Dalhousie University Welcomes the Thermo Fisher Scientific Axia ChemiSEM

October 03, 2023 1 min read

Seen in the image are Professor Kevin Plucknett and Luc Barraza with the newly installed Thermo Fisher Scienctific Axia ChemiSem system in a white room.

Systems for Research (SFR) congratulates Professor Kevin Plucknett and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University on the installation of their new Thermo Fisher Scientific Axia ChemiSEM system. This state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope (SEM) is equipped with live integrated Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), an impressive 1100°C heating stage, and the added capability of cathodoluminescence detection.

This sophisticated microscope was purchased with support from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) as part of an Advanced Ceramic Microstructural Characterisation Suite including SEM, X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and X-Ray Microscopy (also known as microCT). In this context, in collaboration with its premier partners at Thermo Fisher Scientific and Bruker, SFR was uniquely positioned as a single supplier solution for all three instruments. With the ChemiSEM installation completed, SFR looks forward to completing the remaining suite installations in the upcoming months.

We take immense pride in our ongoing relationship with Dalhousie University, and this marks their second Axia ChemiSEM installation in just two years.

Stay tuned as we continue to support Dalhousie University in completing the installation of the remaining instruments in the Advanced Ceramic Microstructural Characterisation Suite. We are excited about the scientific breakthroughs that will undoubtedly emerge from this exceptional partnership.