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Bernal Institute Launch of the Titan Themis Microscope

21.06.2017

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A multi-million-euro microscope, unveiled at the Bernal Institute on Wednesday, will allow researchers to study materials at an atomic level in real-world conditions. This is the only microscope of its kind in the country and one of only a handful with these capabilities worldwide.

The new Titan Themis is a double-corrected, monochromated Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and is valued at €6 million. A further €3 million worth of specialist equipment has been added to the UL machine including in-situ microscopy and ultra-fast and sensitive detectors, as well as environmental holders, which allow for the behaviour of materials to be studied in real-time across a range of environments.