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March 2020 newsletter now online

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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.

 

 


Raman Microscopy for Microparticle Analysis Webinar

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.


16th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium announced

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.

 

 


Iridian filters now available from Elliot Scientific

The Iridian range of filters for imaging, fluorescence, Raman and optical spectroscopy is now available in the UK and Ireland through Elliot Scientific.

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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.

Please contact us for details, or visit our Iridian pages.


Meet us at Focus on Microscopy 2019 from Sunday

The Focus on Microscopy (FOM2019) conference and exhibition begins this Sunday morning, April 14th, at the QEII Conference Centre in London, and runs for four long days.

FOM is an annual event that takes places in various countries around the world, presenting the latest innovations in optical microscopy and their application in biology, medicine and the material sciences. Topics will cover:

  • 3D optical imaging and image processing
  • Adaptive optics for microscopy
  • Coherent non-linear microscopies
  • Confocal and multiphoton-excitation microscopy
  • Correlated microscopies, light/electron
  • Developments in resolution and imaging
  • Fluorescence image, labelling and spectroscopy
  • Laser manipulation and tracking
  • Light sheet microscopy
  • OCT and holographic endoscopy
  • Phase/interference based microscopies
  • Raman spectroscopy imaging
  • Super-resolution nanoscopy
  • … and more

Elliot Scientific will be on stand 2 at the sold-out exhibition. We will be featuring Accurion active anti-vibration products; ultra-bright LED light sources from Prizmatix; and manipulators, stages and other microscopy accessories by Siskiyou.

Come and chat to us about our Optical Tweezer systems, digital holographic microscopes (DHM) from Lyncée Tec, and WITec confocal Raman imaging microscopes. We also offer Patch Clamp amplifiers manufactured by Tecella and the Kinetic Systems’ passive anti-vibration table and platform range, as well as HOLOEYE SLMs and CRAIC Technologies’ microanalysis systems.

For readers keen on acronyms and abbreviations, here a selection to get your teeth into: FCS, FLIM, FRAP, FRET, GSDIM, PALM, SHG, SIM, SOFI, STED, STORM, THG, and TIRF

 


March 2019 newsletter now online

March 2019 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this special life science issue we reveal how WITec’s new ParticleScout can help quickly identify and quantify, pollutants, unveil three new videos of products for microscopy and optogenetics from Prizmatix, announce that Siskiyou’s range of motorised manipulators are now available in the UK and Ireland, and show how Digital Holographic Microscopy from Lyncee Tec can help the research scientist, plus Magnetism 2019 in Leeds next month.

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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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WITec Raman imaging system installed in our lab for training

We’ve just installed a WITec apyron Raman imaging system in our demonstration lab here in Harpenden. The apyron was developed by WITec to straddle the boundary between ease-of-use and the ultimate in conformal capability. As such, it is ideal for:

  • Labs with multiple users of varied skill levels and requirements
  • Raman newcomers requiring advanced imaging
  • Accomplished Raman spectroscopists seeking superior performance
  • Industrial labs doing repeat experiments within limited time periods

apyron sets the benchmark for automated Raman imaging systems; delivering excellent images with outstanding spectral and spatial resolution. The ultra-fast acquisition times and exceptional signal sensitivity, combined with automated system configurations and intuitive measurement procedures, make the award-winning apyron the instrument of choice for many labs.

Now you can have the chance to experience the system first-hand. We will be running Raman imaging workshops in the near future, so watch this space.

In the meantime, for more information please visit WITec Raman imaging systems or contact us.


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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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


Bright products for Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Optogenetics

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAElliot Scientific distribute a comprehensive range of high powered LED light delivery products for microscopy, spectroscopy, optogenetics, and other scientific research and industrial applications. Manufactured by Prizmatix, a scientist-led company that specialises in the design and manufacturing of ultra high-power LEDs, a range of power levels and wavelengths across the spectrum are available for applications that include…

  • For microscopy and imaging: the powerful UHP-T LED series
  • For optogenetics: single and dual wavelength systems for in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • For custom setups:
    • offering modularity and versatility
    • fibre-coupled units with up to 11 different LEDs

STSI-All-250-1For in-vivo and in-vitro optogenetics, Prizmatix offer a full range of modules that start from single wavelength plug-and-go kits, to multi-wavelength systems for activation and silencing in the same fibre. From light sources to cannulae, and everything in between, Prizmatix provides all the components necessary for experimenters in neuroscience, neurobiology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and biophysics. Typical systems have been constructed by researchers for:

  • Detection & excitation
  • Intensity monitoring
  • In-line filtering, attenuation or polarisation
  • Reflectance or fluorescence detection for in situ, in-vivo, or in-vitro applications

Prizmatix have extensively developed various photonics products for use in neuro and bioscience research such as optogenetics, as well as traditional chemistry, biology and physics. For example, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, microscopy, and absorption measurement are typical applications here. Elliot Scientific are always happy to advise, so contact us today for further information.


December 2016 Newsletter Out Now

December 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December 2016 Newsletter: In this issue we cover the new range of Vibrating Sample Magnetometers designed by Lake Shore Cryotronics for materials characterisation science, look at the latest laser filters from eye protection specialist NoIR LaserShields, and find out about distributed temperature and stress measurement with Nufern’s speciality fibre-optics and Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry from OZ Optics.

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November 2016 Newsletter Out Now

November 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue, Energetiq Technologies is all aglow with the launch of their latest and most powerful EQ-77 Laser Driven Light Source, Mad City Labs engineer a range of UHV-friendly piezo-driven nanopositioning stages, IPG Photonics release continuous wave Raman fibre lasers, and Neoptix determines if industrial processes are hot or not with Reflex.

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October 2016 ‘Photonex’ Newsletter Out Now

October 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific October 2016 Photonex newsletter is now available. In this issue we preview all the equipment we will be bringing to the show, highlight the manufacturers we will be representing, and reveal three new products. Read more to find out.

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December 2015 Newsletter Out Now

December 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December newsletter is now available. In this issue, Elliot Scientific and OZ Optics show off their glass-wares, Integrated Optics reveals the new MatchBox 2 series of compact lasers, Micro Laser Systems unveils new collimators for the SWIR waveband, Winter holidays and more.

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Higher-performance microlasers in new MatchBox 2 series

515L-15A_laser_PM_fiberThe MatchBox™ 2 series microlaser has been introduced by Integrated Optics UAB.  This new range of very compact lasers follows on from the original ones introduced to the UK by Elliot Scientific for applications in chemistry and biophotonics, particularly Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence imaging, back in 2013.

The MatchBox™ 2 series includes both DPSS and direct diode lasers with a wide range of powers, output wavelengths – from 405 nm to 1342 nm, and either free space or fibre-coupled outputs.

With a small, robust and easy to integrate form factor, enabled by the monolithic design, the MatchBox™ series offers a good power/size/price ratio for its class.

The hermetically sealed, ultra-compact all-in-one laser head is powered by a standard low voltage DC supply and includes the optical components, drive electronics and thermal management within a single enclosure.

Applications

  • Spectroscopy
    • Fluorescence
    • Raman or Rayleigh scattering
    • Absorption and transmission
    • NIR
  • Metrology
  • Lighting
  • Optical alignment applications
Features

  • Wide range of wavelengths
  • Free-space or fibre-coupled outputs
  • Optional SLM versions
  • Output powers from 50 mW
  • Small form factor
  • Active thermal management
  • High electrical efficiency
  • Hermetically sealed
  • Vibration insensitive

Please contact us for more information, or visit the MatchBox product page on our website.


November 2015 Newsletter Out Now

November 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific November newsletter is now available. In this issue, new IPG fibre lasers, new THz-frequency contact probing from Lake Shore, New multi-channel temperature monitor from Neoptix, plus photoluminescence microspectroscopy from CRAIC Technologies and more.

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New IPG fibre lasers available to researchers through Elliot Scientific

A broader range of IPG Photonics‘ reliable diode-pumped lasers and amplifiers using doped optical fibres as gain media are now available to researchers through Elliot Scientific, including the newly introduced Raman series of orange and red lasers.

The four groups of laser systems, encompassing dozens of individual models, offer a choice in terms of power output, polarisation mode, pulsed or continuous wave, plus single or multimode, and single frequency options. Choose from:RFL-sq

  • 1.0 micron Ytterbium-doped fibre lasers & amplifiers
    Continuous wave (CW), Q-switched and single frequency diode-pumped solid-state fibre lasers, as well as diode-pumped fibre amplifiers, for coherent or spectral beam combining, sensors, He3 pumping, optical tweezers and SHG applications
  • 1.5 micron Erbium-doped fibre lasers, amplifiers & broadband sources
    Around 1500 nm, only IPG Photonics offers the widest range of devices in a variety of powers and configurations for a multitude of scientific uses
  • 2.0 micron Thulium-doped fibre lasers
    Medical and other research applications abound for these compact, high-power, wavelength-selectable, single-mode CW or pulsed sources operating in the 1900 to 2400 nm spectral region
  • Raman lasers: Orange or Red wavelengths
    Up to 20 W from a super-compact lightweight optical head linked to a small air-cooled control module makes these lasers ideal for adaptive optics and guide star applications, flow cytometry, holography and spectroscopy

For more information, please contact us.


8th Oxford Photonics Day next week: Elliot Scientific exhibiting

QuAMP 2011 takes place at the University of Oxford in September

Next week, Elliot Scientific will be exhibiting at the 8th Oxford Photonics Day. This free (registration required) event – with lunch and refreshments – is being held on Wednesday,October 7th in the University’s Department of Engineering Science.

The programme will include a broad range of presentations from researchers at the University of Oxford, and elsewhere, on subjects such as:

  • Diamond photonics
  • Biophotonics
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Oblique plane microscopy

We look forward to seeing you there.

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“MatoS & RandaS” are fresh, new SERS substrates cooked up by Ato ID

Ato ID has issued performance and application details for their next-generation of disposable glass substrates for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and/or Surface Enhanced Fluorescence (SEF).

The new smaller AtoID ‘MatoS’ gold and ‘RandaS’ silver Plasmonic Sensor Substrates are available in addition to the existing 1″ square ‘Randa’ and ‘Mato’ ranges and continue to deliver up to 8x more sensitivity than leading rivals.

These new ½” long small form factor slides are individually vacuum packed in 1.5 ml microcentrifuge tubes enabling easier handling for fresh, on-the-spot analysis of immersed material.

  • Size: 12.5 x 5 x 1 mm
  • Active area: 3 x 5 mm
  • Excitation wavelengths:
    • Silver RandaS: 442 nm to NIR
    • Gold MatoS: 600 nm to NIR

For extra information about these new SERS substrates from AtoID, please contact us.


Atom Optics & Spectroscopy benefit from Photodigm Laser Diodes

Photodigm specialises in manufacturing high power single spatial and longitudinal mode laser diodes. By incorporating their proprietary DBR – Distributed Bragg Reflector – technology within a monolithic architecture, Photodigm delivers unequalled performance for researchers requiring excellent spectral purity and superior beam quality with high output powers, whilst ensuring long term reliability and stability. Typical high-resolution spectroscopy applications include:

  • Atomic and Molecular Optical Physics
  • Cold Atom Spectroscopy & Precision Instrumentation, for example:Photodigm logo
    • Advanced gravimeters
    • Magnetometers
    • Atomic clocks
    • Gyroscopes
  • Raman Spectroscopy, Interferometry, Lidar and Metrology

With a narrow linewidth on the order of 1 MHz, and powers up to 300 mW, Photodigm DBR lasers are uniquely suited to numerous precision projects.

For more information about Photodigm laser diodes, please contact us.