Cathodoluminescence sheds Light on Perovskite Material for Solar Cells

January 11, 2018

A team of researchers from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) have combined photoluminescence, cathodoluminescence, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy studies to shed light on the optical and material properties of a photo-active perovskite; a material that has gained significant interest because of its potential for cheap, flexible, and efficient solar cells. Their findings have been published in the renowned journal Advanced Energy Materials.

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We have moved to a new office

January 03, 2018

We are excited to announce that we have moved to a new office location in Delft. We spent the previous two years in a building about 3 kilometers away from our new location. Our old office served us well but we couldn't be more excited about our new space. 

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New review about 3D CLEM published by our collaborators

December 04, 2017

Elizabeth Carroll and Jacob Hoogenboom from TU Delft - Imaging Physics, together with Lucy Collinson from the Francis Crick Institute in London have published a review on 3D CLEM. In the article, they share their opinion on the potential of three-dimensional microscopy for imaging behaviour and development in biological systems. 

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Festive workshop at Amolf to celebrate the time-resolved CL success

October 30, 2017

During a festive workshop on September 21, AMOLF has celebrated that the new Time-Resolved Cathodoluminescence SEMs are giving their first results. The group of Albert Polman is now able to make 2D maps of CL spectra, lifetime, and photon-photon correlations in the Quanta650-SPARC system. In addition, their 250-fs-laser-driven XL-30 system has provided the first pulses and they are installing the optical system for pump-probe experiments. 

The Time-Resolved CL project is a collaboration between AMOLF, ThermoFisher-FEI and DELMIC. 

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Review on cathodoluminescence published in Applied Physics Reviews

October 09, 2017

A new review on cathodoluminescence (CL) has been published in Applied Physics Reviews last month. The review starts with an introduction to the history of CL and continues with summarizing the fundamentals. After that, the authors briefly touch upon state-of-the-art CL imaging and spectroscopy and then move on to recent novel experimental approaches such as Angle- and polarization resolved CL, time-resolved CL, 3D CL and STEM CL. 

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Superresolution correlative microscopy webinar now available online

October 04, 2017

This morning we hosted another webinar together with our Australian distributor AXT. This webinar was specifically targeted at life science researchers involved in areas such as cancer biology, diabetes research and neuroscience. In the webinar, our application specialist Sangeetha Hari presented our SECOM SR system which is an integrated platform for CLEM that uses super resolution optical microscopy in combination with a scanning electron microscope to perform SR-CLEM. The principle of operation, details of CLEM, hardware, open source software-based operation and scripting, as well as sample preparation were discussed in this webinar. For those who have missed the opportunity to watch the webinar live, it is now available on our website for free.

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New paper by one of our collaborators at the TU Delft published in Nanoscale

September 28, 2017

A paper recently published in Nanoscale demonstrates a method that uses the SECOM to look at CL emission from Nanoparticles. Using a pulsed electron beam, the group of Jacob Hoogenboom at the TU Delft shows that cathodoluminescence lifetime is a powerful technique for distinguishing different nanoparticles. 

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Cathodoluminescence for geology webinar now available online

August 29, 2017

This morning, the cathodoluminescence webinar took place and it was a great success. We were pleased with the high turnout, and we found that participants asked very fruitful questions. The webinar was about the application of cathodoluminescence for research in geology, focusing on examples such as sedimentary rocks, gemstones, and zircons. For those who have missed the opportunity to watch the webinar live, it is now available on our website for free.

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New cathodoluminescence application note on bulk and nanostructured Gallium Nitride-based LED materials

August 21, 2017

We have just published our latest application note on using cathodoluminescence to study bulk and nanostructured Gallium Nitride-based LED materials. Gallium Nitride (GaN) is a versatile wide-bandgap semiconductor material with exceptional optical and electrical properties. As such, it is used in a wide variety of applications including LEDs for lighting and displays, laser diodes, and high-performance electronics.

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Upcoming iCLEM workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Biology, Bremen

August 18, 2017

Delmic is excited to announce that it will be hosting a workshop about integrated correlative light-electron microscopy. The workshop will take place at MPI Bremen on the 2nd of November. The event will consist of a full day of informative talks by researchers who use iCLEM, and hands-on workshops where participants can try out Delmic's own iCLEM solution, the SECOM. This event will also include lunch and a dinner for hands-on participants. All in all, it will be an exciting opportunity to get acquainted with an important methodology for life science research, as well as to get to know fellow researchers. 

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