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Spring Series In-Situ Holders(Electrochemistry)

Product Features

Using MEMS microfabrication technology to construct a liquid atmosphere nanolaboratory in an in-situ sample holder, electrical signals are applied to thin layers or nano battery systems through MEMS chips. While measuring electrical properties, multiple different modes such as EDS, EELS, SAED, HRTEM, STEM, etc. are combined to achieve real-time and dynamic monitoring of the microstructure evolution, reaction kinetics, phase transition of electrodes, electrolytes, and their interfaces under operating conditions at the nano or even atomic level Key information such as elemental valence states, chemical changes, microstresses, and atomic level structure and compositional evolution at the surface/interface.

  • Product composition
  • Unique Advantages
  • Functional Parameters
  • Application
  • a.Spring Series In-Situ Holders(Electrochemistry)
    b.MEMS Electrochemistry Liquid Cell Chip (Static, Fluid)
    c.Electrical Control Software
    d.Electrochemical Work Station
    e.High-precision Chip Assembly Instrument
    f.High Vacuum Leak Checking Station
    g.Nanofluidic Control System (Liquid)
    h.Accessory Package
    i.Cleaning Instrument for  Sample Holders
    j.Environment Gloves Box

    Highest resolution in the industry ·1.Using the original MEMS processing technology, the thickness of silicon nitride film in the chip window area can reach 10nm.
    ·2.The chip packaging adopts a double insurance method of bonding inner seal and epoxy resin outer seal, making the thinnest interlayer between the chips only about 100-200 nm. The ultra-thin interlayer greatly reduces interference with the electron beam, allowing for clear observation of the atomic arrangement of the sample, and achieving atomic level resolution in the liquid phase environment.
    ·3.Specially designed chip window shape can avoid the thickening of liquid layer caused by the bulging of silicon nitride film, which may affect the resolution.
    High security ·1.The common liquid sample holders of other brands on the market, due to the limitations of their own liquid pool chip design scheme, can only drive a large flow of liquid through the sample stage and the peripheral area of the chip through the huge pressure generated by the liquid pump, which poses a safety hazard of a large amount of liquid leakage. The liquid mainly enters the nano pores in the middle of the chip through diffusion effect, and there is no real flow rate control in the chip observation window.
    ·2.Adopting patented nanofluidic technology, fluid differential control is achieved through a piezoelectric micro control system to achieve nano upgraded micro fluid transportation. The redundant liquid volume in the in-situ nanofluidic system and sample holder is only slightly increased, effectively ensuring the safety of the electron microscope.
    ·3.Adopt the polymer membrane surface contact sealing technology,compared with the O-ring sealing,the sealing contact area is incre ased,effectively reduce the risk of leakage.
    ·4.Using ultra-high temperature coating technology, the silicon nitride film in the window area of the chip has advantages such as high temperature resistance, low stress, pressure resistance, corrosion resistance, and radiation resistance.
    Unique multi-field coupling technology ·It can realize multi-field coupling of light,electricity,heat and fluid in liquid phase environment.
    Intelligent software and automation equipment ·1.Man-machine separation,software remote adjustment laser 
    band and intensity,program automatic control of tilt Angle.
    ·2.The whole process is equipped with precision automation 
    equipment to assist manual operation and improve experimental efficiency.
    Advantages of R&D team ·1.Team leaders participated in the development and completion 
    of in situ liquid phase TEM at the early stage of development.
    ·2.Our team independently designed in-situ chips,mastered the core technology of chips,and owned multiple chip patents.
    ·3.Our team has more than 20 people engaged in in situ liquid phase TEM research, which can provide technical support for in-situ experiments in multiple research directions.







  •  Category Index Numerical value
    Basic parameters Shaft material High strength titanium alloy
    In the chip window area 20nm(standard) or 10nm(upgradeable)
    Applicable TEM brand Thermo Fisher/FEI, JEOL, Hitachi
    Applicable pole piece type ST, XT, T, BioT, HRP, HTP, CRP
    Tilt max α=±20°(The Angle depends on the type of pole piece)
    (HR)TEM/STEM Available
    (HR)EDS/EELS/SAED Available




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    Design of liquid-cell EC-TEM to investigate the interfacial reactions of LiPSs.

    Visualizing interfacial collective  reaction behaviour of Li–S batteries

    Nature 621, 75–81 (2023)

    Diffusion dynamics of single ions showing local reciprocating ion hopping motion.

    Observing ion diffusion and reciprocating hopping motion in water

    SCIENCE ADVANCES.28 Jul 2023.Vol 9, Issue 30

    (a) Growth and dissolution of Li–Au alloy and Li dendrite. Reprinted with permission from Zeng et al., Nano Lett. 14, 1745–1750 (2014). Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society. (b) (i) HAADF-STEM images of Li deposition and dissolution at the interface between Pt electrode and LiPF6/PC electrolyte during cycles. (ii) Deposition of Li metal nanoparticles from LiTf in tetraethylene glycol dimethyl (TEGDME) with saturated O2 electrolyte. (iii) and (iv) Simulations of contrast expected for dark-field images of 5 nm nanoparticles. Contrast reversal is detected in pure Li metal, and Li is less dense than 
    the electrolyte.

    Liquid cell electrochemical TEM: Unveiling the real-time interfacial reactions of advanced Li-metal batteries
    J. Chem. Phys. 157, 230901 (2022)

    In situ atomic resolution HRTEM observation on the behaviors of sulfobetaine molecules at the solid-liquid interface under external electric field and the formation of the waterproof layer around the negative electrode surface.
    Controlling Interfacial Structural Evolution in Aqueous Electrolyte via Anti-Electrolytic Zwitterionic Waterproofing.
    Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 2207140.

    Comparative illustration of graphite layers and atomic channels. Schematic illustration of (a) typical Li+ intercalation in graphite layers and (b) superdense Li diffusion in atomic channels.

    Efficient diffusion of superdense lithium via atomic channels for dendrite-free lithium–metal batteries
    Energy & Environmental Science 2022, 15 (1), 196-205.

    High-resolution aberration-corrected STEM images of Pt NPs on the a) Pt/α-PtOx/WO3, b) Pt/α-PtOx/WO3-300, and c) Pt/α-PtOx/WO3-400. The corresponding fast Fourier transform (FFT) pattern of the amorphous interface (a1), (b1), (c1) and crystal structure (a2), (b2), (c2) in the Pt NPs. The statistical ratio of crystalline Pt and amorphous PtOx for different Pt/α-PtOx/WO3 hybrids are shown in the inset of STEM images. d) High-resolution aberration-corrected STEM image of Pt NPs on the Pt/c-PtOx/WO3 with crystal PtOx interface.

    Engineering of Amorphous PtOx Interface on Pt/WO3 Nanosheets for Ethanol Oxidation Electrocatalysis
    Advanced Functional Materials 2021, 31 (28)



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