Cathodoluminescence Webinar 20/03/19

Join Gatan for a cathodoluminescence webinar on Wednesday 20th March 2019. The first of a series of webinars over the next 12 months, introducing the technique before looking in more detail at specific applications and new insights that weren’t previously possible.

Blue Scientific is the official Nordic distributor for Gatan in the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland). For more information or quotes, please get in touch.

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Introduction to Cathodoluminescence

Cathodoluminescence (CL) is an imaging technique performed in scanning or transmission electron microscopes (SEM / TEM). Recently there has been increasing interest in the technique, because of its unique capabilities:

  • Study the optical properties of materials / devices at the macro- to nano-scale
  • Results correlate directly with structure and composition

Cathodoluminescence has played a critical role in advancing our understanding of basic science and improving the performance devices.

It’s used in a variety of fields; You can characterise optical properties far below the diffraction limit in nanophotonics and quantum optics, improve the efficiency and monitor the quality of optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices, perform quantitative microanalysis in the earth and planetary sciences and much more.

The latest generation of CL detection systems deliver the most complete understanding of optical emissions to date, with unprecedented sensitivity and data quality.

Cathodoluminescence Examples

Webinar Content

This webinar will give you an introduction to cathodoluminescence and its key applications, with examples of the latest research in nanophotonics, micro-LED device development and microanalysis.

The webinar will be presented by David Stowe from Gatan.

Webinar Series

Over the next 12 months, Gatan will be holding a series of webinars covering specific applications in detail and showing how the latest detectors enable new insights that weren’t previously possible.

Whether you’re new to CL or you’re already familiar with the technique, follow the series to discover what’s new, and what cathodoluminscence can do for you.


The 1 hour webinar will be on Wednesday 20th March 2019, at 8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. BST / 5:00 p.m. CEST.

Register on Gatan’s website and you’ll receive a link to attend:

Cathodoluminescence Instrumentation

Add cathodoluminescence capabilities to your SEM/TEM with these systems from Gatan:

Gatan Monarc CL dectector

NEW Gatan Monarc


  • Next generation system
  • Most complete CL analysis to date
  • 400x wider field of view than other detectors

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Gatan Vulcan

Gatan Vulcan


  • Analyse a wide range of samples
  • Correlate luminescence with microstructure and chemical properties
  • Combine with other techniques

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Gatan ChromaCL2


For geochemistry

  • Live, colour CL imaging
  • Ideal for mineral analysis
  • Visualise tecture easily

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Further Information

Blue Scientific is the official distributor of Gatan in the Nordic region (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland). We’re here to answer all your questions – just get in touch:

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or

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