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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.



June 2015 Newsletter Out Now

June 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June 2015 Newsletter: In this issue we welcome Kryoz Technologies and their Cryolab – an elegant cryocooling materials research system for the desktop, look forward to Vescent Technologies‘ forthcoming Simline ICE controllers for the AMOP community, reveal the latest in gold and silver SERS substrates from Ato ID, refine cryogenic temperature measurements with Lake Shores’ upgraded Model 372, make a last call for the Laser World of Photonics in Munich, plus the International Year of Light and more…

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September 2014 Newsletter Out Now

September 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we look at the new MMP precision micropositioning stage series from Mad City Labs, cover Ato ID’s cost-effective high-performance Gold SERS substrates for an enhanced Raman signal, reveal that Lake Shore’s new Model 372 AC Resistance Bridge/Temperature Controller is now shipping, explain how BOTDR enhances the Foresight™ DSTS from OZ Optics, and look forward to Photonex 2014 in October.

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New Gold SERS substrates for enhanced NIR Raman signal

The newly released Ato ID™ ‘Mato’ Plasmonic Sensor is designed to offer good excitation results for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) in both the red (600 nm plus) and NIR wavelength ranges.

Features sers-mato-pack3

  • Ideal for red to NIR laser wavelengths
  • Significantly enhances Raman signal
  • Gold (Au) coated
  • Active area: 4 x 4 mm (typical)
  • Overall carrier size 25 x 25 x 1 mm thick
  • Compatible with use of cover slip over the active SERS area
  • Developed specifically for high sensitivity trace detection applications

The base substrate is soda-lime glass which exhibits relatively weak inherent Raman scattering and so does not interfere with the sample signal. The active region comprises a pure gold coating over the proprietary nanofabricated base (patent pending). The monolithic structure eliminates risk of contaminants that can arise with glued or chemically treated types. All ‘Mato’ Raman substrates are vacuum sealed in a cleanroom environment for ease of handling. Please contact us for more information.

See also the ‘Randa’ silver coated substrate for visible to NIR applications.