The LVEM25 is the newest and most powerful benchtop Low Voltage Electron Microscope built on an enhanced technology platform and designed to work with conventionally prepared materials.
LVEM for Green Sciences
Green science is the application of environmentally friendly philosophies to scientific discipline. It involves using sustainable chemistry and results in the production of technologies that help reduce our impact on our environment.
One of the major areas is the development of renewable energy sources which is dependent on the development of novel materials with new and improved properties. With the new capabilities offered by nanotechnology, the potential for materials design has vastly improved. Important research areas include solar cells, hydrogen technology, wind energy, gas conversion, synthetic diesel, biofuels and so forth.
For example researchers can use these nanomaterials to increase efficiency and reduce cost of hydrogen production and storage, solar cells to create technologies that are cost competitive with the incumbent technologies.
Researchers have made advances in the production of hydrogen from sunlight. Results have been based on tuning the size of the catalyst particles into the nanometer regime. Nanoscale additives are being tested with regards to the storage of the hydrogen.
The low efficiency of this conversion of light energy to electrical energy by conventional cells and their cost have prevented photovoltaic cells from being competitive with electrical energy generated from fossil fuels. Nanostructured devices, such as quantum dots enable collection of light from a broad range of wavelengths (colors) of the sun’s spectrum, making it vastly more efficient.
Nanostructured micelles possess the power and capability to break down organic molecules and hydrocarbons making them ideal to be used as cleaning, emulsifying, degreasing and encapsulating agents for environmental spills.
The LVEM5 benchtop electron microscope offers one of the best options for research in this area as it provides highly contrasted images of the internal composition as well as the surface detail of these materials. The LVEM5 operates with four distinct imaging modes including Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM), and Electron Diffraction (ED).
The LVEM25 is built upon the same platform as the LVEM5, but operates at a slightly higher accelerating voltage allowing for an improvement to final image resolution.
The high contrast of LVEM microscope results is coupled with quick time-to-image. This means high resolution and high contrast as well as high throughput.
The LVEM5 is the next generation of electron microscopes, built on a revolutionary technology platform that combines advanced imaging with unparalleled benchtop convenience.