Alluxa, a manufacturer of optical filters, has anounced the production of ultra-narrowband filters with very high levels of in band transmission. Designed to improve system-level performance in laser line applications by providing improvements in both transmission levels and narrow bandwidth options, these filters offer a high-performance option for OEM or experimental applications.
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According to JEOL Resonance, a new benchmark for resolution and benchmark will be set with its introduction next week of a new 0.75-mm solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) probe. The probe is capable of high resolution sample analysis by spinning the sample at 110 kHz, the world's fastest spinning speed for NMR.
Park Systems’ new NX10 atomic force microscope (AFM) is a research-grade true non-contact AFM, featuring Z-servo speed, XYZ scanner linearity, closed-loop detector noise, and minimized thermal drift.
Identity cards such as driver’s licenses and passports have to meet functional and esthetic demands in terms of scratch resistance. Bayer MaterialScience’ Makrofol ID 320 has developed an outer film (overlay) for these cards that is scratch-resistant and hard-coated on one side.
Some of the most important components of a pacemaker are the leads, the series of wires led through key veins into the heart and then connected to electrodes. This critical failure point has been addressed by Cambridge Consultants’ new WiCS system, which uses a leadless electrode powered wirelessly with ultrasonic pulses.
The Remote Mobility Zone can pack down to the size of a suitcase (plus satellite dish) and provide coverage on the go for up to 14 simultaneous calls, data rates at less-than-broadband speeds, and a range of half a mile. Designed primarily for disaster response, the towers may find a variety of uses where communication is needed.
A measurement device developed by Finland’s Numcore Oy is based on impedance tomography and produces a 3-D image in real time from the inside of pipelines and tanks used by the process industries. According to the company, the pulp and paper industry could benefit from its use by optimizing its utilization of broke, the discard paper produced from breaks in a continuous mill process.
The new FlowCAM Front-Fill Illumination particle imaging and analysis system from Fluid Imaging Technologies brings bidirectional front and back lighting to particle imaging for the first time. The system illuminates the surfaces of opaque particles and reveals their true colors and textures.
New back protectors from Scott Sports in Switzerland represent the first use of Dow Corning’s patent-pending textile in skiwear. The tough but flexible material has already appeared in apparel for rodeo riders, motorcycle racers, and competitive sailors. Deflexion stays flexible at temperatures down to -20 degrees C.
Designed to help the transportation industry better comply with environmental regulations and reduce warranty costs, the new NPFLEX-LA from Bruker is the first non-contact, three-dimensional surface metrology system designed to provide quantitative lead angle and surface texture measurements for the control and reduction of fluid leakage of rotary dynamic sealing surfaces.
Long-time maker of spectrometers PerkinElmer has today released the Frontier, a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. Designed to accommodate a wide range of infrared spectra (near to far), the Frontier is PerkinElmer’s most powerful spectrometer to date.
A maker of high-efficiency power amplifiers, Nujira has gotten the help of Cambridge Consultants to ramp up the design and development of its communications technology for mobile military and defense applications. Nujira’s Envelope Tracking technology has potential applications in the defense sector, particularly for battlefield communications.
At the Consumer Electronics Show last week, San Jose, Calif.-based Nuvation Engineering showed a new type of battery management system for OptaMotive’s E. Rex electric sports trike. The system, which includes driver interface, was developed with partner Maxim and handles output from a 35-kW/h pack. Made from 106 lithium-iron phosphate cells, it delivers six times the efficiency of a Toyota Prius.
At Supercomputing 2010 this week, Fusion-io announced that it has achieved the highest input/output operations per second (IOPS) and bandwidth in the industry with the ioDrive Octal. This PCI Express-based card provides 6.2 GB/s of bandwidth and 5.7 TB of linear-scaling capacity.
Photometrics has introduced eXcelon, a back-illuminated CCD and EMCCD detector technology that features sensors which image blue and near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths with higher quantum efficiency for bioresearch applications. The technology reduces etaloning, a fringe pattern noise common to NIR wavelengths.
LeCroy’s new SPARQ signal integrity network analyzers are can measure 40 GHz S-parameters on up to 4 ports with single button press operation at a small fraction of the cost of vector network analyzers.
Small-scale fluidics solutions are elevating the research possibilities in life science, chemistry, and other fields, and transforming product design. Helping researchers take advantage of fluidics is the new LabPackage from LabSmith Inc., a platform that provides full experiment control.
GTI Spindle Technology is partnering with InCheck Technologies to demonstrate InSite – a new online wireless predictive maintenance system – at a conference at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 13-18. InSite provides data collection, storage, and processing facilities for condition and performance monitoring.
The DEWE-50-USB2-8 from Dewetron incorporates real plug-in signal conditioning modules for low and high voltages, strain, pressure, acceleration, sound, temperature, force, and more. It can be used in demanding high voltage environments safely.
Addressing needs on electron microscopy for life science, FEI Company has released four software packages that help with automation, navigation, and data processing capabilities for the 3-D ultra-structural imaging of biological systems
Veeco Instruments Inc. has designed its new IRIS models for Innova and BioScope Catalyst atomic force microscopes (AFMs) to provide superior integration and accessibility for combined AFM and Raman spectroscopy research.
Enhanced 25-mm and 50-mm lenses from Navitar Inc. are specifically designed for short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) cameras. The lenses function in the wavelengths of 500 nm to 1700 nm, with 90% +/- 5% transmission across the range.
NuSil Technology, a manufacturer of silicone materials for the solar, photonics, electronics and aerospace industries, has recently launched two clear silicone adhesives for solar module assemblies. These adhesives are suitable for applications subject to harsh environments, such as high-power LEDs or satellites.
Recently released as a standalone textile, DEFLEXION is already being used a rodeo vest and motorcycle suit to keep bull horns and road rash at bay. But down the road the material could be used for a variety of purposes, from clothing to R&D.
The NanoGrowth-Catalyst benchtop platform from Surrey NanoSystems incorporates nine of the top processes currently used in nanomaterials development. According to the vendor, it is the first platform to maintain vacuum from catalyst delivery to material growth.
New Avionics Corp., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has announced the availability of a adaptive defrost controller that replaces a refrigerator's primitive defrost timer. The device detects the formation of frost at a microscopic level and actively manages the compressor and heater to eliminate the frost.