How do researchers explore nature on its most fundamental level? They build “supermicroscopes” that can resolve atomic and subatomic details. This won’t work with visible light, but they can probe the tiniest dimensions of matter with beams of electrons, either by using them directly in particle colliders or by converting their energy into bright X-rays in X-ray lasers.
The 3D analysis of crystal structures requires a full 3D view of the crystals. Crystals as small as powder, with edges less than one micrometer, can only be analysed with electron radiation. With electron crystallography, a full 360-degree view of a single crystal is technically impossible.
The Machine Vision RV-Series from Canon is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. Benefits for using these machine vision systems include one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. This series is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.
Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.
Sukegawa Takashi from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components introduces the new Canon Immersion Grating. With a size that is 1/27th of typical spectroscopy devices and the ability to cover infrared frequencies from 1 to 20 micrometers, this immersion grating is ideal for astronomy, satellites, and large ground-based telescope applications.
Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.
One of the greatest advantages of thermal imaging cameras in military research and range applications is their ability to image and record thermal data without the need to touch the target under testing. This eBook offers a comprehensive understanding of research and science thermography with topics including how IR cameras work, finding resolution in a distant image, and challenges of infrared radiance measurement. Read more.
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Author Ken Barat brings decades of experience and perspective to best practices in the use and handling of lasers and fiber optics. From personal concerns like protective eyewear and ergonomic considerations in lab layout, to safety in fabrication environments and the application of microlearning to worker well-being, this free collection of content will help readers understand how to operate — and work in proximity to — these technologies safely and effectively.
For flame and spark detection, fiber optics offer an electric-free, safe, flexible, customizable, and efficient way to transfer light from any position to a sensor kept away from hazardous environments.
This article tells the story of how Physik Instrumente (PI), a premier supplier of nano-positioners, needed to characterize and quantify the performance of their PICMAWalk positioner, and used ZYGO's ZMI™ Displacement Measuring Interferometer to demonstrate their PICMAWalk positioner's capability to reliably and repeatably move in 0.5 nm steps using closed-loop control.
Lasers and laser line modules offer measurement capabilities that can catch misalignment, reduce time in finding problems with production, and make gap measurements in a large variety of automobile and aircraft manufacturing applications.
Engineers, designers, and product developers have found that industrial-grade 3D printing and plastic injection molding work well together in the life cycle of a product, starting with the design-risk mitigation of 3D printing prototyping and then shifting to the manufacturing method of injection molding to ramp up for higher volumes.
LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, and MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center team up again to host a WORKshop on Infrared Technologies – this time at Princeton University on October 29 - 30. The latest developments for new detection materials, gas sensing instrumentation, LEDs and lasers, and spectroscopy innovations will be the focus during 30 presentations and nine dedicated Q&A networking sessions with leaders in the field.
Quantum effects are genuinely found in the world of nanostructures and allow a wide variety of new technological applications. For example, a quantum computer could in the future solve problems, which conventional computers need a lot of time to handle.
EPFL physicists have for the first time successfully observed a single quantum of vibrational energy at ambient conditions, involving the oscillation of more than 100 billion atoms. The work opens up new possibilities for the study of quantum phenomena and ultrafast quantum technologies at room temperature.
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