Protochips develops products for in situ microscopy to help researchers gather quantifiable and actionable data to enable meaningful new discoveries. Our products allow scientists to observe their sample dynamically using heat, electrical biasing and liquid. Through semiconductor-based sample supports we call E-chips, our solutions combine great flexibility with the highest levels of control and performance to enable scientists to gather quantifiable data with the highest efficiency. Our product platforms include Aduro for heating and electrical studies and Poseidon for liquid and electrochemistry studies.
Aduro is a versatile and scalable platform for quantitative electron microscopy. The Aduro products revolutionize the analytical capabilities of electron microscopes by providing the ability to conduct in situ studies with electrical stimulus and at temperatures up to 1200 °C, while maintaining the full atomic resolution of the instrument. No other commercially viable solutions exist that enable real-time, dynamic thermal studies in a fast, versatile, high-resolution and easy-to-use package. Aduro allows you to develop products faster, understand materials better and accomplish more research. Aduro is compatible with new and existing equipment and can bring expanded capability to your system. With better resolution comes quantifiably better analysis and results. If you want to develop materials that will change the world, Aduro is the platform for you
Poseidon allows scientists and engineers to image materials and biological samples in a self-contained and fully hydrated flowing and mixing chamber, directly within the TEM. Samples and processes that previously required freezing or could not be imaged in their native operating environment can now be studied and observed in liquid and at high resolutions. From hydrated materials such as inks and gels, to biological materials including whole cells, Poseidon allows you to quickly and easily load samples in a sealed environment and image within the TEM. With the Poseidon 500 electrochemistry system, you can combine these features with the power to characterize electrochemical reactions in real-time.
The Protochips Environmental Chips (E-chips) were developed to meet the unique and specific needs of in situ researchers. E-chips are a consumable sample support which provide a flexible solution to address needs including high thermal stability, high speed and low drift, beam transparency, the ability to contain liquids and gases, tissue and sample preparation compatibility and the ability to conduct electrical analysis.
C-flat is the premium holey carbon film for cryo-transmission electron microscopy. Protochips uses semiconductor-based manufacturing technologies to make C-flat flatter and cleaner while preserving the properties of amorphous carbon. The resulting improved particle dispersion and more uniform ice thickness lead to higher resolution and higher quality data and make it an ideal support film for biological specimens.
DuraSiN Film and Mesh products are affordably priced, durable, non-organic, low scatter support grids for quantitative TEM and X-ray analysis. DuraSiN Film and Mesh products can withstand harsh chemical and temperature environments. With direct deposition, no longer will you have to prepare a sample on one substrate only to then have to transfer it to a support grid for imaging.