PRESS RELEASE

April 30, 2019

HoloLive! for DigitalMicrograph

 

Higashimatsuyama, Saitama, Japan (April 30, 2019): HREM Research Inc. officially released HoloLive! that was introduced last year at IMC19 in Sydney, Australia. HoloLive! reconstructs and displays the phase from electron holograms in real time at the microscope during experiments.

 

HoloLive! is the plug-in for DigitalMicrograph that was jointly developed with CEMES-CNRS, Toulouse, France. HoloLive! comes with a handy window for controlling procedures and output. HoloLive! supports live reference hologram correction and live phase unwrapping. Seeing the phase live with HoloLive! facilitates any holography observation, and is essential for in-situ and operando work.

 

“Electron holography is the best method to measure the phase change by a specimen,” says Kazuo Ishizuka, President of HREM Research Inc. “However, a hologram is a mess of fringes, and the phase change is coded by a subtle shift of the fringes. Therefore, it is almost impossible to understand the phase distribution just by looking the hologram, and a post processing is essential.” Martin Hytch of CEMES says, “These days, we cannot imagine doing holography without HoloLive! We need to be able to evaluate the phase continuously during experiments. For example, is the quality of the phase image sufficient? On apply a bias during in-situ experiments, do we see the fields changing? Once the conditions have been optimized we can acquire the best quality data from our experiments.”

 

About HREM Research Inc.

Founded in 2001, HREM Research Inc. specializes in developing products and services that enhance High-Resolution Electron Microscopy (HREM). Dr. Kazuo Ishizuka, the founder of a company has established the whole technique for HREM image simulation. Thus, the company's flagship product, Mac/WinHREM, is world leading HREM image simulation software. Currently, HREM Research Inc. is actively working on making useful techniques available to the HREM community. For more information, visit http://www.hremresearch.com or contact support@hremresearch.com.

 

Contact:

Kazuo Ishizuka

HREM Research Inc.

14-48 Matsukazedai, Higashimatsuyama

355-0055 JAPAN

 

Supplementary materials


Example of real-time phase imaging at the microscope using HoloLive! The HoloLive control window allows rapid interaction and tuning. The demonstration video is available at the HoloLive page at www.hremresearch.com.