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Air-Isolated Sampling of Solid-State Battery for TEM

A solid-state battery is made of cathode, anode and electrolyte. This type of battery doesn’t use liquid state electrolyte, so it tends to avoid the issues associated with leakage of electrolyte and ignition/explosion. Recently, silicon has been used as an anode material to improve the battery charge capacity (can store ten times more charge as compared to graphite anodes), but some challenges remain in terms of volume expansion during cycling, low electrical conductivity, and instability of the SEI (solid electrolyte interphase) layer caused by repeated volume changes of the Si material.

Atomic resolution structure results from the JEOL 200 kV CRYO ARM™ TEM

High resolution structure determination by electron cryo-microscopy (cryoEM) and Single Particle Analysis (SPA) has progressed to the point where structures can be determined routinely to better than 3Å on a 300 kV microscope. Pioneering efforts have shown that similar results can also be achieved on 200 kV platforms. Similarly, efforts are underway to allow for a structure determination within a single day or even less. Here, we show results from Merk et al. at NIH from the JEOL CRYO ARM™ 200 obtained on beta-galactosidase at 1.8Å resolution1. The 3D map shows surprising details in the map reflecting the high resolution quality of the data.

Atomic resolution structure results from the JEOL 300 kV CRYO ARM™ TEM

High resolution structure determination by electron cryo-microscopy (cryoEM) and Single Particle Analysis (SPA) has progressed to the point where structures can be determined routinely to better than 2Å on a 300 kV microscope. Here, we show results from Kato et al. at1 Osaka University from the JEOL CRYO ARM™ 300 installed at SPring8 (Riken, Japan), that was obtained on mouse heavy chain apo-ferritin at 1.5Å resolution. The 3D map shows surprising details in the map reflecting the high resolution quality of the data.

Atomic resolution structures of biological macromolecules using microED on JEOL TEMs

Micro electron diffraction, or microED, is a technique aimed at solving structures of biological macromolecules by electron diffraction. Barn-storming work by the group from Prof. Gonen showed the impressive impact and promise of this technique1. The technique borrows from X-ray crystallography in that precession techniques are used for data collection and that much of the well-established software for solving structures by X-ray crystallography can be used for microED. However, it differs in a fundamental way in that electrons are used, which, owing to the substantially larger scattering cross-section of electrons with biological matter, means much smaller crystals can be used.

EDM Synchrony - Electron Dose Modulation And So Much More

The Electrostatic Dose Modulator (EDM) is a fast beam blanking system with a pre-sample electrostatic deflector that includes electronics and software control. With EDM, the beam can switch on or off in less than 50 ns. This 100,000x improvement in blanking speed results in immediate enhancement in the clarity of data taken at fast exposure times. Moreover, EDM includes a desktop control knob that allows users to easily attenuate electron dose without affecting imaging conditions. The included software interface gives TEM and STEM users direct access to EDM’s pulse width modulation parameters providing exceptional control over the dose rate on their samples – invaluable feature for beam sensitive specimen imaging and analysis.

F2: 3D Tomography

The F2 is a new concept of 20-200kV TEM equipped with a Cold FEG. This new generation of multi-purpose electron microscope is designed specifically to meet today’s diversified needs. Transmission electron microscopy gives access to two-dimensional information coming from the sample. The third dimension is available thanks to the tomography technique. The sample is tilted and for each step, an image (TEM, STEM, EDS) is acquired. Then the 3D volume of the sample can be reconstructed. The F2 has a “Dual SDD system”, which is composed of two silicon drift detectors (SDD) with large sensor areas, resulting in a total solid angle of 1.7 sr. The combination of two detectors and their placement around the sample, allows the ability to record EDS information throughout the full tilt series (from -80° to +80°).

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