Digital Imaging

2013 Gatan TEM Image Competition WINNERS

Winner: Diffraction category

by Dr Richard Beanland, University of Warwick, UK.                              View full resolution version

A montage of Digitally-reconstructed Large Angle Convergent Beam Electron (D-LACBED) patterns from the [2-1-10] axis of a sapphire crystal, recorded with an Orius SC600 camera on a JEOL 2100 TEM with LaB6 filament.  Each box corresponds to a different diffraction condition and is an average of data extracted from 1081 individual CBED patterns, collected and processed using Digital Micrograph scripts to control electron beam shift and tilt. Each box covers an angular range equivalent to the whole of a conventional electron diffraction pattern. The pattern is inverted and colorized.
“Digital electron diffraction - seeing the whole picture", R. Beanland, P. J. Thomas, D. I. Woodward, P. A. Thomas and R. A. Roemer, Acta Cryst. (2013) A69, 427-434

Winner: Life Science category

by Dr. Markus Drechsler,                                                                         View full resolution version
Universitaet Bayreuth, BIMF, Bayreuth, Germany

Cryogenic TEM of an aqueous mixture of a non-ionic surfactant and fatty acids showing a dense multilamellar ultrastructure. Aqueous dispersions which constist of amphiphilic molecules like these tend to form gels strongly depending on the specific mixture of the ingredients. These dispersions are widely used as metalworking fluids, as detergents in personal care, in the field of industrial cleaning and washing or textile industry.
Image taken with a Gatan UltraScan US1000 camera installed on a Zeiss EM922O TEM.

Winner: Materials Science category

by Dr Craig Johnson, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA                       View full resolution version

Moire-fringe image of a multiply-twinned decahedral gold nanoparticle showing the five-fold rotational symmetry. The colors in the image reveal a slight bending of lattice planes between the twin boundaries. The Moire-fringe image was extracted from an HRTEM image collected on an aberration-corrected FEI Tecnai F20ST equipped with a Gatan UltraScan US1000 2K CCD camera using scripts written for Digital Micrograph

Winner: Artistic Merit

by Lluís López Conesa,                                                                         View full resolution version
LENS - Laboratory of Electron Nanoscopy, University of Barcelona, Spain

“Nano Union Jack”. The image shows bend contours contrast in a Bi2O3 nanowire, taken with a Gatan UltraScan US1000 camera on the FEI Titan TEM at LMA-INA (Zaragoza, Spain) at 300 kV. Mr. Lluís Yedra is acknowledged for the colour composition.


 K2 direct detection Camera

K2™ is the direct detection camera that counts! With full-frame (4k x 4k pixels) read-out at 400 frames per second, K2 architecture has been designed from the start to be optimized for both cryo-tomography as well as high-speed dynamic and in-situ EM. The uniquely back-thinned sensor is the most radiation-hardened sensor available today, with a lifetime greater than 5 billion electrons per pixel, leveraging the design and manufacturing experience of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Click on the link below for more information about K2 and direct detection.

K2 direct detection camera

 Erlangshen CCD Camera

The Erlangshen™ family of lens-coupled CCD Cameras are work-horse systems designed to carry out a wide range of TEM applications especially those in the General Biology and Pathology fields. These cameras offer the best overall value for price versus performance.  The newest addition, the ES1000W, is an 11 million pixel, large field of view system with a fast viewing mode perfect for replacing the TEM viewing screen.  Click on the links below for more information about these models.

ES500W (Model 782)
ES1000W (Model 785)
 Orius family

ORIUS™ is a smart imaging platform for Gatan that takes full advantage of the latest development in the field of CCD sensors and electronics, optimizing the operational speed while minimizing the CCD noise. ORIUS cameras are fiber-optically coupled and rich in pixel resolution (11 and 7 Megapixel versions).  Selections from large field of view for side and bottom mounts, to fast TV rate speeds (30fps) are available.  Click on the links below for more details about each of these new models

SC200 (Model 830)
SC200D (Model 833)
SC200W (Model 830)
SC600 (Model 831)
SC1000 (Model 832)

See our Answers page for more application details about:
SC200   "Fast TV-Rate CCD Cameras Allow For In-Situ Recording"
SC200 D  "Are you worried about diffraction patterns damaging your CCD camera?"
 Multiscan Family

Redefining high-performance imaging systems, Gatan created a family of fiber-optical coupled cameras that rose above the ordinary level of performance. These are the Multiscan models.  The MSC 600W  camera was designed for general life science applications while the MSC 600HP was designed for general materials science applications and biological applications such as molecular structural biology that demand sub-nanometer image resolution.  Click on the links below for more details about each model.

MSC 600W (Model 792) 
MSC 600HP (Model 794)

 Ultrascan™ Family

The UltraScan™ family was the first digital camera system to replace film as a recording medium in the TEM. The critical component of the UltraScan family is the High-Contrast Resolution (HCR™) optical stack technology combining an innovative high resolution scintillator and unique fiber optic technology. Combined with the power of state-of-the-art CCD electronics with high-speed multi-port readout, the UltraScan family defines a new reference standard for TEM imaging systems. 

The Model 994 UltraScan® 1000XP replaces the highly acclaimed UltraScan® 1000 camera line.  A new class in itself, the US1000XP seamlessly blends in a single camera the ultimate image quality from the UltraScan series with the highest speed from the Orius series, opening up extraordinary possibilities in applications ranging from sub-Angstrom HREM to in-situ TEM, from electron diffraction to low dose cryoEM.  Designed to be a reliable workhorse for years to come, the US1000XP is equally well suited for use by novices and experts, from the most routine to the most demanding EM investigations.

The UltraScan family is available in 4 Megapixel and 16 Megapixel formats.  Click on the links below for more details about each model.

USC 4000 (Model 895)

USC 1000XP (Model 994)
 TV Cameras

The 676 is an intensified TV system compatible with Gatan ENFINA™ 2D spectrometer or GIF system.  It converts TEM images into electronically-formatted TV images suitable for displaying on standard TV monitors. These cameras have CCIR (25/625) or EIA (30/525) output and connect to all standard video recording devices to provide real-time recording and display.

676 - Image intensified TV camera for TEM 

 Software for Imaging Products

Software for digital cameras: 
TEM Auto Tune™ - TEM AutoTuning Software
Digital Montage - Photographic-Quality Imaging for creating larger field of view with stitched image arrays.  Now available with support for motorized TEM stages.
HREM Auto Tune - TEM AutoTuning software facilitating HREM
DIFPACK - Diffraction Analysis Software 
Tomography - 3D Tomography Acquisition Software 
ImagePro® from MediaCybernetics for a complete Image Analysis solution
DigitalMicrograph (DM) demonstration software     New to DigitalMicrograph?  Take a test drive of our latest version.