Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Livermore's DTEM earns innovation award from Microscopy Today

Working with the dynamic transmission electron microscope (DTEM). From left: Bryan Reed, Melissa Santala, William DeHope, Thomas LaGrange, Joseph McKeown.
Photo by Jacqueline McBride/LLNL
Working with the dynamic transmission electron microscope (DTEM). From left: Bryan Reed, Melissa Santala, William DeHope, Thomas LaGrange, Joseph McKeown. Photo by Jacqueline McBride/LLNL

Abstract:
An innovation that can help scientists observe a reaction moving at greater than 10 meters per second, with a few nanometers spatial resolution, is a feat some would say is nearly impossible.

But not the Lawrence Livermore team of scientists who developed the dynamic transmission electron microscope (DTEM).

Livermore's DTEM earns innovation award from Microscopy Today

Livermore, CA | Posted on August 2nd, 2010

DTEM's ability to let researchers peer into the heart of scientific phenomena while it's happening has earned it one of the 10 winning microscopy innovations in the 2010 Microscopy Today Innovation Award competition.

Microscopy Today's MT-10 Awards recognize the best new products and methods across the entire field of microscopy. Five of the awards are primarily related to the life sciences and five are related to the physical sciences. In each of these areas, there may be interesting new developments in light microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, ion microscopy, acoustic microscopy, microanalysis, specimen preparation, etc. These awards honor the best developments in microscopy from the previous calendar year.

The award will be given to the team at the 2010 Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting held Aug. 1-5 in Portland, Ore. Descriptions of the winning products and methods will be published in the print and digital editions of the September 2010 issue of Microscopy Today.

Unlike traditional transmission electron microscopes that are generally restricted to capturing images before and after some rapid transformation (such as a material deforming or the growth of a nanowire), the DTEM captures images during the process itself. DTEM goes beyond merely revealing that a transformation has happened; it provides crucial details of how, when and where it happened. For example, while a conventional electron microscope can produce static images of viruses before and after they have attacked cells, the DTEM could potentially capture a virus in the process of joining to a membrane and releasing its genetic material in a rapid sequence of short-exposure images.

The DTEM is able to take snapshots of the dynamics that occur in samples of material under strenuous conditions - extreme temperature, applied pressure, surface corrosion - creating a visual record of microstructural features as they rapidly evolve.

It combines all of the powerful techniques of the standard TEM with nanosecond time resolution for capturing dynamic processes while they occur with single-shot measurements. (The term "single shot" means the gathering of the required data, diffraction pattern or image, using only one bunch of electrons.)

The Livermore microscope already has produced new levels of scientific understanding of nanostructure growth, phase transformations and chemical reactions. But this is only the beginning.

DTEM provides an entirely new way of exploring material processes with a range of potential applications that have just been undertaken.

In a recent experiment, the team was able to peer into the inner workings of catalyst nanoparticles 3,000 times smaller than a human hair within nanoseconds.

The findings point the way toward future work that could greatly improve catalyst efficiency in a variety of processes that are crucial to the world's energy security, such as petroleum catalysis and catalyst-based nanomaterial growth for next-generation rechargeable batteries.

The research is funded by the Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering.

Members of the team include: Wayne King, Michael Armstrong, Nigel Browning, Geoffrey Campbell, William DeHope, Judy Kim, Thomas LaGrange, Benjamin Pyke, Bryan Reed, Richard Shuttlesworth, Brent Stuart and former LLNL employees J. Bradley Pesavento Mitra Taheri and Benjamin Torralva.

####

About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Anne M. Stark
(925) 422-9799

Copyright © Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014

Chemistry

How does enzymatic pretreatment affect the nanostructure and reaction space of lignocellulosic biomass? December 18th, 2014

The gold standard December 9th, 2014

Simple, Biocompatible Method Developed for Production of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles December 9th, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Switching to spintronics: Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp December 17th, 2014

ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale December 17th, 2014

Possible Futures

A novel method for identifying the body’s ‘noisiest’ networks November 19th, 2014

Researchers discern the shapes of high-order Brownian motions November 17th, 2014

VDMA Electronics Production Equipment: Growth track for 2014 and 2015 confirmed: Business climate survey shows robust industry sector November 14th, 2014

Open Materials Development Will Be Key for HP's Success in 3D Printing: HP can make a big splash in 3D printing, but it needs to shore up technology claims and avoid the temptation of the razor/razor blade business model in order to flourish November 11th, 2014

Academic/Education

SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014

Nanomedicine expert joins Rice faculty: Gang Bao combines genetic, nano and imaging techniques to fight disease December 17th, 2014

FEI and Oregon Health & Science University Install a Complete Correlative Microscopy Workflow in Newly Built Collaborative Science Facility December 16th, 2014

Student Nanotechnology Laboratories Network Set Up in Iran December 15th, 2014

Announcements

Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014

Tools

Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material December 20th, 2014

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Switching to spintronics: Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp December 17th, 2014

ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale December 17th, 2014

Energy

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

How does enzymatic pretreatment affect the nanostructure and reaction space of lignocellulosic biomass? December 18th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation gives 2014 Guardian Award to Elon Musk December 16th, 2014

Battery Technology/Capacitors/Generators/Piezoelectrics/Thermoelectrics/Energy storage

Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014

Nexeon Attracts ex-Nokia Product Executive to its Board of Directors December 15th, 2014

Defects are perfect in laser-induced graphene: Rice University lab discovers simple way to make material for energy storage, electronics December 10th, 2014

Lengthening the life of high capacity silicon electrodes in rechargeable lithium batteries: Novel rubber-like coating could lead to longer lasting batteries December 2nd, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014

“Line dancing bacteria win the 2014 Dolomite and Lab on a Chip Video Competition” December 16th, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation gives 2014 Guardian Award to Elon Musk December 16th, 2014

UCLA engineers first to detect and measure individual DNA molecules using smartphone microscope December 15th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE