Lightning Arctic in-situ TEM biasing, cooling & heating series

from DENSsolutions

The Lightning Arctic in situ TEM biasing, cooling & heating series provides real-time information about your specimen under a controllable electrical and thermal environment from -160 °C – 800 °C.

  • Simultaneous in situ biasing, cooling & heating
  • Permanent T-control
  • Ultra-high stability for atomic resolution
  • Precise sample orientation with double-tilt function
  • Plug & Play incl. PC, Software, LN2-Dewar and external control units for heating and biasing (HMI)

Further information

All DENSsolutions systems use patented Nano-Chip MEMS technology

Nano-Chips are state-of-the-art functional sample carriers that replace traditional TEM Cu grids. Based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, they offer the unique ability to expand your application space and control the environment and stimuli locally on the Nano-Chip. Each Nano-Chip creates a micro-scale laboratory environment within your TEM. Due to its very low mass and minimal power consumption, the response times are extremely fast and performance highly reliable.

Unique MEMS design for optimal stability

Nano-Chips are fabricated to ensure a stable, chemically inert and electrically insulated environment.

Heat at the source

Localizing the heating to the same scale dimensions of your sample, ensures the greatest control, offers homogeneous temperature and maximizes the temperature reliability.

Controllable response

The software “Impulse” by DENSsolutions is easy-to-use and offers four operational modes: custom profiling, real time temperature output and complete data logging.

Reliable output

Robust localized closed-loop temperature feedback offers the ultimate in sample stability, temperature response time & accuracy.

Long life-time

> 90 hours at elevated temperatures without affecting your TEM performance.

Application specific fabrication

A range of Nano-Chip support film options to suit all application requirements.


Lightning Arctic


Dr. Dominic Vogt
Dr. Dominic Vogt


Quantum Design GmbH

Breitwieserweg 9
64319 Pfungstadt

Phone:+49 6157 80710-0
Fax:+49 6157 807109
Dr. Dominic VogtProduct Manager - Electron microscopy
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