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February 2019 newsletter now online

February 2019 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue we go in deep with Lyncee Tec’s R-Series of Digital Holographic Microscopes, welcome the return of OptiBlocks from Prizmatix to our webpages, announce a training capability for spectroscopists interested in Raman Imaging from WITec, and recommend fiber optic components manufactured by market leader OZ Optics.

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We would like to say a big thank you…

We would like to say a big thank you to the people who visited our booth at Photonics West 2019 and met with Dr. Adrian Knowles in his new role as Elliot Scientific’s Managing Director. You certainly made it a successful event all round for both him and us.

Many visitors were impressed by our Elliot|Martock compact stage portfolio. These precision engineered dovetail slides are offered in a range of sizes and travels, delivering smooth backlash-free motion in X, XY, XZ, YZ or XYZ directions. Of particular interest to some were the miniature rotation stages.

Our Optical Tweezers demonstration videos are always attention grabbers, and a number of biophysicists and scientists from other disciplines stopped by to discuss how our cost-effective systems could help them in their projects. Researchers working within tight budgets were delighted to hear that Elliot Scientific laser trapping could be added to their existing (expensive) microscope without the need to buy a whole new instrument.

Elliot|Martock Gold Series Flexure Stages also proved of interest to many involved in light, optics and electronics due to their versatility. These world-renowned devices offer superior manipulation in three axes, and with minimal arcuate displacement they enable nanometre positioning for critical applications that include fiber launch and waveguide alignment. A comprehensive range of standard and customisable accessories are available too.

If you didn’t get to see us and our products at Photonics West, please visit our website or contact us for more information.

 

 


Photonics West opens today – Elliot Scientific in Booth 4660

The annual Photonics West group of exhibitions and conferences organised by SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics – opens today and runs till Thursday at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Elliot Scientific is exhibiting in Booth 4660 – look out for our banner (right) and new background (below).

 

We will be demonstrating our renowned range of XYZ flexure stages and precision micro- and nano-positioning slides, our fully automated DAli3 alignment system, as well as showing our Optical Tweezers add-on for professional microscopes.

More information can be found out about Photonics West 2019 here


January 2019 newsletter now online

January 2019 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific January newsletter is now available. In this issue we say hello to Digital Holographic Microscopy specialists Lyncée Tec as we expand our life science range of products that currently come from Accurion, CRAIC Technologies, Elliot Scientific, HOLOEYE, Kinetic Systems, Prizmatix, Siskiyou, Tecella, and WITec. We also look at Lake Shore’s new M91 FastHall controller and remind you of next month’s Photonics West.

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Elliot Scientific now representing Digital Holographic Microscopy company Lyncée Tec SA

Elliot Scientific has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Lyncée Tec SA, of Lausanne in Switzerland, to distribute and support their range of holographic microscopes based on the revolutionary patented Digital Holographic Microscope (DHM®) technology.

DHM® are 3D optical profilometers characterised by an unrivalled high measurement rate and a very short exposure time. These unique features make possible applications not conceivable using white light interferometers and confocal microscopes: 3D topography measurements in presence of environmental vibration or of intrinsic sample vibration, sample characterization in cryogenic and high temperature environments, large area screening, and analysis of the deformation dynamics of samples due to external stimuli such as temperature and pressure changes, light irradiance, mechanical force, or electromagnetic fields.

In life sciences, DHM® enables label-free non-invasive millisecond to multi-days continuous measurement of cells. Quantitative phase measurements provide quantitative information about cell morphology and intracellular content, cell proliferation and viability, trans-membrane ionic currents and water transport among others.

“We are excited to work with Elliot Scientific, an innovative company with a highly qualified staff that will provide the highest levels of service and knowledge. DHM® are complementary to Elliot’s product line.” said Dr. Yves Emery, CEO of Lyncée Tec. “This agreement enables us to provide high quality products, services, as well as scientific and technological support.”

More information can be found on the Elliot Scientific website at www.elliotscientific.com/Lyncee-Tec-Digital-Holographic-Microscopes

About Lyncée Tec SA

Founded in 2003, Lyncée Tec SA is the leading company in the field of Digital Holography Microscopy (DHM®). The company offers directly and through distribution and OEM partners a broad range of products covering sample holders and conditioning accessories, stand alone and camera-like DHM®, and software modules for efficient analysis of measurement data. Systems have been designed specifically both for R&D and for quality inspection. They are used in the fields of micro production, industrial metrology, MEMS, semi-conductor, micro-optics, watch industry, and cell imaging. For more information, please visit www.lynceetec.com


Elliot Scientific’s 2018 newsletters published in one volume

Elliot Scientific’s renowned monthly newsletters have been compiled into a single edition for the year 2018.

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December 2018 newsletter now online

December 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December newsletter is now available. In this issue we start offering WITec confocal Raman imaging solutions within the UK and Ireland, Mad City Labs say Nano-ZL is ideal for high-speed multiwell plate imaging, Rugged Monitoring introduce multi-channel capability with new T301 module, and Seebeck coefficient measurement is explained in a video from DEMCON|kryoz, plus our winter holiday schedule.

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Elliot Scientific now representing Raman Imaging specialists WITec in the UK and Eire

Unique correlative analysis in one instrument: Raman/AFM, Raman/SNOM

Elliot Scientific has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with WITec GmbH, of Ulm in Germany, to distribute their range of award-winning Raman imaging instruments.

WITec is a market leading manufacturer of high-quality micro- and nano-analytical imaging equipment featuring confocal Raman microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) techniques for the geoscience researcher, forensic scientist, pharmaceutical lab technician, semiconductor manufacturer, and food and drinks technologist.

The WITec product line of high-resolution SNOM, AFM and confocal Raman imaging solutions will be the responsibility of our Managing Director, Dr. Adrian Knowles.

Adrian is a qualified chemist and is well known within the spectroscopy community, especially within the field of Raman spectroscopy. His knowledge encompasses a wide range of technologies that include CCD cameras, fibre-optics, microscopy systems, Raman spectrometers and fluorimeters. His broad market visibility has been fundamental in the success and growth of several photonics and spectroscopy companies during his 20 year career.

Our team of scientists and engineers has nearly 30 years of experience in sales of light-based technologies to academia and industry. With expertise in key WITec application areas of forensics, geoscience, the life sciences, materials science, photonics and semiconductors, Elliot Scientific is the ideal partner for supporting WITec instruments within the UK and Ireland.

More information can be found on our website at www.elliotscientific.com/Raman-Imaging


New High Brightness White Light Fibre Coupled Light Source from Prizmatix

The HB-FC-White high-brightness fibre-coupled light sources from Prizmatix are designed especially for OEM illumination applications in life science instrumentation, machine vision.

The HB-FC-White is a self-contained light source that includes all the necessary driver electronics and a thermal management system – no special controller box is required to operate the unit if used at the preset power.

  • Single chip long-life LED
  • High brightness cool-white light
  • High power from a small core fibre
  • Isolated TTL and analogue input
  • Optional fast TTL switching (200 ns)
  • Low optical noise
  • Optional remote control
  • Optional USB or RS-232 control
  • For OEMS:
    • Simple integration
    • I²C remote control protocol

Typical optical power from distal end of 1 m fibre:

Fibre Type Fibre Core Fibre NA Output Power
Polymer 1000 µm 0.63 460 mW
Polymer 500 µm 0.63 245 mW
Glass 250 µm 0.66 110 mW
Silica 50 µm 0.2 0.5 mW

For more information, please contact us.

 


Got the shakes? Our vibration isolation systems should calm things down.

Vibration noise is a nuisance for many precision applications in science and industry. Passing road, rail or air traffic, building resonances, co-workers,  air conditioning, lifts and other machinery and equipment all pose a threat to your sensitive instruments. This could be a high-powered microscope, a delicate micromachining system, a life science experiment, or a laser-based optical set-up.

Elliot Scientific offers a choice of both passive and active vibration isolation systems from leading manufacturers for your application. Whether you require a simple benchtop platform, an optical table, workstation, or custom system, we can help.

We also supply Hi-Fi audiophiles with affordable antivibration solutions for decoupling high-end turntables so as to get the most from their vinyl.

Click here for active systems from Accurion

Click here for passive systems from Kinetic Systems Inc.

Or, for advice on the which is the best solution for your application’s problem, please contact us.

 

 


November 2018 newsletter now online

November 2018 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue a new digital micromirror device (DMD) is announced by Prizmatix for targeting light, and we also show off their UHP-M light source, both for microscopy; Lake Shore Cryotronics distributed cryogenic temperature sensing systems get a mention, along with IPG‘s ultrafast lasers; and we finish off with how capacitance measurement equipment from Andeen-Hagerling can help in a huge variety of research and industrial applications.

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Prizmatix impresses at Neuroscience 2018

Prizmatix has been wowing the crowds at Neuroscience 2018 in San Diego this week with their self-contained UHP-M, an ultra-high power UV & Visible light source for many microscopy applications.

Incorporating two independently controllable Prizmatix large-chip LEDs, the UHP-M delivers broadband white light from a single 55 W LED, and high power UV from a single 10 W LED operating at 365, 385 or 405 nm depending on model ordered. The UHP-M offers:

  • Optically isolated TTL & analogue inputs
  • Fast TTL switching
  • Low optical noise
  • Long life (no lamp replacement)
  • Fanless operation
  • Remote control*
  • USB interface*

* The UHP-M requires no external control if operating at full power. However, if power levels need to be adjusted, the optional remote control or USB interface will be required.

Prizmatix also announced the introduction of a digital micromirror device (DMD) module for delivering light to cellular and subcellular targets. Applications include: optogenetics, uncaging, photoactivation and fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP).

The one megapixel DMD utilises a grid of 914 by 1140 independently controllable micromirrors to divert light to specific areas under study at over 1000 times per second.

This exciting new product offers almost spatial light modulator (SLM) performance without the need to use lasers, and we’ll know more about it soon.

There’s still time to visit Prizmatix in booth 3333 as Neuroscience 2018 continues until November 7th.