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Zyvex Technologies to Host World's Most Powerful Analytical Electron Microscope

Published on August 22, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Zyvex Technologies, the world's first molecular nanotechnology company, is partnering with the Ohio State University's Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS)1 to temporarily host the Titan3 G2 60-300 Scanning / Transmission Electron Microscope (S/TEM) until its permanent facility on West Campus is complete in March 2013.

Titan Scanning / Transmission Electron Microscope2,called the Titan3 G2 60-300 S/TEM, includes a novel, environmentally isolated platform design which allows for the ultimate performance in S/TEM imaging and chemical analysis by combining an image Cs-corrector, a monochromator, and a novel, ultra-stable high brightness electron gun (X-FEG) in one instrument.

The Titan3G2 60-300 TEM is the world's most powerful, commercially available analytical scanning / transmission electron microscope2. OSU's highly advanced microscope enables academic and industrial researchers in the physical and life sciences to investigate how materials form and interact with one another down to the atomic level.

"Current and future challenges in technology, energy, medicine, healthcare and the environment, need increasingly to be addressed on length scales ranging from millimeters to the scale of individual atoms. Leading scientists are attracted and enabled to discover and confirm their findings with game-changing equipment such as the Titan3. We are thankful to Zyvex's scientific team for hosting it until it is in its new home in the custom designed 20,000 square foot Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis. Similarly, Zyvex also values the ability to attract leading scientists whose theories and discoveries can be continually advanced with second-to-none technology," said Professor David McComb, Director of the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis or CEMAS.

CEMAS at OSU provides a centralized, coordinated inter-disciplinary research imaging and analytical facility that delivers new insights and solutions to the research community and to academic and industrial partners noted McComb.

Zyvex's unique manufacturing environment and advanced materials expertise make carbon nano-enhanced products that are showcased in a variety of record-breaking and award-winning marine, defense, aerospace and sporting goods applications.

"Zyvex has always prioritized materials advancements through academic partnerships. Hosting the only Titan of this configuration in the world is very exciting," said Zyvex President, Lance Criscuolo. "The Titan3 further advances imaging resolution capabilities down to atomic levels, which creates a unique environment for academic scientists and industry chemists like ours, who, with access to the Titan, can do additional research and development at the atomic level," noted Criscuolo.

Building relationships is one reason Zyvex earned government and academic grants, including one from Ohio's Third Frontier program. The State of Ohio last month proclaimed Ohio as the Home of Carbon Nanotechnology. Zyvex is leading in commercial applications for its molecular chemistry solutions.

"Zyvex has grown to be both an advanced materials expert and a pioneer of carbon nanotechnology and the commercialization of these important materials," said John R. Kasich, Governor of the State of Ohio.

1. http://cemas.osu.edu/
2. http://www.fei.com/products/transmission-electron-microscopes/titan.aspx

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