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New UV laser source for CRAIC Technologies’ 20/30 PV™ Microspectrophotometer

The introduction of new UV laser sources will dramatically enhance the capabilities of the 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer from CRAIC Technologies in terms of both fluorescence and photoluminescence microspectroscopy.

The major application will be to serve as an intense excitation source for fluorescence and photoluminescence (PL) microspectroscopy. This will broaden the range of materials that can be caused to emit photons via a luminescent process.

The 20/30 PV™ microspectrophotometer combines the latest technologies to allow the user to see and measure UV-visible-NIR range transmission, absorbance, reflectance, emission and fluorescence spectra of sample areas smaller than a micron across. Thin film thickness and colour spaces can also be determined.

Scientists in the UK and Ireland involved in forensics, geology, gemology, biochemistry and spectroscopy among others, contact us now to discuss specifications and pricing.

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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.


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.


More laser safety filters from NoIR LaserShields

female-31NoIR LaserShields continues to expand their range of CE-approved filters for laser safety. Recent additions include the CT2 for use in the visible, and CTR, HYG and YGH filters for the infrared region of the spectrum.

NoIR have been manufacturing high-quality internationally-certified safety eyewear for the protection of laser users in a broad range of fields and applications for many years now, offering protection from:

  • UV, visible, and IR lasers and other ultra-bright light sources
  • Multiple waveband devices
  • Therapeutic and cosmetic treatments (Patients and clinicians)
  • Laser pens (For pilots and the emergency services)

Elliot Scientific’s expert advice will guide you to the best in cost-effective laser safety. Academics, beauticians, clinicians et al, we can protect your eyes from laser mishaps.

Contact us with details of your laser or ultra-bright light source application and we will be happy to help you choose the correct filters for spectacle frames or goggles.


Institute of Photonics: Elliot Scientific at 20th Anniversary next week

To mark their 20th anniversary and the International Year of Light, the Institute of Photonics will be holding a special celebration. On Wednesday, November 4th., world-leading experts will be presenting on a wide range of photonics research topics including: diamond photonics, visible light communications, gallium nitride based lighting, colloidal quantum dot devices and optogenetics.

Alongside the conference, a small exhibition of key suppliers to academia and industry will include Elliot Scientific. We will on hand to offer advice and demonstrate a select range of products and equipment that delivers our solution science to researchers.

If you are in Glasgow next week, do visit the University of Strathclyde for the Institute of Photonics 20th Anniversary and drop by the Elliot Scientific display. We look forward to meeting you.

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New additions to laser safety filters from NoIR LaserShields

female-31NoIR LaserShields has had ten of their existing filters for laser safety CE-approved. These are the: 10, 50, 60, 90, 92, 5032, 6032, RT1, RT2 and YG4.

NoIR also revealed, at the recent Laser World of Photonics exhibition, a breakthrough polymer filter for Holmium-doped fibre lasers operating between 2 and 3 microns – the HOY.

NoIR have been manufacturing high-quality internationally-certified safety eyewear for the protection of laser users in a broad range of fields and applications for many years now, offering protection from:

  • UV, visible, and IR lasers
  • Multiple waveband devices
  • Therapeutic and cosmetic treatments (Patients and Clinicians)
  • Laser pens (Pilots and Police)

Elliot Scientific’s expert advice will guide you to the best in cost-effective laser safety. From academics, beauticians and clinicians… we protect the alphabet of laser users. Contact us with details of your laser or application and we will be happy to help you choose the correct filters, spectacle frames or goggles.


New SERS/SEF substrates significantly enhance Raman signal

sers-substrate-glas_43The Ato ID™ Randa Plasmonic Sensor is designed to offer good results in both the visible and IR wavelength ranges for both Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and Surface Enhanced Fluorescence (SEF).

Features

  • Ideal for visible and IR laser wavelengths
  • Significantly enhances Raman signal
  • Coated with 99.99% silver
  • Active area: 4 x 4 mm (typical)
  • Overall carrier size 25 x 25 x 1 mm thick
  • Compatible with use of cover slip over the active SERS area
  • Developed specifically for high sensitivity trace detection applications

The base substrate is soda-lime glass which exhibits relatively weak inherent Raman scattering and so does not interfere with the sample signal. The active region comprises a pure silver coating over the proprietary nanofabricated base (patent pending). The monolithic structure eliminates risk of contaminants that can arise with glued or chemically treated types. All ‘Randa’ Raman substrates are vacuum sealed in a cleanroom environment for ease of handling. Please contact us for more information.


NoIR LaserShields® introduced by Elliot Scientific

Elliot Scientific’s existing laser safety portfolio is now complemented by our introduction of the NoIR LaserShields® eyewear product range.

NoIR LaserShields®, who have been manufacturing laser safety eyewear for multiple applications since 1996 following its creation by parent company NoIR Medical Technologies, offer a comprehensive group of filters for protection against specific or combined laser wavelengths, a broad choice of frames to suit your face and pocket, and additional products for patient/client protection and pilots.

More details on the NoIR LaserShields® Elliot Scientific offers can be found within the comprehensive product pages that show the filter groups, frame styles, and extras, along with datasheets and CE Certificates.

If you have a requirement for laser eye protection, do contact us for advice on choosing the right eyewear as we always recommend you consult your laser safety officer, appropriate laser safety standards, and/or laser system documentation to ensure correct choice of eyewear and safe laser use.

Remember, laser safety eyewear only offers protection against incidental exposure to specified beam energies so incorrect choice and use may lead to serious personal injury or blindness.


Energetiq® EQ-99CAL Calibrated Laser-Driven Light Source Launched

EQ-99 LDLS Lamp Unit

EQ-99 LDLS Lamp UnitTraditional calibration sources for radiometric calibration, such as Deuterium, Quartz Tungsten Halogen, and Xenon-arc, all have limitations in spectral range. No single source covers the full UV-Visible range from 200 to 800 nm with output at comparable levels across that spectrum. In addition, traditional sources require recalibration after 100 hours or less of use and lamp replacement typically after 500 hours.

With its revolutionary Laser-Driven Light Source™ (LDLS), Energetiq offers a calibration solution that addresses these limitations and provides a single, broadband, high brightness source for radiometric calibration. The EQ-99CAL combines radiometric performance with long life, longer recalibration intervals, and low cost of ownership. Certification is from the UK’s respected National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

The Energetiq® LDLS™ uses a laser activated plasma to generate light without electrodes to enable extreme high brightness over a broad spectral range, from 170 nm through to visible and beyond, combined with lifetimes an order of magnitude longer than traditional lamps.

For more information about this new and exciting light source, contact us now.


Energetiq® Update LDLS™ Series Datasheets

EQ-99 LDLS Lamp Unit

EQ-99 LDLS Lamp Unit Energetiq® have released a new set of  datasheets for their award-winning revolutionary LDLS™ – Laser-Driven Light Source –  technology that’s  available through Elliot Scientific.  Enabling extreme high brightness over a broad spectral range, Energetiq® lamps use laser activated plasma to generate light without electrodes.

Already established in the Semiconductor sector, Lifescience researchers are now benefiting from these point light sources that can offer up to 10x the intensity of traditional lamps, longer working lives, and therefore lower cost of ownership in the long term.

For more information about this new and exciting light source, contact us now.


Energetiq® EQ-99 LDLS™ Laser-Driven Light Source Wins 2011 Prism Award

Plasma-based light sources for nanoscale applications are a new way forward in illumination technology…

Researchers using light for imaging and analytical spectroscopy in a variety of applications in the life sciences and materials sciences need light sources capable of providing extremely high brightness across a broad wavelength range.

Traditionally, multiple lamp systems (Tungsten/Halogen, Xenon-arc, Deuterium) have been used to cover this range, but this is costly and optically inefficient. The use of electrodes within these lamps also reduces their operating life, hampers their brightness – with output declining over time – and limits the power needed for the most demanding applications.

To address this problem, Energetiq® has developed a revolutionary single-light source technology called the LDLS™, a Laser-Driven Light Source available through Elliot Scientific, that enables extreme high brightness over a broad spectral range, from 170 nm through to visible and beyond, combined with lifetimes an order of magnitude longer than traditional lamps.

SPIE and Laurin Publishing awarded a 2011 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation in the product category of Other Light Sources to Energetiq® for the EQ-99.  The Prism Awards are an annual competition that recognise the best in innovative technology within the multi-billion dollar business of optics and photonics. A panel of independent judges, acknowledged as experts in their respective fields, selected the winners from more than 80 entries.

Energetiq® lamps use laser activated plasma to generate light without electrodes. Already established in the Semiconductor sector, the Life Sciences are yet to benefit from these point light sources that can offer up to 10x the intensity of traditional lamps, longer working lives and therefore lower cost of ownership in the long term.

For more information about this new and exciting light source, contact us now.