Friday, July 17, 2009
Canada's National Institute for Nanotechnology has acquired a new electron microscopy research and product development centre sponsored by Hitachi. Called the Hitachi Electron Microscopy Products Development Centre (HEMiC) at the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) in Edmonton Alberta, the $14 million project has the backing of the Canadian and Alberta governments, the University of Alberta and Hitachi High Technologies Inc. The research and development collaboration will aim at new innovations in electron microscopy, one of the first of which will be evaluating what Hitachi claims is the world’s sharpest electron emitter, developed by the Molecular Scale Devices group at NINT. The new Centre is slated to use $7 million for three new electron microscopes including the first Hitachi Model H-9500 transmission electron microscope outside of Japan.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 10:45 AM