RMS Workshop: Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Nanomaterials in Liquids, 18/09/17

Visit us at Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Nanomaterials in Liquids, a workshop organised by the RMS on Monday 18th September 2017 at the University of York.

Blue Scientific is the official UK distributor for Protochips. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Protochips in situ liquid microscopy system

 Contact us on 01223 422 269 or info@blue-scientific.com


Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Nanomaterials in Liquids

The one-day workshop will focus on quantitative examination of the dynamics of nanomaterials in liquids – one of the most challenging areas of microscopy!

The workshop will be hands-on; learn about state-of-the-art methods for characterising processes and materials in fluids. Discover a range of electron microscopy and optical spectroscopy tools including liquid cell TEM and Raman spectroscopy. These techniques will be demonstrated in extended sessions.

There will be discussion of critical technological insights, discoveries and new practical applications, with internationally-known academic and industrial experts in optical and electron microscopy and spectroscopy of liquids and opto-fluidics. The workshop will cover fundamental methods including optical microscopy, TEM, SEM, AFM, Raman and FTIR for a wide range of applications from microbiology and chemistry to materials and optical engineering. There will be hands-on demonstrations and you will be able to test your own samples.


  • 09:00 – Registration, welcome and coffee
  • 09:30 – New developments for in situ liquid cell electron microscopy, Madeline Duke, Protochips Inc
  • 09:30 – Session 1: Electron Microscopy of Liquids
  • 10:00 – Atmospheric SEM and liquid cell STEM for dynamic studies in liquids, Roland Kroeger, University of York
  • 10:30 – (Title TBC), Guenter Moebus, University of Sheffield
  • 11:00 – Coffee break
  • 11:15 – Session 2: Optofluidic Microscopy, Imaging and in-situ Microfluidic Spectroscopy
  • 11:15 – Long term studies of highly corrugated soft samples in liquid environment using non-resonance oscillatory hybrid mode, Stanislav I. Leesment, NT-MDT
  • 11:45 – Ultra-sensitive label-free in-situ detection of fluid nanocomposite materials on chip, Anna Baldycheva, University of Exeter
  • 12:15 – New directions for liquid and biomedical analysis using Raman spectroscopy, Kishan Dholakia, St Andrews (AB)
  • 12:45 – Preliminary experiments studying collagen mineralisation driven by 45S5 bioactive glass using an insitu TEM liquid cell, Richard Langford, University of Cambridge
  • 12:55 – Elevator Pitch
  • 13:15 – Lunch Break and Poster Session
  • 14:15 – Demonstrations: ASEM, Liquid Cell STEM/TEM, Raman microfluidics
  • 17:15 – Workshop Ends

Visit us with Protochips

Visit us on the Protochips booth to find out more about in-situ liquid microscopy with the Protochips Poseidon Select.

Don’t miss Madeline Dukes’ talk about the latest developments for in situ liquid cell electron microscopy at the start of the workshop!


The date of this event has now passed. To find out more about our in situ instruments please get in touch!

Protochips Poseidon Select

Protochips Poseidon in-situ system

In-Situ Liquid Microscopy System

The Protochips Poseidon Select is the most flexible liquid electron microscopy system available:

  • Control liquid thickness from <50 nanometers to >5 microns
  • Ultra-thin <150nm liquid layers for high resolution imaging
  • Heat liquids within the TEM up to 100°C
  • EDS results within a TEM for the first time

More details…

Blue Scientific is the official UK distributor for Protochips in-situ microscopy systems. If you have any questions or if you’d like a quote, please get in touch:

Register for the workshop

 Contact us on 01223 422 269 or info@blue-scientific.com