Compiled By Barbara Goode
CARS-optimized supercontinuum generation fiber device
A new coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering (CARS) optimized supercontinuum generation fiber device designed for use with 800 nm femtosecond lasers, the SCG-800-CARS contains 12 cm, highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber. Two zero dispersion points at ~775 and ~945 nm provide stable, low-noise light generation and allow control of the spectral shape by tuning the pump wavelength.
Newport Corp., Irvine, CA, www.newport.com/CARS
Raman plate reader
The Identity Raman Plate Reader was designed for high throughput measurement and identification using Raman spectroscopy. It can measure and analyze samples in a 96-well plate in less than 5 minutes, also accommodates 384 well plates, and is configurable with either 532nm or 785nm laser. Optional plate adaptors enable measuring liquids, powders, and solids.
Digilab, Inc., Holliston, MA, www.digilabglobal.com
Research grade FT-NIR spectrometer
The MB3600-PH benchtop analyzer promises exceptional accuracy, ease of use, and no scheduled maintenance for ten years. Plus, it boasts all the attributes of a research grade instrument including exceptional signal-to-noise ratio. Its universal sampling compartment makes the analyzer versatile; it accommodates accessories like liquid vial holders or probes for a broad range of applications.
ABB Analytical, Québec, QC Canada, www.abb.com
Nanoparticle characterization system
The NS500 nanoparticle characterization system uses Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) technology to detect individual particles as small as 20nm and, in real time, simultaneously track and size whole populations. It adds fluorescence capability, enabling the user to tune into individual particles, with sensitivity to detect individual quantum dots while eliminating background interference. Standard beads may be used to bind to single particles for optimum study.
NanoSight Ltd., Salisbury, UK, www.nanosight.com