Academia is at the forefront of innovation and research. An improved approach to nano-instrumentation with a dedicated electron diffractometer would only drive more scientific progress.
Given that it seamlessly enters the sub-micrometer regime, electron diffraction constitutes a real breakthrough for the pharmaceutical industry, as it opens up possibilities previously unexplored.
To further develop advanced materials for the next-generation rechargeable ion batteries, it will be necessary to research the behavior of nano-materials. This will improve ten-fold with an ED dedicated device.
MOFs have become increasingly important in the past years, as they enable the unlimited combination of building units for countless applications. ED will be key to understanding their properties.
Nanotechnology and material sciences are key to most innovations. An ED-based approach to nano-analytics with a dedicated electron diffractometer will push them beyond the present limits.
We are in constant dialogue with research and manufacturing industries in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and advanced materials sector, as well as contract research organizations and academic research institutes.
''The continued development and application of electron diffraction is particularly important because it enables structural analysis of individual crystals that are too small to be measured by X-ray diffraction.''
''A dedicated device for electron diffraction would open up a lot of new possibilities. I see new possibilities in materials science, I see possibilities in pharmacology, in organic chemistry. I see incredible possibilities in the fields where what is critical is the size of the crystal.''
''In order to solve structures not accessible by X-ray powder diffraction, it was necessary to improve the acquisition of diffraction data significantly. When, in 2007, the first ab-initio structural analysis of barite was performed, I did not yet realize that this would be the foundation for a widely applicable 3D electron diffraction method.''
''Over the past decades, electron diffraction has been a regular tool in our analyses of inorganic materials. ED instruments with proper, more tailored functionalities are required to adequately address the requirements of the crystallographic structure analysis community.''
''There are many diverse applications for electron diffraction in materials science and chemistry. Heterogeneous catalysts need to be very small to enlarge the relative surface. The grains are too small for X-ray crystallography, whereas ED makes it possible to determine their crystal structure at the original size.''
''Determination of the absolute configuration of organic molecules is essential in drug development and the subsequent approval process. This determination is possible thanks to electron diffraction using nanocrystalline material.''