EDT Collect

EDT COLLECT

EDT Collect introduces new ways of collecting 3D Electron Diffraction Tomography (EDT) data and changes the way an electron diffraction tomography experiment is handled.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Comprehensive calibration

  • Manual and automatic modes of data collection

  • Advanced reporting

DATA COLLECTION MODES

  • Single frame precession
  • 3D EDT in precession mode
  • 3D EDT in rotation mode

MODERN HARDWARE SUPPORT

Possible in 2 modes:

  • software (default, requires a modern computer controlled TEM)
  • hardware

ADVANCED REPORTING

Reporting tool – EDT Collect will automatically generate a report for the collected data and save it in a PDF file for the future use.

The hardware accelerated data collection is available through the  DigiStar precession unit  from  NanoMEGAS  (TEM must be equipped with DigiStar).

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

COMPUTER RECOMMENDATIONS:

The  EDT Collect  system is supported on the following systems:

COMPONENT MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
OPERATION SYSTEM

                                                                                   Windows 8, 8.1, 10

PROCESSOR

1.8GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU
2.4+ GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU
MEMORY
4 GB
8+ GB
GRAPHIC CARD
ATI Radeon HD 3650 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 256MB
ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB, or better
DISK SPACE

                                                  100 MB for the  EDT Collect  program 500+ GB of the temporary data storage

A computer controlled TEM machine is required so that  EDT Collect  can change the beam tilt angle and tilt the goniometer.

It is still possible to use  EDT Collect  in the fully manual mode in case of old (no computer control) TEM machines. In this case, the TEM must be equipped with NanoMEGAS DigiStar precession hardware unit. The sample holder will be tilted manually by the user.

  • Gatan (through the Gatan DigitalMicrograph ® )
  • TVIPS (through EM-MENU)
  • SIA cameras

JEOL :

  • 1400, 2100, 2200, 3200
  • ARM 200/300
  • 2010, 3010, 4010  1)

1)  JEOL : computer controlled board must be present for JEOL 2010/3010/4010 TEM.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (former FEI) :

  • Tecnai, Titan – TEM must have a license for Scripting module installed and activated on the PC.

Zeiss :

  • Libra 200