Chemical analysis

Developing an innovative imaging and analysis device for commercial exploitation.

Challenge

When researchers need high-resolution images of a sample, they often use scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to get detailed images. But to analyse the sample, they risk degrading it by moving the sample to a second machine to use a different technique such as Ramen spectroscopy.

Solution

When UK engineering company Renishaw wanted to develop a single system that could both image and analyse samples, the company commissioned Dr John Day at the University of Bristol’s Interface Analysis Centre.

Benefits

The development of this system has enabled Renishaw to obtain new customers and secure jobs at its sites in the UK.

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