JEOL UK News
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Congratulations to our esteemed colleague Dr. Hideyuki Takahashi at JEOL Ltd. for winning the 2021 'Presidential Science Award' from the Microanalysis Society (MAS) for his long-term contribution to the field of microbeam analysis. He has been engaged in R&D and application development of electron probe microanalyzer and soft X-ray emission spectrometer since he joined JEOL.
We would like to thank Takahashi-san for all his hard work and dedication.
Data from a JEOL 300kV TEM, JEM-ARM300F, and a new laser system by IDES, Inc. will be presented by the research team of AIST and Osaka University at M&M 2021.
The research group of Dr. Ryousuke Senga, Electron Microscopy Group, Nanomaterials Research Institute, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Professor Kazutomo Suenaga, Department of Nanocharacterization for Nanostructures and Functions, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR: SANKEN), Osaka University, succeeded in recording atomic-resolution in-situ movies of growing carbon nanotubes and onion-shaped carbon nano structures in a transmission electron microscope (TEM). The structures were formed by laser irradiation of samples made of carbon films and iron nanoparticles.
This experiment was conducted using a JEOL 300kV Transmission Electron Microscope with a cold field emission gun, JEM-ARM300F, and a new system designed by JEOL subsidiary Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions, Inc. for precisely focusing lasers onto TEM samples, Luminary Micro. This combination of high-performance imaging instrumentation and reduced sample motion due to precision-controlled rapid localized illumination enables extraordinary spatial resolution for in-situ experiments.
The details of this research will be presented by Dr. Senga during the Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) 2021 Conference, held in the U. S. from 1st - 5th August 2021.
See the movies and full press release here.
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JEOL Ltd. (President & COO Izumi Oi) announces the release of JMS-T2000GC "AccuTOF™ GC-Alpha", the latest model of the successful AccuTOF™ GC series gas chromatograph – time-of-flight mass spectrometers, to be released in February 2021. This product is a GC-MS that represents a significant improvement in performance and functionality using two newly developed Key Technologies. The basic hardware performance has been greatly improved and a new generation of automated data analysis software is included in the standard configuration.
JEOL Ltd. announces the release of a new cold field emission cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM), the CRYO ARM™ 300 II (JEM-3300), to be released in January 2021. This new cryo-EM has been developed based on the concept of "Quick and easy to operate and get high-contrast and high-resolution images".
CRYO ARM™ 300 II is a cryo-electron microscope that specializes in the observation of electron beam-sensitive specimens, such as protein, for single particle analysis, tomography, and MicroED. This system offers improved stability, throughput and ease of use compared to the previous generation of cryo-EMs. Moreover, this is an all-in-one system that can handle everything from screening to data acquisition, allowing for more flexibility in operation at the customer sites to meet the needs of the facility. These improvements allow users to obtain high-quality images by simple operations even for those who have never used an electron microscope before.
JEOL and Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs) announced they have concluded a distribution agreement for ACD/NMR software.
NMR Predictor Suite software has a structure predictive function that can predict an NMR spectrum from chemical structure information, among ACD/NMR software. It is a tool that can perform structural analysis easily. For a user who is considering the purchase of an NMR for the first time, it will be a valuable source of structural analysis information.
We are pleased to share that the paper by Prof. Ido Kaminer and team at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has been published in Nature.
Prof. Ido Kaminer uses our Transmission Electron Microscope "JEM-2100Plus" and the equipment made by INTEGRATED DYNAMIC ELECTRON SOLUTIONS, INC. (California, USA), which became our wholly-owned subsidiary in January 2020.
JEOL Ltd. (headquartered in Akishima, Tokyo; JEOL hereafter) acquired all shares of INTEGRATED DYNAMIC ELECTRON SOLUTIONS, INC. (headquartered in California, USA; IDES hereafter), an entrepreneurial venture specialized in technologies related to transmission electron microscopy (TEM hereafter), and made IDES its wholly-owned subsidiary.
Read the full press release here
Today was the unveiling of the new JEOL 600 MHz NMR facility at DMU.
There was an excellent line up of keynote speakers, presentations, and posters for the inauguration symposium.
Thank you to all of the staff at DMU for a great day.
We are very honoured to be at the launch of the Rosalind Franklin Institute today.
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, a three-dimensional analysis function that automatically captures SEM images at regular intervals during cross-section processing is provided as one of the JIB-4700F's standard features.
JEOL UK is 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 and infection”.
Cryo-EM has gained enormous momentum in recent years resulting in the award for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Ultra-high resolution structural analysis of viruses and proteins derived from cryo-EM techniques such as Single Particle Analysis (SPA) require high stability hardware and software.
The JEOL CRYO ARM™ 300 is the latest offering in cryo-TEM, able to achieve unprecedented resolution and stability by including Cold Field Emission Gun; in-column Omega energy filter; Hole-Free Phase Plate; side-entry liquid nitrogen cooling stage and an automated 12 specimen storage and exchange system.
The JEM-F200 "F2” is a high throughput TEM and the only 200kV system in its class to offer a Cold Field Emission Gun. The 'F2' employs the latest JEOL innovations in an easy-to-use, extremely stable, high resolution imaging 200kV TEM with STEM. This makes it the ideal partner for any high-level cryo-TEM.
JEOL look forward to helping and supporting Dr David Bhella and colleagues in the SCMI consortium in their research activities using the new instruments.
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 the 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.
Today Johnson Matthey, Oxford University and Diamond Light Source announce the creation of a state-of-the-art materials characterisation facility at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. This world-class site is close to both Oxford University and Johnson Matthey’s Sonning Common Research laboratories and is home to Diamond, the UK’s synchrotron science facility, where currently 24 experimental stations (beamlines) are operational with funding in place to increase this number to 33 by 2018.
Read the full press release here