Thermo Fisher and KAUST open electron microscopy centre
Image: The Titan Themis Z STEM in the KAUST Core Labs.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Thermo Fisher Scientific have officially opened the Electron Microscopy Center of Excellence at the KAUST campus in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
The centre includes a FEI Titan Themis Z scanning transmission electron microscope, described as the most advanced analytical transmission electron microscope commercially available to date and the first to be installed in the world.
“By gaining access to the latest characterization techniques, hardware and software available on the market, KAUST will have the opportunity to advance scientific research in the areas of chemistry and catalyst research, nanoparticles and life sciences,” says Michael Shafer, president, materials and structural analysis, Thermo Fisher.
Materials scientists can use the Titan Themis Z to understand relationships between a material’s larger-scale physical properties and its atomic-scale composition and structure.
This system joins other highly advanced electron microscopy systems already installed at the centre, including sixteen electron microscopes from Thermo Fisher.
The Center of Excellence is the first implementation in a strategy by KAUST to build long-term partnerships with major instrument suppliers.
The university hopes it will serve as a model for future opportunities to provide state-of-the-art research facilities, training and services to KAUST users and collaborators across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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