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JEOL USA, Inc.. (3/29/10). "Press Release: Award-winning Pioneer in Nanoscience Research Visits JEOL USA". Peabody, MA.

Region Region Peabody, MA
  Country United States (USA)
Organisation Organisation JEOL USA Inc.
  Group JEOL (Group)
Products Product transmission electron microscope (TEM)
  Product 2 nanotechnology
Persons Person Iijima, Sumio (Meijo Univ 201003 Professor)
  Person 2 Santorelli, Bob (JEOL 201003 CEO JEOL USA)
     


Nanoscience owes much to the discoveries of world renowned physicist Dr. Sumio Iijima, who pioneered the use of high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) to characterize nanomaterials in the early 70s and successfully imaged carbon nanotubes in the early 90s.

Although he has used JEOL TEMs for the past four decades, Dr. Iijima visited JEOL USA this March for the first time following a speaking engagement at MIT's Center for Materials Science and Engineering.

Dr. Iijima's accomplishments are many, beginning with his groundbreaking work at Arizona State University and later at the Research Development Corporation of Japan and at NEC. He produced the first atomic resolution micrographs with the HRTEM, characterized the structure of crystalline solids and imaged small clusters in the structure of gold particles. He looked at short-range order in carbon specimens and his micrographs validated the structure of C60. In 1991, he published a paper on the crystalline structure of carbon nanotubes.

The discovery of carbon nanotubes has fueled intense research in nanoscience and transformed knowledge of materials that are developed to benefit society. "Science is always looking for something new," Dr. Iijima mused. "Like the discovery of the transistor, small things become giant and the seeds begin to grow."

Iijima admits to always thinking of microscopy as a hobby - not a job - and his instruments of choice are the TEM, and, when not investigating nanomaterials, the flute.

"We're honored to have such a distinguished leader in the field of nanoscience visit with us," said Bob Santorelli, CEO of JEOL USA, who hosted the visit along with Shinichi Watanabe, Chairman; Peter Genovese, President; and Hisao Wada, Vice President.

Dr. Iijima was recently honored as a guest of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and was presented with the 2009 Order of Culture award for materials science. Iijima has also received the prestigious Kavli prize in 2008, Spain's 2008 Prince of Asturias Award, and the 2007 Balzan Prize for Nanoscience. He was elected as a U.S. foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Science in 2007, and received the 2002 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics. Iijima is currently a professor at Meijo University, director of the AIST/Nanotube Research Center, Senior Research Fellow at NEC, and Dean of Sungkyunkwan Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology in Seoul, Korea.

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JEOL USA, Inc.

JEOL is a world leader in electron optical equipment and instrumentation for high-end scientific and industrial research and development. Core product groups include electron microscopes (SEMs and TEMs), instruments for the semiconductor industry (electron beam lithography and a series of defect review and inspection tools), and analytical instruments including mass spectrometers, NMRs and ESRs.

JEOL USA, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of JEOL, Ltd., Japan, was incorporated in the United States in 1962. The company has 13 regional service centers that offer unlimited emergency service and support in the U.S.

For more information about JEOL USA, Inc. or any JEOL products, visit www.jeolusa.com, or call 978-535-5900.

CONTACT:
Patricia Corkum,
Marketing Manager
978-536-2273
o pcorkum@jeol.com
o www.jeolusa.com

   
Record changed: 2016-03-19

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