4 August Johnson Matthey, Oxford University and Diamond Light Source to Invest in New Capability for Materials Analysis August 4, 2014By Amy Stobart Press Release Atomic-Resolution-Transmission-Electron-Microscope, Diamond-Light-Source, John-Matthey, Materials-Analysis, TEM 0 Johnson Matthey, Oxford University and Diamond Light Source to Invest in New Capability for Materials Analysis Related Posts Medical research at Szeged Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to investigate degenerative diseases of the motor system, focusing on ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The brilliant astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and the best baseball player of all time Lou Gehrig are among the famous victims of the disease. In the United States the disease is called Lou Gehrig disease (in remembrance of him). Please click to read the full article. Pictured left: Dr Siklós László (SZBK) 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. The Scottish Cryo-EM consortium has chosen the JEOL JEM-Z300FSC CRYO ARM™ 300 JEOL UK are proud to announce that the Scottish Cryo-EM consortium has chosen the JEOL JEM-Z300FSC CRYO ARM™ 300 as their preferred automated Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope (Cryo-TEM) for the Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging (SCMI). The SCMI consortium led by the MRC Centre for Virus Research (CVR) at The University of Glasgow, selected JEOL after a thorough evaluation of the competing technologies for cryo-TEM. The JEOL CRYO ARM™ 300 will be supported by a second TEM, the JEOL 200kV JEM-F200 “F2” Cryo-TEM. Project lead and programme leader in the CVR, Dr David Bhella said: “The mission of the CVR is to carry out fundamental research on viruses and viral diseases, translating the knowledge gained for the improvement of health and benefit of society. Cryogenic transmission electron microscopy is revolutionising the field of structural biology. The SCMI represents a tremendous opportunity not only for the CVR, but also for Life Scientists throughout Scotland. The new facility will place Glasgow at the centre of vital structural biology research by offering world-class capability. The new technology will help us investigate key processes in cancer biology ... 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 (email@example.com), for further information. 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 ... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are closed.