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Visualizing the structural evolution of thermally-decaying platinum nanowires

Visualizing the structural evolution of thermally-decaying platinum nanowires

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. 

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Meet our Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Hugo Pérez

Meet our Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Hugo Pérez

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.

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The first direct observation of pharmaceutical non-classical crystallization

The first direct observation of pharmaceutical non-classical crystallization

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. 

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Meet our new Regional Sales Manager, Dr. Eva Bladt

Meet our new Regional Sales Manager, Dr. Eva Bladt

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.

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Announcing the establishment of the DICP-DENS Microscopy Centre

Announcing the establishment of the DICP-DENS Microscopy Centre

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.

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Installing the first Stream system in Singapore at the Nanyang Technological University

Installing the first Stream system in Singapore at the Nanyang Technological University

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.

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Meet our new Marketing Communications Specialist, Lama Elboreini

Meet our new Marketing Communications Specialist, Lama Elboreini

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.

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Introducing the new DENSsolutions In Situ TKD Stage

Introducing the new DENSsolutions In Situ TKD Stage

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.

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Achieving mass transport control with the award-winning Stream system

Achieving mass transport control with the award-winning Stream system

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.

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EUSMI Nanostars Project

EUSMI Nanostars Project

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.

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Meet our new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Robert Endert

Meet our new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Robert Endert

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.

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Stream LPEM system wins the Microscopy Today 2020 Innovation award

Stream LPEM system wins the Microscopy Today 2020 Innovation award

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.

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In-situ imaging provides detailed insights on the dynamics of SMSI induced overlayer formation on catalyst particles

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.

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New article about the Stream Liquid Heating system

New article about the Stream Liquid Heating system

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.

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Learn all about our latest Impulse release

Learn all about our latest Impulse release

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.

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Izasa Scientific and DENSsolutions announce new partnership

Izasa Scientific and DENSsolutions announce new partnership

DENSsolutions is proud to partner with Izasa Scientific to serve the Spanish and Portugese market. We have been active in Spain for a number of years and in those years we started to build a good relationship with the expert and passionate team of Izasa Scientific. Now we have recently officially signed our partnership, which we are sure will benefit the TEM community in Spain and Portugal. Offering them cutting-edge In Situ technology with the best possible local support.

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Improved FIB lamella preparation

Improved FIB lamella preparation

DENSsolutions introduces the 3rd generation of the FIB stub which enables researchers to prepare a lamella and place it directly on the Nano-Chip, all inside the FIB. In this version, many improvements were made to make the FIB sample preparation easier, safer and quicker. Read the interview with Product Manager Dr. Yevheniy (Gin) Pivak who headed the development.

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First Visualisation of Crystal Growth from Organic Molecules

First Visualisation of Crystal Growth from Organic Molecules

Scientists characterise how flufenamic acid, a COX inhibitor, which is used in multiple industries, forms crystals from a liquid solution. The earliest stages of crystal growth are key to determining the final structure of a crystal, and scientists have visualised this process for the first time. Organic molecules were formed and grown in a liquid environment and characterised using the DENSsolutions Ocean In Situ system for Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy (LPEM).

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