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IIT-Madras Unveils Word’s First Remotely Operable LEAP Microscope

Published on July 18, 2018
An innovative marvel from the prestigious institution.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras has commissioned a remotely operable Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) microscope.

Leap microscope

  • It is claimed to be world’s first remotely operable LEAP microscope, as it can be remotely operated through special terminal by researchers divided geographically.

Facts about LEAP:

  • LEAP is a high-performance microscope that can provide a precise atom-by-atom view of materials.
  • It provides atomic-scale insights into metallic objects, which will influence wide spectrum of industries ranging from steel to automobiles and energy to transportation sector.
  • It will also give major thrust to research in nanotechnology, among other fields.
  • The remotely operable LEAP microscope has been developed in a collaborative exercise involving eight top research institutions in the country, spearheaded by IIT-M.

Other partner institutions are:

  • IITs of Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Ropar
  • International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI)
  • Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)
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