Richard L. Austin
President and Chief Technology Officer of Gamma Scientific
Gamma Scientific Product Manager
The 4th Complex Nanophotonics Science Camp – sciencecamp.eu – recently took place in Windsor. The aim of the camp was to bring together a number of early-career scientists, science writers and editors within an informal atmosphere of contributed and invited talks, seminars and debates covering the latest research in nanophotonics.
Elliot Scientific was one of the supporters of the camp, enabling researchers in interconnected disciplines such as biophotonics, plasmonics, bio-sensing, optical imaging, and quantum nanophotonics to meet and mingle, expand their knowledge, break with convention, engage their creativity and foster critical thinking.
Prizes were awarded at the end of the camp for the best talks, and Elliot Scientific sponsored two prizes – one for the best poster, and one for the runner-up.
So congratulations go to Volgia Valentina Vogler-Neuling (ETH Zürich, Switzerland), for winning best poster on Large-area 3D nonlinear woodpile photonic crystal with barium titanate nanoparticles, and Runner-up was Matthew Delaney (University of Southampton) for his poster on Integration of chalcogenide materials with photonics for reconfigurable control of light.
Both winners were presented their certificates by Dr Georgio Volpe from UCL’s Department of Chemistry.
The European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS) comes to Glasgow next week, running from the 1st to the 5th of September.
Lake Shore Cryotronics are exhibiting from Monday the 2nd., and Elliot Scientific will be supporting them in demonstrating their range of sensors and instruments for cryogenic temperature measurement and control.
The conference and exhibition will be taking place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) on Exhibition Way.
On Sunday the SPIE Optics + Photonics (#SPIEOpticsPhotonics) begins. With world-class speakers presenting on the latest research, plus conferences on Nanoscience – with a special shout out for Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVI, Organic Photonics, Electronics and Optical Engineering, it promises to be an exciting event.
The following Tuesday, a three day expo opens featuring over 150 exhibitors, a number of whom we distribute for here in the UK and Ireland. So, if you’re in San Diego next week, do drop by and say hello to our friends at these booths:
The Rugged Monitoring portfolio of fibre-optic temperature monitors continues to expand. Their latest addition, the R501 chassis, accepts a range of I/O modules for real-time monitoring of up to 256 fibre-optic and other sensors for measurement of temperature, pressure, AC current, AC voltage, DC current, DC voltage and more. It supports both rack mount and distributed installation.
It has been developed to offer an upgradeable and flexible solution for the changing needs of customers, and a short video presentation on it is below.
The fibre-optic enabled modules and other I/O modules use the Dinrail mount, and can be daisy chained to the central CPU module, communicating over CANBUS/MODBUS. Distributed modules can also be directly connected to a datalogger, for example CAN-Logger, while Rugged Connect is an advanced software package available for data visualisation, configuration and reporting.
Like other Rugged products, the R501 can be used in a wide range of applications. These are not limited to Aviation, Automotive, Cryogenic, Battery Bank/Racks, Medical, Semiconductor, Utility, and R&D. It’s wide measuring range (-271 °C to +300 °C), high precision and complete immunity to RFI, EMI, microwave radiation, and high voltages make it an obvious choice for temperature measurement in extreme conditions.
For more information, please contact us.
If you are attending, drop by our stand (1211) to talk to us about the broad range of equipment we offer for researchers in materials science.
From Digital Holographic Microscopes from Lyncée Tec and Confocal Raman Microscopes from WITec, to vibrating sample magnetometers and probe stations from Lake Shore Cryotronics. We can also offer vibration isolation solutions from Accurion and Kinetic Systems of Boston.
We look forward to seeing you.
The new CMQM conference, taking place at St. Andrews University, provides the UK’s Condensed Matter Physics community to present and discuss their research results in specialised disciplines, superconductivity, magnetism, organic photovoltaics, polaritons and light-matter interactions among others.
For just two days of this three day event, July 3rd and 4th, we will be exhibiting our range of materials characterisation equipment. If you are attending the conference, or are a physics student at the university, we look forward to meeting you.
The Microscience Microscopy Congress (MMC) takes place from Monday, July 1st to Thursday the 4th at Manchester Central.
With 36 conference sessions, an exhibition with more than 100 companies, workshops, training opportunities and a busy social programme it’s the must-attend event for the UK’s microscopy community.
WITec, pioneers of commercial 3D Raman imaging and correlative microscopy are exhibiting on Stand 331 and Elliot Scientific will be supporting them.
The company continues to lead the industry with a unique product portfolio that offers speed, sensitivity and resolution without compromise. Raman, AFM, SNOM and SEM (RISE) microscopes, and combinations thereof, are offered for specific challenges in chemical and structural characterisation through a modular hardware architecture and flexible software combination.
The biennial photonics-fest that is colloquially named LASER Munich opens this morning.
Exhibitors will be demonstrating their wares that include optics, lasers, instrumentation and all things related, to over 30,000 visitors across the four days of the show.
We look forward to seeing you.
The Elliot Scientific June 2019 Newsletter: In this issue we welcome nPoint and their range of piezo-actuated nanopositioning flexure stages, and Microscope Heaters who do what it says on their tin – heat microscopes with fanless incubation systems. We also announce that our Optical Tweezer systems now come with Microsoft’s Windows 10, and that EXFO have launched the Optical Xplorer – the world’s first OFM. Plus Laser World of Photonics in Munich next week and a whole host of materials science and microscopy trade shows coming up next month.
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Surrey-based Digital Pixels has been designing and supplying equipment for the research microscopy community throughout the world for nearly two decades. More recently, under the Microscope Heaters brand, they have developed, designed and manufactured a wide range of fanless enclosure systems for maintaining cell viability within microscope applications for leading universities and research institutes.
Vibration-free microscope heating systems deliver the ultimate in thermal homogeneity and stability. Ideal for the more demanding microscopy techniques such as Super Resolution, Optical Tweezers or electrophysiology: even users of x60 or x100 objectives can benefit as focus drift is reduced. These solid-state heaters can maintain 1 to 50 °C heat above ambient depending on configuration, thus allowing for a wider range of samples to be studied. Inherent reliability means less down time during time-lapse experiments.
These assemblies have independent temperature control over the insert, and the insert’s glass top. They are sealed to maintain CO2 or CO2-O2 gas control, and accept a 3 mm tube for gas delivery.
Open Heated Inserts
Patch clamp and perfusion studies, where access to the sample is essential, benefit from this type of system. It has an optional dual temperature control configuration for controlling the temperature of the heated insert, and the temperature of media entering the sample area.
Intravital Microscopy Imaging System
Specially designed for whole animal viability during extended imaging experiments, the system has two independent temperature control channels – one for the removable heated insert, the other for a heated blanket. Titanium windows complete the system.
A number of cell systems often require a closely controlled CO2 concentration to maintain cell viability over extended periods of time. Although achievable using a 5% CO2 cylinder, these expensive and bulky solutions are limited in their ability to deliver flexible and reliable gas concentrations. Microscope Heaters offer three, high-performance, microprocessor controlled solutions that only require a single 100% CO2 gas supply.