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December, 2009
This is the last News of this year. Sorry for not issuing the News after August, but the summer is extremely busy for us to attend the meetings.

All of us wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

1. MSA v1.2 released
We have uploaded MSA v1.2. This version adds a function to convert a data from Bruker system.

2. xHREM v3.5 and SI Extension for DeConvEELS
The manuals for xHREM v3.5 and SI Extension for DeConvEELS are almost done. We expect to release both of them at the beginning of 2010.

3. JEOL French User Meeting
At the beginning of December there was a meeting of JEOL French Users at JEOL France Office in Paris. I was kindly given a chance to present a talk on Quantitative STEM HAADF simulation.

August, 2009
1. Two Microscopy Meetings in Europe: MC2009 and EMAG2009
We will exhibit at MC2009 in Graz, Austria and EMAG2009in Sheffield in UK. If you attend these meetings, please visit our exhibition stand, and let us know your questions/requests?If you have a plan to acquire our software shortly, please get our Special Discount Certificate especially valid for attendees of these meeting.

Please note that our office in japan is closed from Aug. 28 to Sept. 14. However, we hope we can check emails and reply to them periodically.

2. New Releases
Summer is extremely busy for us to attend the meetings. Thus, we have a delay in revising the manuals for xHREM v3.5 and SI Extension for DeConvEELS. Please wait a little while.

July, 2009
1. M&M 2009
We will exhibit at M&M 2009 meeting in Richmond, which is within a few days. Our booth # is 458, which is next to the MSA MegaBooth. We will have Vendor Tutorials on Tuesday and Wednesday at our booth as usual.

Our related presentations are as follows:
74: Fourier Analysis of Ronchigram and Aberration Assessment: K Ishizuka,
K. Kimoto and Y. Bando
655: Crystal Structure Analysis Using Annular Dark-Field Imaging with
High Precision: K Kimoto, K Ishizuka M saito etc.

2. SI module for DeConvEELS
Deconvolution module for an SI EELS data will become ready to be shipped after preparing the manual. This is an add-on to DeConvEELS, and you can use both Maximum Entropy Method and Richardson-Lucy Algorithm.

3. New Price from July 1, 2009
Our price list was changed on July 1, 2009. Please accept a slight increase of the price to maintain our development activities.

Jun, 2009
1. DeConvEELS and DeConvHAADF v2.5 were released
DeConvEELS and DeConvHAADF v2.5 were uploaded. These are free update for the users who have HASP HL key. The users who are using the older key (HASP4) need to upgrade the key.

2. xHREM v3.5 Final Candidate
xHREM v3.5 Final Candidate was uploaded. If we don't hear any serious reports, this will be released as v3.5.

3. FTSR v2.0 Evaluation Version
FTSR v2.0b1 was uploaded to be evaluated by the user. This release includes TSR (Tilt Series Reconstruction). Although acquisition of the data for TSR requires high skill, you can improve resolution substantially.

May, 2009
1. Office in Japan will be temporarily closed
Our office in Japan will be temporarily closed from May 15 to June 3, since we will attend EDGE2009 in Canada and QEM2009 in France. Please note that we cannot ship our product during this period. However, I will be able to check my email periodically, you may send any query or get a quotation by email.

2. IWFR v1.1 was released
IWFR v1.1 has been uploaded. From this version the FFT based functions becomes to use the functions provided by the IPU (Image Processing Utility) plug-in, and you will find significant performance improvement.

3. QPt v1.5 was released
This will be the final release that is compatible with the current user key. This version include some additions of alignment functionality, an ability to measure an electric field, and more.

Later on this year a new version (v2.0) will be released, which is compatible with the IPU (Image Processing Utility) plug-in. The new version will use a new dongle (use key), and of course is a free upgrade for the users who purchased QPt within in two years ahead of this release.

As announced in the previous news IPU is a free-ware that can replace some of the FFT-related Process menus of DM. You can find the plug-in at Scripts/Plug-ins -> Free-ware page of our web site. Please try out the plug-in.

April, 2009
1. FTSR v1.5 was released
FTSR v1.5 has been uploaded. The manual/help has been extended, and some sample data can be downloaded from our web site. From this version the FFT based functions becomes to use the functions provided by the IPU (Image Processing Utility) plug-in, and there is significant performance improvement.

2. MSA v1.0 Final Release
The final version is completed with the 64 bit PCA routine, which can handle a large data set. Please note that you have to use a Windows 64 bit OS to run the 64 bit PCA routine.

3. PPA v1.0.1 was released
This is the version 1.0 that was made compatible with the functions provided by the IPU (Image Processing Utility) plug-in. There is significant performance improvement.

As announced in the previous news IPU is a free-ware that can replace some of the FFT-related Process menus of DM. You can find the plug-in at Scripts/Plug-ins -> Free-ware page of our web site. Please try out the plug-in.

== Affiliate Site Program ==
We started the Affiliate Site Program this year. The goal of this program is to provide a wide opportunity for the visiting users at the our affiliate sites to use our software. Since an affiliate site can enjoy special privileges, we would like to encourage the director of an electron microscope center to contact us for the details of this program.
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March, 2009
1. GPA v2.0 released
GPA v2.0 has been uploaded. There are significant performance improvement as well as new functionality. Especially, from this version the FFT based functions becomes to use the functions provided by the IPU (Image Processing Utility) plug-in.

As announced in the previous news IPU is a free-ware that can replace some of the FFT-related Process menus of DM. You can find the plug-in at Scripts/Plug-ins -> Free-ware page of our web site. Please try out the plug-in.

February, 2009
Dear Subscribers to HREM Research News

The following is the news of February 2009.

1. HREM-Filters update
HREM-Filters Pro/Lite v1.5 has been uploaded. Especially, Local 2D filters has been optimized in terms of computing speed. From this version the FFT based functions becomes to use the functions provided by the IPU (Image Processing Utility) plug-in.

We will update other plug-ins, GPAAFTSRAPPA and IWFR, in turn to use the FFT based functions provided by IPU plug-in.

As announced in the previous news IPU is a free-ware that can replace some of the FFT-related Process menus of DM. You can find the plug-in at Scripts/Plug-ins -> Free-ware page of our web site. Please try out the plug-in.

2. HREM Mouse tool
We have uploaded the HREM Mouse tool plug-in at our Scripts/Plug-ins page. This plug-in gives a capability to handle mouse clicks by using a script. There is a simple sample code in the manual, which shows how to handle the mouse clicks on an image.

NOTE: Basic knowledge on writing a DM script is required to use this mouse plug-in.

January, 2009
This is the first HREM News of 2009. Although the global economical situation is very bad, please support our effort to develop useful software for electron microscopy.

1. Our schedule of 2009
We will exhibit at M&M2009 in Richmond, US and MC2009 in Graz, Austria this year. We will also contribute as a sponsor for EDGE2009 (EELS Workshop) in Canada and QEM2009 (Quantitative Electron Microscopy School) in France.

2. Affiliate Site Program
We started the Affiliate Site Program this year. The goal of this program is to provide a wide opportunity for the visiting users at the our affiliate sites to use our software. Since an affiliate site can enjoy special privileges, we would like to encourage the director of an electron microscope center to contact us for the details of this program.

3. IPU (Image Processing Utility) plug-in
IPU is a free-ware that can replace some of the FFT-related Process menus of DM. Using this plug-in you can calculate a FFT or auto/cross-correlation of any sized image. We also provide DM-compatible functions that can be used in a script. If you use IPUFFT in place of FFT, for example, you can take a FFT of any sized image. Computing time is also optimized by using Intel's MKL (Math Kernel Library). You can find the plug-in at Scripts/ Plug-ins -> Free-ware page. Please try out the plug-in.

December, 2008
1. HREM-Filters Pro on November Issue of Microscopy and Analysis An article on HREM-Filters Pro was published on the November issue of M&A. This article was written by Prof. T. Kogure of Tokyo University.
Please have a look on the article, when you receive your copy. I am still waiting my copy.

2. Peak pairs Analysis (PPA)
The press release of PPA was published in Microscopy and Analysis, and formally released at the end of last month. An article of PPA prepared by Prof. P.L. Galindo will be appeared on the March issue of M&A.
Please send your inquiry on PPA to support@hremresearch.com.

3. xHREM v3.5 Beta
A beta version of xHREM (WinHREM) v3.5 is now on the web. This version supports a multi-CPU and has been optimized for computation speed powered by Intel's Math Kernel Library (MKL). Thus, this version is especially suitable for STEM simulation. A cluster computing version is also available for Windows.

A version Mac OS X for is now under development.

4. Multivariate Statistical Analysis (MSA)
MSA will be finally released in a week. Please send your inquiry on MSA to support@hremresearch.com.

July, 2008
1. xHREM (WinHREM/MacHREM) v3.0
Finally, we have officially released xHREM v3.0: the cross-platform HREM Image Simulation Program for Windows and Mac OSX. The development environment for the user interface has been changed, and it has become more cross-platform between Windows and Mac OS.

For the user who are using a HASP HL key, this is a free update.
Please download software and enjoy an improved process speed.

If your key is HASP4 (indicated as HASP), a key update is required.
A minimum cost will be charged. Please enquire the cost for the key update.

2. M&M 2008 at Albuquerque, New Mexico
M&M 2008 will be just one month ahead. This year we will also present Vendor Tutorials at our booth (#1325) from Monday to Wednesday (three days) from 5:30 to 7:00 PM after the scientific sessions.
Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, please Sign up at the MSA Mega Booth.

May, 2008
The following is the news of May. Sorry, but except xHREM most of the news are for Japanese readers.

1. xHREM (WinHREM/MacHREM)
We will release xHREM v3.0 officially at an early date. It will become more cross-platform between Windows and Mac OS. Please try the pre-final version uploaded as an evaluation version of the next release at our web site.

2. Japanese Microscopy Annual Meeting
We will exhibit at the coming Japanese Microscopy Annual Meeting. If you attend the meeting, please visit out booth.

3. Nikkei Science (Japanese only)
The July number of Nikkei Science that will be issued on May 24 will include a special product article for Microcopy and Related Equipment/Software. A feature article introduces our software for Quantitative Electron Microscopy. Please check the July issue.

January, 2008
Happy New Year to all the subscribers from HREM Research!
The following is the news of this month.

1. New Price from April 1, 2008
We will introduce a price for a public research institution. Thus, some software has three prices for regular, research and education/research licenses. A current academic license corresponds to a new education/ research license.

A regular or education/research license will go up by about 10%, but a research license will go down by about 10%. Moreover, a research license will be introduced to software that does not currently have an academic price (in this case, an education/research license is same as the research license).

When a new license is lower than the current license, such as a research license, we are happy to apply immediately a new license form now on.

2. GPA Update
We will release shortly an update of GPA (Geometric Phase Analysis), which measure strain from a HREM image. Although a current version is v1.0, Martin Hytch has recommended us to name it as v1.3 or 1.5, since update is so significant.

3. WinHREM/MacHREM Update
The trial version of the next release uploaded in our web will be released as v2.6 within a week.

We are developing a version that is compatible with a multi-CPU (multi- Core). Our current test shows more than a 10-times performance improvement compared with a single CPU machine. Based on this performance we will increase a number of phase gratings and a total number of atoms ten (10) times of current values. Then, we can treat a giant model using 100 phase gratings and one million (1,000,000) atoms.

4. New DM plun-in PeakPairs
We are developing a new DM plug-in called PeakPairs under collaborations with an original developer, Pedro Galindo of University of Cadiz, Spain.
Our DM version is more user-friendly than the original Matlab version.
This plug-in will be released shortly. REFERENCE:
The Peak Pairs algorithm for strain mapping from HRTEM images Ultramicroscopy 107 (2007) 1186-1193

5. ACMM-20
We will be out of town from Feb. 9 to 19 to attend Australian Microscope Society Meeting in Perth. Please note that we are not be able to ship software during this period.

We look forward to your contact.

December, 2007
It becomes the end of years of 2007. This year we released a new DM plug-in, HREM Filters Pro/Lite, and improves various plug-ins. We exhibited at Japanese Microscope Society Meeting in Niigata, American Microscope Society Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

Next year we are planing to exhibit at Australian Microscope Society Meeting in Perth, Japanese Microscope Society Meeting in Kyoto, American Microscope Society Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico and European Microscope Society Meeting in Aachen, Germany. We look forward to seeing you at some of these meetings.

We wish all of you a pleasant year-end and/or new-year holidays.

October, 2007
1. 2007 MRS Fall Meeting
We are proud to be a sponsor for "Symposium C: Quantitative Electron Microscopy for Materials Science" during the coming 2007 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

We will exhibit at 2007 MRS Fall meeting (Booth # is 1211). If you will attend the meeting, please visit our booth. Moreover, if you want to have a personal demo on our software, we recommend you to contact us as soon as possible to reserve your slot.

2. Filters article in Microscopy Today
The article on our new plug-in HREM-Filters was published in the latest issue of Microscopy Today. If you are not an MSA member, you can find a copy at the Filters page of our web site.

3. GPA (Geometrical Phase Analysis) v1.0 final release
We have released a final version GPA v1.0. We are actively working with Dr. Martin Hytch to improve functionality and add new capability for the version 2.0.

September, 2007
Three news relating HREM-Filters.

We formally released HREM-Filters at M&M 2007. There was a big response and we are asked to write articles for Microscopy Today (MSA magazine) and Microscopy and Analysis (Wiley magazine).

1. Microscopy Today
Next issue of Microscopy Today will publish our article for HREM-Filters.
If you are not an MSA member, you can download it from our web site when the article becomes available.

2. Microscopy and Analysis
The latest issue of Microscopy and Analysis kindly published our press release for HREM-Filters. Please have a look at:
http://www.microscopy-analysis.com/item/656/23/5/3

3. Periodic Mask tool
DigitalMicrograph has a Periodic Mask tool. However, specifying two base vectors accurately is extremely difficult. Thus, HREM-Filters has provided an easy way to specify the base vector, and refines them by using a least square fit. Now, user can specify base vectors using a mouse tool. This function is also available for HREM-Filter Lite, which can be downloaded freely from our web site.

July, 2007
You may find information below is useful, if you will attend the coming M&M 2007 at Fort Lauderdale next week. There are also other information useful for every subscribers.

1. M&M 2007 at Fort Lauderdale
1-1. Vendor Tutorials
HREM Research presents Vendor Tutorials three days from 5:30 to 6:30 PM after the scientific sessions. Seating is limited.
To reserve your seat, please Sign up at MSA Education Table in the MSA Mega Booth.

Monday: Software Cs-Correction
Tuesday: Strain Mapping and Magnetic Field Observation
Wednesday: EELS, HAAD Deconvolution and Optimal Noise Filter

1-2. Related Presentations
Monday 3:30 PM #190 (Poster #45)
Optimal Noise Filters in High-Resolution Electron Microscopy;
K Ishizuka, P Eilers, T Kogure
Wednesday 9:00 AM #469
Atomic Column Imaging Using STEM-EELS;
K Kimoto, K Ishizuka, T Asaka, T Nagai, M Saito, Y Matsui

2. xHREM v2.6
Final candidate versions of the cross-platform HREM Image Simulation Program for Windows and Mac OSX are uploaded. You can download it from the last link on the corresponding download page.
Since the development environment for the user interface has been changed, there still might be some minor bugs. We are looking forward to getting your feedbacks before finalize the release.

June, 2007
We are pleased to announce an update of HREM Filters Pro/Lite.
Now, even a Lite version include a command to find a set of base vectors for a Periodic Mask. It is normally not easy to set the base vectors for a Periodic Mask tool by adjusting arrow heads using a mouse. This command will find for you the base vectors using a least square fit based on a roughly specified arrow heads. HREM Filters Pro/Lite has a following commands, though some of them are available for Pro only.

Wiener Filter
Radial background
2D background (Pro only)
Local 2D background (Pro only)
Difference Filter
Radial background
2D background (Pro only)
Local 2D background (Pro only)
Utilities
Replace Dud Pixels
Trend Subtraction
Radial Average
Periodic Filter
Find Base Vectors
Apply Mask (Pro only)

Please note HREM Filters Lite v1.0 is a FREE-WARE, and you can download from Script/Plugins page of our web site. Please check the PDF manual on the web for more details.

May, 2007
We are busy now to prepare Japanese Annual Microscopy meeting that will be held at Niigata from 20 to 22 of May, 2007.

Software Release (Update) in a near future:
1. HREM Filters Pro/Lite v1.0
2. GPA v1.0 (update for beta users)
3. FTSRFMTF (Modulation transfer Function), NPS (Noise Power Spectrum)
estimation commands (update)
4. MacHREM/WinHREM (xHREM) v2.6 (update)
5. FTSR: TSR (Tilt Series Reconstruction) (update)
6. DeConvEELS, DeConvHAADF v2.5 (update)

All of the above updates are free for a registered user.

Please note HREM Filters Lite v1.0 is a FREE-WARE, and you can download from Script/Plugins page of our web site. Please check the PDF manual on the web.

February, 2007
Some of you had busy days for preparing an abstract for M&M 2007. We are plaining to exhibit at coming M&M 2007 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and hope to see many of you again.

This time I would like to introduce HREM Filters Pro/Lite, which is a plug-in for DigitalMicrograph. Filters Lite is a free-ware and you can download from Script/Plugins site of our web. Filters Pro is a commercial software and very powerful compared with Lite. You can see how Filters Pro is powerful from the manual at HREM Filters page. Filters Pro will be released shortly.

August, 2006 - IMC 16
The 16th International Microscopy Congress is just around the corner. We are happy to announce that we will have a commercial booth at IMC16 in Sapporo, Japan. If you attend the congress, please visit our booth #31, which is close to the coffee corner according to the booth layout.

We will have Luncheon Seminar at lunch time (12:15-13:15) on 09/05 Tuesday on "Quantitative Electron Microscopy: Software Cs-Correction and Geometrical Phase Analysis."

12:15-12:45 Software Cs-Correction; Kazuo Ishizuka, HREM Research Inc
12:45-13:00 Geometrical Phase Analysis; Martin Hytch, CEMES-CNRS
13:00-13:15 Questions and Answers
Since our seminar is very technical, the audience is limited to the first 100 people. Please come to Room Q a little earlier.

It's our pleasure to announce that we will present two talks on 09/05 Tuesday.
1. 09/05 (Tue): 10:30-10:45: Room G: Session I-12
Why does Exit Wave Restoration using IWFR work so well?
2. 09/05 (Tue): 11:30-11:45: Room C1: Session I-2
An Approach toward Phase Electron Microscopy.

July, 2006 - M&M 2006
Microscopy and Microanalysis annual meeting is just around the corner. We are happy to announce that we will have a commercial booth at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2006 in Chicago, IL. Please visit our booth 1209. We will have Exhibitor Tutorial on Tuesday evening, just after the poster session closes.

Title: Software Cs-corrector
Content: We are now able to correct spherical aberration by reconstructing an exit wave from a series of images. You can use one of our DigitalMicrograph plug-ins and get a Cs-corrected image straightaway.

Please reserve your seat at the Meeting Management, since the number of attendees for software demonstration is limited.

I will also present a talk on Thursday at the session A10 - Approaching the 1-A barrier in the CTEM.
Title: Validity of IWFR to Reconstruct an Exit Surface Wave.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.

March, 2006
Time flies so quick. More than two months elapsed after the last HREM Research News. We would like to introduce a couple of our activities and a good news for the oversea users.

1. ACMM19
ACMM (Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis) was held in Sydney from 5th-9th February 2006. We presented a talk entitled "An Approach toward Real-Time Phase Electron Microscopy." The presentations on the same lines will be intended at M&M2006 (Chicago) and IMC16 (Sapporo).

2. New Web Server.
Our web server could not have been accessed from Korea due to an access restriction forced by Korean government. Thus, we moved our web pages to a new web server. If you have any problems to see any pages, please let us know.

3. IMC16
We are proud to officially announce the support for IMC16 at Sapporo. We will support a travel and accommodation expenses in Sapporo for oversea delegates who will present the results obtained by using our software. This is not on a first-come- first-served basis. However, please apply now if you are interested in this support, since we would like to work out a necessary budget.

December, 2005
It becomes close to the end of yearDThis year we have released IWFR, FTSR and GPA, and exhibited at Japanese Microscopy Meeting in Tsukuba and M&M2005 in Honolulu. We appreciate the customers to support our activities committed to electron microscopy.

Note that only one special promotion price of IWFR is left now. Please contact as soon as possible, if you are interested in having your copy of IWFR.

We wish you a pleasant holiday season and a happy new year.

October, 2005
Sorry for a bit long silence. We do not have new products, but the followings are our recent activities during a few months.

1. Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) 2005 (July 31 - August 4).
As you know we opened an exhibition booth at the last M&M2005 in Honolulu, Hawaii. I have presented an invited talk on EELS and HAADF deconvolution.

2. QEM 2005 (European school on advances TEM measurements techniques for material sciences, Sept. 25 - October 7).
This school was held in St Aygulf, French Riviera. There were 100 participants (there were more applications!). Two of our DigitalMicrograph plug-ins, namely GPA and FTSR, were used in computer practical sessions. Each plug-ins was introduced by our collaborator Dr Martin Hytch or Prof Angus Kirkland.

GPA: Geometrical Phase Analysis. This plug-in will be released in a month.
FTSR: Focal and Tilt Series Reconstruction. Focal series part is now available to the person who cannot wait the full FTSR.

3. Publication on QPt
Our publication on "Phase measurement of atomic resolution image using transport of intensity equation" submitted to J Electron Microscopy is now available on-line at the OUP site

I am looking forward to receiving your query on these products.

M&M 2005
We are happy to announce that we will have a commercial booth at a coming Microscopy and Microanalysis 2005 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Please visit our booth 1023. We will have Exhibitor Tutorial on Tuesday evening, just after the poster session closes. Please reserve your seat at our booth ASAP, since the number of attendees for software demonstration is limited.

April, 2005
1. Special Offer of IWFR
HREM Research Inc. introduced "IWFR for DigitalMicrograph," image processing software for high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM) last month. (If you are a newcomer to this list, please check previous news in the news archive of our web site.) We have agreed with Prof. Les Allen of the University of Melbourne, who has developed the IWFR algorithm, that we will distribute the first five copies of IWFR with 20% discount from the regular price, or a travel support to the ICEM 2006 in Sapporo for oversee attendees (maximum US$1,500 for each copy).

The first copy is already sold out. The second copy is under negotiations. Since an order will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, please hurry to place your order for the special offer.

2. Release of FTSR
As we noticed previously, we will release the FSR (Focal Series Reconstruction) part of FTSR (Focal and Tilt Series Reconstruction) plug-in for DigitalMicrograph next week.

I am looking forward to receiving your query on our three Exit Wave Reconstruction plug-ins, namely QPt, IWFR and FTSR.

March, 2005
HREM Research Inc. has introduced "IWFR for DigitalMicrograph," image processing software for high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM). Please have a look at the enclosed catalog and visit an revised page for the IWFR on our web .

IWFR stands for Iterative Wave Function Reconstruction. The method iteratively reconstructs the wave function at the specimen exit surface from a through-focal series of HREM images (a set of image intensities measured in different planes) and was developed by the group of Assoc. Prof. Les Allen at the University of Melbourne.

Using the reconstructed wave function, optical aberrations, e.g. spherical aberration, can be corrected. Therefore, IWFR is a Cs corrector implemented by means of software. It is noteworthy that IWFR can be used with typically five images. The use of further images enhances the robustness of the algorithm in the presence of noise. The IWFR method also corrects for known spatial and temporal incoherence in the microscope.

I am looking forward to receiving your query on the IWFR.

January, 2005
Sorry for a bit long silence. We are actively working to develop useful software for electron microscopy. The followings are our recent activities. Please keep your eyes on HREM News, and support our development. We hope you a fruitful year of 2005.

1. QPt for DigitalMicrograph in Microscopy and Analysis
Our product QPt was introduced in Microscopy and Analysis. Please have a look at "TEM Imaging Software" in http://www.microscopy-analysis.com/whatsnew/whatsnew.htm

2. Update of DeConvEELS, DeConvHAADF
We have updated DeConvEELS, DeConvHAADFto v2.0. Please have a contact to our support, if you are an eligible user.

3. QPt at RMS Meeting
One of the RMS (Royal Microscope Society) meeting was held in Oxford. We presented the talk on the following title: "Phase Measurement of Atomic Resolution Images using Transport of Intensity Equation"

note: TIE is a theoretical bases of the QPt.

4. IWFR release schedule
We have a bit delay for this product. We are now preparing the manual for the IWFR.

5. FTSR release schedule
We have discussed on the release schedule of FTSR (Focal and Tilt Series Reconstruction) with Dr. Angus Kirkland in Oxford during my last visit to UK. Since there are potential users, who are looking forward to using FSR (Focal Series Reconstruction), we have decided to release the FSR as an alpha version of FTSR in late February (or at least in March). Of course, the legitimate user can upgrade to the final FTSR without any surcharge.

I am looking forward to receiving your query on these products.

October, 2004
QPt for DigitalMicrograph has been released. Please see an attached Press Release and its catelog. We can get more information at our web site.

I am looking forward to receiving your query on these products.

September, 2004
I am pleased to announce that we are finalizing QPt for DigitalMicrograph, which recovers a phase using only intensity measured with electron microscope. This is applicable for the images of medium as well as high resolution. Now, you can see its page also in IATIA's web site:

http://www.iatia.com.au/products/

This plug-in will be released at the end of this month.

We also proudly announce that we recently signed a contract with The University of Melbourne for the development of IWFR for DigitalMicrograph. IWFR (Iterative Wave-Function Restoration) is also a phase recovery software especially suitable for atomic resolution microscopy developed by Les Allen. This may be compared with the TrueImage released by FEI. This plug-in will be released at the of this year.

I am looking forward to receiving your query on these products.

August, 2004
I am pleased again to announce that we will present our recent development at coming EMC 2004 in Antwerp, Belgium.

We will introduce three image processing plug-ins for DigitalMicrograph: DeConvHAADF, QPt and IWFR. The first one is a poster presentation (IM3.P6), and the rest is one of late breaking posters (check a special section for the late breaking posters).

DeConvHAADF is deconvolution software for STEM-HAADF image using the Maximum Entropy Method or Richardson-Lucy Algorithm. We demonstrated that sub-Angstrom observation is possible by using JEOL 2010F (WITHOUT a Cs corrector!).

QPt is an implementation of the QPI (Quantitative Phase Imaging) technology developed by IATIA, Melbourne. This is a phase recovery software from electron micrographs (intensity measurements). We have demonstrated that this technique is applicable to atomic resolution images, which were taken with Philips CM30/FEG/UT at NCEM, Berkeley.

IWFR (Iterative Wave-Function Restoration) is an implementation of an algorithm developed by Les Allen, The University of Melbourne. This is also a phase recovery software especially suitable for atomic resolution microscopy. This may be compared with the TrueImage by FEI.

June, 2004
I am pleased to announce that we will present our recent development at coming APEM in Kanazawa, Japan.

We will introduce three DigitalMicrograph plug-ins: DeConvHAADF, QPt for DigitalMicrograph and IWFR.

DeConvHAADF is deconvolution software for STEM-HAADF image using the Maximum Entropy Method or Richardson-Lucy Algorithm.

QPt for DigitalMicrograph is an implementation of the QPI (Quantitative Phase Imaging) technology developed by IATIA, Melbourne. This is a phase recovery software from electron micrographs (intensity measurements). This is especially suitable for observation of magnetization. Applicability for atomic resolution microscopy will be presented at APEM.

IWFR (Iterative Wave-Function Restoration) is an implementation of an algorithm developed by Les Allen, The University of Melbourne. This is also a phase recovery software especially suitable for atomic resolution microscopy. This may be compared with the TrueImage by FEI.

March, 2004
I am pleased to announce an update of MacHREM/WinHREM, which is our main product. From this version (v.2.5), the user key becomes cross-platform, namely the same key can be used for Windows and Mac OS (including OS X).

This version includes new features like ModelView, ImageTableau and many changes. The former displays atomic model, while the latter tabulates images obtained by changing thickness and defocus.

Update from v2.0 is free. Please visit the Image Simulation page of our web site.

January, 2004

A Happy New Year!


Many thanks for registering to the HREM Research News.

Last year, we published a few HREM Research News. However, we found that these news were not delivered to the subscribers owing to our mistake. We are thus sending again previous news put together. Sorry for this inconvenience.

Please pay attention to the HREM Research News, since we are planning to release several interesting products this year.

December, 2003

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


This is the last News of 2003 from HREM Research. We have recently released DeConvHAADF as promised last month. You can see its manual in the web.

An update of MacHREM/WinHREM (v.2.5) will be released early next year. We are planning to release successively a several softwares that are under development. We are sure that they will assist your research.

November, 2003
DeConvHAADF, a sister software of DeConvEELS, will be released soon. The DeConvHAADF is a plug-in for DigitalMicrograph (Gatan), and improves a resolution of your STEM-HAADF image by using deconvolution techniques. This is an affordable Cs-Corrector with no modification of your microscope. Please visit a link from News on our home page.

October, 2003
We are proud to release DeConvEELS: Software Monochromator! The DeConvEELS is a plug-in for DigitalMicrograph (Gatan), and improves an energy resolution of your EELS spectrum by using deconvolution techniques. This is a poor man's but wise man's monochromator! Please visit a link from News on our home page.

July, 2003
The following Script PlugIns for DigitalMicrograph are now uploaded

1. KsEELS
This package allows (a) multiple EEL spectrum acquisition and (b) drift-correction for low-loss spectra. Energy-loss scale/origin is automatically calibrated.
2. ThroughFocusImages
This plugin takes a series of through focus images on Gatan's CCD camera by changing defocus through EM Control plugin. Imaging conditions adjusted before launching this plugin will be used automatically. Other parameters for image acquisition conditions and setting for image archive will be changed by using a custom dialog.


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