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Protochips to Showcase Poseidon 500 In Situ Electrochemistry System at Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show

Protochips™ will be displaying the Poseidon 500 and other innovative in situ products at the Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show, 4–6 September, at Makuhari Messe in the booths of JEOL LTD (booth 7A-901) and Seika Corporation (booth 8B-305).

Protochips’ Poseidon™ 500 in situ electrochemistry system will receive an R&D 100 Award, known as the Oscar® of Innovation for scientists and engineers, in Orlando, Florida, US, on November 7th.

“Studying materials at the nanometer scale directly within liquid environments will vastly improve a researcher’s ability to develop and manufacture the next generation of batteries, fuel cells and catalysts,” explains David Nackashi, Protochips’ CEO. “Scientists can observe and characterize electrochemical reactions at nanometer resolution, in liquid environments, and in real-time.”

The Poseidon 500 shrinks the typical electrochemical lab to the size of a microchip that fits inside an electron microscope. “Researchers can exploit the high-resolution and analytical capabilities of modern electron microscopes to reveal fundamental physical properties of materials and optimize electrochemical systems such as batteries, fuel cells, chemical production and anti-corrosive surface coatings,” notes Michael Zapata III, Protochips’ executive chairman of the board.

About Protochips

Located in Raleigh, N.C. USA, Protochips has provided revolutionary products and technologies for the in situ electron microscopy market for more than nine years. Its innovative E-chip™ consumable technology fundamentally changes the way in situ microscopy is performed. The E-chip platform provides temperature and electrical in situ capabilities for Aduro™ and liquid and electrical in situ capabilities for Poseidon. Protochips has produced more than 500,000 consumables for electron microscopy. All Protochips products are available on all major OEM electron microscope platforms and the Aduro products have recently received the first-ever Hitachi Corporation factory approval for externally developed heating holders and stages.

About the R&D 100

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified the best in revolutionary technologies that have the potential to change the world. Past awards include the ATM, the halogen lamp, the fax machine, liquid crystal displays, digital wristwatches, antilock brakes, and HDTV.

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