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​24. International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences

Picture of the winner of this year’s Student Award – André Dathe for his presentation on “Single-molecule FRET analysis of enzyme conformations and diffusion of nanostructures in a confocal ABELtrap” and Johan Tornmalm for his presentation on “Transient State Monitoring of Cellular Autofluorescence”.

EasyTau 2 – measure and analyze spectroscopy data in one package
The newly released software package provides now a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of fitting and analytical tools for time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy applications. With this upgrade, EasyTau 2 becomes a one-stop solution for both acquiring and analyzing data with PicoQuant’s fully automated, modular, and high-end FluoTime 300 spectrometer.
In addition to proving full control over all hardware components of the FluoTime 300, the new fitting module includes all functions that were previously offered by the stand-alone FluoFit Pro program. Both measurement and analysis of the results can be performed in a single, powerful yet user-friendly graphical environment with efficient data management.
Steady-state and time-resolved data can be subjected to basic arithmetic functions (such as addition, normalization, integration) and fitted to determine fluorescence lifetimes or anisotropy. The module offers global decay analysis, tail and iterative reconvolution fitting with non-linear error minimization as well as using various exponential decay (up to fifth order) or rate constant distribution models. The software also allows for rigorous error analysis (bootstrap) as well as generating presentation-ready numerical and graphical output.
MultiHarp 150 – new generation of timing electronics
As the world market leader in TCSPC timing electronics, PicoQuant is proud to announce the MultiHarp 150, its newest generation of bench-top event timers with USB 3.0 interface. Its outstanding data throughput allows to fully exploit the count rate limits of time-resolved single photon experiments. With 4 or 8 detector channels and a common sync input, the MultiHarp 150 is ideally suited for photon coincidence measurements in quantum optics. It is world’s first commercial event timer on the market, which is prepared to be used in a White Rabbit timing network. This feature allows two modules to be synchronized over ranges as high as tens of kilometers, making it the ideal time tagger for long distance quantum entanglement experiments.
16. European Short Course on Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy
In collaboration with Joseph R. Lakowicz from the Center of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (CFS) in Baltimore (USA), PicoQuant organizes this annual course on the “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence. The aim of the 4 day event is to provide an in-depth introduction into fluorescence spectroscopy and its applications to scientific fields like life and materials science. This year, the course will be held from November 5 to 8, 2018 in Berlin, the capital city of Germany.
The target audience are researchers from academia and industry interested in using fluorescence spectroscopy methods. The course encompasses a series of lectures with accompanying practical sessions focusing on various instrumentation and software. The list of instructors include Joseph R. Lakowicz from CFS, Zygmunt “Karol” Gryczynski from the Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, USA, Rainer Erdmann, Managing Director of PicoQuant, and further senior scientists of PicoQuant, with extensive experience in time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. The practical sessions will focus on steady-state and time-resolved measurements as well as data analysis, with instruments provided by Agilent and PicoQuant.
New microscope installed at the University of Leeds
In a joint effort by PicoQuant and JPK Instruments, a highly versatile microscope which combines Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) with Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) has been installed at the University of Leeds.
This integrated solution enables researchers to obtain structural information from biological samples with resolutions down to the molecular level while recording the fluorescence behavior of a wide variety of probes from the same sample area. Thanks to a seamless integration, the system can provide combined AFM and optical/FLIM information in a very simple and straightforward way.
The installed FLIMbee galvo scanner from PicoQuant provides researchers with high flexibility in scanning speeds, making it possible to not only accurately measure short-lived fluorescence decays but also longer lived species.
We are looking forward to see what fascinating results will be achieved with this system!
Harper Expands Product Offering with New HC Series™ Configurable Rotary Furnaces
Buffalo, NY – Harper International, a world leader in thermal processing solutions for advanced materials,
announces the launch of the HC Series™ Configurable Rotary Furnace product line. Complementing their renowned
custom designed thermal processing systems; these pre-engineered furnaces are advantageous for clients requiring
more economical equipment solutions with quicker lead times.
The HC Series™ are a standard set of Rotary Furnaces that are configured to order and available in a number of
variations, dependent on the client’s specifications for temperature, tube length, heated length, diameter, and
number of zones. Clients have the opportunity to use a product selector on the Harper website in which their desired
specifications are selected and the proper Rotary Furnace design configuration is formulated.
Tornado Spectral Systems Announces Feature-Packed Software Update with SpectralSoft 2.8
Tornado Spectral Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of Raman spectrometers, released today an enhanced update of its flagship software SpectralSoft. Version 2.8 equips users with essential functionality including security of access and data, multi-channel operation, remote access and control, as well as advancements to boost measurement precision.
SpectralSoft’s new features include the following:
Security Module
– Organizations can be confident in complying with US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 with login access and management of data security.
Productivity Module
– Users can configure and control multi-channel fibre-switching hardware for monitoring up to eight channels.
Industrial Control Module
– The Industrial Control module features a Modbus TCP interface for DCS connectivity.
SpectralSoft 2.8 raises the bar for Raman data acquisition and data quality. In addition to the add-on modules, 2.8 improves productivity via auto-calibration and increases data signal-to-noise ratio.
11th European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”
10th European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”
The course held by PicoQuant offered an in-depth introduction into time-resolved microscopy techniques through lectures and practical sessions.
Berlin (Germany), 19 March 2018 – The 10th edition of this course, held from March 6-8, 2018 in Berlin was highly appreciated and found to be inspiring by the 40 participants from universities and industry. Six lectures and five hands-on sessions with instruments from major microscopy companies including Nikon, Olympus, PicoQuant, and Zeiss were given. These sessions covered different methods and procedures used in time-resolved fluorescence microscopy such as FLIM / rapidFLIM, FLIM-FRET, F(L)CS, PLIM for material science, single molecule spectroscopy, and STED super-resolution microscopy.
The course was intended for individuals looking for an in-depth introduction to the principles of time-resolved fluorescence microscopy and its applications to Life Sciences. Attendees were typically professionals who employ or intend to use fluorescence microscopy in their research. Most attendees had some preliminary knowledge of fluorescence, typically in a specialized area. However, individuals from totally different research areas and industry got the opportunity to enter this exciting field in a very effective way and greatly benefited from the experimental sessions.
Next course: 11th European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy”
Date February / March 2019, Location WISTA Campus, Berlin, Germany, Contact PicoQuant GmbH, Kerstin Wicht, http://www.picoquant.com/microscopy-course, trfcourse@picoquant.com
PicoQuant and Ionovation now offer an integrated platform that combines microscopy and force spectroscopy
PicoQuant‘s MicroTime 200 platform is the most flexible and extensible high-end research tool for time-resolved fluorescence microscopy requiring single molecule sensitivity. The system is an excellent choice for many methods, including Pulsed Interleaved Excitation (PIE), Förster Resonance Transfer (FRET), Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopy, Fluorescence (Lifetime) Correlation Spectroscopy (F(L)CS), and anisotropy measurements.
Ionovation’s PicoTweezers system is a compact, robust trapping and force measurement device based on the “optical tweezers” concept which is equipped with real-time video detection. In contrast to common optical tweezers systems, PicoTweezers has no spatial restrictions and is compatible to all sample carriers. The system is well suited for molecular interaction studies, force spectroscopy, cell trapping, rheology and many other applications.
Research project hosted at PicoQuant focuses on developing multichannel photon detection methods for biomedical applications
PicoQuant and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are co-supervising an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions in the Innovative Training Networks H2020-MSCA-ITN.
During his stay at PicoQuant, the ESR is preparing a PhD thesis on “Novel Applications for Spectrally Resolved Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (sFLIM)”.
The projects aim is to explore the feasibility and limits for quantitative separation of fluorescent markers in a strongly autofluorescing environment. The separation has been improved over the last years by using spectral confocal microscopy in combination with linear unmixing. However, the separation of multiple labels in biological samples still remains challenging, especially when strong tissue autofluorescence drowns out the response from specific labeled structures. By combining spectrally resolved detection with fluorescence lifetime measurements, simultaneous detection of spectral and lifetime parameters becomes possible, which is expected to significantly improve separation quality.
McPherson is pleased to announce the spring 2018 hands‐on learning session
Held at McPherson headquarters in Chelmsford, Massachusetts USA the “0418 Deep UV Class” provides access to vacuumand purged deep UV spectrophotometers, ancillary laboratory equipment, and knowledgeable instructors.
We combine classroom explanations with lots of time running instruments, learning and practicing best operating procedures. This course provides a great way to see what the VUVAS series of instruments can do and help you develop the skills to realize their full potential in your laboratory.
AMETEK Brookfield Launches New Website
Middleboro, MA – AMETEK Brookfield has just launched their new website. This new site is clean and easy-to-navigate while offering loads of
valuable information. The intuitive menu bar directs you to pages featuring: Products, Applications,
Services, Learning Center, About Us and Contact Us.
Viscometer, Rheometer, Texture Analyzer and Powder
Flow Tester product pages provide an overview of each
instrument with features and benefits, what’s included,
optional configurations, specifications, related accessories
and available downloads.
Triple spectrometer with adjustable bandwidth, edge-slope and UV wavelength capability more useful for spectroscopy research and experimental science.
McPherson, the manufacturer of precision optical systems for spectroscopy and science applications, announces a new optical system. It is a triple monochromator ideal for making Raman, photoluminescence and Thomson scattering measurements in a variety of ways. The triple configuration allows users to create a bandpass ‘notch’ of select wavelengths and disperse onto sensitive CCD or other array detector. The width and slope of the notches edges can be tailored for the user’s application. For ultimate throughput, McPherson also offers the triple monochromator with astigmatic optics for point to point imaging.
The McPherson triple monochromator uses exclusively reflective optics and is capable of working deep into the ultraviolet, below 190 nanometers if necessary. It is efficient. The triple can be equipped with many different diffraction gratings and works fast as f/5. That is more light gathering power than many single spectrometers!
PicoQuant attends Photonics West 2018 in San Francisco – The world’s largest photonics technologies event
PicoQuant showcases at the Photonics West in San Francisco its latest innovations in picosecond pulsed diode lasers, in single photon counting, as well as in microscopy and spectroscopy applications. The highlights at this exhibition include the high power pulsed laser „VisIR/VisUV“ platform with the new wavelengths 266, 280, 295, 532, 560 and 590 nm as well as the new Quantum Correlation Analysis Software „QuCoa“.
ZEISS shakes hands with PicoQuant – new software integration
ZEISS has recently developed and released a Handshake plug-in for their ZEISS ZEN imaging software. This plug-in enables acquiring time-resolved data with PicoQuant’s LSM Upgrade Kit within the familiar ZEISS ZEN environment.
This integration provides you with a further way to optimize your Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) or Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) measurement workflow. The subsequent data analysis is performed employing the powerful and versatile tools provided by PicoQuant’s SymPhoTime 64 software package.
The ZEISS ZEN software integration allows setting up and controlling basic confocal, FLIM, FCS and FLCS measurements as well as more complex acquisition schemes such as multi-point FCS, time-series FLIM, or even 3D-FLIM images. All of these advanced acquisition modes can also be combined into a single experiment.
SMILE VIEW™ Map software
Specifically designed for Scanning Electron Microscope users
SMILE VIEW™ Map gives users access to a powerful set of features for visualizing, analyzing and reporting their data including:
• Super-fast 3D reconstruction of surface topography from one or more SEM images
• 3D visualization at any zoom level or angle plus surface metrology
• Image enhancement & colorization: from black and white to color in just a few clicks
• Characterization of surface roughness and texture in accordance with all the latest standards (ISO, JIS, ASME etc.)
• Easy report generation: turn data into accurate, visual analysis reports and export in standard file formats
• Intuitive, interactive workflow for increased throughput
SXR monochromator works 3 different ways
Direct detection CCD detectors and open microchannel plate intensifiers fit. Extreme ultraviolet hollow cathode and solid-anode electron impact light sources do too. They are useful for calibration and spectral test applications and set this instrument apart from others.
Do you have applications for analysis and diagnostics with high energy spectra? The vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) Model 248/310 grazing incidence monochromator fits the bill. Easily make spectral measurements around 13 nanometers and throughout the extreme vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelength region. It is ideal for work from 10eV to more than 1000eV.
The Model 248/310 works in diverse laboratory applications. It features one meter focal length optics in a compact Rowland circle instrument. Grazing incidence angles deliver high reflective efficiency. Many diffraction gratings are available to optimize for your application.
UV-Vis and Fluorescence Spectrophotometers Now Offered
Through Eastern Applied Research Inc.
Buffalo, NY – Eastern Applied Research Inc is pleased to be a distributor of UV/Vis and Fluorescence Spectrophotometers from Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation. The complete line of Hitachi Spectrophotometers, with capabilities fit for teaching environments to research grade requirements, will be available throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
McPherson Appoints Titan Electro-Optics Exclusive Agent in P.R. China and Hong-Kong
McPherson, the leading manufacturer and fabricator of research grade spectrometers, has appointed Titan Electro-Optics Co., Ltd. as Exclusive Agent in P.R. China and Hong-Kong. Customers in these areas can expect an improved buying experience and simpler product selection/specification and importation. Bringing years of experience to the table, Titan EO has well organized, wide spread sales and support teams.
Titan EO’s respected Advanced Photonics team provides expert local service and assistance to customers in education and fundamental research, (clean) energy, efficient lighting and more. The Titan team will introduce new clients to McPherson’s spectroscopy equipment as well as service existing accounts. McPherson sales and engineering teams’ support the Titan agents in the field. During the remainder of 2018, several joint activities are planned. They include spectroscopy technique and instrumentation seminar(s) and support trips by McPherson sales and engineering groups to P.R. China.
Bobcat 640 cameras and Cheetah TE3 camera – from the SWIR to the LWIR realm
Xenics, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, is pleased to announce a significant improvement in the quality of its detectors and resulting cameras.
With the goal of better serving its customers, Xenics has recently increased production capabilities, added extra clean room space, reviewed processing techniques and modernized equipment. First evidence of this improved and upgraded manufacturing process is the significant reduction of dark current in our standard InGaAs SWIR detectors.
The detectors with improved dark current performance will first be introduced in the Bobcat 640 cameras and Cheetah TE3 camera. Later on these detectors will find their way into all InGaAs SWIR cameras, including the vSWIR (visible enhanced short-wave infrared) models with extended response into the visible range.
Hemispherical Analyzer
The RESOLVE120 spectrometer is used for Electron Spectrocopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA) ; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS), electron loss spectroscopy (ELS) and synchrotron studies.
These surface sensitive analysis techniques are used to analyse the surface chemistry of a solid material and provide elemental composition, chemical state and electronic state information. It is routinely used to analyze elements, inorganic compounds, metal alloys, semiconductors, polymers, catalysts, glasses, ceramics, paints, corrosion, adhesion and thin film coatings.
New PHI Quantes
The new PHI Quantes is a laboratory-based instrument used for performing both traditional XPS measurements using an Al Kα X-ray source, plus extended depth of analysis experiments using a Cr Kα (hard) X-ray source. The latter is referred to as HAXPES – Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. The Cr X-ray source provides for depths of analysis roughly 3 times those obtained using an Al X-ray source. The Quantes is based on the tried and true Quantera XPS platform.
Efficient stability testing of emulsions and dispersions using the Multiscan MS20, DataPhysics Instruments
Emulsions and dispersions like milk, emulsifiers, skin creams, paints and coatings are heterogeneous, colloidal systems which have to be analyzed objectively on their stability and aging behavior in their original condition. Using the DataPhysics MultiScan MS20 such a characterization can be done fully automatically and software driven.
Bobcat-320-Gated – Cost sensitive SWIR InGaAs camera series
The Bobcat-320 is a small, high performance shortwave infrared camera. Its thermoelectric cooler ensures excellent low noise and low dark current characteristics.
The Bobcat-320 targets cost-sensitive volume markets such as laser beam analysis applications, sorting & recycling industry and investigation of defects inside silicon semiconductor material. This shortwave infrared camera comes with a CameraLink or GigE Vision interface and has a low weight, low power consumption and is small in size.
Compact FTIR spectrometer Interspec 650-X
Compact FTIR spectrometer Interspec 650-X provides high performance in a compact size and at an affordable price.
Combining flexible sample handling outside the instrument and leading Interspec for Windows software, the Interspec 650-X FTIR spectrometer is a great solution for industrial, government or academic labs.
It implements the same field-proven FTIR technology found on other Interspec FTIR models using pendulum type roof mirror interferometer.
Gatan K2 Summit Reveals the Surface and Interfacial Structures of MOF ZIF-8
The K2® Summit and K2 IS direct detection cameras, capture TEM images with an unprecedented resolution that enable scientists to understand and design more efficient materials for energy and environmental applications. The research article, “Unravelling surface and interfacial structure of a metal..
PicoQuant to hold the 1st International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”.
Researchers from all over the world will meet in Berlin from May 30 to June 1, 2018 to present and discuss recent developments in single photon based quantum technology.
Contact: PicoQuant GmbH, Kerstin Wicht, events@picoquant.com
Automating time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
One of the most valuable tools for a spectroscopist is time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, as it allows investigating excited state dynamics in molecules, complexes, or semiconductors. A recent software upgrade adding a remote interface to PicoQuant’s modular FluoTime 300 spectrometer makes it possible to interface it with external accessories, such as the liquid handling automation workstation Biomek NXP from Beckman-Coulter.
The Latest Release of COMSOL®
Version 5.3 is a major release that benefits simulation specialists with faster model and app development, shorter solution times, and new physics, increasing research and development throughput.
BURLINGTON, MA (April 25, 2017) — COMSOL, Inc., the leading provider of software solutions for multiphysics modeling, simulation, and application deployment, today announced the latest release of the COMSOL Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™ simulation software.
New KU-3 Krebs Unit Viscometer…
Providing Consistent Viscosity Measurement of Paints & Coatings
Middleboro, MA – AMETEK Brookfield introduces the new KU-3 Krebs Unit Viscometer. The KU-3 is widely used
in the paints and coatings industry to measure viscosity in accordance with ASTM D562 and is ROHS compliant
with the European requirement that goes into effect in July 2017.
SiC 3 Coating – Silicon Carbide Coated Graphite
A huge advantage of SIC3 manufactured by the CVD technology, over line of sight process, is its “throwing power” or penetration depth. Hole diameters down to 1mm can be coated to a depth of 5mm, while still maintaining 30% layer thickness at its deepest point. Even more consistent layer thicknesses can be achieved when larger diameter holes are coated.
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Official release of Photon etc’s new MCT and InGaAs cameras
Photon etc. is proud to announce the official launch of their new ZephIR camera line. That infrared camera series encompasses InGaAs and MCT super sensitive detectors up to a wavelength of 1.7 µm, 2.5 µm or 2.9 µm. These high grade and state-of-the-art cameras will allow for new and considerable discoveries in multiple fields such as in life sciences as well as in the recycling and green energy industries.
Atomistix ToolKit with Virtual NanoLab
ATK offers unique capabilities for simulating electrical transport properties of nanodevices on the atomic scale. Based on an open architecture which integrates a powerful scripting language with a graphical user interface, ATK is a comprehensive platform for studies in nanoelectronics, using both accurate first-principles (DFT) and fast semi-empirical methods and classical potentials. Moreover, ATK includes a very advanced electrostatic model to allow realistic simulations of nanoscale transistor structures.
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Taiko PDL M1 – Your Rhythm. Our Light.
Take full control over your pulsed picosecond light sources with PicoQuant recently released Taiko PDL M1 smart laser driver. This laser driver is tailor-made for the most demanding applications in life and material science, semiconductor diagnostic as well as laser-ranging.
The Taiko PDL M1 is able to monitor and control most laser head parameters such as optical output power or laser head temperature. It offers unmatched operational flexibility, including a wide range of repetition rates, burst patterns, continuous wave operation, and external triggering. Featuring both an intuitive local one button control scheme and a versatile remote user interface, operating a laser has never been more easy and enjoyable. The two interfaces are fully synchronized and can be used simultaneously.
Triform to Manufacture Fluid Cell Sheet Hydroforming Press for Aerospace Supplier H&R Parts Company
St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has been awarded a contract by H&R Parts Company to manufacture a Triform model 24-5BD fluid cell sheet hydroforming press. With a 24”-diameter forming area and 5,000 PSI, the new Triform will support H&R’s aluminum aerospace part production.
During the fluid cell process, a pressurized rubber diaphragm filled with hydraulic oil shapes sheet material against a single tool. This evenly-distributed pressure results in net shape part production, virtually eliminating the need for hand-finishing. Due to the universal nature of the Triform diaphragm, which conforms to any shape within the forming chamber, the need for expensive mated male/female dies is eliminated. Additionally, multiple parts can be formed in a single cycle, as long as the tools and blanks fit within the forming area.
Beckwood Engineers Two 13-ton Servo-Driven Electro-Mechanical Presses
Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses and automation systems and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has been awarded a contract to manufacture two 13-ton servo-driven electro-mechanical presses for use by a leading footwear manufacturer in a trimming application.
Scheduled for delivery in February 2018, the twin 40” x 50” x 158” presses feature a monolithic frame, quick die clamps, 13” of stroke, and a knockout cylinder mounted inside the ram weldment to strip the part after it is trimmed. Using a Parker XFC electro-mechanical actuator to drive the main ram and a load cell to monitor force feedback, cycle times on these machines will average 2.5 seconds or less.
FocalSpec and Digital Surf team up to launch new FocalSpec Map software
Oulu, Finland & Besançon, France: Finnish high-tech company FocalSpec, specialized in devices for fast surface measurement and on-line testing of challenging materials and shapes, and Digital Surf, global provider of Mountains® surface analysis software solutions, have teamed up to release FocalSpec Map, a cutting-edge software package bringing a whole new set of tools to users of the Finnish company’s innovative Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) technology.
Customers in a wide range of industries (consumer and mobile electronics, plastics and medical devices to name but a few) now have the ability to visualize, analyze and report on measured surface data in greater depth than ever before.
Enhanced Specifications for the PT410
Cryomech is constantly working to improve the products they offer to you. They strive to innovate to meet customers’ needs and provide unique solutions for their specific applications. With that said, we are pleased to announce enhanced specifications for the PT410 Pulse Tube Cryorefrigerators.
Short video on the HyperFlux™ PRO Plus spectrometer
To demonstrate the sensitivity of the PRO Plus for making real-time process measurements or for reaction monitoring, we’ve performed a simple experiment where we add small quantities of propylene glycol to water and then monitor the mixture with a PRO Plus analyzer and MarqMetrix immersion probe.
The new McPherson Model 207V
The new model will be an important part of many deep-UV and VUV imaging and analytical spectroscopy systems. It works over a broad spectral range, from the deep UV, through the Visible into the long-wave Infrared. Its clean construction is ideal for contaminant free purge and vacuum applications.
670mm focal length monochromator / spectrometer, McPherson Model 207
PI-KEM Limited latest product news
Graphene
We have recently expanded our vast materials range to cover the new ‘wonder material’ Graphene. Following new partnerships with Graphenea and Advanced Graphene Products we now offer:
• Graphene Oxide
• Reduced Graphene Oxide
• CVD Films
• HSMGTM High Strength Metallurgical GrapheneTM
Covering applications and research within – Batteries, energy, electronics, supercapacitors, surface chemistry, thermal management, flexible electronics, flexible OLED, composites, biomedical materials, biosensors, carbon nanotubes, ceramics, car industry, cleantech, electric vehicles, European project, aviation, space industry, nanopores, nanoribbons, photonics, photodetector, plasmons, quantum dots, transistors, transparent conductor, mobile devices, nanotechnology, solar cells.
New improved stability windowless hollow cathode UV lamp
High-energy UV lamp
McPherson is pleased to announce new and improved stability with flow controlled McPherson windowless, hollow cathode UV lamp Model 629. This broad-spectrum source emits ionized gas emission lines with little or no absorption by neutral gas. Computer controlled gas flow and constant current power supply improve stability for better spectroscopy.
windowless gas ionizaion uv lamp for calibrating spectrometers
Hitachi High-Technologies and Digital Surf announce new Hitachi map 3D software
Tokyo, Japan & Besançon, France: the release of new Hitachi map 3D software based on Mountains® Technology opens up a new world of opportunities for researchers and industrial engineers using Hitachi High-Technologie’s cutting-edge scanning electron microscopy (SEM) systems.
NEI Announces Allowance of Two New Patents to Its Portfolio of Functional Coatings
NEI Corporation announced today that the USPTO has issued a notice of allowance to the company on two patent applications; one for a durable highly hydrophobic coating and the other for an adhesion promoting surface treatment. These patents complement NEI’s portfolio of patents pertaining to superhydrophobic, self-healing, and abrasion resistant coatings.
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Innovation and commercial success earns Isothermal Technology Ltd a Queen’s Award for Enterprise
 Isothermal Technology Ltd (Isotech) is celebrating winning a Queen’s Award for the co-development of an innovative resistance bridge for use in establishing and disseminating the International Temperature Scale (ITS-90).
The product, called microK, is now in use in the world’s leading National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) alongside Primary Standards. Outside of NMIs the client base includes oceanography, aerospace, medicine and astrophysics.
John Tavener, founder and Managing Director says, “We are delighted that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Isotech should receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category this year”.
Innovations by PicoQuant at LASER World of PHOTONICS
Highlights: a new green pulsed laser head, new modules for the VisIR/VisUV laser platform, and the FLIMbee galvo scanner.
PicoQuant will showcase its latest laser innovations at the LASER World of PHOTONICS Munich, Germany, from June 26-29, 2017. The highlights at this year’s exhibition include the green emitting fiber amplified laser head LDH-P-FA-560, several new modules from the VisIR/VisUV platform series, and the FLIMbee galvo scanner add-on for the MicroTime 200.
PicoQuant’s new laser in the yellow-green range is optimally suited for exciting molecular probes or fluorescent proteins.
World Class Failure Analysis Laboratory
Sage’s world-class laboratory is dedicated to providing the best-in-class analytical techniques and state of the art equipment for analyzing and diagnosing all levels of failures in today’s highly integrated and advanced semiconductor devices. With decades of collective practical expertise and best practices, we can provide advanced procedures and methods to proficiently analyze and expose various failure sites.
Failure Analysis Services Lab
QImaging® Releases New MicroPublisher 6™ Color Camera for Research Publication and Documentation
Surrey, Canada — QImaging, a manufacturer of scientific cameras for life science and OEM applications, releases the MicroPublisher 6 camera, a new color image solution for documentation and publication. The camera delivers high resolution documentation images with a large field of view and accurate color representation. Available upon request, customers will also receive QImaging’s Ocular scientific image acquisition software, a $600 value, that provides easy-to-use tools for microscopy and imaging.
VT-iSIM Imaging Beyond All Limits
With VT-iSIM, the ground breaking high speed super resolution imaging system from VisiTech International, you can image at spatial and temporal resolutions never thought possible before. With no requirement to use specific fluorophores and without any computation the VT-iSIM produces super resolution images in real time at up to 1,000 frames per second. This high temporal resolution is combined with a spatial resolution enhancement VT-iSIM produces super resolution images in real time at up to 1,000 frames per second on all axis of up to 2x regular wide-field microscopy.
  
NT-MDT launches VEGA large sample AFM
NT-MDT’s latest VEGA AFM is a cutting edge instrument designed for automated study of sample arrays. Up to 200×200 mm and 40 mm in height samples can be imaged at any point with 1 µm positioning accuracy. With built-in acoustic and vibration isolation, active…
  
PIKE Technologies introduces the new YZ Autosampler,
The new YZ Autosampler, designed for sample transmission measurements where precise mapping is required. With its Y and Z plane movement (no rotation), it is an ideal accessory for spectroscopic measurements of samples having a spectral signature influenced by orientation such as a polarized film. Typical samples analyzed in the YZ Autosampler include coatings on glass and polymer films.
The YZ Autosampler features a translating Y, Z stage with both axes driven by high-precision servo motors with optical encoders for speed and reproducibility. Its sample holder clip allows samples to be easily and reproducibly positioned.
  
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