- Improved performance of products and processes
- Enhanced quality control and monitoring
- Increased efficiency (waste and cost)
- New product development
- Promotional images and outreach materials
- Educational materials
- Research support
- Collaborative research and development
Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre is a jewel in the crown not just for the University, but for the city of Plymouth.
If you would like more information on how Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre could help your business, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help.
Plymouth Materials Characterisation Network (PMCN)
We found the PEMC service extremely useful. The communication was excellent; any potential problems were communicated to us for verification before PEMC carried out the work. We are extremely happy with the results and will definitely be using PEMC again.
Industry case studies
"This incredible instrument allows us to zoom in to see the hair stand in detail... and see the extent of the damage"
Electron Microscopy for Farmers
How PEMC worked with multiple farmers for deeper understanding of soil health and diversity through electron microscopy.
"Use of the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre allowed us to delve in to a very new field of study dubbed geophycology, the study of algal interactions with rock – and now concrete"
Composite Innovations Ltd
"Working with [PEMC] has been truly informative and accessible. The friendly and extremely, competent expertise at [PEMC] together with the advanced ion beam milling capability takes this visualisation to a completely new level."
Davy J Ltd
"This study gave us a new insight into the micro properties of our fabrics and their performance characteristics. As a growing South West business, access to such technology on our doorstep with Plymouth University is invaluable."
"We have thoroughly enjoyed working with PEMC on the various projects about pollen and bees. It has been a great learning process, especially in regards to pollen collection, as it has further enabled Pollenize to push on with other research projects."
"This has enabled a keen understanding as to why the fault in the weld may have occurred and the techniques used has allowed for high resolution analysis."
Esterlam International Ltd
"The work carried out by PEMC on the FIB-SEM has gained Esterlam a lot of respect from our client. The outcome of the testing has strengthened our relationship..."
"It was lovely working with the PEMC team on the project, which gave us useful insights into what happens to the microstructure of a coffee bean as it progresses through our roasting process. This information will be invaluable..."
"This diagnostic work is delaying the development of new products and also a barrier to understanding why this particular element performs well. Gaining support with this investigation will allow us to potentially develop the company and grow quicker..."
Plessey Semiconductors Ltd
"Having a local, state of the art tool, available to assist process development is a key resource for Plessey as we develop our LED processes to drive the mass adoption of micro LEDs in the display market."
"Our work with [PEMC] using the FIB-SEM has allowed us to carry out an experiment that conclusively proves the mechanism of PZT aging by providing visual results unavailable with any other technique."
PML Applications Ltd
"Working with [PEMC] was a great experience from the start. The team got really engaged with our project and helped us shape where we could and should go for maximum impact..."
Ramer Sponges Ltd
"This analysis provides evidence to explain why and how this is achieved, and how we can exploit these advantages to specifically target Ramerfoam® grades for additional technical applications."
South West Metal Finishing
"The results from [PEMC] have aided SWMF in developing a better understanding of the process aided by experts and access to specialist equipment."
How European funding supported SMEs in the South West, using Electron Microscopy from 2010–2015
- Peter Day Precision Engineering Ltd - to verify the precision thickness of their platings for their customers.
- Langage Farm LLP - examining the microstructure of their quarg and yoghurt, leading to new product development.
- BB Photonics Ltd - precision measurement to support new product development.