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Company Overview of Protochips Incorporated

Company Overview

Protochips Incorporated develops and manufactures electron microscopy products and analytical tools for studying nanoscale materials. The company’s products include Fusion, for heating and electrical electron microscopy; Poseidon Select, for liquid, electrical, and heating electron microscopy; Atmosphere, for pressurized gas and heating electron microscopy; and E-chip, a consumable sample support that replaces the conventional transmission electron microscopy (TEM) grid. Protochips Incorporated was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina.

3800 Gateway Centre Boulevard

Suite 306

Morrisville, NC 27560

United States

Founded in 2002

Phone:

919-377-0800

Fax:

919-377-0899

Key Executives for Protochips Incorporated

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Chairman of the Board
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Protochips Incorporated Key Developments

Protochips Releases Newly Developed Fusion System

Protochips announced the release of Fusion multi-functional heating and electrical system for in-situ electron microscopy. Fusion offers scientists the ability to study and image materials at elevated temperatures with electrical biasing, or both heating and electrical, using one universal TEM or SEM holder. Fusion was engineered to provide superior thermal uniformity, ultra-low drift and attoamp electrical sensitivity. The large family of available inter-changeable E-chips™ sample supports means research possibilities are infinite. Fusion for Heating combines new low-power E-chips with holders constructed using special alloys to dissipate heat. The result is minimal sample drift during heating experiments up to a maximum of 1,200 °C. With only nanometers of displacement during changes of hundreds of degrees, a researcher can easily follow an area of interest even at the highest magnifications when heating and quenching the sample at rates up to 1,000 °C/msec. Only Protochips’ patented ceramic heating technology provides uniformity of over 99.5% across the entire imaging area to guarantee repeatable and accurate heating experiments. Fusion for Electrical offers ultra-low parasitic E-chip sample supports to provide single digit picoamp measurements with sensitivity into the attoamps. With over 30 different electrical E- chip variations, there is a sample support for every application. Fusion for Electrothermal combines the benefits of electrical and heating into a single E-chip sample support solution, allowing researchers to study electrical properties including electric fields at elevated temperatures. Powerful, intuitive Clarity software allows users to program electrical and/or thermal stimuli as waveforms or change parameters as the research progresses. Data is observed in real time with a visual user interface that plots results. Optional ImageSync software synchronizes images with the heating and electrical data, so analyzing results is fast and effortless.

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