Advanced Research Systems, Inc. was started in 1986 by Ravi Bains to provide cryogenic solutions for low temperature research. ARS has evolved as a world class manufacturer of closed cycle cryocoolers and laboratory cryogenic systems. ARS is the only major supplier of laboratory cryostats that also manufactures 4 K closed cycle cryocoolers for its use.
Manufacturing our own cryocoolers allows us to seamlessly adapt our cryostats for challenging applications where the cryocooler must be customized for a specific application. ARS has sales and service capabilities worldwide, with an international sales force that is well trained to support our customers and provide guidance in the selection of cryogenic equipment that suits customers’ needs at a fair price.
We recognize that the quality of both our product and our customer relationships determines our future success in this competitive world. To facilitate this, we continue to invest in improving and expanding our capabilities and in developing new products for the future. We feel that the close working relationships we have forged with our customers over the years are testimony to our success.
Helium Flow Cryostats
Sample in Vacuum Cryostats
Sample in Vapor Cryostats
Ultra Low Vibration Cryostats
ICEFLY Cryogenic Delivery System
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Mark Bernick founded Angstrom Sciences, Inc. in 1988 to supply advanced magnetrons and refined materials for plasma vapor deposition of high quality thin films. With a strong focus on research and development, the company soon patented several technical advancements in magnetics, water-cooling, and circular magnetron target clamping designs.
Magnetron sputtering technology has been utilized in production applications for several decades. The basic technology used to control process plasma within the deposition process is well established within the field; however the capabilities available to optimize process efficiencies, such as thin film uniformity, target utilization, and deposition rate, are continuously evolving.
Angstrom Sciences is focused upon the development of magnetron sputtering cathodes that optimize sputter process performance. The Angstrom Advantage is the collective set of technical and structural advancements Angstrom Sciences has designed into its magnetrons in order to provide its clients with the most control over their thin film deposition process
Angstrom Sciences strives for all our customers to have complete satisfaction with our products. We offer a 2-year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials on all our magnetrons, which is the longest in the industry. We offer unlimited post-sale support to all our customers. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we have a wealth of knowledge not only on magnetrons, but the processes they are used in. We feel it is important to share this knowledge with our customers, so that they are successful. We feel that our continued success is driven by that of our customers
We use only the highest qualtity materials, design and manufacturing techniques in order to provide the best possible product. Our in-house manufacturing capabilities along with a full-scale R&D and test lab give us the ability to fully control design development, manufacturing, and pre-shipment testing for on-time deliveries.
Reactive Gas Control
PVD Coating R&D
Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of the world through Science & Technology.
As one of the first commercial spin-out companies from Oxford University, this vision has been at the heart of our business for over 50 years. We use innovation to turn smart science into world-class products that support research and industry to address the great challenges of the 21st Century.
Atomic Force Microscopy
Coating Thickness Measurement
CT & MRI Systems
Plasma, ALD and Ion Beam
Superconducting Magnets and Wire
X-Ray Tubes and Integrated Sources
Wilmad-LabGlass is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company and a leading manufacturer of NMR and EPR consumables and accessories, precision engineered products and components plus our line of scientific and laboratory glassware and equipment. Our diverse offerings as well as custom fabrication capabilities and technical expertise make us a valuable asset to you, our customers.
We strive to provide you with superior service, support and technical know-how. Our Precision Engineered Glass department specializes in manufacturing of glass and quartz components and entire assemblies to meet your requirements. This includes precision bore tubing, centerless and concentric grinding & polishing, lathe and lamp room, glass-to-glass & glass-to-metal seals, flowmeter tubes, laser components, glass envelopes and syringe barrels & plungers. In addition we offer select glass repair services to maximize the life of your precious laboratory items.
Wilmad-LabGlass products are manufactured using state of the art processing and inspection equipment. This allows us to provide items of the highest quality and tolerances in the industry for pharmaceutical research, aerospace systems, analytical measurement equipment, nuclear magnetic (NMR) and electron paramagnetic resonance or electron spin resonance (EPR/ESR) systems plus sophisticated electronic components and subassemblies.
Engineered Glass (OEM)
XiGo Nanotools particle technology measures the particle liquid interface of suspensions without dilution, providing a sensitive tool for research and development as well as quality assurance.
You don’t have to be a “nanotechnologist” in order to generate meaningful results. Our software is designed so that measurements can be performed with little operator training, making our technology accessible to R&D and QC/QA/in-Process applications.
Xigo’s patented technology is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and, although small in size, functions as a portable NMR machine, capable of a wide range of standard NMR tests in addition to surface area measurements.
Xigo seeks to provide devices that help scientists, researchers and corporations improve the performance of nanomaterials ushering the transition of these materials from the research laboratory to commercial applications.
MicroSense, LLC, previously known as ADE Technologies, is comprised of three primary businesses precision capacitive sensors, vibrating sample magnetometers and magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) tools for state-of-the-art magnetic measurement and wafer measurment systems. Until the company was sold in November, 2009, we were a subsidiary of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading global supplier of semiconductor wafer defect inspection and metrology tools. MicroSense serves a host of industries including semiconductor equipment, data storage, machine tool, solar, automotive and high brightness LED.
MicroSense provides capacitive sensors and OEM metrology modules, based on patented capacitive sensing technology, to make very precise, high bandwidth measurements of precision products such as solar wafers, sapphire wafers, hard disk drive motors, air bearing spindles, precision X-Y stages, optical disks, automotive parts and machine tools. Our capacitive displacement sensors provide the highest resolution in the industry, less than 0.05 nanometers, exceptional stability and virtually unlimited service life.
MicroSense offers high-sensitivity wafer measurement tools for characterizing sapphire, silicon carbide and various types of semiconductor wafers. MicroSense acquired SigmaTech, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona in June, 2012. With this acquisition, MicroSense added leading-edge wafer inspection tools to its portfolio of innovative metrology solutions. SigmaTech systems integrate multiple sensing technologies such as optical spectrometry, interferometry and SigmaTech’s patented auto-positioning back pressure (APBP) technology.
Solar Wafer Thickness Metrology
Vibrating Sample Magnetometer VSM
Dimensional Wafer Metrology Systems
For over 25 years, COSA Instrument has focused on bringing state-of-the-art measurement solutions to the North American market from leading instrument companies around the globe. The pioneering approach of supporting its partners with full application engineering and service has allowed COSA Instrument to successfully introduce new technologies to solve customer measurement needs. Now combined with the advanced sensor technologies of Xentaur Corporation, the new entity COSA Xentaur is supplying innovative measurement solutions to customers worldwide.
Specialty Gas Analysis
Wobbe Index Calorimeter / BTU
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Tristan Technologies was first created in 1991 by former principals of San Diego superconducting companies Biomagnetic Technologies (BTi) and S.H.E. Corporation. Tristan Technologies was subsequently sold to ‘Conductus’, Sunnyvale, in 1993, and became its Instrument & Systems Division in San Diego. This division closed in July 1997, and several employees reformed Tristan Technologies in August 1997. As part of the reformation, Tristan acquired from Conductus the rights to the iMAG® product line and associated product lines, and continues to manufacture the iMAG® series LTS and HTS SQUID systems as standard products and as parts of custom cryogenic measurement systems.
The SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) is the world’s most sensitive magnetic flux detector. It is often referred to as a cryogenic or superconducting magnetometer, and indeed the measurement of extremely small magnetic fields is one of its most important applications. However, the scope of the SQUID’s usefulness extends far beyond simple field measurements. Almost any low frequency electric or magnetic signal that can be converted into a corresponding magnetic flux signal will be detected at a greater level of sensitivity with a SQUID than with any other instrument. Applications of SQUID systems have ranged from the investigation of magnetic and electronic properties of materials to the search for geothermal energy sources, from studies of paleomagnetism to biomagnetic research and from the measurement of millikelvin temperatures to the detection and characterization of subsurface magnetic structures on land and at sea.
Tristan’s strength is in the design and manufacture of laboratory and custom SQUID systems. Tristan’s standard product line of SQUID instrumentation is the widest available for scientific laboratory applications. Custom SQUID magnetometers supplied by Tristan personnel include the first commercial high temperature SQUID magnetometer and gradiometer, liquid helium scanning SQUID microscopes with 2 µm resolution (the world’s first magnetic microscope) and 100+ channel biomagnetometers for medical applications.
AXIC, Inc. was founded in 1980 as a company to develop surface science equipment for the semiconductor, electronics, and general scientific community. Initial developments focused on x-ray and electron beam analysis of surfaces for compositional and film thickness analysis. These developments lead to the introduction of a stand alone x-ray fluorescence unit which was easily operated by fab personnel for the measurement of film composition and thickness. AXIC, Inc. now produces 3 XRF systems for coatings analysis in both development and production applications for the semiconductor, magnetic, and superconductor industries.
In 1992, AXIC entered the market of producing laser based reflectometers for the measurement of film thickness, index of refraction, and film absorption properties of transparent/translucent films for the semiconductor, optical and magnetics industries.
Shortly after, AXIC commenced the manufacture of plasma tools for cleaning, photoresist stripping, reactive ion etch (RIE), and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD). Today these offerings include the MultiMode HF8, PlasmaStar, and BenchMark 800-II. Units are ideally suited for research and development and small scale productions. The plasma tools can be configured in various ways to meet the end users’ specific requirements.
Bartington Instruments designs and manufactures high precision fluxgate magnetometers, gradiometers, magnetic susceptibility instruments and associated data processing equipment.
The company was founded in 1985, and in the 30 years since we have built up a vast body of experience that lets us manufacture sensors with maximised sensitivity, an absolute minimum of noise, wide bandwidth and low power consumption. Our fluxgates are manufactured to fulfil each order on our premises.
Our Research and Development team undertakes development contracts for a number of private and government organisations. We employ over 60 people in product manufacture, research and development, sales, marketing and administration.
Around 80% of our products are exported worldwide to customers working in the sectors of defence, aerospace, geophysics, industry, physics and archaeology, and oil and mineral exploration companies.