A Resource for UV-Vis-NIR and Raman Microspectroscopy

August 7, 2014 9:34 am | CRAIC Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

CRAIC Technologies has announced several updates to its Website at  These include a substantial amount of detailed technical information on both microscopy and microspectroscopy in the Technical Support section.

LISTED UNDER: Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras | SPECTROMETRY AND SPECTROSCOPY | Spectrometers

Microscopes for Materials Research

July 31, 2014 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

FEI has introduced two new products that speed up the imaging and analysis time for metals researchers and industrial failure analysis laboratories. The Helios PFIB DualBeam, the first DualBeam within FEI’s product portfolio to include a plasma-based focused ion beam (PFIB), mills 20 to 50 times faster than gallium-based FIBs to deliver rapid, 3-D imaging and analysis.

LISTED UNDER: MICROSCOPES, IMAGING AND LASERS | Microscopes | Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras

Stereo Microscope Objective

July 14, 2014 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems has introduced the new Leica Planapo 2.0x CORR objective for the Leica M series stereo microscope, specifically for the use with specimens immersed in aqueous solution. With this objective, users can obtain pin sharp visualization of specimens with up to a 5 mm water column between the specimen and the objective.

LISTED UNDER: Other Microscope Supplies | Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras | Optical

Nanoscale Chemical Mapping System

July 11, 2014 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bruker has announced the release of Inspire, the first integrated scanning probe microscopy infrared system for 10-nm spatial resolution in chemical and materials property mapping. The new and unique Inspire system incorporates Bruker’s proprietary PeakForce IR mode to enable nanoscale infrared reflection and absorption mapping for a wide range of applications.

LISTED UNDER: Scanning Probe

Multi-camera Vision Systems

June 25, 2014 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne DALSA has expanded its GEVA family of multi-camera vision systems with the GEVA-312T. GEVA vision systems offer the ease-of-use, performance and flexibility to meet the diverse requirements of industrial inspection, while accommodating the needs and experience of end users.

LISTED UNDER: Digital and High Resolution | Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras

Pulsed STED Laser

June 25, 2014 8:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems has introduced a new pulsed 775-nm STED laser with the super-resolution system Leica TCS SP8 STED 3X, which achieves sub-30-nm resolution through pulsed stimulated emission depletion technology (STED). The laser is an optional enhancement to the system.

LISTED UNDER: Other Laser Systems | Other Microscope Supplies | Other Microscopes

Software Platform for Life Science Research

June 11, 2014 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems has introduced the Leica Application Suite Advanced Fluorescence (LAS AF), a software platform for advanced life science research in widefield and confocal microscopy, in its 4.0 version. With LAS AF researchers can perform 2-D image analysis on multi-channel experiments and control the environmental conditions of an experiment.

LISTED UNDER: Image Analysis and Image Processing Software | Other Microscope Supplies | Confocal

Inverted Microscope

June 6, 2014 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems has introduced the Leica DMi1, an entry-level inverted microscope with functions necessary for routine laboratory work. The Leica DMi1 enables cell biologists to check and document cell and tissue cultures within seconds.

LISTED UNDER: Inverted | Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras

Digital Slide Scanner

May 30, 2014 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Axio Scan.Z1, an automated microscope from Carl Zeiss Microscopy, allows researchers to digitalize fixed tissue sections and cytologic specimens in brightfield and fluorescence. Using an innovative tray design, the Axio Scan.Z1 captures the entire specimen area of the microscope slide, including the edge.

LISTED UNDER: Other Microscope Supplies | Slides | Digital Microscopes

Coordinate Measuring Machine

May 27, 2014 3:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Zeiss Industrial Metrology has announced the latest generation of the successful Zeiss Contura is now entering the market.It is even more precise than its predecessor and offers a large package of optical sensors on top of additional measuring ranges.

LISTED UNDER: Drilling, Microscopic | Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras | Optical

Dynamic Interferometer

May 23, 2014 1:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 1064nm PhaseCam 6000 from 4D Technology is a compact and lightweight, Twyman-Green interferometer for measuring near-infrared optics and optical systems. With an easy-to-position, fiber-coupled measurement head and motorized controls, the PhaseCam is ideally suited for optical train alignment and testing at a system’s functional wavelength.

LISTED UNDER: Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras | Optical | Other Microscopes

High-performance Atomic Force Microscope

April 22, 2014 9:35 am | Asylum Research | Product Releases | Comments

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research has introduced the MFP-3D Infinity atomic force microscope (AFM). The MFP-3D Infinity features a large 90-um stage and entirely new control electronics that are located close to the AFM for fast, low-noise performance.

LISTED UNDER: Atomic Force | Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras

Microscope System Sets New Standards in 3-D Nanotomography

March 21, 2014 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Carl Zeiss has introduced a new system in its Crossbeam series family. The focused ion beam (FID) column enables fast and precise materials processing that can be observed with the field emission scanning electron microscope in real time.

LISTED UNDER: Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras | Other Microscopes | SEM

Raman Microscope Enables High-resolution Materials Analysis

March 6, 2014 4:35 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the DXRxi Raman imaging microscope, an easy-to-operate Raman microscope for scientists of all abilities. Scientists can walk up and use it to produce chemical images without learning a new technique.

LISTED UNDER: Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras | Raman | Raman

Second-generation AFM-based IR Spectroscopy Platform

February 4, 2014 4:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Anasys Instruments has introduced the nanoIR2, a second-generation AFM-based infrared (AFM-IR) spectroscopy platform. A key breakthrough is the ability of the nanoIR2 to operate with top-side illumination, eliminating the need to prepare samples on a ZnSe prism and enabling measurements on a much more diverse set of samples.

LISTED UNDER: Analytical Instrumentation | Atomic Force | Microscopes, Optics, Image Analysis, Lasers, Cameras


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