The Elliot Scientific March 2020 Newsletter has been sent out: view it here.
In this month’s issue…
- Lyncée Tec introduces new Industrial DHM® Systems
- nPoint piezo nanopositioning systems
- Prizmatix products for Optogenetics and other Science
- WITec’s latest characterising semiconductor materials application note
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These past few weeks have seen a rash of products released from our partners, so here is a quick summary of what’s new:
Gamma Scientific‘s latest SpectralLED® light source, the RS-7-2 VIS SWIR, features two light engines mounted onto a 500 mm integrating sphere with 150 mm output port to offer a spatial uniformity of >98% across an 8° field of view. The solid-state design incorporates 31 discrete visible wavelengths, and 10 shortwave infrared wavelengths, ranging from 380 to 1700 nm for synthesis of commercially available light sources. Custom wavelength options are also available. For more information, visit our Gamma Scientific SpectralLED® page.
Lyncée Tec have added to their digital holographic inspection microscope range with the launch of the R100 and R200 Industrial DHM® Systems. These compact and lightweight 3D optical profilometers with interferometric resolution acquire data instantaneously over the full field of view, and at camera frame rate by using a scannerless measurement technology unlike other optical profilometers.
- Sample can be measured in transit
- No moving parts
- Unaffected by vibration
- Characterises large areas fast for high throughput
For more information, visit our Lyncée Tec Industrial DHM® Systems page.
Siskiyou now offer a motorised version of their MMF mirror flipper mount. Designed to be used in layouts where optics or detectors need to be in place for one experiment, and then removed for another, the MMF.sd offers <50 µradian repeatability. Control of the mount position is by either wireless fob or TTL input. For more information, please visit our Siskiyou mirror mounts page.
Vescent has been developing low-SWaP fibre lasers for deployed applications, offering a variety of custom packaging options and control electronics to meet the most demanding requirements. Their latest offering is the FO-100 oscillator, a core piece of equipment for femtosecond oscillator and frequency comb experiments. Built around an Erbium-doped fibre, it can deliver sub-100 fs pulses with a bandwidth of over 40 nm, given an appropriate pump input and thermal control loops. For more information on this and related products, visit our Vescent Mode Locked Lasers page.
HOLOEYE have engineered special thermal management systems for their PLUTO and GAEA Spatial Light Modulator for use in situations requiring temperature control, such as an application involving a high power laser or where temperature fluctuations colud affect results.
The TMS 001 electrically cools or heats an SLM that is in contact with a Peltier element and passive heat sink, while the TMS 002 is actively temperature controlled by water.
HOLOEYE’s TMS configuration software runs on a PC and communicates with the device. This simple to use software automatically recognises which model of TMS is being used and allows you to set up a target temperature to maintain the SLM at. It will also log data and display it in real time graphically. The temperature of the SLM can be maintained at ambient, or above or below it.
CRAIC Technologies are sponsoring a webinar entitled Metamaterials Design and Characterization with UV–VIS–NIR Microspectroscopy. It is being hosted by PhysicsWorld, and takes place this Thursday, November 14th at 3pm GMT.
Briefly, Dr Yash Shah from the Xtreme Light Group at Glasgow University will talk about creating polarisation-insensitive plasmonic filters with narrow linewidths, and his novel experiments conducted with a microspectrophotometer to collect Stokes polarimetry measurements.
Dr Jon Burdett – lead applications scientist at CRAIC Technologies – will introduce CRAIC’s microspectrophotometers and advise on microspectrophotometer experiments.
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 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 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.
Early next week, a webinar entitled Raman Microscopy for Microparticle Analysis: Find, Classify and Identify is being broadcast by WITec and Nature.
It takes place on Tuesday, June 4th at 16:00 BST, that is 08:00 PDT, 11:00 EDT, and 17:00 CEST.
Dr. David Steinmetz and Dr. Miriam Böhmler from WITec GmbH will give an introduction to Raman microscopy and automated particle analysis.
They will be followed by Dr. Natalia Ivleva, from TU Munich, who will present her work on microplastic pollution in environmental samples as an application example.
For more information and registration, please visit the webinar homepage.
Speakers from Germany, the USA and China will be at the 16th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium being organised by our friends WITec in September.
Running from the 23rd to the 25th in Ulm, Germany, the symposium will cover aspects of modern Raman imaging and include a poster session detailing recent results in Raman imaging from various scientific fields.
An in-depth introduction to the operational principles and instrumental configurations relevant to confocal Raman microscopy will also be held at the equipment demonstrations.
During the three-day conference participants will be able to have in-depth discussions and networking opportunities with leading scientists and users of WITec microscope systems.
So, if you’re a scientist interested in chemically identifying and imaging samples at the highest spatial resolution, sign up here.
The Iridian range of filters for imaging, fluorescence, Raman and optical spectroscopy is now available in the UK and Ireland through Elliot Scientific.
Scores of filters designed for bandpass – both short and long, edge pass, narrow notch and dichroic mirrors have been added to our website.
They are used in many spectroscopic investigations such as flow and emission cytometry, excitation and emission fluorescence, and more. Imaging filters for use in machine vision applications are available too.
We can also advise on custom filters for very specific scientific applications, and welcome OEM enquiries.
Since 2007 Tecella has supplied electrophysiology measurement systems that allow pharmaceutical researchers to rapidly screen drugs and medical compounds thereby accelerating and improving drug discovery.
Tecella offer a range of instruments for this fundamental technique and have recently introduced the Flex and Impulse multiple channel models.
Flex – 8 to 96 channels
The Flex is a multi-channel patch clamp amplifier configurable from 8 to 96 channels in 8 channel steps.
It offers a comprehensive range of standard and customisable features:
- Voltage clamp
- Low noise integrated digitiser
- Internal head stage per channel
- Internal model cell per channel
- USB interface
- TecellaLab software
- USB powered for 16 channels or less
- Whole Cell, Bilayer, or Electrochemistry models
- Current clamp
- Command voltage range
- Command current range
- Gain values
- Series resistance compensation range
- Capacitance compensation
Impulse – 8 to 64 channel MEA amplifier
Impulse is a new compact and low noise 64-channel microelectrode array amplifier designed to work with a variety of probes. A Windows DLL is available for custom development and OEM integration.
For more information, please contact us.