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Chemistry for Materials

Rising demand throughout the globe for improved solutions for clean energy conversion and storage, as well as for novel synthetically engineered materials are driving materials chemists and engineers to develop better performing catalysts, polymers and composites. 

To understand performance of catalysts and polymer-based materials requires characterization solutions that allow observation of structure, composition as well as dynamic property changes in these particles and materials, all at the micro- and nanoscale. It is important that researchers are able to visualize and to analyze structure and morphology, as well as determine chemical composition, often under near real-world operational conditions.

FEI's solutions are developed with these needs in mind, e.g. with improved sensitivity to detect structures and chemical elements. Materials chemists and engineers today are discovering that electron microscopy can be a powerful tool for their research. As an example, with the ability to perform in situ dynamic experiments on materials in their natural states, utilizing unique, dedicated environmental chambers, these scientists are improving selectivity, activity and stability of catalyst particles, as well as engineering high quality polymer-based structures and organic or composite materials, allowing them to meet the growing demand for such materials in today's world. 

 

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Understanding Chemical Composition laterally resolved using FEI’s ChemiSTEM™ Technology

ChemiSTEM™ technology - a unique energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) system for FEI TEMs - rapidly detects both low concentration and light elements in materials samples, and is the only technique to deliver chemical mapping in volumes. Download the article and learn more about 3D chemical mapping with an enhanced EDS system.

Courtesy of Dr. Chongmin Wang and Dr. Meng Gu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA, USA

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Study in situ chemical reactions using Environmental Transmission Electron Microscopy

Titan ETEM G2 provides real-time observation of catalytic processes. Observe heterogeneous catalysts and functional nanomaterials and their time-resolved response to gas and temperature stimuli. Study gas-solid interactions, and interaction at surfacesand interfaces. Download the application brochure and learn more aboutTitan ETEM G2.

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Dynamic observation of materials in their natural state using Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy

ESEM technology enables in situ experiments of materials in their natural state, including humidity and thermal cycling, to study physical phenomena, nanoparticle interaction and nanostructure self assembly, from micrometer to nanometer scale. Learn more about ESEM.

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Use of an Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope for Dynamic in situ Studies of Nano-Structured Materials at the Atomic Scale

Learn more about using an Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope for Dynamic in situ Studies of Nano-Structured Materials at the Atomic Scale.

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Electron Microscopy Solutions

We have updated the appearance of FEI.com with the Thermo Fisher Scientific brand. This transition is an exciting moment as we continue to advance our world-leading electron microscopy solutions.