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CRAIC Technologies launch GeoImage™ for petrographic analysis

GeoImage™ is the latest Vitrinite Reflectance Measurement System from CRAIC Technologies and is used to determine the grade of coal and coke by vitrinite reflectance as per the ISO 7404-5 and ASTM D2798 standards. These procedures ensure that coal blends used in energy generation and steel making are optimal and consistent from batch to batch.

Designed for use with petrographic microscopes, GeoImage™ can also be used in conjunction with CRAIC’s microspectrometers to also acquire reflectance and fluorescence spectra of coal samples, and take high resolution colour images too.

GeoImage™ also features an automated point counting module where hundreds of points are measured on the sample. Using statistical data analysis, the amount of vitrinite* in the coal blend, its thermal maturity and thus its energy content can be quickly determined.

For more information about GeoImage™ and other products from CRAIC Technologies, please contact us.

* Vitrinite is a maceral of coal and is comprised of various polymers, cellulose and lignin. Measuring the amount of light reflected by vitrinite macerals is a key test to determine the thermal maturity of the coal blend and its suitability for steel production. The procedure has been standardised by a number of international bodies including both ISO and ASTM.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tomorrow, the Photonex Roadshow returns to Scotland

The Photonex Roadshow returns to Glasgow tomorrow, bringing together the UK’s top photonics technology suppliers, leading researchers and invited speakers for a very special one-day event on June 14th at the University of Strathclyde.

Elliot Scientific will be among the dozens of companies dedicated to optics, biophotonics and imaging technology – allowing you to view the latest photonics solutions, optical components, instruments and systems, as well as a conference and tutorials.

Photonics is an enabling technology, so you can only really find out how a company can help you in your work by face-to-face contact. Elliot Scientific’s Solution Science is more than just a slogan, it’s our approach to providing the tools and equipment you need to get the results you want.

We will be demonstrating our ranges of precision slides and flexure stages, the ultra-bright laser-driven plasma light source from Energetiq, nanopositioners from Mad City Labs, and much more. Come and talk to us about your project.


February 2017 Newsletter Out Now

February 2017 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue, we look at all the new products we are now offering – Prizmatix’s UHP-M DuaLED UV-Visible light source for microscopy, dielectric mirrored Spatial Light Modulators from HOLOEYE, a measurement system from Gamma Scientific for Near Eye Displays,  and the latest from Energetiq – a tunable broadband plasma light source.

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New DuaLED Light Engine for UV-Visible from Prizmatix

Prizmatix’s self-contained UHP-M is an ultra-high power UV-Visible light source designed to replace Metal-Halide and Mercury lamp systems in many microscopy and fluorescence applications.

Incorporating two independently controllable Prizmatix large-chip LEDs, the UHP-M delivers broadband white from a single 55 W LED, and high power UV from a single 10 W LED operating at 365, 385 or 405 nm depending on model ordered. The UHP-M offers:

  • Optically isolated TTL & analogue inputs for each channel
  • Fast TTL switching
  • Low optical noise
  • Long life (no lamp replacement)
  • Fanless operation
  • Remote control*
  • USB interface*

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* The UHP-M requires no external control if operating at full power. However, if power levels need to be adjusted, an optional remote control or USB interface will be required.


Bright products for Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Optogenetics

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAElliot Scientific distribute a comprehensive range of high powered LED light delivery products for microscopy, spectroscopy, optogenetics, and other scientific research and industrial applications. Manufactured by Prizmatix, a scientist-led company that specialises in the design and manufacturing of ultra high-power LEDs, a range of power levels and wavelengths across the spectrum are available for applications that include…

  • For microscopy and imaging: the powerful UHP-T LED series
  • For optogenetics: single and dual wavelength systems for in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • For custom setups:
    • offering modularity and versatility
    • fibre-coupled units with up to 11 different LEDs

STSI-All-250-1For in-vivo and in-vitro optogenetics, Prizmatix offer a full range of modules that start from single wavelength plug-and-go kits, to multi-wavelength systems for activation and silencing in the same fibre. From light sources to cannulae, and everything in between, Prizmatix provides all the components necessary for experimenters in neuroscience, neurobiology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and biophysics. Typical systems have been constructed by researchers for:

  • Detection & excitation
  • Intensity monitoring
  • In-line filtering, attenuation or polarisation
  • Reflectance or fluorescence detection for in situ, in-vivo, or in-vitro applications

Prizmatix have extensively developed various photonics products for use in neuro and bioscience research such as optogenetics, as well as traditional chemistry, biology and physics. For example, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, microscopy, and absorption measurement are typical applications here. Elliot Scientific are always happy to advise, so contact us today for further information.


Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Optogenetics benefit from Prizmatix Ultra High Power LEDs

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAElliot Scientific distribute a comprehensive range of LED light delivery products for microscopy, spectroscopy, optogenetics, and other scientific research and industrial applications from Prizmatix, is a scientist-led company that specialises in the design and manufacturing of ultra high-power LEDs. These are available in a range of power levels and wavelengths across the spectrum for applications that include:

  • The UHP-T LED for microscopy and imaging – One of the most powerful available today
  • Optogenetics – Single and dual wavelength systems for in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • Multi-wavelength LED systems offering modularity and versatility for customised setups
  • Fibre-coupled units, with up to 11 different LEDs, delivering light through a range of fibre options

STSI-All-250-1For in-vivo and in-vitro optogenetics, Prizmatix offer a full range of modules that start from single wavelength plug-and-go kits, to multi-wavelength systems for activation and silencing in the same fibre. From light sources to cannulae, and everything in between, Prizmatix provides all the components necessary for experimenters in neuroscience, neurobiology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and biophysics. Typical systems have been constructed by researchers for:

  • Detection & excitation
  • Intensity monitoring
  • In-line filtering, attenuation or polarisation
  • Reflectance or fluorescence detection for in situ, in vivo, or in vitro applications

Prizmatix have extensively developed various photonics products for use in neuro and bioscience research such as optogenetics, as well as traditional chemistry, biology and physics. For example, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, microscopy, and absorption measurement are typical applications.

For more information, please contact us.


August 2016 Newsletter Out Now

August 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific August newsletter is now available. In this issue we announce several new products. We begin with Lake Shore’s new 240 Series distributed cryogenic temperature monitoring system for “Big physics” projects, Micro Laser Systems further expansion of their laser collimator portfolio, an extended range Z-axis nanopositioner for microscopists from Mad City Labs, and EXFO‘s latest benchtop optical power meter. Plus details of events coming in September.

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Long-range Z-axis nanopositioning stage is especially designed to hold multiwell plates

The Mad City Labs‘ Nano-ZL Series are long range, Z-axis nanopositioners specifically designed to hold multiwell plates used in biomedical research. High-throughput single cell fluorescence microscopy and high speed, high resolution confocal imaging can be accomplished while simultaneously adjusting the Z-axis position to remove the effects of multiwell plate irregularities.

The Nano-ZL Series has true flexure guided motion and contains internal position sensing for a resolution of better than 1 nm over the full 500 µm travel range, and sub-nanometer for the shorter 100 µm travel range. In addition to high resolution spatial imaging, the Nano-ZL step response allows entire Z-section acquisitions with minimal photo bleaching. For more information, please contact us.


May 2016 Newsletter Out Now

May 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific May newsletter is now available. In this issue we are amazed by HOLOEYE’s latest Ultra High Definition 10 Megapixel SLM panels, admire the new super low profile three-axis nanopositioning stage from Mad City Labs, marvel at the range of Prizmatix LEDs for Optogeneticists, and relish OZ Optics’ additions to their fibre optic component range, plus OPIE’16, the Photonex Scotland Roadshow, and in Edinburgh, SPIE’s Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation Expo

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March 2016 Newsletter Out Now

March 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific March newsletter is now available. In this issue we take a protected look through NoIR LaserShields extended range of laser safety spectacles, enjoy the cool experience of Elliot|Martock waveguide holders manufactured from heat dissipating copper, sample the unique Nano-LPMW 3-axis nanopositioning system designed to hold multiwell plates and slides from Mad City Labs, experience orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing with EXFO’s latest CW laser source, plus the Photonex London Roadshow and more.

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February 2016 Newsletter Out Now

February 2016 NewsletterThe Elliot Scientific February newsletter is now available. In this issue we look forward to Photonics West with the launch of our latest DAli 3 automated alignment system, and cover Elliot|Martock Flexure Stages and precision miniature linear and rotary slides, plus Elliot Scientific Optical Tweezers and more.

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Mad City Labs introduce new low profile 3-axis nanopositioner

Ideal for applications in optical trapping, microscopy, fluorescence imaging, single molecule spectroscopy and super resolution microscopy (SRM), the new Nano-LPMW from Mad City Labs is a unique 3-axis nanopositioning system designed to hold multiwell plates, slides, dishes and environmental chambers.

MCL-LPMWThe Nano-LPMW has a low profile and extra-large centre aperture with 200 micron range of motion in all three axes. The low height of the Nano- LPMW Series allows it to be easily integrated into existing inverted optical microscopes and is compatible with a large range of microscope stages.

Like the related Nano-LPS Series, the Nano-LPMW is ideal for demanding microscopy applications which require long range travel, high stability, and three axes of motion.

The Nano-LPMW is the only 3-axis nanopositioning system which can hold multiwell plates and incubators, and deliver precise and repeatable motion. A function made possible through closed loop control combined with PicoQ® position sensors.

For more information, please contact us.