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Tomorrow we are at the Oxford Bioimaging Festival

Mad City LAbs and Prizmatix components we on show at the recent Photonex event held in Coventry

Mad City Labs and Prizmatix components were on show at the recent Photonex event held in Coventry

Tomorrow, October 20th, Elliot Scientific is exhibiting at the annual Oxford Bioimaging Festival held in St John’s College.

The aim of the day is to share the breadth of the imaging expertise within the area’s imaging community by bringing together as many of Oxford’s imaging scientists and clinicians as possible, and showcasing the broad range of scientific research being undertaken in Oxford.

Mad City Labs nanopositioners and Prizmatix LED lightsources for optogenetics will be among the products we will be demonstrating for the life sciences. We will also be available to discuss the opportunities our advanced Optical Tweezers offer to researchers.

Registration is free to members of Oxford University and its institutional and NHS collaborators.


NoIR LaserShields® introduced by Elliot Scientific

Elliot Scientific’s existing laser safety portfolio is now complemented by our introduction of the NoIR LaserShields® eyewear product range.

NoIR LaserShields®, who have been manufacturing laser safety eyewear for multiple applications since 1996 following its creation by parent company NoIR Medical Technologies, offer a comprehensive group of filters for protection against specific or combined laser wavelengths, a broad choice of frames to suit your face and pocket, and additional products for patient/client protection and pilots.

More details on the NoIR LaserShields® Elliot Scientific offers can be found within the comprehensive product pages that show the filter groups, frame styles, and extras, along with datasheets and CE Certificates.

If you have a requirement for laser eye protection, do contact us for advice on choosing the right eyewear as we always recommend you consult your laser safety officer, appropriate laser safety standards, and/or laser system documentation to ensure correct choice of eyewear and safe laser use.

Remember, laser safety eyewear only offers protection against incidental exposure to specified beam energies so incorrect choice and use may lead to serious personal injury or blindness.


Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) gains with two new products

Fibre specialist Nufern and ultrafast laser manufacturer FEMTOLASERS have both released new products to boost applications involving Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).

The INTEGRAL™ core™ OCT from FEMTOLASERS, offers Ti:Sapphire technology in a revolutionary compact and robust package. Its state-of-the-art output parameters, combined with hands-off turn-key performance and low cost of ownership, make it the best choice for everyday use in medical, scientific and industrial applications. The high speed, high resolution tomography capabilities of the INTEGRAL™ core™ OCT are especially welcomed by researchers.

Nufern’s new 1060-OCT select cutoff single-mode fibre is optimised for next generation OCT medical imaging methods that operate at 1060 nm. The exceptional uniformity, tight dispersion, and core/clad concentricity control provided by this fibre is ideally suited for couplers used in OCT. Traditional applications benefit as well since the 1060-OCT fibre’s extra high performance specifications provide increased reliability, and improved production yields reduce costs.

For technical specifications of both of these products, please contact us.


Vibration Isolation System Utilises ‘Negative-Stiffness’ Technology

MK52 Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation System

Anti-vibration leaders Kinetic Systems of Boston offer versatile, ultra-low-natural-frequency optical table isolation support systems to researchers in the UK and Ireland. Available only through Elliot Scientific, the MK52 optical table isolation support system achieves low net vertical natural frequency without limiting its ability to support static loads due to its unique Minus K® negative-stiffness technology.

Horizontal isolation is provided by beam columns connected in series with the vertical-motion isolator. When adjusted to a ½ Hz natural frequency, the MK52 achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz.

MK52 Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation System

The MK52 support system can be configured for a wide variety of locations and applications – wherever external vibrations can adversely affect the operation of sensitive equipment. Ultra-low natural frequencies, high internal structural frequencies, and excellent vertical and horizontal isolation efficiencies make the system well-suited to applications such as analytical balances, cell injection, confocal microscopes, patch clamping, optical microscopes, wafer probing, sensor calibration, and laser applications in fields such as semiconductor processing, telecommunications, aerospace engineering and medical research.

The MK52 is also ideal for applications requiring high resolution, such as Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), AFM-Raman integration and micro-hardness testing.

For more information on this and other vibration isolation tables and breadboards from Kinetic Systems, please contact us.


Nufern Holmium-doped fibre now available from stock

LIDAR scan image courtesy of NASA

Nufern have introduced two Holmium doped fibres, increasing the operational wavelength of their standard range of active fibres to 2150 nm. The result of years of research and development,  the fibres feature a double-clad design and the recently developed NuCOATTM coating technology, which affords greater durability and longer life.

The eye-safe Ho-doped standard fibres available through Elliot Scientific come in two geometrical configurations — a 25 µm core diameter with a 250 µm clad diameter,  and a 40 µm core diameter with a 400 µm clad diameter. These fibres achieve 60% efficiency when resonantly pumped with a Thulium fibre laser. The optimal operating wavelength range for Ho-doped fibre is between 2000 and 2150 nm, making them an ideal choice for a variety of medical lasers as well as power scaling for a host of military laser applications such as LIDAR.

For more information about these fibres and others we offer from Nufern, please contact us.


Chillin’ with the experts: SHI Cryogenics

Ten years ago, Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquired APD Cryogenics and formed SHI Cryogenics – a company with decades of combined experience in building cryogenic equipment and manufacturing innovative designs in both the USA and Japan. Their extensive range of cryopumps, Gifford-McMahon cryocoolers, pulse tubes, shield coolers and lab cryostats are found worldwide in:

  • Semiconductor fabs
  • Optical and industrial coating facilities
  • Research and development labs
  • Medical and life science departments

Latest products include the sub-25 Kelvin CH-104 Cryocooler and Zephyr air-cooled compressor with its 30,000 hour maintenance interval.

For in-depth information on SHI’s broad product line, please contact our Cryogenic Sales Team.


Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation System

MK52 Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation System

Elliot Scientific is introducing a new, versatile, ultra-low-natural-frequency optical table isolation support system to researchers in the UK and Ireland. The MK52 optical table isolation support system, from anti-vibration leaders Kinetic Systems of Boston, achieves low net vertical natural frequency without limiting its ability to support static loads due to its unique Minus K® negative-stiffness technology.

Horizontal isolation is provided by beam columns connected in series with the vertical-motion isolator. When adjusted to a ½ Hz natural frequency, the MK52 achieves 93% isolation efficiency at 2 Hz, 99% at 5 Hz, and 99.7% at 10 Hz.

MK52 Negative-Stiffness Optical Table Isolation System

The MK52 support system can be configured for a wide variety of locations and applications – wherever external vibrations can adversely affect the operation of sensitive equipment. Ultra-low natural frequencies, high internal structural frequencies, and excellent vertical and horizontal isolation efficiencies make the system well-suited to applications such as analytical balances, cell injection, confocal microscopes, patch clamping, optical microscopes, wafer probing, sensor calibration, and laser applications in fields such as semiconductor processing, telecommunications, aerospace engineering and medical research.

The MK52 is also ideal for applications requiring high resolution, such as Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), AFM-Raman integration and micro-hardness testing.

For more information on this and other vibration isolation tables and breadboards from Kinetic Systems, please contact us.