The Advent of electron diffraction

Countdown the days till Christmas with ELDICO!

What do crystal-producing spiders, Netflix, the city of Basel, Spotify and Johannes Kepler have in common? Well, find out by following our advent calendar and join us for a 24 days tour on electron diffraction. We have put together an entertaining blend of interesting facts, anecdotes as well as useful and at the same time valuable prizes for those who work and believe in electron diffraction and nano-crystallography.

Find many surprises ahead: daily free resources, books & vouchers, conference tickets as well as an exclusive scientific raffle for 10 slots of machine time on our ELDICO ED-1, the first dedicated electron diffractometer, a device you really want to test out.  The new device is showing a revolutionary horizontal concept which combines its 10x improved sample rotation precision with a radically simplified optical design - resulting in ease-of-use and great data accuracy.

Why the Advent of Electron Diffraction?

Electron diffraction is not only one of the most rapidly evolving fields in chemistry and crystallography, but it is also here to stay, as research proves that the novel analytical technique can produce impressive results. To introduce daily interesting resources and prizes that push research in the area forward, we created a 24 days advent calendar with some of the most interesting aspects of ED and nano-crystallography. Each day can bring substantial prizes, so make sure to open each and every door.

What’s more – we will post daily on our Twitter account our special advent entry of the day, so make sure to follow us by clicking here.

If, alternatively, you wish to get the surprises right in your email inbox, subscribe for our special advent daily surprise here.

Looking forward to having you joining!
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ELDICO Scientific AG (The Electron Diffraction Company) is a Swiss technology and service company founded in 2019 and based in the Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), a world-leading research institute for natural sciences and engineering. ELDICO develops, manufactures and commercializes electron diffractometers , i.e. novel analytical instruments for electron based crystallography, enabling to investigate nano-crystalline samples. ELDICO will launch the first instrument specifically designed for nano-crystallographic investigations. Proof-of-concept was achieved in 2018 (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) as part of a Nano-Argovia project of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI). It was published in 2018 and awarded Top 5 "Breakthrough of the Year 2018" by the leading science magazine SCIENCE. In 2020 among other public recognitions on Swiss and EU level, ELDICO took 2nd place in the prestigious Pioneer Prize awarded by Technopark Zurich and the Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB). ELDICO’s clients are industrial and academic researchers in large and fast growing industries such as the pharmaceutical industry, the electromobility, and the advanced materials / MOF sector. The company partners with leading engineering companies and component suppliers among Dectris, Excillum and SmarAct to deliver superior performance.