The GrandARM could be operated at very high resolutions – around 43 picometers – and at frame rates of up to 1,200 frames per second in 12-bit mode (even faster in lower bit modes!).
The first users were from The National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.
Users of ePSIC will apply for access to the electron microscope in the same way they would for any beamline at Diamond, through a well-established peer review process, or by performing proprietary research available through Diamond’s Industrial Liaison Office.


From left to right: Hidetaka Sawada, Lan Nguyen, Aiden Rooney (rear), Christopher Allen (front), Sarah Haigh, Angus Kirkland, Emanuela Liberti, Mohsen Danaie, Cecilia Sanchez Hanke.