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WITec are at MMC in Manchester from Monday

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.

 

 


June 2019 newsletter now online

June 2019 NewsletterThe 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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Microscope incubation systems, stage heaters and more from DPMH

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.

Incubation Systems for Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Zeiss et al

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.

Stage Top Heaters

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.

Gas Control Solutions

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.

Visit our website for more information, or contact us for further details now.


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.

 


February 2018 Newsletter Out Now

September 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome Accurion and their Halcyonics range of vibration isolation systems, take a look at Siskiyou’s probe manipulators for the life scientist interested in electrophysiology, survey the temperature measurement and control equipment from Lake Shore Cryotronics, and announce two new handheld instruments from EXFO for analysing optical powers and frequencies in fibre networks.

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CRAIC’s Technologies MP-2™ Photometer can upgrade your microscope

The CRAIC Technologies MP-2™ Microscope Photometer is designed to add photometry and imaging to an optical microscope. With a spectral range from the deep UV to the near infrared, the MP-2™ is better described as a microscope radiometer. It is limited only by the microscope’s optics.

The CRAIC MP-2™ microphotometer enables collection of transmission, reflectance or even fluorescence and luminescence photometric data of microscopic samples.

mp-1The MP-2’s solid state detectors have dynamic ranges and sensitivities greater than PMTs or imaging systems and with complete software control, either broad- or narrow-band, photometric intensity measurements can be made. Typical applications include:

  • Cytophotometry & immunohistochemistry
  • Cytofluorimetry & immunofluorescence
  • Intracellular calcium measurements
  • Gemology & mineralogy
  • Thickness measurements
  • Ion & pH measurements
  • DNA analysis
  • Photoreceptor analysis

Please contact us for more details.


New Elliot Scientific 2017 Brochure out now

Product Overview 2017 coverProduct Overview 2017 is now available to download. This new brochure from Elliot Scientific details the broad range of products and equipment we offer from leading companies around the globe and our own ranges designed and manufactured in-house.

The sixteen page brochure has been fully updated to include all the latest products that we offer for:

  • Lasers and Systems
  • Optics and Fibre-optics
  • Precision Positioning
  • Microscopy and Biophotonics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Materials Research

Printed copies of the brochure are also available. Contact us to have one posted to you, or simply pick one up at any UK conference or exhibition we are attending.

Our next is SU2P in Glasgow: 5th and 6th April.


February 2017 Newsletter Out Now

February 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue, we look at all the new products we are now offering – Prizmatix’s UHP-M DuaLED UV-Visible light source for microscopy, dielectric mirrored Spatial Light Modulators from HOLOEYE, a measurement system from Gamma Scientific for Near Eye Displays,  and the latest from Energetiq – a tunable broadband plasma light source.

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New DuaLED Light Engine for UV-Visible from Prizmatix

Prizmatix’s self-contained UHP-M is an ultra-high power UV-Visible light source designed to replace Metal-Halide and Mercury lamp systems in many microscopy and fluorescence applications.

Incorporating two independently controllable Prizmatix large-chip LEDs, the UHP-M delivers broadband white 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 for each channel
  • Fast TTL switching
  • Low optical noise
  • Long life (no lamp replacement)
  • Fanless operation
  • Remote control*
  • USB interface*

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


Mad City Labs leads sub-nanometre positioning revolution

Mad City Labs is a leading manufacturer of flexure-based nanopositioning systems capable of sub-nanometre positioning resolution. Their product line covers the entire spectrum of nanopositioning capabilities while maintaining a leadership role in multi-axis stages for high speed optical microscopy imaging. As Elliot Scientific is the exclusive distributor for Mad City Labs products in the UK and Ireland, contact us for more details about:

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  • Nanopositioners
    • Single Axis
    • XY-Axis
    • XYZ-axis
    • Rotational and ‘Tip & Tilt’
    • Z-Axis
  • Microscopy
    • Focusing Elements
    • Micropositioning Systems
    • RM21™ Platform
    • MicroMirror TIRF Accessory
  • Systems
    • Nano-Cyte™ LC: Motion Controller
    • SPM-M closed loop, scanning resonant probe
    • MadPLL for tuning forks and Akiyama probes

New Elliot Scientific brochure launched for 2016: Read online now!

Product Overview 2016 is now available to browse online via our Issuu channel, or you can download a PDF version.

This all-new brochure from Elliot Scientific details the broad range of products and equipment we offer from leading companies around the globe, and our own ranges designed and manufactured in-house.

The sixteen page brochure has been fully updated to include all the latest products that we offer for:

  • Lasers and Systems
  • Optics and Fibre-optics
  • Precision Positioning
  • Microscopy and Biophotonics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Materials Research

Printed copies of the brochure are also available in the UK. Contact us to have one posted to you, or simply pick one up at any conference or exhibition we are attending.

Our next is Photonex, which begins on October 14th in Coventry next week.


August 2015 Newsletter Out Now

August 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we explore PlutoHOLOEYE‘s Spatial Light Modulator range, love the 508 tpi baby screw adjusters by Kozak, look to the future with Mad City Labs’ RM21 microscope platform, shoulder the load with Kinetic Systems’ optical tables, plus the International Year of Light and more…

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FLEX™ from CRAIC Technologies – a superior solution for analytical challenges

FLEX™, a UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometer designed to be flexible in configuration, capability and pricing, has been launched by CRAIC Technologies.

Tailored for cost effective multiple spectroscopic analysis of many types of microscopic samples, FLEX™ operates from the deep ultraviolet to the near infrared. Depending upon the configuration, samples can be quickly and accurately analysed by absorbance, reflectance, luminescence and fluorescence.

FLEX™ can also image microscopic samples directly via its DirecVu™ optics and grab high resolution digital colour stills. Additional options include a measurement capability for refractive indices and thin film thickness. FLEX™ is a multi-functional tool for the laboratory or factory, offering superior solutions for analytical challenges.

For further details on this and other CRAIC products, please contact us.


March 2015 Newsletter Out Now

March 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we hear about the new colorPol® polariser brochures from CODIXX, see how spectroscopy and Atom Optics’ science benefit from Photodigm Laser Diodes, feel the emphasis Micro Laser Systems put on diffraction limited circular beams, get a taste of a superior solution from CRAIC Technologies for analytical challenges, and almost smell the sea air as we visit the SU2P Symposium in Dundee next week, plus the International Year of Light and more…

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Custom Lake Shore CRX Probe Station with CRAIC Spectrophotometer installed at Southampton

Southampton Custom CRX

Elliot Scientific recently installed a unique integration of Lake Shore CRX micro-manipulated probe station, CRAIC Technologies InGaS Spectrophotometer, and Zeiss microscope at the University of Southampton’s Centre for Photonic Metamaterials.

Combining our knowledge of both CRAIC and Lake Shore products, we offset mounted a Zeiss microscope carrying the CRAIC Spectrophotometer onto the probe station.

The microscope was supported in a custom manufactured rig to provide smooth movement in three axes above the sample chamber, enabling the researchers to closely observe the optical properties of nanostructured materials at cryogenic temperatures through a broadband objective lens of special design.

Contact us if your next project requires a custom engineering solution. We can help.


BiOS this weekend, then Photonics West from Tuesday

Optical Tweezers System

Elliot Scientific’s team will be demonstrating our flagship Optical Tweezers system at this weekend’s BiOS EXPO and Conference in San Francisco. From February 7th to 8th in Booth 8523, you can see an acousto-optically steered laser beam trap and manipulate multiple sub-micron sized objects under the microscope.

Elliot Scientific's Booth

A couple of days later, Photonics West opens at the same venue and we will be in Booth 4626 from Tuesday February 10th displaying our fibre alignment solutions and miniature positioning components.

If you’re at the Moscone Center on these dates, do drop by our booth and say hello.


Latest Elliot Scientific brochure launched for 2015: Download it now!

Product Overview 2015 is now available for download. This all-new brochure from Elliot Scientific details the broad range of products and equipment we offer from leading companies around the globe, and our own ranges designed and manufactured in-house.

The sixteen page brochure has been fully updated to include all the latest products that we offer for:

  • Lasers and Systems
  • Optics and Fibre-optics
  • Precision Positioning
  • Microscopy and Biophotonics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Materials Research

Printed copies of the brochure are also available. Contact us to have one posted to you, or simply pick one up at any conference or exhibition we are attending. Our next is Photonex, which begins in Coventry tomorrow.

Alternatively, you can browse it online, magazine-style, on our Issuu channel.


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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August 2014 Newsletter Out Now

August 2014 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue Vescent’s videos show lock robustness, Mad City Labs aid microscopists along with Optical Tweezers from Elliot Scientific, and Lake Shore still has some Option Cards for its Model 340. Plus a whole lot more.

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November 2013 Newsletter Out Now

November 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue we welcome new equipment from Spectral Optics – the Variable Beam Splitter Attenuator (VBSA), Lake Shore Cryotronics – the low-cost PS-100 Probe Station, and CRAIC Technologies – the latest 508 PV microspectrophotometer add-on for legacy microscopes. We also celebrate the tenth anniversary of mechOnics and look at the range of UV, Visible, and IR products offered by Lambda Research Optics.

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New 508 PV from CRAIC Technologies adds advanced microspectroscopy to legacy microscopes

The new 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer, from CRAIC Technologies is designed to be added to an open photoport of a microscope or probe station for non-destructive analysis of the spectra of many types of microscopic samples.

The 508 PV™ features the cutting edge Lightblades™ spectrophotometers from CRAIC Technologies. These can acquire spectra of microscopic sample areas by absorbance, reflectance, polarisation, luminescence and fluorescence, in addition to high-resolution colour images, when attached to properly configured microscopes via the proprietary optical interface.

Applications:

  • MEMS devices & Optical Thin Film Thickness
  • Material Characterisation & Process Contamination Analysis
  • FPD Colour Masks, OLEDs & LEDs
  • Mineralogy & Vitrinite Coal Reflectometry
  • Photoreceptors, Semiconductors & Surface Plasmon Resonance

Contact us to find out how the 508 PV™ is an effective means to upgrade a microscope to the latest hardware and software microspectrophotometer.


October 2013 Newsletter Out Now

October 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific October newsletter is now available. In this issue we explore the range of nanopositioning products available from Mad City Labs, take a look at the new catalogues about Probe Stations from Lake Shore and laser eyewear from Honeywell Safety, feature Laser Driver Modules from OptoSci, wave the flag for the UK at InterOpto in Japan, and take a stand at Photonex in Coventry next week.

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New Elliot Scientific Brochure launched for 2014: Download it now!

Product Overview 2014 is available for download. This all-new brochure from Elliot Scientific details the broad range of products and equipment we offer from leading companies around the globe and our own ranges designed and manufactured in-house.

The sixteen page brochure has been fully updated to include all the latest products that we offer for:

  • Lasers and Systems
  • Optics and Fibre-optics
  • Precision Positioning
  • Microscopy and Biophotonics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Sensors and Instrumentation
  • Materials Research

Printed copies of the brochure are also available. Contact us to have one posted to you, or simply pick one up at any conference or exhibition we are attending. Our next are Photonex, Coventry and InterOpto, Yokohama, both in October.

Alternatively, you can browse it online, magazine-style, on our Issuu channel.