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Naiad-1 Automated Graphene Liquid Cells

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Graphene Liquid Cell assembly

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Product Overview

Graphene liquid cells (GLCs) are sub-micron sized pockets of liquid trapped between two layers of graphene, providing a vacuum-tight environment for conducting high-resolution TEM in liquid-phase or cryogenic conditions. Naiad-1 makes working with GLCs easy and attainable for any laboratory, delivering efficient and reliable sample preparation. The benchtop device automates the preparation and handling of graphene while guiding users through the assembly process.

Assemble GLCs in 3 minutes

Easy-to-use software guides the user through the assembly process

Liquid cell density 10-100 / µm2

Quickly locate areas of interest while on the microscope

High purity monolayer graphene included

Obtain unprecedented resolution under liquid-phase environments

98% success rate with no experience required

Premium graphene retains integrity and coverage throughout transfer process

Naiad-1 Features
  • Fully automated
  • Compatible with standard TEM grids
  • Aqueous buffers or pure water
  • GLC size range: 100 – 1000 nm (average diameter)
  • GLC density: 10 – 100 GLCs per µm2
  • Highest quality monolayer graphene
  • Etch up to 5 graphene-on-copper disks per 4.5-hour etching cycle
  • Assemble GLCs in 3 minutes per grid
  • Graphene coverage >95%
  • Premium single-layer graphene-coated TEM grids

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Automated GLC Fabrication on Standard TEM Grids

GLCs are formed by sandwiching a liquid sample between top and bottom graphene layers. The bottom layer is supplied on a standard TEM grid. Any type of aqueous sample can be added by pipetting 0.5-5 µl onto the grid. The top graphene layer is transferred via automated loop-assisted transfer (LAT), a proprietary process, that delivers ultra-clean graphene without polymer traces. The entire process takes about 3 minutes.

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Naiad-1 Applications

Liquid-Phase Electron Microscopy

Best-possible resolution for LPEM
Graphene promotes charge dissipation and
protects against radiolysis

TEM image of gold nanoparticles encapsulated within GLC

Single Particle Analysis

Avoid air-water interface
Samples can be flash-frozen
Maintain high resolution

TEM image of flash-frozen GLC grid containing ferritin particles
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