Meet Oxford Instruments at mmc2023

We are excited to be at Microscience Microscopy Congress (mmc) 2023! We will be demonstrating Unity - the world’s first BEX imaging detector that combines Backscattered Electron and X-ray (BEX) imaging in a single technique, simultaneously. We will also have the latest in traditional Electron Microscope analytics and fluorescent microscopy on display, alongside Oxford Instruments’ broader Materials Analysis and Life Science capabilities, with live demonstrations available.

The BC43 Andor Benchtop Confocal Microscope, which delivers amazing images at the push of a button, will also be on show. WITec Raman imaging and correlative Raman-SEM (RISE) solutions, which redefine the state-of-the-art in speed, sensitivity and resolution along with Suite SIX, the newest version of WITec’s integrated software environment for instrument control and data analysis. As is our Cypher AFM, which routinely achieves higher resolution than other AFMs and is available with a full range of operating modes, environmental controls, and even video-rate scanning.

We look forward to seeing you at stand 211.


Manchester UK


July 04 - July 07, 2023


NanoAnalysis, WITec | Raman, Andor, Asylum Research


mmc2023 Activities 

As well as being available on stand 211 to answer questions and give technology demonstration, our team of experts participated in a number of symposia and presenting a paper.

You can see the full details of our participation in mmc2023, below.

mmc 2023 event

Symposium presentations

SessionDateTimePresenterPresentation Title
FIB Applications & EM Sample Prep Techniques in Biological SciencesTues, 4 July12:05Louise HughesThe onus of sample characterisation and data correlation – Elementary, my dear Watson!
EMAG - Energy MaterialsTues, 4 July16:15Simon BurgessUsing SEM to Solve Routine TEM Problems
Correlative and Multimodal X-ray MicroscopyThur, 6 July12:00Alexandra StavropoulouMulti-technique, in-situ analysis workflow for battery materials in the scanning electron microscope
Multiscale and Correlative Microscopy Approaches to Microanalysis and SpectroscopyThur, 6 July15:20Josh LeaMultimodal Analysis of Concrete and Cementitious Materials

Posters Presentations

PosterDateTimePresenterPresentation Title
1029Tues, 4 July16:30-18:00 Kim LarsenHigh temperature EDS and EBSD analysis - enablingin-situ heating for direct observation of phase transformations in the SEM
1058Tues, 4 July16:30-18:00 Dan HaspelGetting The Best Spatial Resolution By Using Low kV EDS in FIB Workflows
1061Tues, 4 July16:30-18:00 Louise HughesElemental maps to dye for: using Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry for quantitative and qualitative analysis of heavy metal stains.
3031Thur, 6 July12:15-14:00Josh LeaMultimodal Analysis of Concrete and Cementitious Materials
3037Thur, 6 July12:15-14:00Alexandra StavropoulouMulti-technique, in-situ analysis workflow for battery materials in the scanning electron microscope

Commercial Workshops

DateTimePresenterPresentation Title
Tues, 4 July12:30-13:00Josh LeaRISE Analysis of Battery Materials
Tues, 4 July13:30-14:00Nick JonesImaris - Unlock the potential of your microscopy data using machine learning in Imaris
Wed, 5 July12:15-12:45Geraint WildeAndor - Dragonfly 600: Imaging from protein complexes to model organisms
Wed, 5 July12:45-13:15Haithem MansourNEW Product Introductions for the SEM from Oxford Instruments Nanoanalysis

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Unity is the World’s first BEX imaging detector. It works by combining Backscattered Electron and X-ray imaging into a single technique – BEX. Unity is making it easier than ever before to image and analyse an entire sample in minutes, due to the high-speed of BEX data collection, and is boosting microscope productivity by up to 100x. Fundamental to the speed and power of Unity is its unique design. It combines two types of sensor within one detector head and sits under the microscope pole-piece. The game-changing Unity detector combines the topographic, crystallographic, atomic number and elemental information ​into an instant high-resolution visual output. So, users can effortlessly navigate around the sample, and sophisticated analysis can be simpler and faster than ever.

AZtecLive 6.1

AZtecLive 6.1 is the latest release of this marketing-leading software platform, bringing with it some significant advances. The new AZtecMatch functionality enables AZtec EDS users to identify features or samples automatically in the electron microscope. With AZtecWave, elemental maps can now be acquired simultaneously using EDS and WDS, enhancing the speed of EDS analysis with the sensitivity of WDS and ensuring accurate mapping results for trace elements or elements affected by X-ray peak overlaps. For those working with EBSD, the new “Optimize Experiment” step in AZtecHKL simplifies the EBSD data collection process by guiding users  through every stage of an EBSD measurement, ensuring maximum analysis speeds and optimum data quality, whatever the application

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    We were excited meet you at mmc, this year, and we have some pioneering technology to show you. Be amongst the first to see the Unity BEX detector in action, live. Alternatively, if you're interested in the latest in Raman microscopy, EDS, WDS, EBSD or NanoManipulation, or you would like to see the benchtop Confocal Microscope which delivers amazing images at the push of a button, please request a demo. We’d be delighted to show you how our solutions can help achieve great results. 

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