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
AEP is the world leader in surface metrology and technology innovation. From its inception it has developed cutting edge instruments to aid researchers and users. As the pioneers of innovation in hi tech engineering, it has grown steadily in worldwide markets. Currently it has offices in America, Asia and Europe.
In addition to manufacturing optical profiler, interferometer and contact profilometer AEP also produces ex-situ and in-situ stress monitors for thin film deposition processes. Please contact us for any questions. Our team of scientists from silicon valley are always excited to answer your questions and help solve your problems.
Step heights measurement
Surface Roughness measurement
Quantify scratch and dig features, wear depth, width and volume
Flatness or curvature measurement
2D thin film stress measurement
Surface Profiling – defect, features etc. depth, width and volume
Alrad is a provider of high quality scientific equipment to industry and research. Our main product areas cover Machine Vision components, Optical Detectors and laser products.
Through our three trading divisions, Alrad Imaging, Alrad Electronics and Alrad Photonics, we offer thousands of product items from the world’s leading manufacturers. We also provide installation, demonstration, and product support services.
Many of our principals we represent as a sole distributor in the UK. Some of these exclusive companies have been with us since the 1970s so you see many of our distribution agreements have been in place for a very long time and that must say something about the service we offer. The products and service we provide open up new opportunities for our customers to improve quality, automation and productivity that is why many of our existing customers have been experiencing ALRAD high quality service for decades.
Angstrom Sun Technologies Inc. is a privately held company, headquartered in Boston, USA. The focus of company is to provide a series of cost-effective optical solutions for characterizing thin film thickness, thick coating thickness, their optical properties (refractive index N and extinction coefficient K), surface and interface behavior, alloy concentrations and their uniformities across surface.
Affordable, low cost, but advanced and high performance tools, including spectroscopic reflectometer, microspectrophotometer, microreflectometer, film thickness mapping system, simple desktop film thickness station, and automatic variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometers, offer a way to probe film stacks nondestructively and precisely. In addition, Angstrom Sun Technologies Inc. also delivers advanced analytical services for characterizing thin films, thick coatings and complicated layer stacks.
Angstrom Sun Technologies Inc. designs and manufactures all TFProbe tools in a facility located in Boston, USA. TFProbe tools are sold and distributed by international sales networks.
With performance and professional support as our mission, Angstrom has established a worldwide customer base since 2002, including well-known education institutions, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies, such as NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Seoul National University, NanoTech Center (CESTM) at SUNY, Columbia University, Hewlett-Packard Co., Lockheed Martin Co., General Electric (GE), Corning Inc., Bell Laboratories, Johnson-Johnson, Mylan Technologies, Applied Materials (AMAT), Lam Research, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology(SAIT), and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Thin Film Mapping Systems
Integrated In-line Metrology
Angstrom Scientific Inc. is a distributor and manufacturer’s representative, focused on providing characterization solutions to the nanotech marketplace in the Americas. Companies represented:
Provides surface analysis solutions in a number of key application areas.
Deben manufactures innovative accessories for SEM’s and TEM’s, along with a large range of in-situ tensile testing stages for use with Optical Microscopes, X-Ray CT and XRD systems.
DENSsolution is a leading supplier of top quality sample management solutions to enable atomic resolution, dynamic in-situ electron microscopy.
Encapsulix addresses the geometric scaling of critical Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) requirements for industrial & microelectronic devices and films. Initial process focus is in thin Al2O3, TiO2 and ZnO specifically for encapsulation and barrier coatings.
Hitachi Nanotechnology Systems Division:
Hitachi Nanotechnology Systems Division (NSD) supportscustomers with a wide range of instrumentation, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), analytical and biological transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dedicated STEM, Focused Ion Beam (FIB), tabletop microscopes, and microanalysis sample preparation systems.
Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. provides metrology solutions for thin films based on novel, rapid, non-contacting and non-destructive X-ray technology.
Kleindiek Nanotechnik offers a new level of precision in manipulation, probing, and characterization of nano-materials and semiconductors
Mel-Build provides a wide verity of specialized holders for Transmission Electron Microscopes.
Microtrac strives to provide the materials characterization world with innovative, reliable, and repeatable particle size, particle shape, particle charge, and surface area analysis instrumentation.
XEI Scientific, Inc.provides an effective way to gently clean scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), focused ion beams (FIBs) and other vacuum systems.
Anton Paar TriTec SA (previously CSM Instruments) has been leader in the development of instruments for surface mechanical properties characterization for over 30 years in both research and industrial fields.
CSM Instruments develops, manufactures and sells instruments to characterize mechanical properties of surfaces. We have been the world leader in this market for more than 30 years, first under the name of LSRH then CSEM.
CSM Instruments provides equipment that allows the mechanical characterization of a wide range of surfaces and bulk materials. Adhesion of paints, optical thin films or hard coatings can be defined using one of our Scratch Testers. These span the nano to the macro range to analyze the widest range of materials. Dynamic testing measurements can be performed to define not only the hardness of the material, but also to evaluate the plastic and elastic deformation, the elasticity module, creep and much more. For wear testing we offer the Tribometer, based on the pin-on-disc principle that operates both in the Micro and Nano regime; to record the frictional coefficient and measure the wear volume. Other equipment measures film thickness. Additionally, CSM provides three dimensional viewing capabilities of sample surfaces under most testing regimes.
Coating Thickness by Calotest
Since B&W Tek’s establishment in 1997, we’ve grown into an industry-leading, total solutions provider coupling our core technologies with custom design and manufacturing capabilities. We are an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser instrumentation, as well as laboratory, portable and handheld Raman spectrometer systems. Since our inception, we’ve been providing Raman spectroscopy, modular spectrometer and laser solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical, LED lighting and research communities.
With an extensive variety of products and accessories, we’re able to take an assortment of ready-to-use, off-the-shelf modular components and combine them to form your complete spectroscopy solution. Countless applications can be performed by combining any variety of our lasers, spectrometers, sampling accessories, and software packages all which are designed and built by our own staff. This commitment to vertical integration has made B&W Tek an industry leading OEM/OED provider of laser, Raman and NIR systems.
B&W Tek is the worldwide leader in Raman spectrometer manufacturing with over 10,000 spectroscopy solutions delivered. Our complete line of high performance laboratory, portable and handheld Raman spectrometers sets us apart with solutions for the classroom to the research lab to the loading dock. Our extensive knowledge and cutting edge technology in the field of Raman spectroscopy has allowed us to focus on solution-oriented products that are designed for non-specialists and provide easy, rapid measurements in a matter of minutes.
B&W Tek boasts one of the most comprehensive lines of UV, Vis and NIR spectrometer modules on the market. Combined with our wide selection of spectroscopy accessories, B&W Tek offers you nearly limitless utility. Some of the most common applications of modular spectroscopy include reflectance, absorption, transmission and emission. All of our UV, Vis, and NIR spectrometers can also be configured to measure absolute irradiance, making them ideal for LED and solar applications. We also boast the smallest TE Cooled linear CCD array spectrometer on the market, ideal for your applications that require low light level detection and long integration, such as Raman and fluorescence.
We also feature a unique array of NIR and broadband fiber coupled spectrophotometers offering spectral coverage from as low as 350nm to as high as 2550nm. By coupling these visible and NIR spectrophotometers with various sampling accessories, they can be configured for a variety of applications such as transmission, reflected color and NIR vibrational spectroscopy.
Innovative solutions for your application needs
B&W Tek is an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser instrumentation, as well as laboratory, portable and handheld Raman systems. We provide spectroscopy and laser solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical, LED lighting and research communities.
BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, including UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, benchtop and portable NIR/SWIR and Raman analyzers, confocal Raman microscopes, hyperspectral imagers, mass spectrometers, and OEM spectral engines and components. R&D Applications include:
Materials: Material characterization is an ideal application area for Raman spectroscopy, due to its high chemical specificity and rapid, non-contact measurement. Solid, liquid, or gaseous, nearly all materials possess a unique Raman spectral fingerprint. The technique can be readily scaled to microscopic approaches, allowing interrogation of extremely small volumes and samples, such as nanomaterials. Characterization of nanomaterials is critical to determining structural and conformational properties. Raman spectroscopy is a highly efficient technique to study the electronic properties, compositions, and mechanical stresses in these materials, all of which can manifest in Raman band shape and frequency shift.
Semiconductor: Raman spectroscopy has proven to be one of the most effective tools for characterization of semiconductor properties and for manufacturing process/quality control because materials such as Si, SiGe, InGaAs, GaAs, GaN, and graphene exhibit precise, distinct Raman bands. Applied in a microscopic approach, the Raman technique has been successfully implemented to determine microstructure composition on thin-films, strain in the multilayer device, and to identify defects across the wafer surface.
Process/Reaction: Unlike conventional UV-Vis and NIR monitoring techniques, Raman spectroscopy provides molecular specificity in real-time measurements of gas, liquid, and solid samples, both natural and synthetic. These attributes are responsible for the emerging reliance on Raman spectroscopy for a number of online process and reaction monitoring applications. Numerous sampling options, including fiber optic probes with long reach and stand-off probes for measuring inside containers and vessels make the technique adaptable to a myriad of environments and conditions.
Surface-Enhanced Raman: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) utilizes specialized metal substrates to allow Raman signal enhancement up to 10 orders of magnitude. This phenomenon occurs when the molecules of interest are in very close proximity to the metal substrate, and is generally used for evaporated solutions or particle-surface characterization. The enhanced Raman signal with SERS has extended its applications in many fields, such as biological studies, to quantify trace substances or identify very small structures such as cell surface proteins. Intracellular SERS is also possible, via the injection of metallic nanoparticles, to study internal structures and analytes.
Brimrose Corporation is a globally focused high-tech company involved with acousto-optic technology and advanced materials R&D. A core Brimrose technology is AOTF-NIR (acousto-optic tunable filters-near infrared). Brimrose’s NIR spectrometers are based on AOTF. Brimrose has been a leader in miniaturizing and digitizing NIR spectrometers, including for PAT applications.
Brimrose Corporation is a globally focused high-tech company involved with acousto-optic technology and advanced materials R&D. A core Brimrose technology is AOTF-NIR (acousto-optic tunable filters-near infrared). Brimrose’s NIR spectrometers are based on AOTF. Brimrose has been a leader in miniaturizing and digitizing NIR spectrometers, including for PAT applications. Brimrose was chosen to develop space-qualified NIR analyzers as part of the Mars ROVER missions to investigate the surface and subsurface of that planet. The company also makes many AO components including AO modulators, AO tunable filters, RF drivers and frequency shifters for imaging and other applications. Brimrose also has done business with more than a dozen federal agencies, largely as part of its advanced materials’ program. Exciting work in thermo-electric power generation and radiation detection is leading to spinoff opportunities, as well.
Acousto-optic (AO) Components
Tunable Light Sources
Fiber-coupled AO Devices
While Cambridge Technology has always been the scanning innovator and leader, the key to our market success and growth and the resultant success of our customers has been our operating principles and mission to always be your best scanning partner – yesterday, today and in tomorrow’s emerging laser application markets.
Our company’s keys to always being your best scanning partner are:
Scanning Component & Solution Innovation – Whether it’s making the smallest galvo for a hand piece, the fastest system for Via Hole drilling, powerful user friendly application software or a low cost configurations, we listen to our customer’s and the markets’ needs to enable new laser applications/markets and design the innovative products that meet those needs.
Worldwide Customer & Application Support – With our worldwide installed base across the complete range of laser applications, we have the local resources that you need to help integrate our products, whether it’s components or integrated solutions, into your system design for maximum performance. And, if the technical challenge is beyond the scope of our local resources then our R&D engineers can work with yours.
Best in Class Product Quality and Lifetimes – And, of course, after you’ve integrated our innovative products into your new system and brought it to customers and the market, then you can always depend on that Cambridge Technology consistent manufacturing product quality and lifetime that comes from our rigorous design validation and design-for-manufacturing process, our manufacturing process measurement and control, and our continuous improvement operating philosophy.
Laser Material Processing, Laser Marking, Engraving, Drilling, Machining, Biomedical Diagnostics and Treatment, Ophthalmology, DNA Sequencing, Vision Correction, OCT, Confocal and Multi-Photon Microscopy, Industrial Laser Projection, Digital Radiography, and any other application requiring precision laser beam steering.
Through our continuing commitment to research and innovation, we’ve developed several key patented advances in the technology of galvanometer position detection and actuator designs. These innovations have made it possible for us to introduce products that have raised the bar for accuracy, speed, performance and reliability in scientific and OEM optical scanning solutions. Our engineers work side by side with our customer base to develop product configurations that are easy to use and integrate seamlessly into their specific applications. Our broad range of supporting products, commitment to customer service and continuous product research deliver the guarantee of quality, innovation and trust that our customers have come to expect from Cambridge Technology.
From the first Cambridge Technology product offering, all the way to our current products line – our commitment to these standards has made us the world leader in galvanometer technology. We take pride in ourselves for keeping the values that we were built on – values that have allowed us to make our customers successful time and time again.