How can zonation and crystallisation histories of sapphires be studied with cathodoluminescence?

December 07, 2018

We invite you to download the new white paper, which demonstrates the possibilities of studying alluvial sapphires from Australia with cathodoluminescence (CL) imaging. This research shows how cathodoluminescence can help to assess crystallisation histories of the precious gemstones and underlying causes for luminescence. 

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Join the workshop 'Analytical SEM for Geology' by Delmic, Hitachi, Bruker and the University of Oslo

November 30, 2018

Are you working with geological materials? Are you interested in learning about the most advanced techniques and tools to study your geological samples? Then join a two-day intensive workshop in Oslo, which will focus on advanced analytical tools and methods for geological applications. The workshop will consist of the lectures from invited speakers and hands-on sessions, which will cover cathodoluminescence (CL) tools & methods, EDS & EBSD tools & methods and mineralogy software.

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Complementary cathodoluminescence lifetime imaging configurations in a scanning electron microscope: new paper

November 28, 2018

A new paper on "Complementary cathodoluminescence lifetime imaging configurations in a scanning electron microscope" was published by researchers from AMOLF, McMaster University, McGill University, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, University of Michigan, Delmic and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The paper introduces an elaborate analysis and comparison of time-resolved techniques and characteristics. 

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Time-resolved cathodoluminescence webinar is now available online

November 23, 2018

This morning, the first webinar on time-resolved cathodoluminescence took place. In this webinar our cathodoluminescence specialist Dr. Toon Coenen covered time-resolved techniques, such as lifetime imaging and g(2) imaging and the ways to perform them. He also dedicated part of his presentation to show the experiments that have been done with nanostructured semiconductor GaN. 

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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Join the first time-resolved cathodoluminescence webinar!

November 01, 2018

Are you working with compound semiconductors for optoelectronics? Or are you studying single-photon emitters or phosphor materials? Then this webinar can show you new opportunities for your research.

Delmic is excited to invite you to our webinar on time-resolved cathodoluminescence, which will take place on 22nd of November, 9:30 AM (CET). This webinar will give you an overview of this imaging technique and how it can be applied in different fields. Time-resolved cathodoluminescence is a relatively new technique, which can be used to observe the time dynamics of cathodoluminescence emission process. It can be an extremely useful tool for getting insights into material properties as well as studying nanoscale quality and doing defect analysis.

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Discovering secrets of the ocean: application note on marine microbiology

October 26, 2018

Deep down in the ocean, between and under the layers of the water, the secrets of the life itself are hidden, invisible to the naked eye. Studying marine microbes, which cover more than 70% of the earth and represent the world's largest ecosystem, can reveal information about ocean's chemistry and climate, and maybe even bring us closer to understanding how the life originated on our planet. 

Studying something as tiny as marine microbes can be extremely challenging. Microscopy proves to be a great tool for examining physiological and metabolic states of individual cells. Two types of imaging can be extremely effective. Fluorescence microscopy helps to image the function and provides information regarding metabolism of the organism. On the other hand, it is impossible to get information about ultrastructural composition of the sample. In order to identify cells and different communities of microbes a high resolution imaging, performed by electron microscopy, is required. 

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New time-resolved cathodoluminescence solution: the LAB Cube

October 16, 2018

We are excited to present a completely new SPARC module: the LAB Cube. This module, which can be fiber-coupled to any standard or new SPARC system, allows to acquire valuable information with time-resolved cathodoluminescence imaging

The module gives the LAB Cube users the freedom to perform lifetime mapping (also known as decay trace) and antibunching experiments (g(2) imaging). These techniques can give insight into intrinsic material properties and can be used for studying the quantum nature of light and single-photon emitters, as well as nanoscale quality and defect analysis. The (nano)materials, which can be studied, include semiconductors for optoelectronics (such as (In)GaN, perovskites, and GaAs), single-photon emitters and rare-earth phosphor materials. 

Watch the video of our application specialist Toon Coenen explaining the possibilities of the LAB Cube. 

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Studying nanoantennas with hyperspectral cathodoluminescence imaging: new paper

October 01, 2018

A new paper on Imaging Electric and Magnetic Modes and Their Hybridization in Single and Dimer AlGaAs Nanoantennas by the researchers from King’s College London, Université Paris Diderot and University of Brescia was published in the Advanced Optical Materials. This research brings us closer to understanding dielectric nanostructures, and the ways light can be manipulated, which is essential for the development of photonic devices, metamaterials and metasurfaces, as well as for solar cells and sensors. 

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Giant viruses under the (correlative light and electron) microscope: application note

September 24, 2018

We are inviting you to read the new application note on giant viruses by our application specialist and the scientists from The Méditerranée Infection Foundation. The application note is based on a newly published paper Correlative light-electron microscopy of giant viruses with the SECOM system.

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Success at the IMC19: demonstrations, discussions and future plans

September 20, 2018

The 19th International Microscopy Congress, the biggest microscopy event of the year, finished last week, and it was a great success for Delmic! Five members of our team visited Sydney to perform live demonstrations of the SPARC and SECOM, give scientific presentations and have discussions with prospective customers. 

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