Sample Preparation & Handling

Address: Old Parish, Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
Long Business Description:

Aabspec’s products support ultra-high temperature spectroscopy (to 950 C for solids/450 C for fluids); low-temperature spectroscopy (to -170 C); high pressure spectroscopy (to 10,000psig); vacuum spectroscopy (to 10-8torr); transmission, specular and large angle reflectance; irradiation (UV, etc); Raman; GC-FTIR; TGA-FTIR; LC-FTIR; GPC-FTIR; direct-evolved gas analysis -FTIR; SFC-FTIR; variable temperature/variable pressure FTIR microscopy; dual-sample comparitive spectroscopy; Raman microscopy and special application products. The company’s products cover IR, near-IR, Far Infrared, VIS, and UV optical ranges.
Aabspec has available a computer addressable DVD showing its advanced products for spectroscopy and microscopy. In the DVD, Val Rossiter presents technical details on each product in the Aabspec range, describing structure, special features and applications. A conversational style provides easy one-to-one information of the sort normally obtained by attending an exhibition, but without the journey!
Topics include Raman Spectroscopy and Microscopy, FTIR interfacing for GC, LC, GPC, SFC, TGA, Evolved Gas Analysis, Low to High Temperature, Ultra-High Vacuum to High Pressure, Dual Sampling together with Multiple Optical Modes including Sample Irradiation.
Applications include Thermal Analysis, Environment, Hazardous Samples, High Temperature & High Pressure Reaction Monitoring, Materials Testing, Catalysts, Pharmaceuticals, Polymers.

Business Website Address: www.aabspec.com
Address: 7476 Industrial Park Way, Macungie, PA 18062, USA
Short Business Description: 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.
Long Business Description:

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.

Products:
Displex Cryocoolers
Helium Flow Cryostats
Sample in Vacuum Cryostats
Sample in Vapor Cryostats
Ultra Low Vibration Cryostats
UHV Cryostats
Cryogenic Accessories
ICEFLY Cryogenic Delivery System

Applications:
Optical Spectroscopy
Electron Transport
Magnetic Properties
Microscopy
Neutron Science
X-Ray Diffraction
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Mössbauer Spectroscopy
EPR

Business Website Address: http://arscryo.com/
Address: 1434 E 33rd St., Signal Hill, CA 90755, USA
Short Business Description: AFM Workshop’s mission is to develop and market innovative Atomic Force Microscope products and components for research, development, OEMs and education. We support our customers with workshops on the construction, operation and applications of our products. We are committed to an open architecture that facilitates innovation by our customers. Dr. Paul West is the founder of AFMWorkshop. Dr. West began his career working with scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) as a postdoc at the California Institute of Technology in 1983 where he built one of the world’s first STMs. His career in the development and application of scanning probe microscopes spans over 30 years.
Long Business Description:

AFM Workshop’s mission is to develop and market innovative Atomic Force Microscope products and components for research, development, OEMs and education. We support our customers with workshops on the construction, operation and applications of our products. We are committed to an open architecture that facilitates innovation by our customers.
Dr. Paul West is the founder of AFMWorkshop. Dr. West began his career working with scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) as a postdoc at the California Institute of Technology in 1983 where he built one of the world’s first STMs. His career in the development and application of scanning probe microscopes spans over 30 years.
Paul pioneered the investigation of nanotechnology applications for scanning probe microscope (SPM) technology, resulting in patents for nanoscale motion sensors (US Patent #5,009,111, nanoscale position sensors (US patent #5,257,024) and nanoscale digital mass storage (US patent # 4,956,817).
Innovative SPM products invented by Dr. West include:
Fully integrated AFM system having motorized sample positioners, a video microscope and vibration isolation (U.S. Patent #5,291,775).
Tip scanning light lever AFM (U.S. Patent # 5,319,960)
Resistive scanning thermal sensing probes (U.S. Patent #5,441,343)
Integrated AFM with SEM (U.S. Patent #5,455,420)
Dr. West holds patents for many additional AFM/SPM products and applications.
In thirty years of AFM instrument innovation, Dr. West has founded several Atomic Force Microscope manufacturing companies. Over the years, those companies and their patents were acquired by companies such as Agilent Technologies, and ThermoElectron/Veeco/Bruker. Thousands of atomic force microscopes developed by Dr. West are in use throughout the world and have resulted in many scientific publications, Ph.D. dissertations, and technical breakthroughs.

Business Website Address: http://www.afmworkshop.com/
Address: No.32 Xingsan Road, Dandong 118000, Liaoning, China
Long Business Description:

AimSizer Scientific Ltd, a subsidiary of HMK Test, is China’s first specialized manufacturer and supplier of particle size analyzers, BET surface area analyzer, bulk density testers, lab sieve and milling products. AimSizer is an expert in particle characterization methods. 17 years’ development, research and production history strengthen us as leading place and enjoy a high reputation in the world particle characterization industry. We gather a team equipped with advanced technology and rich experience. All our particle characterization instruments are certified by China Research Institute of Test and Measurement in 1999 and got patented in the same year.

Products
Particle Size Analyzers
Fisher Sub-Sieve Sizer
BET Surface Area Analyzer
Bulk/Tap Density Testers
Scott Volumeters
Hall Flowmeters
Air Jet Sieve
Tablet Friability Tester
Plenatary Ball Mill
Rotary Sample Divider
Blaine Apparatus

Business Website Address: www.aimsizer.com
Allied High Tech Products, Rancho Dominguez CA, USA
Address: 2376 East Pacifica Place, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220, USA
Long Business Description:

For more than 30 years, Allied has offered customers superior quality products for metallographic sample preparation and analysis, experienced technical assistance, and warm, friendly service. Our measure of success has always been your complete satisfaction.

If you are not completely satisfied with any Allied consumable product, simply return it within 30 days, and we’ll either replace it or refund your money at your discretion.
Allied equipment carries a full 2-year warranty.

Equipment & Consumables:
Sectioning
Mounting
Grinding & Polishing
Mechanical Milling
Cleaning
Microscopes & Imaging
Hardness Testing

Business Website Address: http://www.alliedhightech.com/
Address: 125 Heneretta Drive, Hurst, TX 76054, USA
Long Business Description:

Ames Photonics, home of the LARRY, GARRY and IRA series of linear array detectors. is a team of dedicated spectroscopists and technologists who have been producing high quality, reasonable cost, modular tools for spectroscopy for our scientific, research and industrial customers around the world since 1996.
Our complete range of modular tools for spectroscopic research includes CCD, CMOS and InGaAs detectors, advanced software packages for data acquisition and analysis, calibration standards, instruments, accessories and more.
The modular design philosophy we have taken to designing all of our products allows the researcher to purchase a solution for today’s application while maintaining the flexibility to adapt and update in the future at a reasonable cost.
Customers utilizing our modular approach can easily and quickly interchange components including detectors as new applications or research needs change. It is also straightforward to integrate Ames Photonics detectors and accessories into spectrometers and other devices from third party manufacturers as we provide a comprehensive set of mounting options to suit virtually any other system.
Thank you for your interest in our products. Come back and visit our site often to learn about our continuously expanding line of Modular Spectroscopy Solutions.

Business Website Address: http://www.amesphotonics.com/
Address: 94 Fordham Road, Soham, Cambridgeshire CB7 5AJ, UK
Long Business Description:

Anglia Instruments Ltd was established in 1984 and is a reliable supplier of low-cost, modular, fibre optic spectroscopy systems that usually include spectrometers, light sources, application software and fibre optic probe or other measurement accessories.

This modular approach presents a vast number of potential applications that can utilise these technologies, and enables users to configure systems to measure chemical compositions, gather non-invasive medical data, measure colour/physical properties and quantify irradiance in the ultra-violet, visible and near infrared regions of the spectrum.

The flexibility afforded by fibre optic sampling enables an unlimited number of applications for spectroscopy in many disciplines and industries. The measurements enabled by our instruments and systems are used to facilitate research, quality assurance and inline process control.

Products
UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometers
Raman Spectrometers
Software
Fibre Optics
Accessories
LIBS Systems
Light Sources
Fibre Optic Accessories
Sensors
Educational (Low-Cost) UV/VIS Spectrometers

Business Website Address: www.angliainst.co.uk
Business Phone or Fax: Fax: +44 (0)1353 722575
Ansgtrom Scientific, Ramsey NJ, USA
Address: PO Box 663, Ramsey, NJ 07446, USA
Long Business Description:

Angstrom Scientific Inc. is a distributor and manufacturer’s representative, focused on providing characterization solutions to the nanotech marketplace in the Americas. Companies represented:

BioNavis:
Provides surface analysis solutions in a number of key application areas.

DEBEN:
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.

DENSsolutions:
DENSsolution is a leading supplier of top quality sample management solutions to enable atomic resolution, dynamic in-situ electron microscopy.

Encapsulix:
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:
Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. provides metrology solutions for thin films based on novel, rapid, non-contacting and non-destructive X-ray technology.

Kleindiek Nanotechnik
Kleindiek Nanotechnik offers a new level of precision in manipulation, probing, and characterization of nano-materials and semiconductors

Mel-build:
Mel-Build provides a wide verity of specialized holders for Transmission Electron Microscopes.

Microtrac:
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:
XEI Scientific, Inc.provides an effective way to gently clean scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), focused ion beams (FIBs) and other vacuum systems.

Business Website Address: www.angstrom.us
Address: 10215 Timber Ridge Dr., Ashland, VA 23005, USA
Short Business Description: 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.
Long Business Description:

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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.

Products
Indentation Testers
Scratch Test
Tribometer
Coating Thickness by Calotest
3D Imaging
Horology

Business Website Address: http://www.csm-instruments.com/en/
Address: 415 Clyde Avenue, Suite 102, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Long Business Description:

AppNano develops, manufactures, and supplies various nanostructures including both conventional and specialized SPM probes for most applications. We leverage our extensive experience in nanofabrication technology and research in AFM probes to supply the highest quality probes utilizing the latest technology in the market. Our in-house clean room facility combined with our state-of-the-art characterization tools enables rapid prototyping, adaptability, and versatility in designing and developing new products for our customers.

In addition to providing you with our standard catalog of products, major research programs are continuously underway both in-house and with external collaborators or customers to develop high performance probes and accessories for advanced SPM applications. Our experienced R&D Team takes pride in using our knowledge in silicon nanofabrication technology to realize these new ideas

Products
SPM Probes
Calibration standards
Membranes
Nanopores
Vertisense Thermal Microscopy Module
STM Tip Etcher

Services
Custom MEMS & Nanofabrication
Characterization & Metrology
Custom Probe Mounting

Business Website Address: http://www.appnano.com