In situ holder passes Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory tests

June 30, 2009

Working with scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the University of California, Davis, Fischione Instruments’ engineers tested an advanced, environmental heating holder in June 2009.  This effort was initially funded by a United States Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant.  The holder allows true in situ experimentation for a broad range of applications such as nanoresearch and catalysis investigations.  This holder is a major breakthrough in terms of in situ microscopy. It achieves high temperature operation, pressures to an atmosphere, and minimal drift.  Key to this development was the collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, which provided tremendous support in terms of finite element analysis (FEA).