Protochips' Latest Edge Technology Betters Transmission Electron Microscope Performance

By CIOReview | Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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MORRISVILLE, N.C.: Protochips announces availability of their flagship product Aduro with an added component of Edge technology that increases thermal accuracy and uniformity for in situ heating experiments, while dramatically reducing thermal drift, reports PR Newswire.

Edge technology increases the performance of the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) by allowing scientists to visualize materials at the nano and atomic scale while at accurate and uniform temperatures.

“We created this technology specifically to bring quantifiable data to in situ microscopy,” said Aduro Product Manager Kyle Watson.

The Edge technology provides a better temperature accuracy, uniformity and low drift for in situ electron microscopy. The technology combines the new generation of Aduro thermal sample supports with a redesigned holder to fundamentally improve in situ heating and electrical analysis. By modifying the geometry of the ceramic membrane and other chip features, the engineers at Protochips created a very uniform and stable heating platform.

The second component of the Edge technology advantage is the redesigned TEM holder which was optimized to improve signal isolation, mechanical stability and electrode contact. The Edge technology reduces total drift displacement of prior generations by over 90 percent and provides 99.5 percent temperature uniformity of the imaging area with 95 percent thermal accuracy.

“Scientists demand reproducibility to substantiate their research, which is impossible without a uniform temperature across the entire imaging area,” comments Watson.