Thermo Fisher Scientific at M&M 2017

August 6–10, 2017 | St. Louis, MO

FEI, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, has combined its leading electron microscopy portfolio with Thermo Fisher's spectroscopy expertise. This powerful combination places us in an even stronger position to help life sciences customers accelerate scientific research and to create new opportunities for us to serve customers in materials science markets that increasingly rely on nanotechnologies.

We are very excited to showcase our wide range of microscopy workflow solutions at M&M 2017. Stop by booth 1318. We're sure you'll find something that speaks to your particular area of research interest. We will be showcasing our solutions in a wide variety of ways:

Read below for more information on each activity. Please contact us with any questions or feel free to drop by booth 1318 to discuss your challenges with our technical experts.

Live Demos

We are excited to be able to bring the following products to St. Louis to perform live demonstrations. If you are interested in seeing something in particular in action, please register in advance for a demo slot. Whether you are in Life Sciences, Materials Science, Semiconductors or another field, our live demos will feature something for every type of researcher.

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Apreo SEM

The Apreo™ SEM, with a novel compound final lens design, provides high-resolution surface information with excellent contrast. In addition, Apreo features the flexibility to accommodate a large range of applications, conditions, and samples, including sensitive and insulating materials.

Apreo VS

The Apreo™ VS SEM offers a novel serial block-face imaging (SBFI) solution that enables excellent z-resolution from Multi-Energy Deconvolution SEM (MED-SEM) combined with the efficiency of in situ sectioning. In addition, the system’s versatility enables fast changeover between normal SEM use and SBFI.

Amira Software

Amira™ Software is an advanced 3D analysis software application for exploring and understanding life sciences data. Amira software enables advanced 3D imaging workflows for specialists in research areas ranging from molecular and cellular biology to neuroscience and bioengineering.

Themis Z TEM

If you think you know Themis™ Z, think again. The latest generation Themis Z builds on its stunning sub-Angstrom STEM imaging capability with new advances in spectroscopic and detector technology. Register for a demonstration on Themis Z and see the latest advances in detector technology for new materials science applications. (This is a live, remote demo plus video presentation. Instrument will not be on-site at show.)

Avizo Software

Avizo™ Software is an advanced 3D analysis application for exploring and understanding materials’ structures and properties, in a wide range of materials science research areas and for many types of materials (metals and alloys, ceramics, composites and polymers).

Helios G4 PFIB UXe

The Helios G4 DualBeam™ PFIB UXe delivers unmatched capabilities for large volume 3D characterization, Ga+ free sample preparation and precise micromachining. It combines the new PFIB 2.0 column and the Monochromated Elstar™ SEM column to deliver the most advanced focused ion- and electron beam performance. Intuitive software and an unprecedented level of automation and ease-of-use provide observation and analysis of relevant subsurface volumes by scientists and engineers.

In-booth Presentations

Our in-booth theater presentations include dynamic solution-focused presentations on Thermo Fisher’s innovative technologies and workflow solutions. Participants will be able to engage with and learn directly from technology and application experts.

Note: Most presentations will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes, with the exception of "Talos TEM for Materials Science" which will last approximately 1 hour.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

12:30 PM

Large-volume 3D characterization with Plasma FIB Tomography for Materials Science

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Large-volume 3D characterization with Plasma FIB Tomography for Materials Science

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Plasma FIB tomography enables high-quality, large-scale cross-sectioning, large-volume 3D characterization, and incorporation of analytical techniques such as 3D EBSD and 3D EDS. Exclusive Thermo Scientific™ Auto Slice & View 4 Software and Thermo Scientific™ Avizo Software enable automated acquisition of high-resolution images by milling serial sections (slices) and then reconstructing the 3D data before analyzing it across a user-defined volume of the sample. Join our in-booth theater presentation and see how our instruments provide easy access to the highest quality, large-area subsurface and 3D information in the shortest amount of time.

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1:30 PM

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

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

Innovations in materials and industrial production processes demand greater visibility into the structural properties and dynamic changes of materials in their natural state. Therefore, researchers want to observe dynamic material interactions in real time, not just in a static state. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how Thermo Fisher Scientific’s ESEM-compatible systems offer improved control over experimental parameters and specimen chamber environment for real-time observation of material property changes.

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2:00 PM

Talos TEM for Materials Science

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Talos TEM for Materials Science

The Thermo Scientific™ Talos S/TEM family is designed for fast, precise, and quantitative characterization of nanomaterials. These instruments accelerate materials imaging and analysis through higher data quality and faster acquisition by way of simplified and automated operation. The Talos S/TEM family combines outstanding high-resolution STEM and TEM imaging, unparalleled advances in EDS signal detection, and 3-D chemical characterization with compositional mapping via unique integrated detector solutions. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how the advanced imaging performance and analytical capabilities of the Talos S/TEM family enable Materials Scientists to obtain the highest quality data for their characterization needs at the sub-nanometer scale.

This presentation will last approximately 1 hour

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2:30 PM

SPA Workflow: Better understanding of molecular structures—faster and more reliably

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SPA Workflow: Better understanding of molecular structures—faster and more reliably

Our cryo-TEM workflow for SPA allows scientists to quickly obtain better insight and understanding of macromolecular proteins and protein complexes and their functional roles in various cellular processes. Join this session to learn about the new components of our SPA workflow as well as its ability to solve structures in 3D at near-atomic resolution. And you will be among the first to discover how we have improved our SPA workflow to increase productivity and enable further discoveries in structural biology!

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3:30 PM

AutoTEM 4 Software: Expert results from novice users in high-quality TEM sample preparation for Materials Science

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AutoTEM 4 Software: Expert results from novice users in high-quality TEM sample preparation for Materials Science

High-quality samples for TEM analysis require precise positioning, accuracy, uniformity, and thinness, with minimal damage. Simultaneously achieving all of these parameters has been tedious and challenging, even for the most advanced users. For more than a decade, our DualBeam™ FIB-SEMs have offered the preparation of site-specific cross-sections and S/TEM samples for a wide range of materials. Join our in-booth theater presentation to learn more about Thermo Fisher Scientific’s most recent advancements in TEM sample preparation with DualBeam technology–including Thermo Scientific™ AutoTEM 4 Software for fast, easy, and reproducible preparation of high-quality TEM samples. You will also learn about using Xe Plasma FIB technology for Ga-free and large-area sample preparation.

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4:30 PM

Newest generation microCT and DualBeam FIB-SEM with Xe Plasma FIB enables larger volume materials sampling and analysis

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Newest generation microCT and DualBeam FIB-SEM with Xe Plasma FIB enables larger volume materials sampling and analysis

MicroCT can be seen as the first step in a multiscale imaging workflow. Novel helical scanning technology combined with large cone angle X-rays enables the visualization of up to 10x larger volumes and increased aspect ratios in a single scan without the need to stitch together separate images of the sample. Xe Plasma FIB-SEM technology allows the extraction of significantly sized chunks (100–1000um) of material for investigations, like with large-grain 3D serial sectioning, EBSD, and micromachining for micro-mechanical testing. Join our in-booth theater presentation and see how the combination of helical microCT and Xe Plasma FIB technology provides a complementary workflow for large-volume 3D materials characterization.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

10:30 AM

AutoTEM 4 Software: Expert results from novice users in high-quality TEM sample preparation for Materials Science

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AutoTEM 4 Software: Expert results from novice users in high-quality TEM sample preparation for Materials Science

High-quality samples for TEM analysis require precise positioning, accuracy, uniformity, and thinness, with minimal damage. Simultaneously achieving all of these parameters has been tedious and challenging, even for the most advanced users. For more than a decade, our DualBeam™ FIB-SEMs have offered the preparation of site-specific cross-sections and S/TEM samples for a wide range of materials. Join our in-booth theater presentation to learn more about Thermo Fisher Scientific’s most recent advancements in TEM sample preparation with DualBeam technology–including Thermo Scientific™ AutoTEM 4 Software for fast, easy, and reproducible preparation of high-quality TEM samples. You will also learn about using Xe Plasma FIB technology for Ga-free and large-area sample preparation.

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11:00 AM

Talos TEM for Materials Science

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Talos TEM for Materials Science

The Thermo Scientific™ Talos S/TEM family is designed for fast, precise, and quantitative characterization of nanomaterials. These instruments accelerate materials imaging and analysis through higher data quality and faster acquisition by way of simplified and automated operation. The Talos S/TEM family combines outstanding high-resolution STEM and TEM imaging, unparalleled advances in EDS signal detection, and 3-D chemical characterization with compositional mapping via unique integrated detector solutions. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how the advanced imaging performance and analytical capabilities of the Talos S/TEM family enable Materials Scientists to obtain the highest quality data for their characterization needs at the sub-nanometer scale.

This presentation will last approximately 1 hour

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11:30 AM

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

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

Innovations in materials and industrial production processes demand greater visibility into the structural properties and dynamic changes of materials in their natural state. Therefore, researchers want to observe dynamic material interactions in real time, not just in a static state. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how Thermo Fisher Scientific’s ESEM-compatible systems offer improved control over experimental parameters and specimen chamber environment for real-time observation of material property changes.

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12:30 PM

SPA Workflow: Better understanding of molecular structures—faster and more reliably

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SPA Workflow: Better understanding of molecular structures—faster and more reliably

Our cryo-TEM workflow for SPA allows scientists to quickly obtain better insight and understanding of macromolecular proteins and protein complexes and their functional roles in various cellular processes. Join this session to learn about the new components of our SPA workflow as well as its ability to solve structures in 3D at near-atomic resolution. And you will be among the first to discover how we have improved our SPA workflow to increase productivity and enable further discoveries in structural biology!

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1:30 PM

Large-volume 3D characterization with Plasma FIB Tomography for Materials Science

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Large-volume 3D characterization with Plasma FIB Tomography for Materials Science

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Plasma FIB tomography enables high-quality, large-scale cross-sectioning, large-volume 3D characterization, and incorporation of analytical techniques such as 3D EBSD and 3D EDS. Exclusive Thermo Scientific™ Auto Slice & View 4 Software and Thermo Scientific™ Avizo Software enable automated acquisition of high-resolution images by milling serial sections (slices) and then reconstructing the 3D data before analyzing it across a user-defined volume of the sample. Join our in-booth theater presentation and see how our instruments provide easy access to the highest quality, large-area subsurface and 3D information in the shortest amount of time.

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2:00 PM

Talos TEM for Materials Science

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Talos TEM for Materials Science

The Thermo Scientific™ Talos S/TEM family is designed for fast, precise, and quantitative characterization of nanomaterials. These instruments accelerate materials imaging and analysis through higher data quality and faster acquisition by way of simplified and automated operation. The Talos S/TEM family combines outstanding high-resolution STEM and TEM imaging, unparalleled advances in EDS signal detection, and 3-D chemical characterization with compositional mapping via unique integrated detector solutions. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how the advanced imaging performance and analytical capabilities of the Talos S/TEM family enable Materials Scientists to obtain the highest quality data for their characterization needs at the sub-nanometer scale.

This presentation will last approximately 1 hour

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2:30 PM

Cryo-Tomography using Aquilos Cryo-FIB: Taking the next step in Structural Biology

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Cryo-Tomography using Aquilos Cryo-FIB: Taking the next step in Structural Biology

Resolving the 3D structures of purified proteins at high resolution by single-particle cryo-EM is becoming a standard method in many structural biology labs. The next step is the study of proteins and macromolecular complexes in their functional cellular contexts using cryo-tomography. In situ structural biology enables the visualization of proteins in their native environments inside cells. By combining cryo-FIB-based sample preparation with cryo-tomography, it now becomes possible to investigate complex supramolecular structures that cannot be readily purified. Join this session to see our latest solution for dedicated cryo-lamella preparation using the new Thermo Scientific™ Aquilos™ Cryo-FIB. You can also inspect our cryo-FIB hardware and see for yourself how the Aquilos Cryo-FIB helps you prepare high-quality cryo-lamellas from your cellular samples.

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3:30 PM

Newest generation microCT and DualBeam FIB-SEM with Xe Plasma FIB enables larger volume materials sampling and analysis

See descriptionSelect

Newest generation microCT and DualBeam FIB-SEM with Xe Plasma FIB enables larger volume materials sampling and analysis

MicroCT can be seen as the first step in a multiscale imaging workflow. Novel helical scanning technology combined with large cone angle X-rays enables the visualization of up to 10x larger volumes and increased aspect ratios in a single scan without the need to stitch together separate images of the sample. Xe Plasma FIB-SEM technology allows the extraction of significantly sized chunks (100–1000um) of material for investigations, like with large-grain 3D serial sectioning, EBSD, and micromachining for micro-mechanical testing. Join our in-booth theater presentation and see how the combination of helical microCT and Xe Plasma FIB technology provides a complementary workflow for large-volume 3D materials characterization.

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4:30 PM

AutoTEM 4 Software: Expert results from novice users in high-quality TEM sample preparation for Materials Science

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AutoTEM 4 Software: Expert results from novice users in high-quality TEM sample preparation for Materials Science

High-quality samples for TEM analysis require precise positioning, accuracy, uniformity, and thinness, with minimal damage. Simultaneously achieving all of these parameters has been tedious and challenging, even for the most advanced users. For more than a decade, our DualBeam™ FIB-SEMs have offered the preparation of site-specific cross-sections and S/TEM samples for a wide range of materials. Join our in-booth theater presentation to learn more about Thermo Fisher Scientific’s most recent advancements in TEM sample preparation with DualBeam technology–including Thermo Scientific™ AutoTEM 4 Software for fast, easy, and reproducible preparation of high-quality TEM samples. You will also learn about using Xe Plasma FIB technology for Ga-free and large-area sample preparation.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

10:30 AM

Cryo-Tomography using Aquilos Cryo-FIB: Taking the next step in Structural Biology

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Cryo-Tomography using Aquilos Cryo-FIB: Taking the next step in Structural Biology

Resolving the 3D structures of purified proteins at high resolution by single-particle cryo-EM is becoming a standard method in many structural biology labs. The next step is the study of proteins and macromolecular complexes in their functional cellular contexts using cryo-tomography. In situ structural biology enables the visualization of proteins in their native environments inside cells. By combining cryo-FIB-based sample preparation with cryo-tomography, it now becomes possible to investigate complex supramolecular structures that cannot be readily purified. Join this session to see our latest solution for dedicated cryo-lamella preparation using the new Thermo Scientific™ Aquilos™ Cryo-FIB. You can also inspect our cryo-FIB hardware and see for yourself how the Aquilos Cryo-FIB helps you prepare high-quality cryo-lamellas from your cellular samples.

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11:00 AM

Talos TEM for Materials Science

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Talos TEM for Materials Science

The Thermo Scientific™ Talos S/TEM family is designed for fast, precise, and quantitative characterization of nanomaterials. These instruments accelerate materials imaging and analysis through higher data quality and faster acquisition by way of simplified and automated operation. The Talos S/TEM family combines outstanding high-resolution STEM and TEM imaging, unparalleled advances in EDS signal detection, and 3-D chemical characterization with compositional mapping via unique integrated detector solutions. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how the advanced imaging performance and analytical capabilities of the Talos S/TEM family enable Materials Scientists to obtain the highest quality data for their characterization needs at the sub-nanometer scale.

This presentation will last approximately 1 hour

Dismiss

11:30 AM

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

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

Innovations in materials and industrial production processes demand greater visibility into the structural properties and dynamic changes of materials in their natural state. Therefore, researchers want to observe dynamic material interactions in real time, not just in a static state. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how Thermo Fisher Scientific’s ESEM-compatible systems offer improved control over experimental parameters and specimen chamber environment for real-time observation of material property changes.

Dismiss

12:30 PM

SPA Workflow: Better understanding of molecular structures—faster and more reliably

See descriptionSelect

SPA Workflow: Better understanding of molecular structures—faster and more reliably

Our cryo-TEM workflow for SPA allows scientists to quickly obtain better insight and understanding of macromolecular proteins and protein complexes and their functional roles in various cellular processes. Join this session to learn about the new components of our SPA workflow as well as its ability to solve structures in 3D at near-atomic resolution. And you will be among the first to discover how we have improved our SPA workflow to increase productivity and enable further discoveries in structural biology!

Dismiss

1:30 PM

Complete SBFI Workflow: Automated acquisition of large sample volumes at isotropic resolution

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Complete SBFI Workflow: Automated acquisition of large sample volumes at isotropic resolution

Serial block-face imaging (SBFI) is a particularly versatile and accessible technique for the collection of 3D EM data in life sciences research. Its use covers a broad range of applications, such as the study of subcellular features, analysis of cell-to-cell interactions, and investigation of tissue samples and small model organisms. The Apreo VS SEM, our new solution for large volume analysis, embodies the versatility and accessibility of the technique with its tight integration of hardware and software. Join this session to learn how the Apreo VS SEM enables straightforward and reliable isotropic 3D volume acquisition, how its data integrates into analysis workflows using Amira, and how the platform provides benefits well beyond SBFI.

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2:00 PM

Talos TEM for Materials Science

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Talos TEM for Materials Science

The Thermo Scientific™ Talos S/TEM family is designed for fast, precise, and quantitative characterization of nanomaterials. These instruments accelerate materials imaging and analysis through higher data quality and faster acquisition by way of simplified and automated operation. The Talos S/TEM family combines outstanding high-resolution STEM and TEM imaging, unparalleled advances in EDS signal detection, and 3-D chemical characterization with compositional mapping via unique integrated detector solutions. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how the advanced imaging performance and analytical capabilities of the Talos S/TEM family enable Materials Scientists to obtain the highest quality data for their characterization needs at the sub-nanometer scale.

This presentation will last approximately 1 hour

Dismiss

2:30 PM

Large-volume 3D characterization with Plasma FIB Tomography for Materials Science

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Large-volume 3D characterization with Plasma FIB Tomography for Materials Science

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Plasma FIB tomography enables high-quality, large-scale cross-sectioning, large-volume 3D characterization, and incorporation of analytical techniques such as 3D EBSD and 3D EDS. Exclusive Thermo Scientific™ Auto Slice & View 4 Software and Thermo Scientific™ Avizo Software enable automated acquisition of high-resolution images by milling serial sections (slices) and then reconstructing the 3D data before analyzing it across a user-defined volume of the sample. Join our in-booth theater presentation and see how our instruments provide easy access to the highest quality, large-area subsurface and 3D information in the shortest amount of time.

Dismiss

3:30 PM

Cryo-Tomography using Aquilos Cryo-FIB: Taking the next step in Structural Biology

See descriptionSelect

Cryo-Tomography using Aquilos Cryo-FIB: Taking the next step in Structural Biology

Resolving the 3D structures of purified proteins at high resolution by single-particle cryo-EM is becoming a standard method in many structural biology labs. The next step is the study of proteins and macromolecular complexes in their functional cellular contexts using cryo-tomography. In situ structural biology enables the visualization of proteins in their native environments inside cells. By combining cryo-FIB-based sample preparation with cryo-tomography, it now becomes possible to investigate complex supramolecular structures that cannot be readily purified. Join this session to see our latest solution for dedicated cryo-lamella preparation using the new Thermo Scientific™ Aquilos™ Cryo-FIB. You can also inspect our cryo-FIB hardware and see for yourself how the Aquilos Cryo-FIB helps you prepare high-quality cryo-lamellas from your cellular samples.

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4:30 PM

AutoTEM 4 Software: Expert results from novice users in high-quality TEM sample preparation for Materials Science

See descriptionSelect

AutoTEM 4 Software: Expert results from novice users in high-quality TEM sample preparation for Materials Science

High-quality samples for TEM analysis require precise positioning, accuracy, uniformity, and thinness, with minimal damage. Simultaneously achieving all of these parameters has been tedious and challenging, even for the most advanced users. For more than a decade, our DualBeam™ FIB-SEMs have offered the preparation of site-specific cross-sections and S/TEM samples for a wide range of materials. Join our in-booth theater presentation to learn more about Thermo Fisher Scientific’s most recent advancements in TEM sample preparation with DualBeam technology–including Thermo Scientific™ AutoTEM 4 Software for fast, easy, and reproducible preparation of high-quality TEM samples. You will also learn about using Xe Plasma FIB technology for Ga-free and large-area sample preparation.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

10:30 AM

Complete SBFI Workflow: Automated acquisition of large sample volumes at isotropic resolution

See descriptionSelect

Complete SBFI Workflow: Automated acquisition of large sample volumes at isotropic resolution

Serial block-face imaging (SBFI) is a particularly versatile and accessible technique for the collection of 3D EM data in life sciences research. Its use covers a broad range of applications, such as the study of subcellular features, analysis of cell-to-cell interactions, and investigation of tissue samples and small model organisms. The Apreo VS SEM, our new solution for large volume analysis, embodies the versatility and accessibility of the technique with its tight integration of hardware and software. Join this session to learn how the Apreo VS SEM enables straightforward and reliable isotropic 3D volume acquisition, how its data integrates into analysis workflows using Amira, and how the platform provides benefits well beyond SBFI.

Dismiss

11:00 AM

Talos TEM for Materials Science

See descriptionSelect

Talos TEM for Materials Science

The Thermo Scientific™ Talos S/TEM family is designed for fast, precise, and quantitative characterization of nanomaterials. These instruments accelerate materials imaging and analysis through higher data quality and faster acquisition by way of simplified and automated operation. The Talos S/TEM family combines outstanding high-resolution STEM and TEM imaging, unparalleled advances in EDS signal detection, and 3-D chemical characterization with compositional mapping via unique integrated detector solutions. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how the advanced imaging performance and analytical capabilities of the Talos S/TEM family enable Materials Scientists to obtain the highest quality data for their characterization needs at the sub-nanometer scale.

This presentation will last approximately 1 hour

Dismiss

11:30 AM

Large-volume 3D characterization with Plasma FIB Tomography for Materials Science

See descriptionSelect

Large-volume 3D characterization with Plasma FIB Tomography for Materials Science

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Plasma FIB tomography enables high-quality, large-scale cross-sectioning, large-volume 3D characterization, and incorporation of analytical techniques such as 3D EBSD and 3D EDS. Exclusive Thermo Scientific™ Auto Slice & View 4 Software and Thermo Scientific™ Avizo Software enable automated acquisition of high-resolution images by milling serial sections (slices) and then reconstructing the 3D data before analyzing it across a user-defined volume of the sample. Join our in-booth theater presentation and see how our instruments provide easy access to the highest quality, large-area subsurface and 3D information in the shortest amount of time.

Dismiss

12:00 PM

Newest generation microCT and DualBeam FIB-SEM with Xe Plasma FIB enables larger volume materials sampling and analysis

See descriptionSelect

Newest generation microCT and DualBeam FIB-SEM with Xe Plasma FIB enables larger volume materials sampling and analysis

MicroCT can be seen as the first step in a multiscale imaging workflow. Novel helical scanning technology combined with large cone angle X-rays enables the visualization of up to 10x larger volumes and increased aspect ratios in a single scan without the need to stitch together separate images of the sample. Xe Plasma FIB-SEM technology allows the extraction of significantly sized chunks (100–1000um) of material for investigations, like with large-grain 3D serial sectioning, EBSD, and micromachining for micro-mechanical testing. Join our in-booth theater presentation and see how the combination of helical microCT and Xe Plasma FIB technology provides a complementary workflow for large-volume 3D materials characterization.

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Life Sciences

SPA Workflow: Better understanding of molecular structures—faster and more reliably

Our cryo-TEM workflow for SPA allows scientists to quickly obtain better insight and understanding of macromolecular proteins and protein complexes and their functional roles in various cellular processes. Join this session to learn about the new components of our SPA workflow as well as its ability to solve structures in 3D at near-atomic resolution. And you will be among the first to discover how we have improved our SPA workflow to increase productivity and enable further discoveries in structural biology!

Cryo-Tomography using Aquilos Cryo-FIB: Taking the next step in Structural Biology

Resolving the 3D structures of purified proteins at high resolution by single-particle cryo-EM is becoming a standard method in many structural biology labs. The next step is the study of proteins and macromolecular complexes in their functional cellular contexts using cryo-tomography. In situ structural biology enables the visualization of proteins in their native environments inside cells. By combining cryo-FIB-based sample preparation with cryo-tomography, it now becomes possible to investigate complex supramolecular structures that cannot be readily purified. Join this session to see our latest solution for dedicated cryo-lamella preparation using the new Thermo Scientific™ Aquilos™ Cryo-FIB. You can also inspect our cryo-FIB hardware and see for yourself how the Aquilos Cryo-FIB helps you prepare high-quality cryo-lamellas from your cellular samples.

Complete SBFI Workflow: Automated acquisition of large sample volumes at isotropic resolution

Serial block-face imaging (SBFI) is a particularly versatile and accessible technique for the collection of 3D EM data in life sciences research. Its use covers a broad range of applications, such as the study of subcellular features, analysis of cell-to-cell interactions, and investigation of tissue samples and small model organisms. The Apreo VS SEM, our new solution for large volume analysis, embodies the versatility and accessibility of the technique with its tight integration of hardware and software. Join this session to learn how the Apreo VS SEM enables straightforward and reliable isotropic 3D volume acquisition, how its data integrates into analysis workflows using Amira, and how the platform provides benefits well beyond SBFI.

Materials Science

Large-volume 3D characterization with Plasma FIB Tomography for Materials Science

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Plasma FIB tomography enables high-quality, large-scale cross-sectioning, large-volume 3D characterization, and incorporation of analytical techniques such as 3D EBSD and 3D EDS. Exclusive Thermo Scientific™ Auto Slice & View 4 Software and Thermo Scientific™ Avizo Software enable automated acquisition of high-resolution images by milling serial sections (slices) and then reconstructing the 3D data before analyzing it across a user-defined volume of the sample. Join our in-booth theater presentation and see how our instruments provide easy access to the highest quality, large-area subsurface and 3D information in the shortest amount of time.

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

Innovations in materials and industrial production processes demand greater visibility into the structural properties and dynamic changes of materials in their natural state. Therefore, researchers want to observe dynamic material interactions in real time, not just in a static state. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how Thermo Fisher Scientific’s ESEM-compatible systems offer improved control over experimental parameters and specimen chamber environment for real-time observation of material property changes.

Talos TEM for Materials Science

The Thermo Scientific™ Talos S/TEM family is designed for fast, precise, and quantitative characterization of nanomaterials. These instruments accelerate materials imaging and analysis through higher data quality and faster acquisition by way of simplified and automated operation. The Talos S/TEM family combines outstanding high-resolution STEM and TEM imaging, unparalleled advances in EDS signal detection, and 3-D chemical characterization with compositional mapping via unique integrated detector solutions. Join our in-booth theater presentation and learn how the advanced imaging performance and analytical capabilities of the Talos S/TEM family enable Materials Scientists to obtain the highest quality data for their characterization needs at the sub-nanometer scale.

This presentation will last approximately 1 hour

AutoTEM 4 Software: Expert results from novice users in high-quality TEM sample preparation for Materials Science

High-quality samples for TEM analysis require precise positioning, accuracy, uniformity, and thinness, with minimal damage. Simultaneously achieving all of these parameters has been tedious and challenging, even for the most advanced users. For more than a decade, our DualBeam™ FIB-SEMs have offered the preparation of site-specific cross-sections and S/TEM samples for a wide range of materials. Join our in-booth theater presentation to learn more about Thermo Fisher Scientific’s most recent advancements in TEM sample preparation with DualBeam technology–including Thermo Scientific™ AutoTEM 4 Software for fast, easy, and reproducible preparation of high-quality TEM samples. You will also learn about using Xe Plasma FIB technology for Ga-free and large-area sample preparation.

Newest generation microCT and DualBeam FIB-SEM with Xe Plasma FIB enables larger volume materials sampling and analysis

MicroCT can be seen as the first step in a multiscale imaging workflow. Novel helical scanning technology combined with large cone angle X-rays enables the visualization of up to 10x larger volumes and increased aspect ratios in a single scan without the need to stitch together separate images of the sample. Xe Plasma FIB-SEM technology allows the extraction of significantly sized chunks (100–1000um) of material for investigations, like with large-grain 3D serial sectioning, EBSD, and micromachining for micro-mechanical testing. Join our in-booth theater presentation and see how the combination of helical microCT and Xe Plasma FIB technology provides a complementary workflow for large-volume 3D materials characterization.

Thermo Fisher Scientific X-ray Microanalysis and Spectroscopy

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leading manufacturer of spectroscopic instrumentation used for materials research and analysis. Complementing its leading electron microscope portfolio, Thermo Fisher offers powerful, intuitive X-ray microanalysis tools including EDS, WDS and EBSD. Visit our X-ray Microanalysis and Spectroscopy booth 1412 to learn more or send questions to Bill Sgammato.

Vendor Tutorials

The exhibit hall may close at 5:30, but that doesn’t have to be the end of the show. Join us Tuesday and Wednesday for Vendor Tutorials from 5:45–6:45 PM. To register electronically, please visit the onsite M&M MegaBooth. Once registered, you will receive a ticket that will allow you to re-enter the exhibit hall after 5:30 PM.

More information to come soon. Check back for details.

Scientific Posters and Presentations

The microscopy and analysis experts at Thermo Fisher Scientific work to develop all manner of innovative techniques and novel methodologies, many of which are on display at M&M 2017. See our scientific program for a list of Thermo Fisher posters and presentations, along with their times and locations, so you can be sure to learn about our recent research.

M&M 2017 Thermo Fisher Scientific Customer Party

Join us as we celebrate you—our customers. Enjoy a night of food, drinks, games, and dancing, at the Thermo Fisher Scientific M&M Customer Party at the Busch Stadium Redbird Club.

When:
Monday, August 7, 6:00 P.M.
Where:
Busch Stadium Redbird Club
Gate 2 Entrance:
South side of the stadium, off of 7th Street near Paddy O’s (restaurant). Approximate address is 430 S. 7th Street. Entrance to stadium and parking lot in yellow in map below.
Parking:
Parking available in Stadium Lot A.
What you need to attend:
RSVP below and bring your M&M badge.
What you need to imbibe:
Proper ID as proof of age*

We hope to see you Monday evening!

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Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Annual Women in Microscopy Networking Breakfast

Join industry peers for a casual morning of networking conveniently located in the Crystal Ballroom at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel. We welcome special guest Lena F. Kourkoutis, Assistant Professor, Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell, as the featured speaker.

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Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 A.M.

Crystal Ballroom, Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel (20th Floor)
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About Lena F. Kourkoutis: Lena F. Kourkoutis is an Assistant Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics and James C. and Rebecca Q. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow at Cornell University. Her electron microscopy group focuses on understanding and controlling nanostructured materials, from complex electronic materials to biomaterials, using aberration-corrected cryo-STEM and EELS.

Kourkoutis received her undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Rostock, Germany, in 2003, and then moved to Ithaca, where she was awarded a PhD in 2009. As a Humboldt Research Fellow, she spent 2011–2012 in the Molecular Structural Biology Group at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. She returned to Cornell University in 2012 and joined the Cornell Faculty in 2013. Kourkoutis is recipient of the 2013 Albert Crewe Award, a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, a 2016 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, presented by President Barack Obama, and a 2017 NSF CAREER award.

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