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JEOL UK SEM Workshop

JEOL UK will run a series of one-day workshops.The workshops are intended to provide the new generation of SEM users (including PhD students and postdocs, technical and experimental officers, and EM facility managers) with the introduction to SEM and related analytical techniques, such as energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. 

Lectures and practical sessions will take place in the JEOL UK headquarter, which is located in Welwyn Garden City, and which houses state-of-the-art thermionic and field emission instruments. Topics will range from sample preparation and carrying out basic imaging to elemental analysis and troubleshooting common SEM problems.

The first dates have been set for:

Tuesday 16th April 

Wednesday 17th April

*  This is a one-day course. The content will be repeated on the second day.

** Can’t make it? Keep checking our website – we will have additional dates confirmed soon for summer & fall 2019.

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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).

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Pictured left: Dr Siklós László (SZBK)

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.

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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 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.

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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


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 (, for further information.