New webinar on electron diffraction

We thought there is no better time to introduce an intriguing webinar on an even more intriguing subject: electron diffraction. Electron diffraction is one of the most rapidly evolving fields in chemistry and crystallography.

For a series of five consecutive months, ELDICO has set up webinars with renowned scientists in the field of 3D-Electron Diffraction (3D-ED). Starting November 10th, these ED pioneers, among which Mauro Gemmi, Ute Kolb and Simon Parsons, will provide an ABC on nano-crystallography, valuable insights from the industry, best practices, and many other stimulating subjects. Our first invited speaker is Dr. Tim Grüne, Head of Centre for X-Ray Structure Analysis at University of Vienna and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at ELDICO. Covered topics are the technology itself and its applications from small molecules, over MOFs to biomolecules. The commercial aspects of the technology will also be tackled in order to demonstrate the full disruptive potential electron diffraction will have in the future.


Meet the speakers:

Tuesday, 10th of November, 3pm-4pm.

Dr. Tim Grüne – Head of Centre for X-Ray Structure Analysis, Faculty of Chemistry at University of Vienna

Title: ‘Structure Determination with Electron Diffraction (ED): Concept, instrumentation and practical aspects of applications’

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December 2020

Dr. Mauro Gemmi - Head of Center of Nanotechnology Innovation@NEST, Professor at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Title: ‘The nano-crystallography revolution: From inorganic nanoparticles to protein nanocrystals.’

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January 2021

Dr. Ute Kolb - Head of the Centre for High Resolution Electron Microscopy (EMC-M) at Johannes Gutenberg University, Professor at Faculty of Materials Sciences and Geo Sciences Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany

Title: ‘Demanding crystallographic problems of inorganics solved by 3D-ED – Benefits of STEM-ADT

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February 2021

Dr. Bernd Hinrichsen - Head of the XRD, electron microscopy and NMR labs at BASF Dr. Simon Parsons – Professor of Crystallography at University of Edinburgh

Title: ‘Electron Diffraction in the Chemical Industry: The Long History and the Bright Future’

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March 2021

Dr. Simon Parsons – Professor of Crystallography at University of Edinburgh

Title: 'Polymorph evolution during crystal growth studied by 3D-ED'

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April 2021

Dr. Lukas Palatinus & Paul Klar, Ph.D. (FZU

Title: 'Absolute structure determination from 3D electron diffraction'

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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.