protochips has driven the shift away from inaccurate metal heaters, risky liquid cells, and complex software controls towards accurate, OEM approved, and user friendly products.

The Worlds Smallest 3-D Printer?

New Result In a world where 3-D printing and nanotechnology are becoming commonplace, Dr. Ray Unocic has discovered a way to do both simultaneously. In a recent paper in Nanoscale, Dr. Unocic and colleagues from Oak Ridge National Lab outline a technique and preliminary results for a completely new type of material printing process. Using … Read More

In Situ TEM Studies of Micron-sized All-solid-state Fluoride Ion Batteries: Preparation, Prospects, and Challenges

Making and Testing a Battery Smaller than a Grain of Pollen With the introduction of electric charging with in-situ microscopy scientists finally have the tools to study the nanoscale charging/discharging reactions that make batteries work. Producing a battery this small isn’t easy, and the preparation techniques can introduce contamination that spoil the results. Researchers at … Read More

ImageSync™ for the Clarity Software Suite

ImageSync is an innovative tool that synchronizes recorded images of data and video with TEM camera data on one screen. Control your experiments by programming stimuli as waveforms or change parameters as you go. Observe data with a visual user interface that plots your results in real time. Optional ImageSync™ software synchronizes images from your … Read More

Upcoming Trade Shows: EMC 2016 in Lyon & JASIS in Chiba

Trade show season is in full swing as the Protochips’ team visits two continents in almost as many weeks to meet with researchers and provide tutorials on products that are changing how research is being accomplished. First up is EMC2016, August 28-Sept 2 in Lyon France. EMC2016 is the largest European microscopy conference of the … Read More