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25 ways precision metrology is enabled via capacitance measurement

Andeen-Hagerling AH2700A Capacitance Bridge Test Instrument

Andeen-Hagerling has been manufacturing class-leading capacitance and capacitance/loss bridge test equipment for over thirty years. Their equipment is used in laboratories worldwide, in a wide variety of research and industrial applications.

These include:

  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
  • Dielectric characterisation
  • Glasses
  • Spectroscopy
  • Gravity
  • Liquid crystals
  • Magnetometry
  • Low temperature physics
  • Nano-force metrology
  • Quantum Dots
  • Tunneling
  • Dilatometry:
    • Thermal expansion
    • Magnetostriction
  • Biophysics
  • Carbon nanotubes & nanowires
  • Electrical/Capacitance metrology
  • Ferroelectrics
  • Semiconductor testing
  • Precision positioning
  • Pressure/Capacitive Bolometry
  • Scanning Capacitance Microscopy (SCM)
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
  • Single Electron Tunneling (SET)
  • Structure & Phase transitions
  • Superconductivity & Superfluids
  • Magneto-capacitance, -resistance &
    -dielectric effects

Elliot Scientific is able to offer expert advice on selecting the right Andeen-Hagerling instrument for your project, so please contact us with details of the application and we will be happy to help.

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Photonex opens tomorrow: Visit us on Stand B10

We are exhibiting at Photonex – the UK’s premier annual event dedicated to the science of light – from tomorrow.

On Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday the 12th, members of our team of engineers and scientists will be on hand to discuss Elliot Scientific’s Solution Science capabilities. We will also be demonstrating our world-famous Elliot|Martock  XYZ Flexure Stages and smooth backlash-free miniature slides, and you can also experience some of the many products we offer manufactured by the North American and European companies we represent.

So visit Stand B10 at Photonex in Coventry this week and discover how the equipment, systems and instruments we offer support the UK and Ireland’s scientific, research and industrial communities.

If you cannot make it to the show, have a look at our latest newsletter instead…

October 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific October newsletter is now available. In this issue we feature a number of products that we will be exhibiting at Photonex. Elliot|Martock flexure and miniature stages take pride of place alongside equipment from Energetiq Technologies, HOLOEYE Photonics, Mad City Labs, Vescent Photonics and many more…

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More modules for EXFO’s LTB-8 Test Platform

EXFO has expanded the number of plug-in modules for their next-generation test platform, the LTB-8. This compact unit, equipped with an ultra-powerful processor and highly intuitive interface, gives the lab user an optimised instrument to run dedicated test applications simply and efficiently for technologies such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH and more.

The current module range comprises:

  • FTBx-1750 Power Meter Module
  • FTBx-5245 Optical Spectrum Analyser
  • FTBx-88×0 10G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-88200 100G Multiservice module
  • FTBx-9150 Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9160 MEMS Optical Switch
  • FTBx-9600 Utility Module

An upgrade path for existing users of the IQS-600 modular test platform, enabling migration from the old to the new, has been mapped out by EXFO so please contact us for details and trade-in offers.


Lake Shore’s temperature sensor data is now online

Lake Shore is now offering all their temperature sensor information in one convenient online page. The new Sensors’ page contains links to:

  • Datasheets
  • Installation instructions
  • Application notes
  • Catalogue pages

Lake Shore logoOver the coming months, Lake Shore will migrate away from shipping calibration data CDs with calibrated sensors and will instead only offer this data via a portal accessible from the new page.

Data is currently available online for sensors shipped since the beginning of 2016, so if an existing CD is lost or damaged, the calibration data can be quickly downloaded providing you have the serial number of the relevant sensor on hand. Alternatively, contact Lake Shore Service for archived curves.

Image of Saturn by Cassini courtesy of NASA

 

Lake Shore space-qualified sensors were on the hugely successful Cassini Huygens mission to Saturn that ended earlier this month.

Nearly twenty years of gathering temperature information in an extreme environment is a good advert for their sensors, and Elliot Scientific often supplies them to the aerospace industry and space scientists in the UK and Ireland.

Please contact us for more information.


September 2017 Newsletter Out Now

September 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific September newsletter is now available. In this issue we looked forward to seeing Gamma Scientific’s tunable LED light source in a webinar demo, go through Andeen-Hagerling’s list of applications where capacitance measurement enables precision metrology, announce that Lake Shore’s temperature sensor data is now online, and see how diffraction limited circular beams are a Micro Laser Systems’ priority, plus Photonics Ireland, Photonex and more…

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Tomorrow, we’re at Photonics Ireland 2017 in Galway

Photonics Ireland is a biennial conference that this year is being held from tomorrow (13th September) at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway.

Elliot Scientific is exhibiting at this premier event for Photonics research in Ireland, and we will be demonstrating a broad range of products; both our own and from companies we represent – some exclusively – in the British Isles.

High profile national and international speakers will showcase some of their latest research and achievements in Photonics. Topics will include:

  • Biophotonics and Optical Sensing
  • Imaging
  • Laser-Materials and Laser-Plasma Interactions
  • Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
  • Optical Communications and Networks
  • Photonic Integration and Packaging
  • Photonic Devices and Photonic Materials
  • Quantum Optics and Technologies

 


Gamma Scientific’s tunable LED light source in webinar demo on September 12th

Gamma Scientifics' RS-7 SpectralLEd light sourceGamma Scientific, in conjunction with Laser Focus World magazine, are delivering an exciting Webinar presentation on Tuesday, September 12th that will provide in-depth product information, typical applications, and visual demonstrations of the flexible software and production interface capabilities that give the RS-7 SpectralLED™ Tunable LED Light Source so many advantages over traditional halogen and other LED light sources.

Register for the Webinar here.

The RS-7 SpectralLED™ delivers superior spectral resolution and accuracy with higher brightness and a broader colour gamut than any other currently available halogen or LED-based source for camera and image sensor calibration.

The RS-7 features 35 discrete LED channels, each having 16-bit resolution in intensity settings enabling it to be programmed to produce a uniform output that closely matches virtually any illuminant source in a single compact and versatile instrument.

SpectralLED™ can sweep through wavelengths to simulate a scanning monochromator, but with the advantage of no moving parts. In addition to superior spectral resolution and accuracy, the SpectralLED™ also offers about 10x higher brightness than any competitive product. This allows measurements over a much larger, linear dynamic range, and is sufficient to illuminate virtually any detector at levels up to saturation.

For more information, please contact us.

 


Introducing FEMTO-30: a high pulse energy ultrafast laser with flexible repetition rates

Fibercryst is the only manufacturer of short pulse lasers and amplifiers that utilise the innovative Single Crystal Fibre technology (SCF) – a technology that offers significant performance advantages over existing technologies.

The FEMTO-30 is Fibercryst’s latest and more powerful laser system. This 30 W laser can deliver pulse energies of 160 µJ (@ 100 kHz) in pulse widths of less than 800 fs, with repetition rates selectable between 100 kHz and 1 MHz.

A significant feature of this laser is the ability to easily and quickly change the repetition rate to favour the average power or the energy per pulse. This makes it ideal for:

  • Cutting and drilling of hard materials
  • Cold machining of polymers and composites
  • Micromachining and structuring of surfaces, for example medical devices and semiconductors

For more information about this or other lasers and amplifiers from Fibercryst, please contact us.


Elliot Scientific is exhibiting at QuAMP 2017 next week

QuAMP – the International Conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics – is the première UK conference devoted to these areas of physics. Elliot Scientific is exhibiting on Tuesday and Wednesday (September 5th and 6th) next week. The event is being held at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel.

QuAMP covers quantum information and technology, quantum optics, ultra-cold matter, the interaction of light with molecules and plasmas. The format of the biennial conference comprises plenary talks by invited speakers as well as some contributed talks and posters.

Elliot Scientific will be showing products from Vescent Photonics, Lake Shore Cryotronics, and others.

 


Summer Bank Holiday – Elliot Scientific will be closed on Monday August 28th

Elliot Scientific will be closed on Monday, August 28th for a public holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We return to normal on Tuesday at 8:30am BST.

 

Photo via Good Free Photos

 


August 2017 Newsletter Out Now

August 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we cover a new high incident power handling NIR PLUTO SLM panel from HOLOEYE and new Probe Station option kits from Lake Shore Cryotronics, reveal additional plug-in modules for EXFO’s latest LTB-8 fibre network test instrument and have a quick look at Kinetic Systems‘ anti-vibration equipment, plus QuAMP, Photonics Ireland, and more…

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Display colour, intensity and flicker measured with new instruments from Gamma Scientific

Gamma Scientific [ @gammascientific ] has just introduced two new instruments for display measurements. Both offer colour, intensity and flicker testing of all types of LED, LCD, OLED and Quantum Dot screens.

The GS-1160 is the touchscreen-equipped handheld version, while the GS-1160B is designed for the bench and operates in conjunction with PC-based analysis software. The GS-1160 can also be used as a desktop system as it is supported by the same software.

These spectroradiometers, to give them their proper name, deliver faster results with repeatability superior to filter-based instruments. Additional measurement capabilities include gamma, white balance and uniformity.

Data is output on both via USB, or can also be stored on an SD card in the GS-1160 portable model. The GS-1160B can be programmed for custom testing as it has an Application Programming Interface (API). Commands can be sent via RS-232 or the USB.

For detailed specifications and more information about these or other products Gamma Scientific manufacture, please contact us.