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Home > Press > University of Manchester Installs New Ultra-Powerful Microscope from FEI: The first of its kind in the UK, the Titan G2 80-200 S/TEM is capable of imaging the microstructure of materials at the atomic-scale

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The University of Manchester and FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) are pleased to announce the installation of one of the world's most powerful high-resolution microscopes―the Titan™ G2 80-200 scanning transmission electron microscope (S/TEM)―at the University's School of Materials. The procurement of the new S/TEM from FEI was funded as part of an £8 million ($12.8 million USD) UK government investment for nuclear materials research at Manchester's Dalton Nuclear Institute.

University of Manchester Installs New Ultra-Powerful Microscope from FEI: The first of its kind in the UK, the Titan G2 80-200 S/TEM is capable of imaging the microstructure of materials at the atomic-scale

Manchester, UK and Hillsboro, OR | Posted on September 5th, 2012

The Titan G2 80-200 S/TEM will enable researchers to study the structure and elemental composition of materials at the atomic level, assisting them in building a greater understanding of their behavior and modification under certain conditions.

"The new Titan microscope will play a critical role in our work to ensure the optimum performance and reliability of materials used in nuclear power generation," stated Professor Grace Burke, director of the Materials Performance Centre (MPC), University of Manchester. "This research, primarily undertaken by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) and the MPC at The University of Manchester, will have benefits throughout the civil nuclear power supply chain. For example, enhanced understanding of the effects of corrosion and irradiation embrittlement on reactor pressure vessel materials can be used to aid future manufacture and extend plant life. Similarly, the performance and longevity of cladding alloys for fuel rods may be optimized with increased knowledge of the effects of irradiation on the atomic structure and composition of materials."

The imaging capabilities of the Titan G2 80-200 S/TEM also bring new potential advantages for research on graphene, an area in which the School of Materials is highly active. Two University of Manchester scientists, Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, won the Nobel Prize in 2010 for their pioneering work with graphene―the world's thinnest material. The Titan microscope's high-angle, dark-field imaging capability can potentially enable the discovery of new information about the electrical properties of graphene.

According to Trisha Rice, FEI's Materials Science Business Unit vice president and general manager, "The installation of this ultra-high powered S/TEM system provides a significant new capability to support the diverse research activities both in energy and advanced materials development in the School of Materials at The University of Manchester. We look forward to the novel materials applications and developments that will be possible with this addition to the Electron Microscopy Centre."

For more information about the Titan G2 80-200 S/TEM, please visit: www.fei.com/products/transmission-electron-microscopes/titan/titan-g2-80-200.aspx.

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About FEI Company
FEI (Nasdaq: FEIC) is a leading diversified scientific instruments company. It is a premier provider of electron- and ion-beam microscopes and solutions for nanoscale applications across many industries: industrial and academic materials research, life sciences, semiconductors, data storage, natural resources and more. With more than 60 years of technological innovation and leadership, FEI has set the performance standard in transmission electron microscopes (TEM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and DualBeams™, which combine a SEM with a focused ion beam (FIB). Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., USA, FEI has over 2,300 employees and sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world.

About The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, a member of the Russell Group, is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. It has 20 academic schools and hundreds of specialist research groups undertaking pioneering multi-disciplinary teaching and research of worldwide significance. According to the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, The University of Manchester is one of the country’s major research institutions, rated third in the UK in terms of ‘research power’. The University had an annual income of £809 million in 2010/11.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that include statements regarding the performance capabilities and benefits of the Titan G2 80-200 S/TEM. Factors that could affect these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to failure of the product or technology to perform as expected and achieve anticipated results, unexpected technology problems and challenges, changes to the technology, the inability of FEI, its suppliers or project partners to make the technological advances required for the technology to achieve anticipated results, the inability of customers to develop and deploy the expected new applications and our ability to manufacture, ship and deliver the tools or software as expected. Please also refer to our Form 10-K, Forms 10-Q, Forms 8-K and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for additional information on these factors and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. FEI assumes no duty to update forward-looking statements.

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