New 2017 Semrock Master Catalogue
The new catalogue from Semrock is now available.
As the requirements for spectral filtering and imaging continue to evolve, Semrock continue to push the envelope for brightness, blocking, crosstalk, bleedthrough and flatness. You will find several new product offerings in the new catalogue including super-resolution dichroics and cubes with the steepest edges for higher throughput, and Multiphoton LaserMUX beam combiners.
Critically Semrock guarantee all filters to be in stock for rapid delivery, custom-sizes with fast delivery and 10-year warranty.
To request a quotation or place an order please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 8150 5200.
Nikon Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary
On 25 July, 2017, Nikon will celebrate its centennial anniversary.
For 100 years, Nikon has pursued the possibilities of light. Since its founding in 1917, Nikon has harnessed the power of lenses to contribute to the advancement of imaging culture and sciences, as well as the development of industry, creating breakthrough technologies and products in the process.
Filled with appreciation for the previous 100 years, they move forward to the next 100 where their role will be in creating new values for a brighter future.
Nikon's challenge is already in motion.
Experience Nikon's 100-year journey through light, moving forward to future innovations that come to life in a powerful video presentation.
New Product Releases from Neuroscience 2016
Groundbreaking Inverted Research Microscope Released at Neuroscience 2016
The all-new Eclispe Ti2 Inverted Research Microscope made its debut at the Society for Neurosciences' annual meeting in San Diego in November. This microscope revolutionises how researchers capture data, delivering an unprecedented 25mm field of view that allows for accelerated research, as well as improved stabilty and usability powered by an intelligent microscope operation guide. Nikon also showcased several other state-of-the art multiphoton, confocal, super-resolution and optogenetics systems. Watch the video to learn more.
Andor iStar Intensified sCMOS Camera
21 June 2016 - Andor has released its new iSar intensified sCMOS camera with a unique combination of nanosecond gating, high sensitivity, high dynamic range and superfast frame rate.
The new camera offers frame rates at least 50% faster than competing CCD or interline while offering intrinsically low noise floor. A better signal-to-noise ratio can be achieved with lower intensifier gain, yielding higher dynamic range. Download the brochure.
CCD Cameras for Demonstration
We currently have an Andor iXon 888 EMCCD camera and Zyla 4.2P sCMOS camera available for demonstration and trial in your laboratory.
The highly innovative iXon Ultra 888 is the world's fastest Megapixel, Back-illuminated EMCCD camera, offering exceptional frame rates and single photon sensitivity across a large field of view. Building on a rich history of first to market innovation, the "supercharged" iXon Ultra 888 represents a massive performance boast for the largest available EMCCD sensor, as well as the first USB3 enabled EMCCD camera.
Zyla 4.2 PLUS is the latest sCMOS technology advancement from Andor. At it's heart, Zyla 4.2 PLUS benefits from latest generation sCMOS sensor technology, delivering a further 10% boost in QE, resulting in an unprecedented 82% QEmax. The broad QE profile provides excellent coverage of the visible/NIR wavelength range, highly optimised to a wide range of common fluorophores.
Contact us to arrange to try either of these cameras in your laboratory.
Spectroscopy System for Demonstration
We currently have the Andor Shamrock 193i spectrograph and iDUS detector available for demonstration and trial in your laboratory.
The Shamrock 193i 193mm focal length f/3.6 aperture spectrograph has been designed with research-grade performance, versatility and ease of use in mind. The "intelligent" motorised adaptive focusing allows access to the very best spectral resolution performance in any configuration with un-matched repeatability. Its f/3.6 aperture, combined with Andor's world-class range of ultra-sensitive UV-NIR and SWIR detectors, offers a "workhorse" spectroscopy platform with superb photon collection efficiency, ideal for challenging low-light micro-flourescence/Raman applications or routine spectral acquisitions.
The iDus spectroscopy CCD camera is designed with the lowest noise to provide an ultra sensitive and high dynamic range detector for use in a wide range of both conventional and demanding spectroscopic applications. iDus offer a wide range of different format sensors to optimise the detector for your specific application.
Please contact us to arrange a demonstration of this spectroscopy system in your laboratory.
Coherent Scientific Appointed Distributor For Andor Products
We are very pleased to announce that Coherent Scientific and Andor have entered a closer partnership with Coherent Scientific becoming sole distributor for Andor products in Australia and New Zealand.
The agreement, which takes effect 14 April 2016, recognises Coherent Scientific's strengths to supply and support scientific imaging systems and we look forward to working together to bring new and enabling technologies to the research community.
The founders of Andor, working in the Physics department of Queen's University, Belfast, found that the cameras then available were inadequate for their demanding applications, so developed their own. After using them in various imaging and spectroscopic applications they found they were being requested by researchers in otbher departments in Queens's and other universities. Andor was formed in 1989 to take advantage of these requirements.
Andor now manufactures a range of high-performance digital cameras for advanced imaging applications in the life sciences and physical sciences. Camera technologies included CCD, EMCCD and scientific CMOS. Andor's fast innovative pace, is one reason why they are the premier imaging company, with camera technology such as the new large format iXon888 EMCCD and the Zyla and Neo families of scientific CMOS cameras.
Andor also manufacture a range of Spinning Disc confocal microscopes, namely the Diskovery and Revolution systems, which together with the above imaging cameras and the Nikon Eclipse Ti-E inverted microscope provide high-speed, high-resolution confocal imaging platforms.
Andor's committment to imaging extends further into active illumination systems with their Mosaic, MicroPoint and FRAPPA technologies.
New Nikon Inverted Research Microscope ECLIPSE Ts2R
Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Inverted Research Microscope ECLIPSE Ts2R, a compact inverted research microscope configurable with a wide variety of observation methods.
ECLIPSE Ts2R is a new model added to the range of Nikon's Inverted Research Microcopes. The broad range of observation methods and improved ease of use will directly benefit research laboratories in both medical and biological research fields.
Read more on Nikon's website.
New Nikon Inverted Routine Microscope ECLIPSE Ts2
Nikon Corporation is please to announce the release of the new Inverted Routine Microscope ECLIPSE Ts2 which provides more acurate and efficient microscopy.
The ECLIPSE Ts2 is the successor of the ECLIPSE TS100 as a routine inverted microscope with improved functionality, enabling efficient microscopy while inheriting the highly reliable optical performance of the TS100. Nikon's newly developed contrast boservation method "Emboss Contrast" is easy to operate and makes cell observation more efficient enhancing use for basic research in medical and biological fields.
Read more on Nikon's website.
New Generation of CO Lasers
A new generation of carbon monoixde (CO) lasers from Coherent Inc promise enhanced processing characteristics for materials processing applications ranging from glass cutting and via drilling, to fractional skin resurfacing. While CO lasers were first developed decades ago, practical limitations in their lifetime and operating characteristics restricted them to a handful of niche low power laboratory applications. Now, technological breakthroughs at Coherent have yielded a new class of high power CO lasers with similar lifetime, reliability and maintenance characteristics as the company's highly regarded, slab discharge CO2 lasers, opening up a range of possible uses.
CO lasers output at a wavelength of approximately 5µm, as opposed to 10.6µm for CO2 lasers. Since some materials which transmit at the longer (CO2) wavelength absorb at 5µm, this leads to advantages in various materials processing applcations. For example, there is stronger absorption at 5µm in certain plastic films, polymers and water, as well as some dielectric materials and copper oxides used in printed circuit boards. This enables higher efficiency processing of these materials. Conversly, there is very low absorption at 5µm in chalcogenide fibres, which opens up the potential for fibre delivery (the lack of fibre delivery has limited CO2 lasers in certain applications). Additionally, the shorter wavelength of the CO laser focuses to a spot size that is two times smaller than that of a CO2 laser, enabling significant advantages in the production of smaller holes and features, as well as narrower kerf widths when cutting.
The first commercial CO laser available from Coherent is the J-3 5µm, which outputs over 200W. The high quality beam (M2 <1.1) produced by this laser allows all the benefits of smaller spot size to be fully realised.