Optics and optoelectronics manufacturer ZEISS on Thursday announced the planned acquisition of the California-based Xradia, Inc. Xradia, an R&D 100 Award-winning company, is known for its innovative 3-D x-ray microscopes for industrial and academic research applications. This marks an expansion for ZEISS from light and electron microscopy to x-ray instrumentation.
Optics and optoelectronics manufacturer ZEISS on Thursday announced the planned...
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Xradia Inc.'s new 3D imaging system, the VersaXRM-500 X-Ray Microscope, offers non-destructive tomography with high contrast, sample flexibility, and a spatial resolution under 0.7 ?m.
The Arrow from Rebellion Photonics, is the first-ever snapshot imaging spectrometer for microscopy, allowing real-time, dynamic hyperspectral imaging video with two orders of magnitude higher sensitivity.
Argonne National Laboratory, Incom Inc., and Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory collaborated to produce the Large-Area Microchannel Plate (MCP), which represents a cost-effective route to fabricate large-area detectors for applications such as medical imaging.
The Verde Hyperspectral Imaging Camera, designed by Horiba Scientific and Snapshot Spectra, simultaneously captures the complete spectrum of every pixel in an image in a single measurement in as little as 3 msec.
A curved charge-coupled device that corrects for the inherent aberrations of mirrors and lenses, the Wide field-of-view curved focal plane array (WFC) from MIT Lincoln Laboratory and GL Scientific Inc. enables wide field-of-view surveillance.
The Leica SR GSD - Super-Resolution Microscope System developed by Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry overcomes the diffraction limit to permit imaging resolution of about 20 nm.
Designed for reconnaissance applications, Hyperspec Recon from Headwall Photonics Inc. is a rugged, portable hyperspectral sensor that can rapidly render a small image at a distance of 1.5 km.
When used with a commercial clearing reagent, Scaleview microscope objectives from Olympus America Inc., provide a four- or eight-fold improvement in imaging depth when using light microscopy.
The Solver Spectrum from NT-MDT combines a confocal Raman spectrometer and a fully functional upright optical measuring microscope into a single, integrated advanced scanning probe microscopy system.
FEI's Vion Plasma Focused Ion Beam greatly improves material removal rates for site-specific, package-level physical analysis of 3D integrated circuits.
Flexible, lightweight, thin Polyimide Aerogels from NASA Glenn Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute are 500 times stronger than conventional silica aerogels and particularly suited for thermal insulation uses.
NanoSHIELD Coatings from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and collaborators are the first coatings to provide effective protection for disc cutters on industrial tunnel boring machines.
Developed by Milliken & Co. and Concrete Canvas Ltd., Concrete Cloth traps a specially developed dry concrete powder between two surfaces that are linked together by a 3D fiber matrix.
With its new TEMM Thermoelectric material and module technology, the Industrial Technology Research Institute has designed a thermoelectric solution with enough performance at a competitive price to allow industrial-scale use of thermoelectric modules for a variety of applications.
Taking a cue from the pitcher plant, researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have designed Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS) that are capable of repelling immiscible liquids of virtually any surface tension.
The NanoSteel Company's NPM 3100 alloy is the first commercial example of a new class of powder metal stainless steels that derive their toughness from two new process mechanisms that alter the nanoscale structure.
When the Industrial Technology Research Institute set out to find a replacement for BPA, it looked to lignin, a complex natural polymer found in plant matter. The compound is the key building block for Lignoxy LBP, lignin-based polymer technology.
MesoCoat Inc. and Powdermet Inc. have improved on thermal sprayed coating technology by engineering their PComP Nanocomposite Cermet Coatings down to the nanoscale.
Polartec and Finetex Technology have commercialized a new type of permeable waterproof fabric, Polartec NeoShell, that achieves its performance through convection as well as diffusion.
ResQ FR Fabrics from Milliken & Co. provide a new level in flame protection in a durable fabric, reducing body burn by as much as 50% by breaking the fire cycle.