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IDE gives Japanese scientist an uninterrupted sleep and helps to win the World Record for Spatial High Resolution

Raunheim, Germany – Recently, the world record for achieving a 40.5 pm spatial high resolution on a sensitive JEOL scanning transmission electron microscope was achieved during daytime in the Institute of Engineering Innovation at Tokyo University, Japan.

Normally, this procedure is only attempted at night when the surrounding environment is at its quietest, with no traffic, people, or machinery moving about.

To achieve their goal, the Japanese team of scientists enhanced their scanning transmission electron JEOL microscope with a fifth-order aberration corrector that operated at 300 kV. The results in daylight shattered all records -- with a 40.5 pm spatial resolution never previously achieved in the fields of STEM and TEM technology.

Providing the fail-safe vibration isolation required on the sophisticated JEOL instrument - especially in daytime - was the highly advanced TCN300XNL system. This vibration isolation system was developed and installed by Integrated Dynamics Engineering (IDE), a world leader for over 25 years in vibration control.

The TCN300XNL provides low noise active floor vibration isolation at top performance levels. Among its many features are the lowest achievable residual floor vibration levels, high performance sensor signal resolution, an advanced FFF control algorithm, and low magnetic stray field.

“IDE is extremely proud of being able to make this world record possible at Tokyo University through the use of our TCN300XNL vibration isolation system on their record-breaking microscope,” commented Roland Kappel, Director of Product Development at IDE in Germany.

JEOL has been an avid client and collaborator with IDE for decades.

For more technical information please refer to the JEOL Website.

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