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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,
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.
Covering small holesFracture analyisisalt
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.
23rd International Workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences”, September 13-15, 2017 in Berlin, Germany
The workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of experience and information as well as sharing recent findings in the field of ultrasensitive optical detection down to the single molecule level and beyond the classical diffraction limit. The target audience are researchers and developers from Physics, Chemistry, Biology as well as from Life or Materials Science.
Poster session at the 18th workshop
PicoQuant Combines Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Microscopy
Novel fiber coupling sample holder opens new opportunities for investigating spatial dependence of luminescence behavior
PicoQuant has released a new fiber coupling sample holder for the modular time-resolved spectrometer FluoTime 300. This holder makes it possible to interface the system with a microscope such as the MicroTime 100. This set-up easily allows users to record time- and space-resolved emission spectra from any sample mounted in the microscope.
Sample mounting unit with fiber coupling sample holder
Sunstrand moves HQs to larger facility to increase production
LOUISVILLE, KY – Sunstrand has moved its Kentucky headquarters to a much larger space to accommodate its growing product demand.
Sunstrand opened operations in 2014 in a 6,000-square-foot plant in the town of Fern Creek, 20 miles south of Louisville, shortly after Kentucky moved to legalize industrial hemp that year.
Riddle, who also serves as president of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association, kicked off 2017 by moving his operations to 1401 Locust Street in Louisville’s Irish Hill neighborhood. The 25,000-square-foot facility allows the company to leverage additional infrastructure.
Sunstrand converts hemp and similar agricultural feedstocks into fibers and fillers that are compatible with plastics and other applications. The company now employs 13 people.
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
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.
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.
Photometrics® and Announce a New Collaboration in Sub Diffraction-Limited Confocal Microscopy
Tucson, Ariz. — US-based scientific camera designer and manufacturer Photometrics and Netherlands-based microscope system developer have created a partnership to offer a new sub diffraction-limited confocal microscope system. The Re-scan Confocal Microscope (RCM) combined with the Photometrics Prime 95B™, the world’s first back-illuminated Scientific CMOS camera, provides an ideal solution for super-resolution imaging.
Raptor launches new OWL 1280 VIS-SWIR (InGaAs) HD format camera
Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of Visible SWIR cameras with the OWL 1280, offering HD resolution for high end long range surveillance, scientific and astronomy applications.
Solid Electrolytes: Are we there yet?
Lithium-ion batteries have provided a lightweight energy-storage solution that has enabled many of today’s high-tech devices – from smartphones to electric cars. Although these batteries are generally safe, fire and explosion concerns have caused the industry to seek solutions. The importance of safety has been highlighted by several rare, yet highly publicized battery hazards such as the explosion in a Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner’s cargo hold in 2013 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 catching fire, which resulted in the recall of more than 1 million smartphones in 2016. read more
SPIP 6.7 A giant leap for particle size analysis
With the new and improved detection and splitting options
SPIP™ version 6.7 has taken a giant leap towards easy and robust particle analysis in SPM and SEM images.
Photonics Industries Increases the Highest Pulse Energy YLF Ultraviolet (UV) Lasers Available
Ronkonkoma, NY – March 16, 2017) – Photonics Industries (PI), The Pioneer of Intracavity Solid-State Harmonic Lasers, was the first to develop high efficiency Q-switched, intracavity second harmonic Nd:YLF green pump lasers back in 1993. PI continues to lead this technology today, outpacing ourselves and the competition again with the introduction of our new DM40-351, the highest pulse energy Ultraviolet (UV) laser providing: ~40mJ @ 351nm
Photonics Industries high pulse energy ps laser achieves mirror quality surface finish on cut glass
While other ultrafast laser based glass cutting schemes can only yield surface roughness qualities of no better than ra ~100nm, ATTON has developed a new patented “mirroring patent” process with PI’s RGH laser that creates Sidewall Roughness ~0.005㎛ (i.e., ra ~5nm) with “mirror like” quality on the resulting laser cut glass surfaces thus maintaining a superior strength after the laser cut.
In the following video link, we show a Photonics Industries RGH Series high pulse energy ps laser being used with ATTON’s newly patented “mirroring patent” processing head cutting various glass types:
PULVERISETTE 6 premium line
With two grinding stations, the NEW FRITSCH Planetary Mill PULVERISETTE 6 premium line is the ideal mill for fast wet and dry grinding of hard, medium-hard, soft, brittle and moist samples as well as for mechanical alloying, mixing and homogenising of larger sample quantities with reliable results down into the nano range – and an absolutely secure automatic clamping of  the bowls by the mill.
PULVERISETTE 19 in stainless steel version
Universal Cutting Mill PULVERISETTE 19 in a corrosion-resistant stainless steel version
With a maximum feed size of 70 x 80 mm, a throughput quantity of up 60 l/h and a rotor speed of 2800 rpm, comminutes the Universal Cutting Mill PULVERISETTE 19 quickly and effectively dry soft to medium-hard sample materials, as well as fibrous materials and plastics with reliable reproducible results and is also unmatched in regards to simple and fast cleaning. The stainless steel version is especially suitable for the analytical sector and applications in the food and pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Stephan Egelkamp, Managing Director EMSIS GmbH and Bob Sommerville, CEO Angstrom Scientific Inc., are pleased to announce that Angstrom Scientific has been appointed North American distributor of the EMSIS line of TEM cameras (previously produced and marketed under the Olympus brand name).
Multifunctional as industrial-grade version!
Ideal for very fast and gentle comminution and homogenisation of moist, oily, fatty, soft, medium-hard and fibrous samples.
Cecil Instruments’ All New Electrochemical Detector
The latest innovation to the Cecil Instruments high specification, robust, reliable, modular, liquid chromatography instrumentation, has come in the form of the fully redesigned electrochemical detector.
Merit –Affordable HPLC Systems
Cecil Instruments are leading designers and manufacturers of HPLC systems, Ion Chromatographs and UV/Visible Spectrophotometers.
The low cost and easy to use Merit HPLC range is an addition to the Cecil Q-Adept and Adept HPLC ranges.
AA5000 Multi-function Scanning Probe Microscope(SPM) Systems
Full range of STM, AFM, LFM, Conductive AFM, MFM, EFM, Environmental Control SPM and Nano-Processing.
AA2000 Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
Atomic Force Microscope/Scanning Probe Microscope includes AFM, SPM, STM, LFM, EFM. All of the products bring state the art techniques to meet the most advanced applications.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – July 4, 2016 – Angstrom Advanced Inc, Angstrom Advanced Inc release the optimized ADX series XRD equipment with more rapid, accurate and stable analysis capacity.
TAV VACUUM FURNACES is pleased to announce a brand new educational resource for all those involved in heat treating. The blog features articles targeted at commercial heat treaters as well as specifiers and contractors serving the aerospace, automotive and industrial trades.
The furnace cooling system: 5 tips to avoid damage
Angstrom Advanced Announces Finalization of Equipment Testing at US National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Boston, Massachusetts, USA – Oct 3, 2011 – Angstrom Advanced Inc, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and Renewable Energy related products, announced today that US National Renewable Energy Laboratory has successfully completed testing of VERDE-160S, the first hydrogen electrolyzer for renewable energy in the world, invented & developed by Angstrom Advanced Inc.
Cecil Spectrophotometers
Cecil Instruments’ multi-lingual UV/Visible spectrophotometers, have software and accessory options, which enable them to be used for a vast range of UV/Visible measurements and applications.
Cecil Instruments have enhanced the standard features of their timeless classical looking UV/Visible spectrophotometers.
So now, every appropriate UV/Visible spectrophotometer may include free DataStream PC control software, free Validation software, free single cell Kinetics software and free automatic cell changer software.  Plus, each UV/Visible spectrophotometer will be supplied with an appropriate dust cover.

The ACR-32UT precision rotation stage is the lowest profile rotary table with high-speed direct-drive rotary servo motor on the market.

The ACR-260UT precision rotation stage is the lowest profile rotary table with high-speed direct-drive rotary servo motor on the market.
The RTLA-30-100-SMART rotary stages provide accurate positioning performance in a low profile and compact footprint.