In-Situ Microscopy Workshop and Talk, September 2016

In-Situ Microscopy Talks and Workshops

New innovations are transforming the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) from a simple image acquisition tool into a complete nanoscale materials R&D system. Samples can be analysed in real-world gas or liquid environments, at high temperatures and with ultra-low noise electrochemical and electrical biasing techniques.

Find out more about these new techniques and possibilities at these upcoming talks and demonstrations – see below for full details:

  • Monday 26th September 2016
    Talk at the University of Cambridge at 2pm
  • Tuesday 27th September 2016
    Live demonstrations at the University of Warwick, featuring in-situ microscopy with heating
  • Wednesday 28th September 2016
    Midland Microanalysis Users Group meeting at the University of Warwick

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Monday 26th September 2016, Cambridge

In-Situ Electron Microscopy Talk

Join us in Cambridge on Monday 26th September 2016 at 2pm for a talk about in-situ microscopy. The speaker will be Hessam Ghassemi, Applications Scientist at Protochips. The seminar will be at the University of Cambridge Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

All are welcome – if you’d like to attend, please contact us so we can arrange access to the building.

Tuesday 27th September 2016, Warwick

In-Situ Electron Microscopy Demonstrations

Book your demonstration on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at the University of Warwick, and see in-situ microscopy with heating using the Protochips Fusion. The demonstrations will take place in the Materials and Analytical Services building at the university.

All are welcome to attend a demonstration – simply contact us to book a time (first come first served).

Wednesday 28th September 2016, Warwick

Midland Microanalysis Users Group Meeting

The workshop is the day before the Midland Microanalysis Users Group meeting at the University of Warwick on Wednesday 28th September 2016. If you are attending the meeting, don’t miss Hessam Ghassemi’s talk at 3:20pm: “In-situ Electron Microscopy Solutions: Capabilities and Applications”. There’s a full programme of microscopy talks on the schedule, which starts with lunch at 12:30 and runs through until 4:00pm. To register for the meeting, email Geoff West at the University of Warwick at

In-situ Electron Microscopy

With new in-situ tools from Protochips, materials research can be conducted in highly controlled environments at high resolution, without sacrificing the analytical capabilities of the TEM, such as EDS. Applications for these tools include:

  • Heterogeneous catalyst reactions
  • Nanostructure nucleation and growth
  • Battery and fuel cell materials
  • High temperature nanoparticle behaviour
  • Semiconductor devices

See the most recent results using the Protochips Atmosphere 200 Gas Environmental Cell, the new Poseidon Select flowing liquid and electrochemistry cell, and the new Fusion heating and electrical biasing system.

Protochips Atmosphere

Atmosphere: Environmental Gas Cell

The Atmosphere system features Protochips’ patented silicon carbide MEMS heating technology, closed-cell holder design and gas handling manifold, for atomic-scale resolution at gas pressures up to 1 atm and sustained temperatures up to 1000°C. The system is compatible with analysis tools including EDS and EELS. Recent results on gas-phase catalyst reactions will be presented in the talk and workshop.

Protochips Poseidon Select

Poseidon Select: Liquid Heating and Electrochemistry

The Poseidon Select liquid cell surrounds samples in a self-contained, fully hydrated, hermetically sealed chamber directly within the TEM. Applications range from life science to battery research and corrosion studies, to just name a few. It features in-situ electrochemistry capabilities, which enable the observation and characterisation of electrochemical reactions in realistic reaction environments in real-time. Liquid heating opens up experiments in growth and reaction kinetics, and temperature sensitive samples.

Protochips Fusion for electron microscopes

Fusion: Heating and Electrical Biasing

Fusion is a next generation heating and electrical biasing system for TEM and SEM microscopes. It reduces thermal drift by over 90%, offers best in class electrical biasing performance, simultaneous heating and biasing (electro-thermal mode), and features closed-loop temperature feedback. Like Atmosphere, Fusion is based on the Protochips patented silicon carbide heating technology, and the user friendly Clarity workflow software.

 Contact us on 01223 422 269 or

 Protochips instruments