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New Model For Bimolecular Reactions In Nanoreactors
New Model For Bimolecular Reactions In Nanoreactors

Theoretical physicists have devised a mathematical model of two different molecules reacting within so called nanoreactors that act as catalysts. They gained surprising new insights as to what factors promote reactions and how to control and select them. The model is relevant for a wide range of research fields, from biophysics to energy materials.

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Micro Lens Process Metrology System: Compass™ Series
Micro Lens Process Metrology System: Compass™ Series Zygo® offers the new Compass™ Micro Lens Process Metrology System with automated, non-contact 3D surface metrology and process control capabilities for discrete micro lenses and molds critical to compact imaging systems and cameras for smart phones and tablets. Two Compass™ models are available for different metrology needs.  Continue Reading...
FASTCAM Multi
FASTCAM Multi The FASTCAM Multi is a unique high-speed camera system featuring one or two compact and lightweight, RV sealed camera heads tethered to a remote processor which can be located up to fifty meters away.  Continue Reading...
FASTCAM Mini WX50 And FASTCAM Mini WX100
FASTCAM Mini WX50 And FASTCAM Mini WX100 The FASTCAM Mini WX100 high-speed camera delivers exceptional high resolution imaging performance by providing 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution at 1,080fps (Mini WX50 750fps), 1920 x 1080 pixel full HD resolution at 2,000fps (Mini WX50 1,500fps) and frame rates up to 80,000fps (Mini WX50 67,500fps) at reduced image resolution. The system’s flexible Region of Interest (ROI) capability allows the user to choose an image aspect ratio appropriate...  Continue Reading...
FASTCAM Mini UX50 And FASTCAM Mini UX100
FASTCAM Mini UX50 And FASTCAM Mini UX100 For use with a wide range of general scientific and industrial applications the Photron FASTCAM Mini UX high-speed camera provides outstanding imaging performance at a very attractive price performance ratio. Two Mini UX camera models provide 1.3-megapixel (1280 x 1024 pixels) image resolution with frame rates up to 2,000fps from the Mini UX50 and 4,000fps from the Mini UX100. Both models are available with recording memory options up to 32GB ...  Continue Reading...
FASTCAM Mini AX50, FASTCAM Mini AX100 And FASTCAM Mini AX200
FASTCAM Mini AX50, FASTCAM Mini AX100 And FASTCAM Mini AX200 The FASTCAM Mini AX is Photron’s highest performance model within the FASTCAM Mini series of high-speed cameras. The Mini AX delivers exceptional light sensitivity, excellent image quality and flexible region of interest (ROI) features for customers who do not require the ultimate frame rate performance of the FASTCAM SA-X2 and SA-Z, but would benefit from the same high-end camera image sensor features.  Continue Reading...
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  • RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer Video Introduction
    RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer Video Introduction

    The new RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components is capable of surface measurements at three different angles (20°, 60°, and 85°). Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 1-D and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements. The analyzer can be used for a variety of evaluation and inspection applications with many types of surfaces such as film, paper, and automotive, printed, or painted surfaces.

  • 3D Machine Vision System RV1100 Video Introduction
    3D Machine Vision System RV1100 Video Introduction

    The RV1100 is a 3D machine vision system designed to measure and recognize randomly assembled production line parts with complex shapes and very few distinguishing features for robotic arm systems. It offers the benefits of one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. The RV1100 is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Video – Piezo Nano Positioning Stage For Microscopy: P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stage
    Video – Piezo Nano Positioning Stage For Microscopy: P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stage

    Piezo nanopositioning stages offer high-resolution and scanning speed, making them useful for super-resolution microscopy and optical trapping. The P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stages are designed with a parallel-kinematics arrangement with higher precision and responsiveness compared to nested or stacked multi-axis positioners.

  • What Is Multispectral Imaging?
    What Is Multispectral Imaging?

    Telops offers a variety of high-performance scientific instruments to meet the most demanding research applications. The MS-IR Series of time-resolved, multispectral imagers are able to combine measurements obtained with various attenuation filters to achieve a composite HDR image that shows hot and cold objects at the same time. 

  • Endoscopy – Rigid Endoscope Animation
    Endoscopy – Rigid Endoscope Animation

    Flexible endoscopes are used in medical procedures where the scope cannot bend. This animation from SCHOTT demonstrates the transmission of light and data through external and internal rigid fiber optic light cables in endoscopy.

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Laser Beam Profiling And Infrared Cameras

One of the key parameters for understanding how a laser will perform in an application is the spatial intensity distribution. In many industial laser cutting or welding applications, monitoring the beam quality is critical for successful operation. The measurement of the beam can either be made during the design stage of the laser, or it might be more sufficient for continuous real-time monitoring during the laser’s operation. This white paper addresses the general need for laser beam profile analysis, describes laser beam analysis instruments, and provides an overview of laser applications, in particular for infrared wavelengths. Read more.

ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on detecting explosives with mm-Wave radars, advanced optical materials for transparent armor, simulating complicated radar cross sections, machine vision for military imaging, and more.

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Opto Diode, An ITW Company Opto Diode, An ITW Company

Opto Diode Corporation is a world supplier of reliable, high quality infrared (IR) LEDs and custom LEDs in the visible range. Since 1981, we have produced standard TO-packaging and custom housing LEDs in our U. S. facility in Southern California, maintaining the highest standards with our in-process quality control and testing systems...

Image Science Ltd Image Science Ltd

Image Science was formed in 1991 and specialises in the design and manufacture lens testing systems for both Research & Development and production applications.  We concentrate on providing the best combination of accuracy, speed of measurement,  and ease of use.

Leonardo DRS Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, commercial partners and prime contractors worldwide.

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.

SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging specializes in design and manufacture of fiber optic, LED, optical and hybrid product solutions for use in medical, dental, scientific, industrial, defense, aviation and automotive applications. In the medical field, SCHOTT specializes in custom solutions for OEM manufacturers such as leached fiber optic image bundles and light guides for endoscopy applications, fused fiber optic tapers and faceplates for x-ray applications and flexible wound fiber bundles for MRI applications.

Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of business-to-business, industrial and consumer digital and optical imaging solutions to the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets with an increasing intent for more customized, localized products.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • When Lightning And Rods Connect

    There are many challenges associated with recording lightning with high-speed video images, including placing the camera close enough to the chosen structure in an observable way, as well as the filming process requiring a long observation time to capture the strike – if it happens at all. Now, for the first time, a team of researchers has captured lightning striking a rod using Vision Research’s high-speed cameras. The results not only broaden the understanding of how lightning connects with lightning rods, but also provide the field data necessary to improve current lightning protection systems.

  • The Instrument Transfer Function

    An interferometer is a common instrument for measuring optical surfaces to very high precision that can be applied with care to enable extremely low uncertainty measurements to address tight metrology requirements. The ability of an interferometer to quantify mid-spatial frequency content is defined not only by its sampling density (camera resolution), but also by the many critical design aspects of the optical illumination and imaging system. The instrument transfer function (ITF) quantitatively characterizes the response of the instrument as a function of spatial frequency.

  • Selecting The Right Hyperspectral Imager Is Key To Bringing Critical Data Into View

    Hyperspectral imaging is a valuable technique for revealing data the eye alone cannot capture. Now, a new class of hyperspectral imaging systems is taking things one step further by addressing image quality issues and enabling further ease-of-use. 

  • Fiber Optic Sensing

    The two types of sensing include local measurement points and distributed sensing. This paper presents the technical basics behind sensing over fiber technologies, its main applications, and the cabling solutions involved.

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