The spread of COVID-19 has led to great changes in the lives of people worldwide. This includes the need for increased social distancing and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to minimize the risk of spreading and acquiring disease from others and the surrounding environment. The use of PPE, including gloves, safety goggles, and a mask causes difficulties for failure analysis and particle isolation where precise microscopic sample handling is often required. Precise manipulations using probes and other handheld tools while looking through a microscope, are much more difficult while wearing PPE.
The Micro Support Axis Pro micromanipulator is an excellent solution for performing precise microscopic sampling where PPE is required.
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.
Friday, September 25, 2020 – 10 AM Eastern time, 7 AM Pacific time.
If you register for the Webinar you will be able to see the recording of the presentation.
Andrey Kuzmin, PhD
Institute For Lasers, Photonics And Biophotonics, University at Buffalo
The current level of Raman microscopy and spectrum analysis methods opens up new perspectives in cell biology for studying dynamics at the subcellular level. Modernization of the Raman microscope with the installation of the biomolecular analysis program code (BCA) made it possible to measure the concentration of an undivided class of biomolecules at the level of organelles in a living cell in the volume of about 1 cubic micron, and for the class of lipids – defined parameters related to the elements of lipidomics. A new bioessay is currently being formed in the Omics group of disciplines – Ramanomics. Despite the large heterogeneity of the biomolecular composition of organelles, Ramanomics allows us to identify patterns of processes occurring in cells.
We are excited to be showing an e-poster at the SciX 2020 virtual conference. The poster touches on the work we have been doing with micro plastic research instrumentation and procedure. The poster will be available at the show October 12-15 2020. We will also post it here on the site after the show.
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Time: 06:00-07:00 CEST
High Throughput Raman Spectroscopy using Tornado Spectral System’s Hyperflux ProPlus Raman Spectrometer allows for both fast measuring times and low limits of detection due to the proprietary High Throughput Virtual Slit. A variety of samples will be analyzed using this technology including flow chemistry scenarios and analytes of interest in a cell broth background. The dangers of running averages and their use in traditional raman spectroscopy will also be a point of discussion. All multivariate chemometric analysis was performed using SIMCA® 16.
This webinar is presented by Dr. Shamus Driver. He is a Senior Raman Innovation Scientist for Tornado Spectral Systems. Before joining Tornado Spectral Systems, he worked at a pharmaceutical company in Process Analytical Technology development using Raman and Near-IR spectroscopy. He earned a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, as well as Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemistry from Ball State University.
The Tornado Hyperflux PRO Plus Raman system that utilizes High Throughput Virtual Slit (HTVS) technology provides excellent performance for applications where rapid and sensitive Raman measurements are required. The system has recently been incorporated into the Sartorius ambr® bioprocess system. The OPIS 35 laser configuration for operation in ATEX Zone 0 environments allows for worldwide use of this technology.
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 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
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.
Microlenses are polymer or glass lenses used in a wide range of products, including mobile phone cameras, LED systems, and solar cells. These lenses require high image clarity and optical throughput.
Robust microlens quality control includes an assessment of residual stress throughout the lens. Retardation measurements to assess stress in transparent optics is measured as the phase shift between the polarized component of light along the fast axis compared to that along the slow axis. Generally, retardations are larger in areas where there is greater stress on the optic.
The Luceo LSM-9100S automated polariscope, which provides precise retardation measurements, can measure strain and stress in microlenses.