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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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8600 VSM from Lake Shore Cryotronics is their best ever

The new production 8600 Series VSMs from Lake Shore Cryotronics [ @LakeShoreCryo ] further raise the bar for magnetometer performance and convenience by combining even higher sensitivity, and a doubled magnetic field ramp rate.

The entire 8600 Series system was re-imagined, focusing on a clean ergonomic design that would simplify a 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 Improved Features

  • 0.33 0.25 × 10-7 emu noise floor at 10 s/pt
  • 10 ms/pt data acquisition rate
  • 5,000 10,000 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 VSM is now available. Please contact us with regard to pre-orders.


Green lasers from IPG Photonics aid science and medical research

IPG Photonics makes a number of fibre laser systems available specifically to the research community.

CW Green Fibre Lasers
A variety of science and medical research applications can benefit from a green laser and IPG’s GLR series of single-mode, single-frequency, linearly polarised continuous wave (CW) 532 nm fibre lasers with output powers up to 30 W are ideal for these purposes.

  • Diagnostics or particle imaging
  • Holography & interferometry
  • Laser trapping & pumping
  • Velocimetry & flow visualisation

These highly efficient and reliable lasers feature a super-compact lightweight optical head connected to an air-cooled rack-mounted main laser console. The all-fibre construction allows for full range adjustment of output power without changes in power stability or beam mode parameters.

For more information about these or other lasers IPG offers through Elliot Scientific, please contact us.


June 2017 Newsletter Out Now

June 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific June newsletter is now available. In this issue we discover that the latest Model 8600 Vibrating Sample Magnetometer from Lake Shore is the best yet, reveal the SLICE-QT temperature controller as launched by Vescent Photonics at CLEO, show how Gamma Scientific‘s new drop-in tuneable RS-7 LED light source benefits image sensor manufacturers, and look forward to LASER World of Photonics with a preview of our products that will be on display end of June, plus much more…

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Slimline ICE models launched by Vescent Photonics at recent CLEO’17

After several years in development, the first in a new range of Slimline ICE (SLICE) models was launched by Vescent Photonics at the recent CLEO’17 meeting.

The SLICE-QT is a four-channel temperature controller for thermally stabilising a photonic device, laser or non-linear crystal.

The QT is compatible with both TECs and resistive heaters, and features auto tuning along with 40 watts of control power available to the user.

For more information, please contact us.

 

 


CRAIC’s Technologies MP-2™ Photometer can upgrade your microscope

The CRAIC Technologies MP-2™ Microscope Photometer is designed to add photometry and imaging to an optical microscope. With a spectral range from the deep UV to the near infrared, the MP-2™ is better described as a microscope radiometer. It is limited only by the microscope’s optics.

The CRAIC MP-2™ microphotometer enables collection of transmission, reflectance or even fluorescence and luminescence photometric data of microscopic samples.

mp-1The MP-2’s solid state detectors have dynamic ranges and sensitivities greater than PMTs or imaging systems and with complete software control, either broad- or narrow-band, photometric intensity measurements can be made. Typical applications include:

  • Cytophotometry & immunohistochemistry
  • Cytofluorimetry & immunofluorescence
  • Intracellular calcium measurements
  • Gemology & mineralogy
  • Thickness measurements
  • Ion & pH measurements
  • DNA analysis
  • Photoreceptor analysis

Please contact us for more details.


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.