Graphene Oxide Membranes: A Scalable and Efficient Application of 2D Materials

Since the first report on producing the two-dimensional (2D) material graphene in 2004, there has been considerable time and money invested into developing new graphene-based technologies. These aim to exploit the remarkable properties of graphene including its strength and electrical- and thermal- conductivity. At a basic level, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image contrast is caused by the scattering of electrons and is dependent on the thickness and composition of the sample material. The ultimate thinness of graphene, combined with the low atomic number of carbon, provides the ideal blueprint for a low-contrast TEM support. Producing graphene and transferring onto a TEM support grid is difficult to carry out at large scale and high yield.

The Microscience Microscopy Congress is back!

03 – 06 July 2017, Manchester, UK Early Bird Registration for the full MMC2017 Congress is now open and available until 15th May (with further discounts for students!) Attendees can enjoy six daily parallel sessions covering a wide range of microscopy imaging topics and techniques. Each day will host world class Plenary Speakers as well as a number of workshops … Read More

EM Resolutions Provides Customised Holey Carbon TEM Support Films for the Application of Graphene Oxide.

Since the launch of our Graphene Oxide (GO) Support films in 2014, EM Resolutions has been keen to maintain a high quality product that can adapt to meet the needs of our varied customer base. Many EM users have been keen to exploit the incredible properties of GO that allow the GO Support film to be almost transparent under the electron beam. GO Supports are also hydrophilic and therefore do not need to be plasma cleaned before applying a specimen/sample for inspection. Due to increasing interest and popularity, the production and purchase of GO has become much more accessible in recent years. However, users often struggle to apply/drop their GO solution onto a standard Holey/Lacey Carbon Support due to inappropriate hole size to support a monolayer GO film.

Latest EMR news

Our August newsletter features a number of EM events happening this year, starting with EMC2016 at the end of this month.  Our partners at Kleindiek Nanotechnik will be launching a new microgripper system specially designed for use in Cryo FIB applications.  Read the newsletter here.

Learning to handle TEM grids and support films

EM Resolutions was pleased to support the RMS Electron Microscopy Summer School in July, hosted by LEMAS at the University of Leeds . The annual Summer School with tuition from leading experts, is an ideal course to learn about preparing specimens and getting the best from Electron microscopes. It enables students and early career scientists to get hands on experience … Read More

Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre praises EM Resolutions

EM Resolutions report on the use of their support films in use at the Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre. CAIC, the Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre, is a core resource in advanced light and electron microscopy for the School of Biological Sciences in the University of Cambridge. It has some 200 registered users and around 75 of those are electron microscopists. Those … Read More

MIDSEM 15th June 2016

MIDSEM June2016

EM Resolutions attended the annual MIDSEM meeting at the University of Birmingham, Department of Metallurgy and Materials. A interesting range of talks covering the use of Electron Microscopy in Industrial environments and Art galleries.

Take the TEM grid challenge

We invite all Electron Microscopists to take up this challenge to move 15 copper TEM grids from a random pile to an ordered line on a glass microscope slide. This is a key skill required for the preparation of high quality support films and specimens for TEM. Try it and see if you can beat our time!

RMS EM Section 50th Anniversary – January 2016

EM Resolutions supported the two day meeting of the Royal Microscopical Society held at Rothamsted Research Centre. On the first day a series of talks reviewed many of the the advances made in Electron Microscopy over the last 50 years. Day 2 saw the first EM-UK facility managers meeting with a series of talks on the challenges of running a … Read More

SEMT meeting December 2015

EM Resolutions attended the annual SEMT one day meeting, held at the Natural History Museum in London. Throughout the day there were a wide range of topics covering new developments with with a great opportunity to network with fellow Elecrtron Microscopists. Dr Farid Tariq from Imperial College London gave a fascinating presentation on failure analysis in fuel cells and discussed … Read More