In-Situ Control and Data Handling Software
In-Situ Explorer is a software package from Gatan in partnership with DENSsolutions. It combines component control and data correlation from in-situ stimuli, along with high-resolution spatial and temporal imaging. The single software interface correlates images from Gatan IS cameras (K2 IS, OneView IS, and Rio IS) with in-situ thermal data from the sample holders responsible for the observed specimen changes (DENSsolutions Wildfire, Lightning and Climate systems).
- Single software interface: Acquire, store and analyse Gatan imaging and DENSsolutions holder data. Saves time and eliminates errors from manual data correlation.
- Sample temperature information: Record the actual temperature, set point and heater power for every image.
- Data based on time, temperature and region of interest: Use the temperature history to explore and extract exactly the data you need.
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MoSx Based Sample
The video below shows how the In-Situ Explorer plug-in for GMS 3 simultaneously acquires images using the OneView camera while controlling in-situ temperature conditions using the DENSsolutions Wildfire S3 system. Courtesy of M. Zhukovskyi, Notre Dame.
Live updates of the in-situ device setting are displayed with each image frame. Both the image and in-situ data are recorded in industry standard HD video formats (uncompressed .avi, .mp4 or .wmv).
Record in either continuous HD video (time series) or time-lapse mode, depending on the in-situ process you are studying. The video can be a single window, group of windows or a fixed area. Text fields that can be displayed automatically and recorded include data relating to:
- Microscope state
- Camera/DigiScan acquisition parameters
- In-situ device setting
In-Situ Video Software supports heating and cooling TEM holders and SEM stages controlled by SmartSet™ and ITC (model 503) controllers. It also supports 3rd party in-situ devices through an open architecture.
The software is also fully compatible with DM scripting, so you can extend and customise your in-situ experiments as you need to.