FEI Company received the 100th order for its Titan microscope. Stanford University has ordered the Titan 80-300 environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM) for a new facility associated with its Nanocharacterization Laboratory. The Titan ETEM is designed for chemical and catalyst research at the atomic scale, and provides unique capabilities for studying dynamic processes of materials under gas and elevated temperature conditions. The multi-million dollar system will ship to Stanford University in the first half of 2010.
The University will be using the Titan ETEM to explore the synthesis and understanding of new materials for energy and the environment, and to study the responses of different materials as a function of temperature and gas type down to the atomic level. The Titan ETEM at Stanford will also be equipped with a spherical aberration image corrector and a monochromator, permitting direct viewing and analysis of interactions between the sample and its environment at the atomic scale.
The Titan ETEM’s ability to observe the sample in a controlled gaseous state is important in applications with the aim of studying interactions between various materials and their environment. This includes processes such as corrosion, oxidation, and catalysis for new materials and energy.
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