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New Quorum EM demonstration facility

The 11th June saw the formal opening of a new state-of-the-art cryo-SEM and analysis suite at Laughton

The facility was formally opened by Mr. Mikio Takagi of Hitachi High-Technologies Europe and is the result of a collaboration between Quorum Technologies, Hitachi High Technologies and Oxford Instruments. At the heart of the new facility is an Hitachi SU8230 field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) fitted with technology-leading Oxford Instruments X-MaxN150 x-ray microanalysis and Quorum PP3010T cryo preparation systems.

Potential customers from around the world will be able to prepare, image and analyse their own samples, supported by Quorum’s team of microscopists. 

The Hitachi SU8230 offers clean vacuum, sensitive electron detection at low currents and sub-nanometre resolution at low kV making it ideal for advanced cryo imaging and analysis.  A key aspect of this collaboration is to identify and develop new applications for cryo-EM in the areas of energy, healthcare and nanomaterials.