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ELDICO Scientific (the Electron Diffraction Company) will be launching the first dedicated electron diffractometer specially designed for electron diffraction and nano-crystallographic research, respectively. Nano-crystallography has a broad field of application, but specific devices are not yet available.

For now, these experiments are thus being performed on “retrofitted” transmission electron microscopes (TEMs), which normally require a trained operator. In contrast, when it comes to performing proper electron diffraction, there is no need for a full-blown TEM. Even better: with a dedicated electron diffractometer, crystallographers will no longer have to compete for precious instrument time.

Future users of ELDICO technology include research institutes in science and industry, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs), agrochemical companies and companies in the advanced materials sector. ELDICO plans to have the first instrument ready for use at the customer's premises in the first quarter of 2021. At present, work on product development is proceeding at full speed, in cooperation with suppliers and development partners from five countries.

Electron diffraction in crystallography is a radical innovation that will greatly benefit from our disruptive instrumentation concept. It is opening up prospects for preparative chemistry and pharmacy, electrochemistry, agrochemistry and specialty chemistry that were unimaginable until only recently.

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ELDICO Scientific, The Electron Diffraction Company, is a Swiss hardware company founded 2019 and is located in Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), one of the world's leading research centers for natural and engineering sciences. ELDICO develops, produces and sells electron diffractometers for the analysis of solid compounds enabling industrial and scientific researchers to characterise hitherto unmeasurable nano-crystalline systems. So far conventional methods (X-ray) fail, because they require bigger crystal sizes, which are often difficult or even impossible to produce. With support of the Nano Argovia Programme and the Swiss Nanosience Insitute (SNI) the proof-of-concept was achieved in 2018 (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) on scientifically and industrially relevant samples.