6 June Launch of the Rosalind Franklin Institute June 6, 2018By Amy Lander Press Release Rosalind-Franklin-Institute 0 We are very honoured to be at the launch of the Rosalind Franklin Institute today https://twitter.com/RosFrankInst/status/1004276738938081280?s=20 Related Posts The Rosalind Franklin Institute purchase JEOL JIB-4700F FIB-SEM Multi Beam System Following the announcement in February 2018 of an initial £1.55m investment to fund the development of a unique time-resolved high-resolution transmission electron microscope, the purchase of the JEOL FIB with assistance from the MRC, Diamond Light Source and the RCaH, is the first stage in what will be a long term project. The newly developed JIB-4700F utilises a Focussed Ion Beam column with a high-current density Ga ion source providing up to 90nA of probe-current. The high current provides for the fast ion milling and processing of specimens. The SEM optics feature an "in-lens Schottky-emission electron gun" that produces an electron beam with a maximum probe-current of 300nA, which allows for simultaneous high-resolution observations and fast analyses. This field emission SEM additionally features a hybrid conical objective lens, GENTLEBEAM™ (GB) mode and an in-lens detector system to deliver a guaranteed resolution of 1.6nm at a low accelerating voltage of 1 kV. In parallel with high-speed cross-section processing by FIB, high-resolution SEM observations and fast analyses can be conducted utilizing energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). Additionally, ... 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. Comments are closed.