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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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Driving the field of LPEM forward at the Gordon conference

Driving the field of LPEM forward at the Gordon conference

Last month, our Stream Product Manager Gin Pivak, CTO Hugo Perez Garza and Microsystems Engineer Tijn van Omme visited the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy (LPEM). They were there to inform the LPEM community about our Stream system which allows researchers to introduce an accurate and controlled liquid environment combined with in-situ heating or biasing possibilities.

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Quantum Design Italy and DENSsolutions announce new partnership

Quantum Design Italy and DENSsolutions announce new partnership

DENSsolutions is proud to partner with Quantum Design Italy  to serve the Italian market. Quantum Design has been one of the leading European distributors of high-tech instrumentation for scientific, academic and industrial research for over 45 years. DENSsolutions will strengthen their TEM portfolio with innovative MEMS based In Situ solutions and together we can build and strengthen relationships with research groups in Italy.

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In situ heating TEM speeds up the characterisation process for Aluminium alloys exposed to in-service conditions

In situ heating TEM speeds up the characterisation process for Aluminium alloys exposed to in-service conditions

There is a big opportunity for the design and development of sustainable catalysts for low-temperature NOx removal in the steel, cement and glass industries. Researchers Dr. Yong Wang et al. from Zhejiang University made a recent breakthrough using critical information obtained by In Situ TEM to design a MnOx/CeO2 nanorod (NR) catalyst with outstanding resistance to SO2 deactivation.

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Interview with Prof. Angus Kirkland, Science Director at the new Rosalind Franklin Institute, UK

Interview with Prof. Angus Kirkland, Science Director at the new Rosalind Franklin Institute, UK

We interviewed Prof. Angus Kirkland, Professor at the Department of Materials, University of Oxford and the science director at the Electron Physical Science Imaging Centre (EPSIC), Diamond Light Source UK. We talked about the new Rosalind Franklin Institute where he performs disruptive research projects in life sciences involving physical science methods, techniques, and instruments including In Situ TEM and correlative imaging.

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Improved insight into catalytic reduction of NOx for industrial processes

Improved insight into catalytic reduction of NOx for industrial processes

There is a big opportunity for the design and development of sustainable catalysts for low-temperature NOx removal in the steel, cement and glass industries. Researchers Dr. Yong Wang et al. from Zhejiang University made a recent breakthrough using critical information obtained by In Situ TEM to design a MnOx/CeO2 nanorod (NR) catalyst with outstanding resistance to SO2 deactivation.

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Milexia France SAS and DENSsolutions announce new partnership

Milexia France SAS and DENSsolutions announce new partnership

DENSsolutions is proud to partner with Milexia France SAS to serve the French, Luxembourg and Wallonian market in Europe. The Milexia France SAS Scientific Instrumentation Division has been a vendor of high-tech scientific instruments since 1981. They offer expert advice, comprehensive solutions, installation and technical testing on-site. DENSsolutions will strengthen their TEM portfolio and together we can build new relationships with French-speaking research groups.

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Giant Enhancement in the Supercapacitance of NiFe–Graphene Nanocomposites Induced by a Magnetic Field

Giant Enhancement in the Supercapacitance of NiFe–Graphene Nanocomposites Induced by a Magnetic Field

The development of supercapacitors holds great promise for future energy storage devices with a high cyclability and durability which can be used in our homes, cars and mobile phones to support the transition to sustainable energy. Even though a lot of effort has been devoted to improving the energy and power densities by optimizing the internal configuration of the capacitor, there is still room for further improvement. Now, researchers..

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In-situ observation of Ge2Sb2Te5 crystallization at the passivated interface

In-situ observation of Ge2Sb2Te5 crystallization at the passivated interface

In this work the DENSsolutions in situ TEM Lightning system has been employed to study the temperature induced nucleation behavior in Ge2Se2Te5 samples In Situ. This material is used as Phase Change Memory (PCM) and the knowledge of the amorphous-to-crystallize transition and the crystallization behavior is essential to its application, especially in nanometer or sub-nanometer modern and future electronics.

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Converting CO2 into a valuable energy carrier using a model In2O3 catalyst

Converting CO2 into a valuable energy carrier using a model In2O3 catalyst

New discoveries made possible by In Situ TEM gas and heating. The direct hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol shows promise to be an important technique to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and thereby mitigate the negative effects of climate change while producing an important energy carrier. In his contribution to this article, Dr. Xing Huang has used In Situ TEM techniques to assess the limits of In2O3 catalytic performance in CO2 hydrogenation.

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Interview with Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Director of Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons in Jülich

Interview with Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Director of Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons in Jülich

We interviewed Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Director of Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons in Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. We talked about his road to ER-C, his research into more energy-efficient electronic devices, the growing importance of software and data analysis and the need for automation to improve the measurement of weak signals.

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Interview with Prof. Sara Bals, head of EMAT Antwerp

Interview with Prof. Sara Bals, head of EMAT Antwerp

We interviewed Sara Bals, head of the Electron Microscopy group at the University of Antwerp (EMAT). We talked about her passion for electron microscopy, her team and the importance of tomography when creating 3D images that reveal the real structures of nanoparticles and clusters. This technique can lead to the development of novel materials and improvements in application fields such as catalysts.

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Behind the scenes of our MEMS production at EKL

Behind the scenes of our MEMS production at EKL

DENSsolutions and EKL (Else Kooi Laboratory) have been working together since the founding of our company in 2012. All our MEMS devices, from Wildfire chips to more intricate Stream Nano-Cells are developed in conjunction with this laboratory and produced here in Delft, the Netherlands. Being partly an academic laboratory, EKL is the perfect partner for us to develop innovative new ways to expose your sample to a variety of stimuli.

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1st European Climate User Meeting

1st European Climate User Meeting

A little over 3 years ago, the first Climate in situ gas & heating systems were installed by DENSsolutions at customer sites. Therefore, the time has come to evaluate the results obtained so far by all our European customers and to share experiences. A 2-day meeting was held in Delft on 5th & 6th June 2019 to provide an open forum for both users and the DENSsolutions team to share their results and suggestions.

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