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Glass Problems Conference

Visit us at the 2023 Glass Problems Conference
Nov 6-8, Columbus, OH – Booth 103!

Surface Stress Meters (Orihara)

FSM-6000LE

Surface Stress Meters
Measure Depth of Layer and Compressive Strain through an optical waveguide method in a rapid, simple system.

Handheld version available for sampling of larger glass.

Surface Stress Meter Page

Scattered Light Photoelastic Stress Meter (Orihara)

Scattered Light Photoelastic Measurements
Laser-based scattering allows for measurements on curved glass.

Data can be combined with FSM-6000 results to provide profile of stress through glass.

Also available as the SRP-2000 which combines scattered light and surface stress measurements in one system.

Polariscopes

LSM 9000 LE
LSM 9000 LE

Stress Measurements Through Glass and Other Transparent Materials
Rapid measurements for mobile phone glass, lenses, and other optics.

Measure optical retardations up to 3100 nm with the LSM-9100!

NEW: Near-IR polariscopes for measurements through plastics.

Visit the Polariscope Page

Failure Analysis – Micro Sample Handling

Micro Support Axis Pro Micromanipulator for Precise Micro Sample Handling. Provides isolation of defects and particles for failure analysis

For a video on system operation, click the link below:

Micro Support Video

Check out our Steve’s Solutions Application Note illustrating particle isolation with the Micro Support Axis Pro! Click here for more information.

For more information on the Glass Problems Conference, please go to: http://glassproblemsconference.org.

ISTFA 2023

Please join us in Pasadena California, on October 30th to November 4, for ISTFA 2023. This is always a great show and we are looking forward to meeting with friends and making new ones. Please visit us at Booth #410.

We will be at there representing a number of products:

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

Unlock the world of precise sample manipulations as small as 1 micron with our cutting-edge microscope/micromanipulator system. Designed to deliver exceptional performance, it offers a comprehensive suite of capabilities tailored to your needs. Key features include:

  1. Electrical Probing: Seamlessly conduct electrical probing with utmost accuracy and reliability.
  2. Particle Isolation: Effortlessly isolate particles with precision and efficiency.
  3. Cutting and Surface Milling: Perform precise cuts and mill off surfaces with exceptional control.
  4. Micro Tweezers: Experience enhanced dexterity and control with our micro tweezers for delicate operations.
  5. Vacuum-Assisted Particle Transfer: Utilize vacuum functionality to seamlessly transfer particles with ease.

Additionally, the Axis Pro Micromanipulator arms can be seamlessly integrated with FTIR or Raman Microscopes, expanding the system’s capabilities and versatility.

We invite you to visit our booth at ISTFA 23 and discover firsthand the power and precision of the Axis Pro Micromanipulator. See how it can revolutionize your sample manipulations and take your work to new heights.

About ISFA 2023, Nov 12 – Nov 16, Phoenix, Arizona

Share your experiences and advance the industry and your career at the 49th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, the premier event for the microelectronics failure analysis community. We invite you to submit your work for publication and to present to the industry in Phoenix, Arizona, for the 49th year of ISTFA.

Visit the website ISFA 2023

MRS Fall 2023

We are very excited to be attending Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 26 – December 1, 2023, in Boston, Massachusetts. We will be at booth #416 representing a number of products:

Axis Pro micromanipulator
Axis Pro Micromanipulator
MicroSupport

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.

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.

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of service to the materials research community at the 2023 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit in-person November 26-December 1 . For half a century, MRS has proudly represented the interests of thousands of materials researchers across disciplines, generations and continents. In collaboration with our global Membership, we have forged an unparalleled legacy of innovation at the leading edge of materials research and look forward to building on our momentum as we continue to invest in our field for years to come.

Click here for more MRS 2023 information

Methods for the Detection and Monitoring of Microplastics in the Environment

Wednesday, January 18, Webinar at 6:30 PM Pacific time [Register Here]

Abstract:

Microplastics have recently been recognized as a significant environmental contaminant with implications for human health and carbon capture. It is widely recognized that we need to control and decrease the level of microplastics in our society. The California State Water Control Resources Board mandates that agencies that deliver water to the majority of California residents need to monitor for microplastics. However, the reduction of microplastic levels is challenging since detection and monitoring of these contaminants is difficult.

This presentation will provide a review of microplastics and the range of methods being used for monitoring, including the FTIR and Raman methods recommended by the California State Water Resources Control Board.

Finally, a discussion on Soar Optics’ advanced methods to improve the speed and efficiency of microplastics detection and monitoring will be discussed. Our methods incorporate Raman scattering using dedicated sensors for the major microplastics found in the environment, allowing for rapid scanning and comprehensive analysis of most typical samples.

Speaker Background & Research Interests:

Dr. Barnett is the CEO of Soar Optics, a company founded in 2022 to develop advanced optical sensors for materials characterization.

Technical Background

Dr. Barnett has 25 years of experience in the methods being developed by Soar Optics. He is the author of the patent-pending technology that Soar Optics is developing, and is a co-author on 22 published papers in refereed journals.

Dr. Barnett received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from McGill University and subsequently worked as a Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Since 1997, Dr. Barnett has worked with many industries in the application of optical methods for materials characterization. His roles have included sales, applications development, support, and management. He has also been active in a range of scientific societies including the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) as a member of the Executive Committee and the Governing Board, in addition to serving as President of the Northern California local section for many years. He is a member of the American Society for Trace Evidence Examiners (ASTEE), SPIE, and the Materials Research Society.

Business Background

Dr. Barnett holds an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Management of the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis on technology management, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship.

In addition to his work at Soar, Dr. Barnett is the Principal of Barnett Technical Services, a company that sells instrumentation for chemical and materials analysis since 2010. He is also a Founder of InnoGrove, a coworking space in Elk Grove, CA that supports the Elk Grove entrepreneurial community.

DATE: Wednesday, January 18

Registration deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 1:00 PM.

Webinar Timing: 6:30 PM.

Please register on the web page.

EX SITU LIFT-OUT WITH A BENCHTOP MICROMANIPULATOR

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) represents one of the most powerful super-microscopy techniques for material characterization. In order to obtain powerful images, it is critical to have a very thin section of material that allows for electron transmission through the sample.

The Micro Support Axis Pro micromanipulator can transfer FIB foils to TEM grids outside (ex situ) the SEM chamber. 

This article inlcudes videos, diagrams and descriptions of Lift-Out on the Micromanipulator. Click here for the entire article.

Gulf Coast Conference 2023

We are very excited to be attending GCC 2023 in Galveston Texas. Please visit us in Booth #315.

We will be showing the Micro Manipulators from MicroSupport.

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:

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

Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes

Gulf Coast Conference, October 11-12, 2023 in Galveston, Texas

The Gulf Coast Conference is a non-profit organization oriented toward the education and advancement of knowledge of Chemical Analysis Technology associated with the Petrochemical, Refining, and Environmental fields, and will forward this goal through annual technical meetings, regular communications, and training courses focused on these fields.

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SciX 2023

We are very excited to be attending SciX 2023 in Sparks, NV.

Come visit us at booth #316 where we will be showing the Micro Manipulators from Micro Support.

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:

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

Arms also be added to FTIR or Raman Microscopes

SciX 2023 conference October 8-13, 2022 in Sparks, Nevada

Leading researchers will convene to present their cutting edge developments in analytical sciences, instrumentation, and unique applications. The SciX meeting hosts a world-class exhibition, presentations from leading scientists, educational courses, and many networking opportunities.

This is a special year as it will be the 50th annual FACSS conference! With special sessions and special guests to honor this milestone, this is a year you won’t want to miss!

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MRS Spring 2023

We are very excited to be attending Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, April 10-14, 2023, in San Francisco, California. We will be at booth #219 representing a number of products:

Axis Pro Micromanipulator
MicroSupport

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.

SOL Raman

Manufacturers of advanced Raman microscopes including rapid Raman imaging and CARS microscopy systems.

Lasertec

Manufacturers of laser confocal microscopes.

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2023

We are very excited to be attending Microscopy & Microanalysis 2023 meeting in Minneapolis MN, July 23 – 27, 2023.  Come visit us at booth #1038

Hands on Micromanipulator Tutorials

BTS will be giving two workshops on our Micro Support micromanipulator – one on basic micromanipulator use and a second on microplastics handling and detection. Sign up at our booth!

Precise Micro Sampling With a Benchtop Micromanipulator Tutorial
Tuesday 7/25/2023 – 5:45 pm at booth #1038

Microscopic sample preparation can be difficult to near impossible as structures become smaller.  We will show how a benchtop micromanipulator can be used to probe, scrape, cut, and isolate materials on a surface.  The system can also be configured to allow these microsampling operations inside a glovebox.

Attendees will be able to work directly with the system and are encouraged to bring samples they would like to try out during the Workshop.

Microplastics Handling and Detection Workshop
Wednesday 7/26/2023- 5:45 pm at booth #1038

Microplastics represent a new class of environmental contaminant that has been increasing over time throughout the world. We will demonstrate imaging and micro sampling using the Micro Support Axis Pro micromanipulator on microplastics samples.  We will also speak about Soar Optics class of comprehensive microplastics detection systems and where we see the future of microplastics detection.

The micro manipulator is perfect for isolating micro plastics.

Come Speak to us about these products:

Micro Support Micromanipulators

Axis Pro Micromanipulator

These cutting-edge tools specialize in the precise manipulation of miniature materials. Equipped with an array of versatile probes, they offer a broad range of capabilities for handling various samples. Key features include:

  • Particle Isolation: Effortlessly isolate particles with exceptional accuracy.
  • Cutting: Seamlessly perform precise cuts on minute objects.
  • Surface Milling: Remove layers from surfaces with utmost precision.
  • Nano liquid Deposition: Achieve meticulous placement of nano liquids for intricate applications.
  • Vacuum-Assisted Material Removal: Utilize vacuum functionality to efficiently remove unwanted materials.

Moreover, these micromanipulators can be seamlessly integrated with FTIR or Raman microscopes, enhancing their functionality by incorporating additional arms.

Experience unparalleled control and dexterity in manipulating small-scale materials with the Micro Support micromanipulators.

Click here to learn more about the Axis Pro Micromanipulator.

Lasertec Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopes

The industry’s first hybrid laser microscope that utilizes the benefits of white light and laser confocal microscopy. The HYBRID + brings multiple cutting edge technologies together into one package.

Optelics Hybrid+
Optelics Hybrid+

Click here to learn more about Lasertec instruments

SOL Raman Microscopes

SOL Instruments offers a wide range of Raman microscopes from simple microscopy solutions to advanced Raman microscopes and commercial CARS systems.

Click here to learn more about SOL Raman systems

About Microscopy & Microanalysis

The largest microscopy/microanalysis instrument exhibition in the world. Plan to visit the more than 100 companies displaying their latest technology and services. The social activities of the opening reception, and daily “happy hours” accompanying each day’s poster and awards sessions, have become “can’t-miss” events of learning and fellowship

Visit the M&M site