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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

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February 2015 Newsletter Out Now

Februnary 2015 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue we combine our knowledge of both CRAIC Technologies and Lake Shore Cryotronics products to deliver a microspectrophotometer equipped custom Probe Station, announce the new Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers and FEMTOOPTICS catalogues, and describe how Vescent’s D2-135 Module is superb for frequency detuning of master and slave lasers. We also look forward to the Photonex Roadshow in Southampton and the SU2P Symposium at St. Andrews, 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.

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Gamma Scientific detected at Photonex

Photonex 2014Newcomer to the Elliot Scientific stable, Gamma Scientific, drew considerable interest over the two days we exhibited at the Photonex Exhibition and Conference held recently in Coventry. Gamma Scientific President Richard Austin was on hand to demonstrate the systems and explain the differences between radiance and irradiance, and luminance and illuminance among other things.

Elliot Scientific is now distributing Gamma Scientific’s comprehensive range of light and optical test and measurement systems, that are trusted by some of the world’s leading companies and standards organisations, for accurately determining the consistency, power, and colour of light. Gamma Scientific designs and manufactures lab grade light measurement instruments and systems that include:

•  Spectroradiometers
•  Spectrometers
•  Spectrophotometers
•  Goniophotometers
•  Reflectometers
•  Thin Film Measurement Systems
•  Calibration Light Sources – Filament & LED
•  Integrating Spheres up to 3 metres in diameter

ColourimeterIn addition, Elliot Scientific is also offering Optometer equipment from UDT Instruments, a division within Gamma Scientific. This portfolio includes Photometers, Radiometers, Lux meters, Luminance meters, Colourimeters, Photodetectors, and Illuminance meters for photometric and radiometric testing applications.

Night Vision RadiometerGamma Scientific instruments are used in a variety of applications that cover the testing of LEDs, lamps, light fittings and luminaires, lasers and fibre-optics, night vision equipment and visual displays and, uniquely, the single sided inspection of the first surface of any transmissive element.

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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.


  • 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.

64-bit CRAIC Microspectrophotometer Software supports Windows 8

CRAIC Technologies has developed Lambdafire™, a 64-bit high performance package that improves control over CRAIC microspectrophotometers situated on both the manufacturing floor as well as those in the R&D laboratory.

Written specifically for Windows 8®, the software is designed to collect, analyse, and process both microspectra™ and images from CRAIC microspectrophotometers running the new OS.

Lambdafire™ is used to acquire high quality UV, colour, and NIR spectra and images of microscopic samples by absorbance, reflectance, and different types of luminescence and fluorescence.

The software also incorporates a number of sophisticated tools for analysing the data, touch screen control – a native Windows 8® feature, automation control, and much more. Additional modules may be incorporated to add such capabilities as small spot film thickness measurements and micro-colourimetry.

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May 2013 Newsletter Out Now

May 2013 E-LetterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we preview our attendance at Laser World of Photonics in Munich next week, announce two new products from EXFO, and reveal CRAIC Technologies latest microspectrophotometer – the 20/30 PV.

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New CRAIC 20/30 PV™ – Seamless Fluorescence & Raman Microspectroscopy from UV to NIR

Elliot Scientific is now offering the new 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer from CRAIC Technologies to scientists in the UK and Ireland. As the latest product of the company, the 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer excels in non-destructive rapid analysis of many types of sub-micron or larger samples from the deep ultraviolet to the near infrared using multiple techniques that include:

  • Absorbance
  • Reflectance
  • Raman
  • Luminescence
  • Fluorescence

The flagship system can also be used to image microscopic samples in the UV, visible, and NIR via its research grade optics. Applications are numerous and include materials science research, forensic analysis of trace evidence and documents, spectral analysis of minerals, measurement of protein crystals, contamination analysis on hard drives and thin film measurement on patterned semiconductors.

Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies, told Elliot Scientific that the cutting-edge 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer offers more power and capabilities than any previous CRAIC instrument and has “up to twice the sensitivity of previous models, an extended spectral range and all new software”.

Touch screen controls, sophisticated software, calibrated variable apertures and other innovations all point to a new level of sophistication for microanalysis that makes the 20/30 PV™ more than just a scientific instrument… it is the solution to your analytical challenges.

Visit our website for more information on this and other CRAIC Technologies’ instruments, or contact us for pricing and detailed specifications.