Foundation frontiers of Knowledge Award for Haider, Rose, and Urban

"When other had given up on the goal of achieving subatomic precision, the three formed a team, secured funding and, within a decade, had solved the problem and designed a working prototype", the BBVA Foundation said, when announcing that this year's "Foundation frontiers of Knowledge Award" in Physics goes to Haider, Rose and Urban. For details read the full press release.

Elemental mapping beyond the nanoscale

Urban et. al. demonstrate that elemental mapping with atomic resolution and energy windows as wide as 40 eV becomes possible in a chromatically corrected microscope. The experiments were performed with the PICO microscope at the ER-C J├╝lich.

FIRST corrector shipped to Japan

The Cs-corrector for the FIRST Megavolt electron microscope project has been shipped to Japan mid of April 2013. It will be installed in the microscope in May.

The second BCOR has been installed at CEMES Toulouse. Only two weeks after installation the system reached the target resolution of 80 pm. The BCOR is the new CEOS corrector for the correction of spherical aberration and off-axial coma.

Yuk et. al. published the application of chromatic correction within the TEAM I instrument for imaging of samples within graphene liquid cells. A reference to the Science article can also be found in our literature list.

A new era of Electron Microscopy:

Atomic resolution imaging and measurement

Seventy-five years after its invention, transmission electron microscopy has taken a great step forward with the introduction of aberration-corrected electron optics.

Prof. Knut Urban

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The key components for this progress are CEOS's aberration correctors.

CEOS, founded in 1996 by Maximilian Haider and Joachim Zach, is concentrating on research, development and production of advanced optical components for electron microscopes.
These include correctors for spherical, chromatic and coma-type aberrations and monochromators.

The company meanwhile has become the world's leading manufacturer of correctors for electron microscopes.

Explore the world of picometer scale microscopy by visiting our web pages.

If you want further information concerning the principles of electron microscopy don't hesitate to consult the basics!