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X-Ray Laser Opens New View On Alzheimer Proteins
X-Ray Laser Opens New View On Alzheimer Proteins

A new experimental method permits the X-ray analysis of amyloids, a class of large, filamentous biomolecules which are an important hallmark of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. An international team of researchers headed by DESY scientists has used a powerful X-ray laser to gain insights into the structure of different amyloid samples.

  • Hematene Joins Parade Of New 2D Materials
    Hematene Joins Parade Of New 2D Materials

    In the wake of its recent discovery of a flat form of gallium, an international team led by scientists from Rice University has created another two-dimensional material that the researchers said could be a game changer for solar fuel generation.

  • A Microscopic Roundabout For Light
    A Microscopic Roundabout For Light

    Circulators are important components in communication technology. Their unique way of routing light usually requires centimeter-sized magnets, which are difficult to miniaturize for use on optical chips. Researchers at AMOLF and the University of Texas have circumvented this problem with a vibrating glass ring that interacts with light.

  • Prototype Camera Set For Integration Into Novel Gamma-Ray Telescope
    Prototype Camera Set For Integration Into Novel Gamma-Ray Telescope

    A unique high-speed camera, designed to capture the fleeting effects of gamma rays crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, will soon be on its way from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to Arizona’s Mount Hopkins.

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High-Load Linear Stage Family With Ball Screw/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications
High-Load Linear Stage Family With Ball Screw/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications PI (Physik Instrumente) offers a new reference-class linear stage family available in ball screw and linear configurations. With high resolution, improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time, the L-417 and V-417 are ideal for a variety of applications including laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel...  Continue Reading...
Smallest, Lightest, Lowest-Powered Optical Gas Imaging Camera Core - Ventus™ OGI
Smallest, Lightest, Lowest-Powered Optical Gas Imaging Camera Core - Ventus™ OGI Sierra-Olympic offers the new Ventus™ OGI optical gas imaging (OGI) camera with a 640 x 512, 15-micron pixel-pitch midwave-infrared (MWIR) detector array providing unmatched thermal sensitivity. Weighing only 580 grams with the lens in a compact 146.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 73.1 mm package, this camera is the smallest, lightest, and lowest-powered OGI camera for detecting and visualizing hydrocarbon gas leaks such as methane, propane, butane, and...  Continue Reading...
Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990
Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990 The Phantom® S990 is Vision Research’s highest throughput streaming camera available on the market designed specifically for machine vision applications. This imager combines Phantom premium sensor image quality, outstanding high speed technology, and record breaking direct data transfer speed to provide 9 Mpx at up to 938 fps and almost 9 Gpx/sec. The camera streams directly into PCI Express frame grabbers with up to 16 standard CXP6...  Continue Reading...
High-Speed Optical Power Meter For Fast Photonics Alignment Applications: F-712.PM1
High-Speed Optical Power Meter For Fast Photonics Alignment Applications: F-712.PM1 PI introduces the new F-712.PM1 high-speed optical power meter for converting the optical signals and currents of photodiodes into a high-resolution, logarithmic analog voltage signal. The meter also boasts a bandwidth of 20 kHz and extended wavelength range of 400 to 1550 nm.  Continue Reading...
Long Range Thermal Zoom Camera Family: Vinden LR Series
Long Range Thermal Zoom Camera Family: Vinden LR Series Sierra-Olympic’s Vinden LR Series of cameras are designed to provide long range thermal imaging with powerful continuous zoom for thermal and multi-sensor defense systems in defense, security, surveillance, border, port, and base security applications.   Continue Reading...
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  • Available Autoclavable SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs
    Available Autoclavable SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs
    With three unique and fully customizable base designs, autoclavable SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs offer near-limitless integration possibilities for medical devices.
  • How Autoclavable LEDs Enable New Medical Device Designs
    How Autoclavable LEDs Enable New Medical Device Designs

    In an ever-evolving medical landscape, innovative designs can make all the difference in gaining a competitive advantage for device manufacturers. SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs can withstand thousands of steam sterilization cycles, opening a wealth of new design options for device engineers.

  • Benefits Of Autoclavable LEDs vs. Conventional LEDs For Medical Applications
    Benefits Of Autoclavable LEDs vs. Conventional LEDs For Medical Applications
    Medical devices must be steam sterilized between procedures to enable safe reuse. The harsh conditions of the autoclave are adversarial for traditional LED light sources, but hermetically-sealed SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs are up to the challenge: Tests have proven they can withstand more than 3,500 autoclaving cycles.
  • SCHOTT Eternaloc® Connectors For Medical Applications
    SCHOTT Eternaloc® Connectors For Medical Applications

    Electronics in medical applications require continuous power and signal transmission for reliable performance. However, the medical connectors that enable these functions are a potential weak point.

  • Get The Shot: Setup
    Get The Shot: Setup

    Phantom cameras offer the necessary features for recording data in the most remote and harsh locations. In this video, Anni and Lauri, from Beyond the Press, use the VEO46OS to record ice racing footage that would not have been possible without easy setup and mobile options.

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The Ultimate Snapshot Imager For VIS/NIR/SWIR: GoldenEye™

BaySpec offers the GoldenEye™ camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 – 1700 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high sensitivity imager is ideal for low light level applications. Read more.

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PCO-TECH Inc. PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

Bristol Instruments, Inc. Bristol Instruments, Inc.

BRISTOL INSTRUMENTS, INC., located near Rochester, NY, was founded in January, 2005, by three technical and marketing leaders of the now-defunct Burleigh Instruments. Together, this group has almost 60 years of combined experience in the design, manufacture, and marketing of lasers and precision test instruments used in basic and applied research, engineering, and production test applications.

TELOPS TELOPS

Telops specializes in the design and production of sophisticated opto-electronic systems for the defense, aerospace and telecommunications industries. A reliable source of accelerated innovation inoptronics, the experienced engineering team thrives on high expectations and great challenges.

Schneider Optics Schneider Optics

Schneider Optics designs, develops, and manufactures high performance lenses for machine vision, robotics, document scanning, industrial inspection and metrology, gauging, military, surveillance, & other image processing applications. Standard products include Compact C-Mount lenses, F-Mount lenses, Bilateral and Object Sided Telecentric lenses, a modular Macro system, large format lenses (area & line scan), 3-CCD lenses and industrial filters. Custom lens solutions are also available. Key markets include Machine Vision, Robotics, Document Scanning, Industrial Inspection, 2D/3D Metrology, Surveillance, & SWIR/Hyperspectral Imaging.

Ophir Photonics Ophir Photonics

Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation, began making laser power meters, energy meters, and beam profilers in 1979, and we’ve never looked back. We have headquarters in the United States, Israel, Japan, and Germany, as well as distributors in over 50 countries worldwide.

Iridian Spectral Technologies Iridian Spectral Technologies

Iridian Spectral Technologies is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian Spectral Technologies was ranked as one of the top 150 high technology companies in Canada in the 2011 and 2012 Branham300 rankings and won the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for the province of Ontario sponsored by Profit magazine together with Export Development Corporation (EDC). Iridian Spectral Technologies is a global supplier with distributors in many countries particularly in Asia.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Augmented Reality Moves Closer To Reality With New Materials

    Augmented reality (AR) is likely to usher in the next generation of computing and will have a huge impact on our society over the next several decades. For the developers of AR glasses, field of view (FOV) is a key performance standard upon which lens material is evaluated. Ideally, AR glasses would match humans’ natural FOV, but so far they’ve been much more limited. To help push AR forward in consumer experience, developers will require a glass that widens the FOV found in many devices.

  • High-Speed Imaging In Biomedical Microfluidic Applications: Principles & Overview

    Microfluidics is a highly interdisciplinary field that employs state-of-the-art microfluidic chip technologies to guide fluid(s), and tiny objects within, through channels with micro-sized cross-sections. In the beginning of this paper, provided are a set of basic equations that can be used to approximate the fundamental physical principles involved in microfluidics. Then, summarized are a series of recent peer-reviewed publications where high-speed cameras were used to: track and quantify cell trajectory, observe cell stretching during deformability cytometry, guide and isolate circulating tumor cells, and encapsulate and sort individual cells.

  • Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments

    For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis.

  • Model Based Analysis: A New Way To Measure Thin Films

    Measuring the surface topology and thickness of thin films is important for characterizing many devices, but it can be difficult to resolve small enough features while covering a wide area. A new technique, model based analysis, creates a 3D map of both the film’s surface and thickness. 

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • New High Performance High Load Linear Stages Family, Ballscrew/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications

    The new reference-class linear stages family, L-417 and V-417, from precision nanopositioning global leader PI (Physik Instrumente), are available in ballscrew and linear motor configurations, both cost effective designs, offering high resolution with improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time.  Applications for both include high demands on dynamics, precision, smooth scan motion, short settling times, and low tracking error, such as laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel manufacturing.

  • Researchers Operate Lab-Grown Heart Cells By Remote Control

    Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command — simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity.

  • Supersonic Waves May Help Electronics Beat The Heat

    Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory made the first observations of waves of atomic rearrangements, known as phasons, propagating supersonically through a vibrating crystal lattice—a discovery that may dramatically improve heat transport in insulators and enable new strategies for heat management in future electronics devices.

  • Metallic Drivers Of Alzheimer’s Disease

    X-ray spectromicroscopy at the Scanning X-ray Microscopy beamline (I08), here at Diamond, has been utilised to pinpoint chemically reduced iron and calcium compounds within protein plaques derived from brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

  • Advanced Materials: Processing Glass Like A Polymer

    Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequi-sites for use in optics, data technology or medical engineering.

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