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New precision source for current or voltage from Lake Shore

Lake Shore have announced the new Model 155 MeasureReady™ precision I/V source. Ideal for demanding scientific applications requiring a precise low-noise supply of current or voltage, for example electronic material characterisation, the Model 155 will be shipping later this year.

Supplying 1 W maximum from DC to 100 kHz over a broad output range, these power supplies deliver a solid foundation for I/V curve, Hall effect, and other fundamental measurements.

The clutter-free touch display with a unique TiltView™ screen presents a natural and engaging user interface. No confusing buttons or long learning curves make the Model 155 as easy to use as a smartphone. With similar connectivity – Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, plus LAN – it offers convenient remote operation via LabVIEW™, a custom PC interface, or mobile app.

Please contact us for more information, or download the datasheet.


Tomorrow is a SUPA day for us

Wednesday, May 10th, is SUPA day! An annual gathering celebrating Scottish physics taking place at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.

SUPA – the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance – comprises the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot Watt, St. Andrews, Strathclyde and West of Scotland; plus associate members Fraunhofer UK, UKATC, PHYESTA and IMPP.

Elliot Scientific will be at the supplier exhibition that runs concurrent with the talks and presentations.


This week, we’re in Dublin for INTERMAG

INTERMAG is the IEEE’s premier conference on applied magnetics and information storage technologies, covering diverse topics such as magnets and magnetic materials, microscopy and the life sciences, motors, transformers and more.

An exhibition runs alongside, and representatives from Elliot Scientific will be assisting our friends from Lake Shore Cryotronics on their stand from Tuesday the 25th to Thursday the 27th. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 


Next week, we’re exhibiting at Magnetism 2017 and SU2P

April is lining up to be a very busy month for Elliot Scientific as we are exhibiting at four events.

Magnetism 2017: 3rd and 4th April
Next Monday and Tuesday, we will be at the University of York for Magnetism 2017 for a mixture of invited talkers and submitted contributions exploring the breadth of magnetism research in the UK and Republic of Ireland.  Subjects will include spintronics, domain walls, dynamics, vortices, skyrmions, spin ice, biological and organic magnetism, superconductors, magnetocalorics and more.

SU2P: 5th and 6th April
Then on Wednesday and Thursday we are at Heriot Watt University for SU2P where world class speakers will present and challenge the delegates on innovation, research and exploitation over a wide range of photonics-related topics.

Later in April we are abroad, in Japan for OPIE,  and then the Republic of Ireland for INTERMAG.


March 2017 Newsletter Out Now

March 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce a web page dedicated to Lake Shore‘s range of cryogenic temperature sensors, reveal Laser Focus World‘s in-depth article on Fibercryst’s Taranis single crystal fibre laser technology, look at NoIR LaserShields‘ flip-frame protective eyewear, and cover CRAIC Technologies’ 508 PV microspectrophotometer add-on for microscopes, plus news of four events we are attending in April.

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Lake Shore’s Cryogenic Temperature Sensors now on elliotscientific.com

Lake Shore offers four types of sensor for cryogenic temperature measurement based on voltage (diodes) or resistance. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and these can be easily seen at-a-glance via our new Cryogenic Temperature Sensors page.

For example: Of the three most common NTC resistor materials, sputter-deposited zirconium oxy-nitride aka Cernox™ – the others being Germanium and Ruthenium Oxide (Rox™) – is the most versatile. Cernox™ thin film resistors are only manufactured by Lake Shore Cryotronics, and incorporated into robust sensor packages.

Cernox™ works over a broad temperature range, does not follow a standard curve, has sensitivity below 1 K, and is highly resistant to ionising radiation and magnetic field-induced errors. These features can be instantly seen on the page via our colourful graphics:

 0.1 to 420  ✘  ✔  ✔  ★★★ (1 K +)

In all, nine different temperature sensor materials are detailed and an informative datasheet is available to download. However, Elliot Scientific still recommends contacting us for expert advice on sensor choice for your application.


New High Brightness Tunable Broadband Light Source

Energetiq‘s new Laser-Driven Tunable Light Source (LDTLS™) is a compact, fully integrated and highly stable tunable broadband light source based on their proven Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS™) technology. The LDTLS™ utilises the EQ-77 LDLS™ source and features the highest brightness and output flux available in a tunable broadband product.

The water-cooled LDTLS™ offers an extremely long lifetime (approximately 9000 hours between bulb changes) for low cost of ownership. It has high stability, very low noise, and is coupled with a precision high-performance monochromator for accurate wavelength selection and repeatable light output across the range of 300 to 1100 nm.

The spectral resolution can be customised for application specific purposes and ranges in bandwidth from 1 to 10 nm. The fibre coupled output is both flexible and convenient for delivering wavelength selected light to precisely where it is needed. OEMs, please contact us for more information.

ldtls-originalApplications

  • Optical Testing
  • Process Monitoring and Control
  • VIS/NIR Spectroscopy
  • Scientific Research
  • Thin-Film Measurements
  • Materials Characterization

Elliot Scientific’s 2016 newsletters published in one volume

Elliot Scientific’s renowned monthly newsletters have been compiled into a single edition for the year 2016.

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December 2016 Newsletter Out Now

December 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific December 2016 Newsletter: In this issue we cover the new range of Vibrating Sample Magnetometers designed by Lake Shore Cryotronics for materials characterisation science, look at the latest laser filters from eye protection specialist NoIR LaserShields, and find out about distributed temperature and stress measurement with Nufern’s speciality fibre-optics and Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry from OZ Optics.

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New VSM series from Lake Shore: Introducing the 8600

The new 8600 Series VSM from Lake Shore Cryotronics raises the bar for magnetometer performance and convenience by combining high sensitivity, rapid measurement speeds, and ease of operation for faster and more accurate measurements.

The entire 8600 Series system has been re-imagined with a focus on a clean, ergonomic design that simplifies the researcher’s interaction with the system. For example, a motorised head brings the sample to a comfortable height for easy, one-handed exchange of the sample rods.

Temperature options include a cryostat, high-temperature oven, and single stage variable temperature insert. The combined temperature range of the options is 4.2 to 1273 K, and all three options quickly slide into place and are auto-detected by the system’s software – video demonstration.

8600 Series Features

  • 0.33 × 10-7 emu noise floor at 10 s/pt
  • 10 ms/pt data acquisition rate
  • 5000 Oe/s field ramp rate
  • Rapid, repeatable temperature option exchange
  • High stability—±0.05% per day
  • Fields to 3.26 T
  • Widest available temperature range—4.2 K to 1273 K

The magnet poles are also easily adjusted with a specially designed indexed positioning system that allows the pole gap to be set at one of six repeatable positions, eliminating the need to recalibrate after each change.


The new 8600 Series VSMs will be available from April 2017 onwards. Please contact us with regard to pre-orders.


Researchers to benefit with expanded range of lasers from IPG Photonics

Elliot Scientific is now able to offer a broader range of CW/modulated lasers and amplifiers with up to 200 W power from IPG Photonics to researchers. These reliable diode-pumped amplifiers and lasers use doped optical fibres as gain media, and all are compact, air-cooled and use direct diode pumping for optimum efficiency.

glr_3The types currently available are:

  • 1.0 micron – Ytterbium-doped fibre lasers & amplifiers
  • 1.5 micron – Erbium-doped fibre lasers, amplifiers & broadband sources
  • 2.0 micron – Thulium-doped fibre lasers
  • Raman fibre lasers operating between 1200 and 1500 nm
  • Green fibre lasers delivering high power at 532 nm

The range includes models available with random or linearly polarised output, single frequency options, and a variety of powers. Please contact us for up to date information.


Energetiq announce new extremely bright Laser Driven Light Source: The EQ-77

ldls-eq-77The new EQ-77 Laser Driven Light Source (LDLS™), from Energetiq, is an extremely bright 170 to 2100 nm light source that is specifically designed for critical spectroscopy and imaging applications.

The EQ-77 offers the highest radiance and irradiance available in a truly broadband white light source with a choice of dual-beam output or a single-beam output with retro-reflector.

The EQ-77’s superior spatial and power stability ensures highly repeatable measurements are delivered by a variety of applications in the life and materials sciences, and the proprietary laser-driven bulb technology is ideal for applications requiring a high power lamp with ultra-long life.

For more information, please contact us.