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.
Micro Photonics is a leading source of advanced instrumentation for scientific and industrial research. Thousands of clients rely on us for innovative solutions, technically superior products, confident application assistance, and comprehensive laboratory contract service. Since 1992 we have helped find solutions in tribology, nano-indentation, adhesion and scratch testing, profilometry, micro-tomography, imaging and other related fields of materials and thin films research.
Our instruments can be found in distinguished educational and industrial organizations ranging from automotive to cosmetic, biotechnology to medical devices, microelectronics to space applications. Regardless of your type of application, size of budget or experience in mechanical engineering research, our goal is to provide you with superior instruments, beneficial consultation and meticulous laboratory results.
Ion Sources and Systems
Sources for OLEDs/Organic Electronics
Laue Diffraction Systems
Portable Surface Roughness Testers
Portable Hardness Testers
Princeton Instruments provides state-of-the-art CCD, ICCD, EMCCD, emICCD, X-Ray and InGaAs cameras; spectrometers; spectrographs; imaging systems; optics and coatings that are key to the success of your application. Materials Research Applications include:
Imaging Group – Surface and Material Analysis, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Technology.
Acton Optics & Coatings – Semiconductor, Material Processing
Imaging and Spectroscopy Cameras
Imaging Applications include:
Dynamic Neutron Radiography
Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Photoluminescence
Plasma Emission Spectroscopy
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Absorbance, Reflectance & Transmission
Coherent X-Ray Diffraction
X-Ray Plasma Diagnostics
Soft X-Ray Microscopy
Streak Tube Readout
We previously offered a range of microscopes from a German inventor. We are now no longer offering these microscopes as the inventor, who is now 80 years old, has told us he can no longer supply them to us.
He specifically requested us to remove his name and existing products from our website, which we have done to respect his privacy. We wish to thank him for all he has done in the past including his development work on the series of microscopes we have been offering in the past.
Effective August 2014, Grayfield Optical is now working with the inventor’s engineering team, who have been working with the same microscope technology for decades, are considerably younger and fully up-to-date with the latest microscope technologies including the latest digital measurment systems. Our nano-positioning system was developed by this team, for example.
We are now preparing to release an entirely new series of microscopes, under the SeeNano name, which enables us to provide you with microscopes that have all the capabilities of the previous series, while adding fluorescence capabilities and realistic pricing. Development work is progressing well and we have started to get into the costing phase so that we are able to price these new microscopes.
Depth of Field / Focus
Richardson Test Slide
German Test Slide
PTB (SeeNano Lab)
SeeNano Pro & SeeNanoLab
SeeNano in Comparison
Nano Positioning System
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
EDAX is the global leader in Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD), Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (WDS), Micro X-ray Fluorescence (Micro-XRF) and X-ray Metrology systems. EDAX manufactures, markets, and services high-quality products and systems for leading companies in semiconductors, metals, and geological, biological, material and ceramics markets.
Since its founding in 1962, EDAX has utilized its knowledge and expertise to develop ultra-sensitive silicon radiation sensors, digital electronics and specialized application software that facilitate solutions to research, development and industrial requirements.
EDAX is a unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors with annualized sales of more than $1.8 billion.
Materials Science Products include:
Fischer Technology, a member of the HELMUT FISCHER GROUP, began manufacturing Fischer products in Windsor, CT in 1979 and has a strong commitment to continuously improve the quality of our products and services. Fischer is registered to ISO 9001:2008 and is responsible for sales, production, technical support and service for the United States, Canada and Mexico with multiple service centers around the country. This type of service is unmatched in the industry for coating thickness, material testing, material analysis and micro-hardness measurement applications.
The Fischer product line comprises of a broad spectrum of measuring and analysis instruments for the most diverse applications and industries. The appropriate measurement methods are used for correct results yielding optimum precision. Whether magnetic induction or eddy current, beta-backscatter, coulometric, micro hardness or x-ray fluorescence Fischer has the suitable technology.
Coating Thickness Measurements:
Whether painted or electroplated, applied to magnetic or non-magnetic materials you will find the appropriate instrument for precise coating thickness measurements in our large product portfolio.
Electromagnetic methods: Pocket gauges, Handheld gauges, Benchtop units, Probes
X-ray fluorescence method
X-ray fluorescence instruments for material analysis:
For exact material analysis, the broad assortment of Fischer X-ray fluorescence instruments (XRF) offers the optimal instrument for any application. Trace analysis required by RoHS, testing of jewelry and gold or inline measurements in continuous production FISCHERSCOPE X-RAY instruments fulfil the requirements in the laboratory and in manufacturing.
Microhardness measuring instruments :
Industry demands that surfaces and coatings are engineered to be very hard, extremely thin or visco-elastic thus requiring powerful measurement methods and systems.
Fischer provides quick, precise and effective measurements of mechanical properties (hardness, modulus, creep, etc.) of micro and nano scale coatings, components, cross-sections, treated and modified surfaces.
The measurement technology of Fischer is sought after and proven when the quality of weld seams is measured in steel constructions or the sealing is determined on anodized facades. This is also true when the coatings are tested on tanks or airplane aluminum structures for fatigue.
Ferrite content measuring instrument
Sealing quality test instrument
Conductivity measuring instrument
McPherson is a manufacturer of scientific instruments, with over 60 years’ of experience. We specialize in high performance spectrometers and purpose built spectroscopy systems. We also know the soft x-ray and vacuum ultraviolet region and provide related state of the art components and services. Our optimized spectrometers are for wavelengths from 1 nanometer to 20 microns and energies from 0.05 eV up to 2 keV.
Spectrometers, UV to IR
Drives & Controllers
Nanoscience Instruments provides surface science, microscopy and nanotechnology solutions to customers in academia, research, and industrial markets. Our customers benefit from our products’ ease of use, user-friendly interface, and low cost of ownership.
Our team of scientists and engineers have backgrounds in chemistry, biochemistry, material science, physics, and engineering. Our combined experience covers scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, metrology, and materials characterization techniques. Our Sales, Applications and Service teams contribute to supporting our customers and helping to solve their problems.
We partner with innovative instrumentation manufacturers across North America and Europe and provide sales, marketing, service, and application development expertise. Our portfolio includes desktop SEMs, portable AFMs & STMs, optical profilers, micro and nanomechanical testing and positioning systems. We work closely with the manufacturers’ application and development teams to pair market needs with our product solutions. This approach ensures the best customer satisfaction.
Nanoscience Instruments was founded in 2002 with headquarters and an Applications lab in Phoenix, AZ. We have an Application lab and sales office in Alexandria, VA, with sales offices throughout the US.
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Atomic Force Microscopy
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Micromechanical Testing and Manipulation
Carbon Nanotube Synthesis
Since 1949, the JEOL legacy has been one of outstanding innovation in developing instruments used to advance scientific research and technology. JEOL has 60 years of expertise in the field of electron microscopy, more than 50 years in mass spectrometry and NMR spectrometry, and more than 40 years of e-beam lithography leadership.
JEOL USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JEOL Ltd. Japan, was incorporated in the United States in 1962. The primary business of JEOL USA is sales of new instruments and peripherals and support of a vast installed base of instruments throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America.
The JEOL USA organization is comprised of 300 employees, 180 of whom are field service personnel, for JEOL makes customer service and support a top priority. Additionally, applications specialists, technical support, sales and marketing, product management, training instructors, and administrative personnel are a committed team of people dedicated to making JEOL an outstanding supplier of scientific instruments.
JEOL USA headquarters are located in Peabody, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. The JEOL campus houses our Electron Optics and Analytical Instruments demonstration facilities, the JEOL Institute, the main parts depot and service center for the western hemisphere, and a manufacturing and software development facility. At this location, through the work of our engineering and software teams, JEOL USA has developed valuable enhancements suggested by our broad customer base and the proficiency of our in-house TEM, SEM, NMR, and MS experts.
Materials Science Products:
Atomic Resolution Microscopy
Biomaterials Mimicking Nature
Structural Imaging and Analysis
Cross Sectioning Samples