We are proud to announce that DENSsolutions has become a consecutive two-time winner of MSA’s Microscopy Today Innovation Awards. This year, our Climate system is recognized as one of the 10 most game-changing microscopy innovations of 2021. We interviewed our CTO Dr. Hugo Pérez-Garza to learn all about the unique benefits that made it earn such an esteemed award, as well as the development process and Climate’s current and envisioned applications.
DENSsolutions introduces its latest product: the Vaporizer — an extension of the Climate G+ product line. This innovative solution takes your in situ experiments to a whole new level, enabling you to independently add water vapor to any gas mixture of up to 3 gases. We interview our R&D Engineer Ronald Spruit to learn all about the Vaporizer, from what inspired its development, its unique capabilities and the many applications that will benefit from its creation.
Scientists develop a powerful distributed electron microscopy technique to study complex reactions in solution
Scientists demonstrate the power of combining multiple electron microscopy methods using our Ocean system, showing for the first time how the desilication mechanism of zeolite crystals proceeds in 3D on the single particle level. This advanced technique will enable scientists to draw robust conclusions on the 3D reaction mechanisms of other important beam-sensitive material systems, such as biomaterials and proteins, whereby some grand challenges in materials science and life sciences could be potentially solved.
Using our Ocean system, Dr. Heiner Friedrich and his team at Eindhoven University of Technology present new approaches to overcome the limitations in LPEM experiments by quantitatively mapping and controlling liquid layer thickness. This work is a major step forward in the realization of improved LPEM experiment designs where bulk laboratory-scale solution conditions can be achieved yet at high resolutions.
Recognizing the importance of growth and modernization, especially within this high-tech industry, we have updated our brand identity to reflect just that. Part of this process entailed analyzing our core values as a company and how we can effectively address the needs of this dynamic world of research. This analysis resulted in the recognition of three core values that encapsulate the heart of our company: care, innovation and delivery.
In collaboration with Utrecht University, we have developed a new technique to measure temperature at the nanoscale. In fact, we tested this novel technique on our Wildfire Nanochip and were able to further confirm the Nanochip’s unparalleled temperature accuracy and homogeneity. This technique will not only improve the accuracy of nanothermometry in micro- and nano-electronics, but also in other fields with photonically inhomogeneous substrates.
Using the DENSsolutions Wildfire system, Markus Terker and his colleagues from the Paul-Drude-Institut were able to thoroughly investigate via in situ TEM the formation of heterostructures from starting materials with vastly different properties. The hybrid preparation approach utilized in this work could be applied to investigate many more solid-state reactions in heterostructures, enabling a direct and accessible way to visualize complex processes.
We are excited to announce the release of our latest Impulse 1.1 software. By creating an API for Impulse, this new update will enable you to exercise creative control over your experiments and inspire you to break the boundaries of your research. We interview our Product Architect (UX) Merijn Pen who led this development, so that you can learn all about Impulse 1.1 and how it can elevate your research.
Using the DENSsolutions Wildfire system, Torsten Walbert and his colleagues from the Institute for Materials Science, TU Darmstadt were able to investigate via in situ TEM the influence of temperature on polycrystalline platinum nanowires. Observing this process under remarkably high resolution enabled them to capture for the first time the internal transformations during both early and intermediate stages of the platinum nanowire decay.
At DENSsolutions, we persistently challenge ourselves to develop the most innovative and outstanding solutions that you need to advance your research. This continuous yet passionate pursuit has been led for years by our Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Hugo Pérez. In this latest addition to DENSsolutions Meet the Team series, we interview Dr. Hugo so you can learn all about his diverse educational background and wild backstory.
Find out why the team at SNU chose our Stream Solution, and how they predict its experiment controls and reliability will revolutionise TEM research.
Using the DENSsolutions Ocean LPEM system, Dr. Jennifer Cookman from the Bernal Institute in the University of Limerick and her colleagues were able to capture the intermediate pre-crystalline stages of a small organic molecule. This research marks the first ever direct observation of a pharmaceutical material undergoing non-classical crystallization, highlighting the rising value of in-situ TEM techniques in the pharmaceutical industry.
Building strong and long-standing customer relationships has always been a paramount objective for DENSsolutions. In efforts to increase our impact in the Nordics, Benelux, the U.K. and Ireland, we needed somebody who could further strengthen our ties with customers and expand our user base in these regions.
In line with the emphasis we place on multinational collaborations, we have partnered with the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in China in order to accelerate the fields of catalysis and sustainable energy and achieve results together. To celebrate the establishment of the DICP-DENS in-situ electron microscopy technology application laboratory, an exciting ceremony was recently held at DICP in which numerous speakers took the stage to share their areas of expertise.
Recently, we celebrated the installation of the first ever Stream system in Singapore. For this event we interviewed Dr. Martial Duchamp from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. In this interview, we discussed NTU’s advanced microscopy facility and the various applications that LPEM users are interested in, as well as how our Stream system has greatly benefited their research.
The global circumstances in today’s society have entirely shifted the business landscape, with no industry having the luxury of being exempt. Like most companies, we have had to find innovative ways of adapting to these new changes. Specifically, we needed to find somebody who could expand our marketing capabilities and initiate a new era of online product demonstrations, as well as act as our brand’s voice in a time where communication is evolving online.
DENSsolutions introduces its new In Situ TKD Stage for heating and/or biasing inside a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The TKD Stage allows you to perform high resolution microstructural characterization using Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) while heating or biasing your sample. Learn all about its innovative design and benefits in an interview with our Product Manager, Dr. Gin Pivak.
Using the DENSsolutions Climate system, scientists found for the first time that endothermic reactions can be achieved at room temperature using localized surface plasmons. This paramount discovery is a leap forward in the fight against climate change and global warming.
The DENSsolutions Stream system was designed to address the growing challenges faced by the LPTEM community. Thanks to its unique on-chip flow channel design, users can effectively control experimental conditions such as pressure, flow rate, liquid thickness, electrical potential and bubbles. These advantages are demonstrated by visualizing the in situ STEM growth of copper with multiple morphologies.
In situ TEM helps to understand the microstructural changes in AlSi10Mg during 3D printing and post processing. This work provides the first correlative in-situ heating multiscale analysis of the powder and the additive produced AlSi10Mg alloy, allowing a unique insight into material transitions at the micro-and nanoscale.
To enable the EUSMI Joint Research Activity (JRA) ‘Nanostars’, DENSsolutions developed a specialized holder for electron tomography at high temperatures. Now, in a joint effort between CIC biomaGUNE, EMAT and DENSsolutions we like to share with you a video that illustrates the importance of the EUSMI project in further developing the field of soft matter research.
In order to continue the growth of our company and further advance the field of in-situ TEM, it is important that we keep investing in our commercial activities. The current worldwide situation encourages us to find innovative online ways to build and strengthen relationships with our customers and distributors. For this we were looking for a Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) who could take our company to the next level.
DENSsolutions is one of this year’s winners of the Microscopy Today Innovation Award. At the 2020 Microscopy & Microanalysis Virtual Meeting, DENSsolutions Stream LPEM system has been recognized as one of the ten most innovative products of the year. We interviewed CTO Dr. Hugo Pérez- Garza to learn exactly how the Stream system convinced the jury of its high degree of innovation that makes new scientific investigations possible.
In-situ imaging provides detailed insights on the dynamics of SMSI induced overlayer formation on catalyst particles
SMSI is a surface phenomena in which the migration of partially reduced oxide species, from the oxide support, covers the nanoparticle and thereby alters the chemisorption and catalytic properties. It can give rise to desired synergistic effects and increased selectivity. Now, using in situ TEM combined with other analytical techniques and theoretical modelling, researchers at ETH Zurich have been able to create a real time view of the SMSI phenomena.
We are proud to announce a new publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C, in which we collaborated with our customers to observe the temperature dependent etching behavior of silica nanoparticles inside the TEM. The paper discusses the design of the Stream system and how it allows to control the solution conditions inside the Nano-Cell. For this experiment, we were particularly interested in the comparison between in situ LPEM data and ex situ data from more traditional methods.
In this study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute (MPIE) designed a photocatalytic nanocomposite system with an ultimately thin semiconductor – a single crystal layer of 1 nm thickness. The co-catalysts are similarly tiny, synthesized with controlled heating by a DENSsolutions Wildfire system inside a transmission electron microscope (TEM).
DENSsolutions introduces the next generation of our Impulse In Situ TEM experiment control software. The Impulse 1.0 software release brings many new developments, like the Smart automation feature, that are there to make your research easier and enable you to produce reproducible results you can trust. Read all about it in the interview with our Product Architect (UX) Merijn Pen.