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Protochips Announces Atmosphere Gas E-Cell at M&M 2014

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Protochips, Inc., ( today announced the availability of the Atmosphere 200 at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2014 in Hartford, CT. This revolutionary new product dramatically increases the versatility of the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) by allowing scientists to visualize materials at the nano and atomic scale while at elevated temperatures and in gas environments. The company will demonstrate this groundbreaking product for applications including catalysis at the conference.

Atmosphere is a complete environmental gas cell system that frees researchers from the confines of the TEM vacuum. Based on unique semiconductor technology, Atmosphere’s name comes from its capability to generate up to one atmosphere of pressure within the microscope while still maintaining atomic resolution. It features ultra-low drift heating and automated closed-loop temperature control that can reach and maintain temperatures of 1000 °C. Through its novel holder design, Atmosphere is compatible with today’s most advanced EDS systems, allowing scientists to explore the composition of materials at very small scales. The front-to-back system is controlled by powerful, user-friendly software designed around experimental workflows. Atmosphere turns any electron microscope into a high performance environmental TEM. It’s compatible with STEM and TEM instruments from all major microscope manufacturers.

“We created the company specifically to bring a product like this to market,” said Protochips CEO David Nackashi. “We have now fulfilled the goal of giving materials researchers a complete solution that allows them to develop the next generation of catalysts.”

Protochips is now taking orders for Atmosphere. Contact for more information.

About Protochips, Inc.

Raleigh, N.C.-based Protochips, Inc., provides revolutionary products and technology for in situ microscopy. With in situ systems in use in 24 countries and an expanding international distribution network, Protochips’ innovative E-chip™ consumable technology fundamentally changes the way in situ microscopy is performed. For additional information, visit

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