The In-situ Microscopy Alliance is founded

Our mission is to connect industry and academia to advance the in-situ microscopy characterization tools, solutions, and services.

We are thrilled to announce that Alemnis, Imina Technologies, NenoVision and point electronic have formed an alliance to jointly provide in-situ characterization tools, solutions and services.

Our alliance is further strengthened by principal investigator specialized on in-situ techniques, Prof. Dr. Marc-Georg Willinger.

Electron Microscopy (EM) is widely used across different disciplines in research and engineering. Since its early days, EM has advanced amazingly. Nowadays, the users are not limited by imaging and related analysis but can add more techniques, such as AFM, electrical probing, sample manipulation and force sensing. As providers of leading tools used in-situ in combination with electron microscopy, we decided to form an alliance, bringing our technology under one umbrella.

Why the In-situ Microscopy Alliance?

The In-situ Microscopy Alliance (IMA) was founded to share know-how and technology for in-situ microscopy and testing, to accelerate innovation and adoption of new techniques and to foster new applications across disciplines.

Our mission is to connect industry and academia to advance the in-situ microscopy characterization tools, solutions, and services.

As an alliance, we will:

  • Create an ecosystem to enable leading industrial and academic players to explore, develop and promote in-situ characterization techniques, tools, and applications.
  • Educate the research and engineering community about the capabilities of in-situ characterization techniques.
  • Offer integrations of advanced analytical tools and applications for comprehensive in-situ characterization.

A Word from Our Advisor

We are very proud to have a leading in-situ microscopy researcher on board: Prof. Dr. Marc-Georg Willinger, who holds the Chair of Electron Microscopy at the Technische Universität München. Together, we aim to develop the alliance and address the most relevant needs of microscopy users.

Why did you join the In-situ Microscopy Alliance?

Capturing the whole picture and combining different aspects from the nm to mm scale is a challenging and complex task.

The In-Situ Microscopy Alliance was founded by innovative technology-driven companies that understand the relevance of in-situ microscopy and are keen to develop tools for our needs. I wanted to be a part of this development right from the start.

Why do you think that in-situ analysis will enable progress in particular fields?

We need to study functional materials in their functional state, i.e, under application relevant working conditions. This is especially true for the development of performance enhanced materials and devices that are required for a sustainable future, such as catalysts and battery materials, for example.

Meet the Alliance!

Work with us to shape the future of in-situ microscopy and analysis! Contact us or meet our members at the following microscopy related conferences:

  • 26 Feb. - 3 Mar. / MC 2023 in Darmstadt, Germany
  • 4-6 Jul. / mmc 2023 in Manchester, UK
  • 23-27 Jul. / M&M 2023 in Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 10-15 Sep. / IMC20 in Busan, Korea