Protochips, Inc., today announced the availability Aduro with Edge technology. The revolutionary new Edge technology further increases thermal accuracy and uniformity for in situ heating experiments, while dramatically reducing thermal drift.
Edge technology increases the performance of the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) by allowing scientists to visualize materials at the nano and atomic scale while at accurate and uniform temperatures.
The Edge technology provides the unparalleled temperature accuracy, uniformity and low drift by combining the next generation of Aduro semiconductor based thermal sample supports with a redesigned holder in order to fundamentally improve in situ heating and electrical analysis. By modifying the geometry of the ceramic membrane and enhancing other chip features, Protochips created an extremely uniform and stable heating platform. The second component of the Edge technology advantage is the redesigned TEM holder. From years of experience, customer feedback and an understanding of future market needs, the holder was optimized to improve signal isolation, mechanical stability and electrode contact. The Edge technology reduces total drift displacement of prior generations by over 90% and provides 99.5% temperature uniformity of the imaging area with 95% thermal accuracy.
"We created this technology specifically to bring quantifiable data to in situ microscopy," said Aduro Product Manager Kyle Watson. "Scientists demand reproducibility to substantiate their research, which is impossible without a uniform temperature across the entire imaging area."