UConn Tech Park (Magda Biernat)

At DENSsolutions, we believe that together we can achieve more. So, we are proud to announce our partnership with the University of Connecticut (UConn).

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.

Our contribution

The DENSsolutions Climate MEMS-based Nano-Reactor TEM system will be at the heart of this research center. The system has a unique capacity to probe high-temperature gas-solid reactions with high spatial resolution under ambient pressure, in gaseous environment controlled by sophisticated dynamic gas mixing. Dynamic changes in local site-specific structural information of nanomaterials can be monitored in real-time under realistic reaction conditions.

Climate In Situ Gas & heating system with featured MEMS-based Nano-Reactor (gas supply not on the picture)

Climate In Situ Gas & heating system (gas supply not on the picture)

MEMS-based Nano-Reactor

New Opportunities

As the demands of research need more complex solutions, we want to move towards Operando environmental electron microscopy. Our solutions will allow concurrent mass-spectrometry, calorimetry and chemical analysis during reactions.

These new capabilities will provide unprecedented insight into the correlation between materials dynamics and temporal performance at the fundamental atomic-scale, and will open up a world of research opportunities in heterogeneous catalysis, fuel cells, corrosion, and materials growth and transformation.

Dr. Zhu with the Climate system (UConn Photo)

Yuanyuan Zhu, the Director of the InToEM, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, UConn commented:

“Being able to study the behavior of materials in their native environment has been microscopist’s dream since the birth of TEM. I’m very excited about the InToEM center, which will provide an optimal scientific “sandbox” to explore microscopy as it should be.”

Ben Bormans, CEO of DENSsolutions, is very pleased to have UConn and the InToEM center led by Dr. Zhu, as a customer:

“DENSsolutions’ vision is that in situ and operando TEM can contribute to solving societal challenges like climate change and green/clean technologies.

These new techniques connect microscopy more meaningfully with chemistry, materials research and nanotechnology. Therefore, here at DENSsolutions, we all are very, very excited about being a partner in the InToEM center.

Here, a lot of good things come together: the Materials Science and Engineering Department and Institute of Materials Science of UConn with world-class performance in Materials research, the fantastic facilities of the Business Innovation Center, and the focus and passion of the scientists of INToEM.”

Download the Climate Brochure

For more information on features and specifications.

UConn Tech Park (Magda Biernat)

At DENSsolutions, we believe that together we can achieve more. So, we are proud to announce our partnership with the University of Connecticut (UConn).

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.

Our contribution

The DENSsolutions Climate MEMS-based Nano-Reactor TEM system will be at the heart of this research center. The system has a unique capacity to probe high-temperature gas-solid reactions with high spatial resolution under ambient pressure, in gaseous environment controlled by sophisticated dynamic gas mixing. Dynamic changes in local site-specific structural information of nanomaterials can be monitored in real-time under realistic reaction conditions.

Climate In Situ Gas & heating system with featured MEMS-based Nano-Reactor (gas supply not on the picture)

Climate In Situ Gas & heating system (gas supply not on the picture)

MEMS-based Nano-Reactor

New Opportunities

As the demands of research need more complex solutions, we want to move towards Operando environmental electron microscopy. Our solutions will allow concurrent mass-spectrometry, calorimetry and chemical analysis during reactions.

These new capabilities will provide unprecedented insight into the correlation between materials dynamics and temporal performance at the fundamental atomic-scale, and will open up a world of research opportunities in heterogeneous catalysis, fuel cells, corrosion, and materials growth and transformation.

Dr. Zhu with the Climate system (UConn Photo)

Yuanyuan Zhu, the Director of the InToEM, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, UConn commented:

“Being able to study the behavior of materials in their native environment has been microscopist’s dream since the birth of TEM. I’m very excited about the InToEM center, which will provide an optimal scientific “sandbox” to explore microscopy as it should be.”

Ben Bormans, CEO of DENSsolutions, is very pleased to have UConn and the InToEM center led by Dr. Zhu, as a customer:

“DENSsolutions’ Vision is that in situ and operando TEM can contribute to solving societal challenges like climate change and green/clean technologies.

These new techniques connect microscopy more meaningfully with chemistry, materials research and nanotechnology. Therefore, here at DENSsolutions, we all are very, very excited about being a partner in the InToEM center.

Here, a lot of good things come together: the Materials Science and Engineering Department and Institute of Materials Science of UConn with world-class performance in Materials research, the fantastic facilities of the Business Innovation Center, and the focus and passion of the scientists of INToEM.”

Download the Climate Brochure

For more information on features and specifications.