About BTS

Barnett Technical Services distributes products for material characterization and manipulation.  For more information on the companies we work with, please visit our Product Representation page.

Our Applications page shows the most common industries we work in from Art Conservation to Micro LEDs to Materials Science and many more.

The Steve’s Solutions page features articles into how our customers and partners are using our instruments.

Ramanomics: Quantification of Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and Lipids Inside Eukaryotic Cells

Molecular function in eukaryotic cells can be studied by quantifying proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids inside intracellular organelles. Traditionally, this quantification is performed through techniques that are given “-omic” terms such as proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, etc. using mass spectrometry (MS)-based techniques. 

Raman spectroscopy has traditionally been used to quantify the molecular structure of a wide range of chemical species with size ranges from near-field (<100 nm) to bulk measurements. Extensive work has gone into the application of Raman spectroscopy in many biochemical applications but successful solutions have often been difficult due to the complexity of the information obtained in the measurement and interferences arising from the laser-based methods used for Raman spectroscopy. Dr. Andrey Kuzmin of the University at Buffalo and Advanced Cytometry Instrumentation Systems, LLC, has successfully bridged this gap with the application of Raman spectroscopy to the quantification of intracellular components.  His development, termed “Ramanomics” can be used to quantify proteins, DNA, RNA, and lipids in live cells.

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Anisotropic Thermal Conductivity and Diffusivity Measurements of Li-ion Batteries

Li-ion batteries represent many of the most critical areas of development in energy storage.  The appeal of these systems arise from their higher energy densities, longer life cycles (charge and discharge), and lighter weight compared to typical battery chemistries.

To read more about our ground breaking instruments for thermal testing read the following Steve’s Solutions article.

ISTFA – October 31 – November 4, 2021

We are very excited to be going to Phoenix AZ for ISTFA 2021. This is always a great show and we are looking forward to meeting with friends and making new ones. Please visit us at Booth #508.

We will be at there representing a number of products:

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Microscope/micromanipulator system to easily perform sample manipulations as small as 1 micron.  Probes available for a wide range of sample manipulations, including:

  • Electrical Probing
  • Isolating particles
  • Cutting
  • Milling off a surface
  • Micro tweezers
  • Vacuum for particle transfer

Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes

Nanoro

The Nanoro M is a cutting edge light microscope which can break the optical diffraction limit using the Super-Resolution Microsphere Amplifying Lens (SMAL).

About ISFA 2021, Nov 10-14, Phoenix Convention Center

Plan today to attend ISTFA 2021! The 46rd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA). This year’s theme is ‘ Riding the Wave of System in Package’

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MRS Fall 2021

We are very excited to be attending Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 28 – December 3, 2021 in Boston, MA. We will be at booth TBA representing a number of products:

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Manipulation of small materials.Probes available for a wide range of sample manipulations, including Isolating particles, Cutting, Milling off a surface, Nanoliquid deposition, Vacuum for material removal. Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes.

Attolight

Attolight

Attolight manufactures the leading cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopes and accessories on the market.  These systems have been used for a range of applications, including Micro-LED characterization, Defect Visualization and Counting in Optoelectronic Materials, GaN for Power Electronics, Photovoltaic Materials, Defects in Thin Film Battery Materials and Semiconducting Diamond

Ostec

Ostec Corporate group is an engineering company that provides a wide range of instruments including Raman Confocal MicroscopesFTIR Spectrometers and Microscopes , LIBS instrumentsNano mechanical TestersX-ray Microscopes and Vibration Control Tables

About MRS

The increasingly cross-disciplinary worldwide activity in materials research manifests itself every year in the MRS Fall Meeting. Featuring over 50 symposia and attended by as many as 6,000 researchers from every corner of the globe, the annual Fall Meeting in Boston’s Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel is the preeminent annual event for those in the field of materials research.

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MobileGuard Gas Detection

Teco Peoples Gas hits the road in one of their new methane detection vehicles. These vehicles are going to be game changers for Peoples Gas. The Ford Escapes are outfitted with MobileGuard, a cutting-edge, laser-based analyzer that uses special software and windspeed calculations to pinpoint natural gas leaks by locating methane emissions. The sensitive sensors can detect with ultra-high precision – parts per billion, as compared with our handheld leak detection equipment which detects parts per million. That means they will detect methane emissions that you can’t smell and would otherwise go unnoticed. And, the system is smart enough to know if the methane detected is from natural gas or other sources like biogas from sewers.

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Microplastics Isolation and Characterization

Microplastics contaminate marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems around the world. The growing prevalence of these contaminants requires study on their impact on human health and ways in which they can be identified and remediated.

Barnett Technical Services (BTS) has participated in a study set up by the State of California to assess methods for counting and characterizing micro plastic particles in water. This summary illustrates some of the methods BTS used in this study.

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