DENSsolutions introduces its latest product: Lightning Arctic – an innovative in situ solution that can perform cooling, biasing and heating all in one system. In this article, we interview our Senior Product Manager Dr. Gin Pivak to learn all about Lightning Arctic, including its unique capabilities and wide application space.
We are excited to announce that DENSsolutions has installed both a Stream and Climate system at the renowned Cardiff University in Wales, the United Kingdom! In this article, we interview Dr. Thomas Slater, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University, to learn more about the Cardiff Catalysis Institute Electron Microscope Facility, and how our Stream and Climate systems will advance their research.
In the pursuit to strengthen and grow our business operations in China, DENSsolutions has partnered with Funa Scientific Co. – an established player in the electron microscopy industry. With this partnership, we plan to improve the speed and quality of our service and application support for our valued users in China. In this article, we introduce Funa Scientific so you can learn more about their services and values, as well as what to expect in the near future.
DENSsolutions’ Lightning system helps uncover the interaction mechanism in reactive metal-ceramic system, Al-SiC
In a recent paper published in the Journal of Materials Science, involving our valued users at TU Darmstadt, Dr. Esmaeil Adabifiroozjaei and Dr. Leopoldo Molina-Luna, the DENSsolutions Lightning system was utilized to reveal the evolution mechanism of the Al–AOL–SiC system under heating and biasing conditions. Performing this study under an ultrahigh resolution of 4 Å allowed the researchers to confirm, for the first time in literature, that the reaction mechanism between reactive Al and crystalline SiC is different than between Al and amorphous SiO₂.
We are proud to announce that DENSsolutions has installed another Climate system in Japan, at the Japan Fine Ceramics Center, located in Nagoya, a highly populated Japanese port city. In this article, we interview Dr. Satoshi Anada, Senior Researcher at the Nanostructures Research Lab in JFCC, to learn more about their microscopy facility, its research direction, as well as how our Climate system is advancing their research.
In the pursuit to grow our applications development and other future product lines, we recently welcomed Dr. Evgeniya Pechnikova to the team – our new Senior Applications Development Scientist. In this article, we have asked Evgeniya to introduce herself so you can learn more about her extensive experience and her new role at DENSsolutions.
We are excited to announce the expansion of our team with our new colleague: Hans Radhoe – DENSsolutions Vice President of Sales and Business Development. In this article, we have asked Hans to introduce himself so you can learn more about his education, experience and role at DENSsolutions.
In a recent publication, researchers including Dr. Ningyan Cheng from Anhui University utilized the Stream system to visualize the metallic electrodeposition of copper crystals in a highly controlled chemical environment. This was made possible due to the unique on-chip flow channel of Stream, which enables numerous advantages such as the ability to flush away beam-induced species, explore flow-dependent liquid dynamics and easily change electrolyte composition.
We are proud to announce that DENSsolutions has installed another Climate system in the United States, at Alfred University, which is located in the west of New York State. In this article, we interview Dr. Kun Wang, Assistant Professor at the Inamori School of Engineering in Alfred University, to learn more about their microscopy facility, its research direction, as well as how our Climate system is advancing their research.
In a collaborative effort between the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) and DENSsolutions, a team of experts developed a data synchronization method to account for time delays in operando gas and heating TEM. Specifically, they systematically explored the relationship between delayed time and critical reaction conditions. Based on the results, they developed open source scripts that can be used to achieve reliable and automated data synchronization via time delay characterization and calibration.
Scientists explore complex metal-support interactions under redox conditions using our Climate system
In recent research performed at ScopeM, ETH Zurich, where our advanced Climate G+ system is installed, scientists investigate the dynamic interplay between platinum nanoparticles and titania support under reaction conditions. With the Climate Nano-Reactor able to handle pressures of up to 2 bar, the researchers could reveal the working state of the catalyst by directly observing the synergistic interactions between the platinum nanoparticles and titania support.
In recent research performed at the David Cockayne Centre for Electron Microscopy and ePSIC using our Climate system, scientists were able to obtain a deep understanding of the effect of hydrogen versus syngas on the reducibility of cobalt oxide nanoparticles supported on hollow carbon spheres. By uncovering highly effective methods to obtain sintering-resistant metallic Co nanoparticles at lower temperatures on carbon supports, this work provides valuable insights that can inform important industrial processes.
DENSsolutions introduces its latest solution: the Stream Liquid Supply System (LSS), an integrated solution designed to offer you ease-of-use, flexibility and reproducibility in your in situ liquid experiments. In this article, we interview our Mechanical Engineer Alejandro Rozene to learn all about the LSS, from what inspired its development, its unique capabilities and the many applications that will benefit from its creation.
We are excited to announce the expansion of our team with two new wonderful colleagues: our MEMS Development Manager, Dr. Vasilis Papadimitriou, as well as our Lab Manager and Quality Control Engineer, Erkin Demir. In this article, we ask Vasilis and Erkin to introduce themselves so you can learn more about their education, experience and role at DENSsolutions.
Scientists develop a novel approach to generate extreme thermal gradients using our Wildfire Nano-Chip
In their recently published paper, Dr. Sriram Vijayan from The Ohio State University and fellow collaborators show that extreme thermal gradients across a TEM specimen can be generated via a simple modification to our Wildfire Nano-Chip. Importantly, this work is a major step forward in paving the way for scientists to be able to perform site-selective studies on materials under transient thermal conditions.
In recent research performed at the DICP-DENS Microscopy Centre by Dr. Yuefeng Liu, Yongfeng Huang and many more collaborators, they were able to obtain a deep understanding of the stripping/plating behaviors of zinc in various aqueous electrolytes using the DENSsolutions Stream system. This work not only sheds light on the mechanism of zinc anodes during zinc dissolution/deposition processes in aqueous electrolytes, but also provides effective strategies to achieve long-term stable rechargeable zinc-ion batteries.
We are proud to announce that DENSsolutions has installed yet another Stream system in Germany at the esteemed Forschungszentrum Jülich, one of the largest interdisciplinary research centres in Europe. In this article, we interview Dr. Andreas Hutzler, the new head of the TEM lab in HI ERN at Forschungszentrum Jülich, to learn more about their advanced microscopy facility, its research direction, as well as how our Stream system is advancing their research
We are excited to announce the appointment of DENSsolutions’ new CEO: Dr. Hugo Pérez-Garza, a longstanding pillar within this company. Dr. Hugo Pérez-Garza is a highly experienced and well-regarded leader with a strong feel for both science and business. During the last 3 years, Hugo has passionately and successfully led the technological roadmap and strategic positioning of DENSsolutions as Chief Technology Officer. With his unique skillset, extensive experience and diverse knowledge, Hugo certainly has the blueprint to propel the success of DENSsolutions to unprecedented heights.
In their recently published paper, Dr. Marc-Georg Willinger from ETH Zurich and fellow collaborators explore the phase coexistence and structural dynamics of redox metal catalysts. Using our Climate system, the researchers are able to achieve controlled gas-flow and imaging, obtaining atomic-level insights into the correlation between the structural and chemical dynamics and catalytic function.
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.