DENSsolutions introduces the latest development in Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy (LPEM). At its introduction, the Stream system was equipped with biasing chips to enable electrochemistry research. Now with the introduction of dedicated heating chips, we are ready to expand and serve other fields, like life sciences.
A DENSsolutions Wildfire double tilt (DT) system with a biasing expansion has been installed at the Uppsala University, Sweden. The Wildfire DT system will be used by the group to research the phase transitions in metals and in solar cells.
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.
We interviewed Prof. María Varela del Arco, who is in charge of electron microscopy in the group GFMC at the Complutense University of Madrid. We talked about her research on, among other topics, magnetic materials and supercapacitors made possible by the DENSsolutions Lightning system.
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.
At the beginning of October, DENSsolutions installed a Climate G+ system at the Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. The G+ is DENSsolutions’ most elaborate Climate system which allows researchers to perform In Situ Gas & Heating experiments with the option to flow mixed gases and switch between gases almost instantly.
DENSsolutions LPEM systems enable advances in Life Science. Investigating soft matter polymer assemblies and dynamic behaviour of proteins in liquid. In this article, we take a look at the LPEM research that Ruiz-Perez is doing within the Molecular Bionics lab.
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.
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..
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) hold many promises, for example in energy storage, high-performance catalysis, photovoltaics, and biomedical devices and implants. Using the Climate in situ TEM gas and heating system researchers were able to reveal the influence of pressure and temperature on the growth behaviors of carbon nanotubes at relevant conditions.
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.
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.
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.
This recent article from National University of Singapore about the catalyst activity of bimetallic nanoparticles clearly demonstrates the versatility of the Climate G+ gas & heating system that was used for the in situ TEM experiments.
DENSsolutions is proud to partner with Nanoscience Instruments to serve the US and Canadian markets. Nanoscience Instruments combines expertise in microscopy and...
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.
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.
Our solutions not only allow for highly controllable in situ experiments, they also allow for ex situ experiments that might save you valuable in situ time. With this ex situ experiment we were able to prove the performance of the catalyst before moving in to the TEM.
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.
At DENSsolutions, we cover every aspect of our solutions, from concept to creation to delivery. Our In Situ solutions can only get to your microscopes with the best...
A new center commemorating this exciting collaboration will be opened. The UConn DENSsolutions Center for IN-siTu/Operando Electron Microscopy (InToEM) will be the home of scientists and engineers with complementary expertise working at the frontier of understanding materials dynamics. The InToEM center is situated in UConn Tech Park, the University of Connecticut’s premier center for cutting-edge research, industry collaboration, and innovation.
DENSsolutions presence at the 4th International Conference on Materials Microstructure and Performance (MPM4). Zhejiang University and DENSsolutions have a long...
DENSsolutions presence at STEM meeting, Tianjin University of Technology We are proud to be among one of the leading high tech companies invited for this meeting. In...
Membranes formed in-lab from nano-droplets could have future use in medicines For the first time, researchers from the Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry,...
You can only be innovative and successful in a high tech field like in-situ TEM if you have a great team. At DENSsolutions we constantly look out for new talent to...
Intermetallics with controlled microstructure and chemical composition afford unique catalytic properties, and thus are greatly desirable for heterogeneous catalysis....
Substrate-supported noble metal single-atom catalysts (SACs) are widely used in many important chemical reactions for their high activity and selectivity. However, the...