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JEOL UK News

Press releases, announcements, awards, and news

World-leading ePSIC centre launched

Pioneering centre for nanoscale materials research launched on Harwell Campus

Industry, press and leading scientists have gathered for the opening of a pioneering new centre for the study of nanoscale materials located at Diamond Light Source. The launch of this unique centre is set to boost the UK’s world-leading science and technology infrastructure.

Oxfordshire’s cutting-edge electron Physical Sciences Imaging Centre (ePSIC) is the result of collaboration between a research facility, academia and industry. Diamond Light Source, the UK’s synchrotron, partnered with the University of Oxford and the global speciality chemicals company, Johnson Matthey to bring a unique set of tools to the centre. Funding for the construction of the new Diamond building housing ePSIC included contributions from the Wellcome Trust, the Biotechnology

Biological Sciences Research Council and a £2M contribution from the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

The internationally leading centre for UK science contains two state-of-the-art electron microscopes for the physical sciences, designed to provide scientists with atomic level images in a range of technologically important materials.

JEOL PhD-Student Travel Grant “Euromar 2016”

There will be 2 grants awarded covering travel, registration and accommodation expenses up to €1,000 each.

To get a refund on travelling expenses, one has to provide the name of the general purpose solvent which is related to the proton NMR spectrum. The substance just consists of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen. In the shown spectrum there are all proton resonances of the wanted substance and no resonances from additional compounds visible. Deadline for the application will be May 31, 2016.

For further information, please go to 

http://www.jeol.de/electronoptics-en/prize-competition/euromar-2016/jeol-phd-student-travel-grant-euromar-2016.php

UK NMR facility orders Europe

The National Management Committee of the UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR facility, based at the University of Warwick, today announced the award of the contract to supply a 1 mm CPMAS solid-state NMR probe for their 850 MHz widebore system to JEOL (UK) Limited. This will be the first 1 mm solid-state probe to be supplied in Europe.

The EPRSC, BBSRC & Birmingham Science City (AWM & ERDF) funded UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR facility has been in operation since February 1st 2010 delivering advances in Materials Science, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences and Physics, with time allocated to date to scientists from 16 UK universities.

Mr Peter Meadows, European Product Manager for NMR at JEOL said "The addition of the 1 mm CPMAS probe to the JEOL portfolio of products supports and strengthens our position in Solid-State NMR. JEOL’s 1 mm CPMAS probe is the first commercially available probe to deliver magic angle spinning (MAS) speeds from 1 kHz to 80 kHz stable to < 10 Hz; it features strong rf fields; and provides high sensitivity per unit volume."

For further information on the 1 mm CPMAS Solid-State NMR Probe or other JEOL products, please contact uk.sales@jeoluk.com or your local JEOL office.

JEOL is a leading supplier of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, mass spectrometers, scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), transmission electron microscopes (TEMs), scanning probe microscopes (SPMs), and semiconductor tools for scientific and industrial purposes. Providing applications-specific solutions that advance our customers' diverse objectives — from routine analysis of organic and inorganic specimens to breakthroughs in nanotechnological development.

For further information, please visit www.jeoluk.com or go.warwick.ac.uk/850mhz.

InTouchScope SEM wins R&D 100 Award

JEOL has brought the relatively recent multi touch interactive computing technology to a research grade scientific instrument. The InTouchScope software interface has the familiar look and feel of today's personal electronic media. This is a SEM with easy-to-learn, intuitive software interface with all the capabilities of a full-grade, variable pressure SEM.

The InTouchScope will be demonstrated at EMAG 2011 on the 6-9 September at University of Birmingham.

To book a demonstration please contact our Sales Department on 01707 377117 or email us at uk.sales@jeoluk.com.

SF6

SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride) is used extensively in TEMs as a high voltage insulator because of its high resistance to electrical breakdown. Unfortunately, it is both a potent greenhouse gas and highly inert, remaining in the atmosphere for many years.

EU legislation in July, 2006 imposed strict control on the handling of SF6, making it illegal to release SF6 into the atmosphere. As part of JEOL’s ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Accreditation, JEOL’s manufacturing facilities invested in the necessary equipment well before the regulations came into effect.

JEOL has now invested within the UK in the necessary equipment and Service Engineer training to enable JEOL to undertake SF6 recovery and recycling in-house, further extending JEOL’s commitment to customer support. We believe this investment makes JEOL the only electron microscope supplier in the UK with this in-house capability.

As well as handling SF6 for our own instruments, JEOL is offering SF6 recovery as a service to universities, laboratories and other instrument suppliers. Contact Customer Support Director, Paul Hearn (paul.hearn@jeoluk.com), for further information.