As energy demands grow, the need to understand and characterize the underlying energetic reactions of the materials and system also grows. With in situ electron microscopy, you can directly image and measure the performance of nanoscale batteries, catalysts, piezoelectrics, and volatile materials to quantify the reactions of interest.
Atomic resolution imaging at high temperatures using TEAM microscope
Imaging the magnetic flux evolution of nanoparticles using EELS and Off-Axis Holography
Uncovering coalescence mechanisms during electric-field assisted sintering
Uncovering catalyst degradation mechanisms for improved automotive fuel cells
Observing the lithiation and delithiation process during electric cycling of nanoscale battery
Nucleation and growth of lithium deposits during electrochemical sweeping
Improving coulombic efficiency of lithium-ion batteries with in situ quantitative electrochemistry
Watch dynamic behavior of real samples in situ.
Learn about Protochips' groundbreaking liquid cell for in situ TEM and STEM.
Video courtesy Dr. Saso Sturm of the Jozef Stefan Institute. Acquired using the Poseidon Select liquid cell holder with liquid heating capability. More info at www.protochips.com
Read more about the observation of charging and discharging of lithium batteries via in situ TEM by Mehdi et al. here: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00175
An Fe nanoparticle etching few-layer graphene (FLG) at 900 degrees C and 600 Torr of H2. The Fe nanoparticle preferentially etches the graphene along specific crystallographic directions.
Credit: SI-IPCMS-CNRS/University of Strasbourg, France: G. Melinte, S. Moldovan and O. Ersen
The Fusion™ heating and electrical biasing system is compatible with environmental electron microscopes. This real time video shows ceria (CeO2) in a reducing atmosphere of hydrogen at 1.2 Torr at 750 °C. The lattice and surface reactions can be easily seen. For more information on Fusion, visit www.protochips.com/fusion
Test the performance and observe structural changes in solid-state batteries within your SEM or TEM.Learn more
Mimic wafer fabrication conditions inside the microscope while observing chemical and structural changes.Learn more
Cycle nanoscale lithium-ion batteries and study the dynamic processes within the liquid electrolyte.Learn more