NORTEM-JEOL Trondheim inauguration and seminar, September 10, 2013, Trondheim, Norway

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The president of JEOL Ltd., Japan, will attend the inauguration of three new JEOL TEM instruments

In Trondheim, SINTEF and NTNU have established the first of two national TEM infrastructure nodes within the NORTEM project. The facility celebrates their inauguration of three new TEMs on 10th September 2013.

The flag-ship instrument is a JEOL JEM-ARM200F ColdFEG electron source with probe and image correction, a state-of the-art Gatan Quantum electron spectrometer, and a large angle EDX detector. A JEOL JEM-2100F and a JEOL-JEM 2100 have been installed and the three instruments provide all level of analyses by TEM from the highest analytical performance available for the most advanced studies of structure, composition and electronic structure, to more routine imaging, diffraction and analysis in materials science and physics.

To allow structural and analytical investigations at the atomic level and ensure optimum performance of the JEOL JEM-ARM200F, a dedicated lab has been designed and constructed, with tight control of temperature, air flow, acoustics and electromagnetic fields.  

To fully realize and further develop the potential of the facility in the coming years, SINTEF, NTNU and JEOL (Skandinaviska) AB are entering into the NORTEM JEOL Competence Centre (JCC) agreement. This includes working together in developing TEM techniques, new applications for physical sciences, TEM user workshops and demonstrations to potential customers.

JEOL’s president, Mr. Gonemon Kurihara, will come to Trondheim to participate in the inauguration of the new lab on 10th of September. To mark the event, a seminar on advanced TEM is arranged with presentations from distinguished invited speakers from all over the world. See http://www.ntnu.edu/physics/nortem

The TEM instruments in Trondheim constitute one node of the national large scale infra-structure project NORTEM (the Norwegian Centre of Transmission Electron Microscopy). The other node is located in Oslo, where SINTEF and UiO are establishing a complementary TEM facility. The NORTEM consortium comprises three partners - the research organization SINTEF, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Oslo (UiO). NORTEM is funded by the Research Council of Norway together with the three partners.

“We are looking forward to use the instruments installed,” say SINTEF senior research scientist John Walmsley and professor Randi Holmestad from NTNU. “This will be a major cornerstone for ongoing and future research activities at the local and national levels. The range of instruments will provide interaction between different research environments and challenges that will inspire new developments in the use of TEM. Through the cooperation agreement with JEOL, we hope to utilize and develop more of the unique opportunities this new top instrument will give us in Trondheim. Thanks to the Research Council and the involved NORTEM institutions for the funding. This major investment into the future of Norwegian materials research would not have been possible without their grants."