New Product Announcement: The New PHI Genesis

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The New PHI Genesis

XPS and HAXPES combined in an automated multi-technology platform

SRC is pleased to announce the release in Canada of the new PHI Genesis from Physical Electronics. The new PHI Genesis—the latest generation of ULVAC-PHI’s highly successful multi-technique XPS product line—eliminates the need to compromise by combining PHI’s successful scanning XPS/HAXPES microprobe product lines into a single, compact instrument. This delivers the VersaProbe’s multi-technique capabilities with the Quantes/Quantera’s high throughput automated analysis. The new PHI Genesis represents a real breakthrough in XPS analysis.

Market for the PHI Genesis

A broad range of high-tech products are made of complex combinations of advanced materials designed to deliver superior performance across a range of metrics. R&D of these complex combinations of materials requires rapid optimization of the performance of each material, as well as the combinations of materials. There is a growing need for powerful and highly functional surface and interface analysis that can significantly accelerate this work.

XPS and HAXPES generate vital information that provides insights into the properties and behaviour of advanced materials. Other key tasks that XPS and HAXPES can deliver on include defect analysis and the testing of cleaning processes. XPS has an information depth of about 5nm while HAXPES has an information depth of about 15nm. Click Here to learn more.


New PHI Genesis areas of application

  • Semiconductors
  • Batteries
  • Organic devices
  • Catalysts
  • Quantum dots
  • Nanoparticles
  • Bio and life science materials
  • Polymers
  • Ceramics
  • Metals
  • Other solid materials and devices

Advantages of the new PHI Genesis

  • Simple, intuitive and easy-to-use user interface experience
  • With powerful XPS, HAXPES, UPS, LEIPS, REELS, AES and a variety of other options, it meets all your surface analysis needs
  • The unsurpassed 5 µm X-ray beam with a small spot opens up new possibilities for micro-XPS applications
  • High-throughput, high-performance depth profiling
  • Non-destructive depth profiling, sputter-free depth probing using a high-energy hard X-ray source that generates information from a greater depth than with conventional soft X-ray XPS

About Physical Electronics

Physical Electronics is a subsidiary of ULVAC-PHI, the world’s leading supplier of UHV surface analysis instrumentation used for the research and development of advanced materials. Fields of application for their products include: nanotechnology, microelectronics, photovoltaics, data storage, bio-materials and catalysis. PHI’s innovative XPS, AES and TOF-SIMS technologies provide customers with unique tools to solve challenging materials problems and accelerate the development of new materials and products. For more information on this product please click here.

Sensofar Event 22 – New Integrable Heads launch

We’d love to see you at Sensofar Event 22!

We believe that the future is built by listening to the needs of our users, as well as the market, to constantly improve what we do.
We have spent a while working on two new products for you, and they are finally ready to unveil at Sensofar Event 22:
the S mart 2 and the S neox Cleanroom.

We prepared an incredible event to show you the two new heads from our integration line! It will take place on November 16 in a completely virtual format to make it as easy as possible for you all to attend. It will be the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand all their technical features and capabilities.

Event Speakers

Understanding and Using High Magnification Inspection | Free Sensofar Webinar

September 28 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Join CCAT and Sensofar for a free webinar about high magnification inspection of critical dimensions as well as surface finishes for additive manufacturing, medical devices, tribology and tooling applications.

We’ll explore the technology used for surface roughness measurements and dimensional measurements and also present solutions for key applications in aerospace and advanced manufacturing using optical metrology.

Target Audience
Metrology and Inspection, Aerospace and Additive Manufacturing Engineers 

Adam Platteis, Sales Manager USA, Sensofar
David Morganson, Manufacturing Applications Engineer, CCAT

New Product: Raptor 3D Printer from 3DCeram Sinto Tiwari

Sinto Tiwari


Spectra Research Corporation (S.R.C.) is pleased to announce a new product offering, Raptor 3D Printer for Fused Filament Fabrication (F.F.F.) 3D printing for metals and ceramics. Earlier this year, Ceramic S.L.A. market leader 3DCeram Sinto became a significant shareholder of Tiwari Scientific Instruments, a German space and industrial research start-up. This acquisition led to their rebranding as 3DCeram Sinto Tiwari.
Raptor 3D

The Raptor 3D Printer, supplied by 3DCeram Sinto Tiwari, is suitable for the cost-effective production of ceramic and metal parts using F.F.F. The process uses specially fabricated bound metal or ceramic filaments shaped into your desired geometry. The printed parts may then be machined to include further details and improve the finish. They can then be heat-treated at high temperatures to eliminate the binder and sintered parts. The Raptor 3D printer yields metal and ceramic parts with a relative density of over 99%.

3DCeram Sinto Tiwari’s printers currently support metals including Copper, Stainless Steel (316L & 17-4PH), and Titanium (Ti6Al4V). The ceramics they support include Alumina (Al2O3), Silicon Carbide (SiC), Silicon Nitride (Si3N4), Tungsten Carbide-Cobalt (WC-Co), Zirconia (ZrO2) and Molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2).

This new acquisition aims for 3DCeram Sinto to offer to integrate the F.F.F. technology into their operations to work with some of the most advanced ceramic and metal materials. The purchase is part of a Sinto group development program titled Multi Advanced Technologies (M.A.T.), which intends to provide a new type of additive and intelligent manufacturing organized in digital networks. The program aims to respond to the imperatives of ecology, sustainable development, and precision by offering a new way of considering the production of parts. 

Contact Us

S.R.C. continues to offer our customers a range of innovative, high-quality scientific products and laboratory services throughout Canada for industrial and scientific markets. For more information about 3DCeram Sinto Tiwari or using their Raptor 3D Printer for metal and ceramics fabrication in manufacturing or R&D, please contact a member of our staff.

Find Spectra Research Co. Showcasing the NanoBrook Omni Particle Analyzer for Medicinal Cannabis at 2022 Expo Cannabis in Montreal

EXPO Cannabis 2022

Expo Cannabis Montreal is Canada’s largest industry trade show designed to inspire and ignite new business relationships between industry professionals working in all areas of the cannabis industry. The event will showcase exhibitors that work with the medical use of cannabis. Exhibitors include licensed growers, investors, and healthcare and wellness providers. This year’s event will take place on September 21st and 22nd.

SRC will be joining this year’s Cannabis expo as an exhibitor. The healthcare system in Canada has experienced notable changes in the past two years concerning the use of cannabis in treating health issues. This expo allows attendees to capitalize on innovations in this space. Exhibitors will showcase and share best practices and innovations to utilize cannabis to treat health issues such as chronic pain.

SRCs products cover various industrial, scientific research, and quality control applications from suppliers, including the pharmaceutical industry. This year, we are bringing a NanoBrook Omni particle analyzer from Brookhaven Instruments for demonstration. Brookhaven Instruments is a world leader in delivering state-of-the-art scientific instruments that use scattered light to measure zeta potential, particle size, and molecular weight. What does this have to do with cannabis? Extraction and quality control for pharmaceutical cannabis preparations.

For pharmaceutical manufacturers, the NanoBrook Omni particle size and zeta potential analyzer incorporate all you need for fast, routine, submicron measurements of size and zeta potential. Simply put, the NanoBrook Omni can be used to measure the physical properties of your cannabis medications to ensure suitable samples of CBD or THC particles for quick and easy absorption. Most measurements in the NanoBrook Omni are completed within two minutes. Its other capabilities include Phase Analysis Light Scattering (PALS) measurements for samples with low mobility, such as saline and organic solvents.

The NanoBrook is configurable to suit various particle characterization needs, including different combinations of sizing capabilities, zeta potential analyzer measurements, and molecular analysis. The zeta potential is simply a measurement of how stable particles in a suspension are. When manufacturing cannabis-infused medication, emulsion ensures that cannabinoids extracted from cannabis plants can be thoroughly mixed. This process can be used for tablets, syrups, or creams. The NanoBrook’s light scattering functionality detects particles of different sizes in a sample with high sensitivity. This is beneficial for ensuring ideal consistencies and stable formulation. Dynamic light scattering helps optimize cannabis emulsion stability to help extend the product and shelf life and improve the performance of medications.


Watch it work Live!

SRC will be at booth #716 at the 2022 Expo Cannabis Montreal with its supplier Brookhaven Instruments. You will get an onsite demonstration of the capabilities of the NanoBrook Omni particle analyzer and learn the benefits it offers to your cannabis and pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.

Register to attend the event or contact SRC at 905-890-0555 for more information.

New Product: Heidelberg Instruments’ MPO 100

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce a new product offering, MPO 100, A multi-user tool for 3D Lithography and 3D Microprinting from Heidelberg instruments.


Heidelberg instruments, an SRC supplier, is headquartered in Germany. They have been a world leader in developing and producing high-precision photolithography systems, maskless aligners, and nanofabrication tools for over 35 years. The MPO 100 is a Two-Photo Polymerization (TPP) multi-user tool for 3D Lithography and 3D Microprinting of microstructures with applications in Optics, Photonics, Mechanics, and Biomedical Engineering. It includes a powerful femtosecond laser system operating at a wavelength of 266nm, enabling efficient and high-speed processing of many commercially available systems. As many photoresists exhibit high sensitivity at the 266nm TPP wavelength, the MPO 100 is an ideal tool for research and development to produce new material systems.
SRC | 3D Lithography and Micro-Printing
Unique features of the MPO 100:
  • Printing height of over 1cm
  • Surface quality: smooth surfaces down to 10nm
  • High resolutions print: features sizes smaller than 100 nm
  • High-speed 3D microfabrication: Scan Speeds over 1000 mm/s
  • Temperature-controlled flow box to ± 0.1 °C with ISO4 environment
  • Application-specific write modes enable fast and easy switching between 3D Lithography and 3D Microprinting.
  • A synchronized scanning system enables stitching-free fabrication
  • Various exposure and write modes tailored to the specific applications
  • High-speed processing of ORMOCER®s (hybrid polymers) and other photoresists

The MPO 100 includes a powerful femtosecond laser system operating at a wavelength of 266 nm, enabling efficient and high-speed processing of many commercially available polymer systems.

The scanning system of the MPO 100 consists of high-performance, frictionless air-bearing stages synchronized with the high-speed galvo scanner. This enables a simultaneous movement of the sample and a deflection of the laser spot, thereby expanding the scan field (Field-of-View, FoV) of the microscope objective to the entire print area of 100 mm x 100 mm and thus providing the capability of stitching-free fabrication (infinite FoV).


The MPO 100 includes the software package of LithoStream and LithoSoft3D as standard.

LithoStream is the MPO 100 control software. It provides unique features like printing time estimation, triangulation, process camera, alignment, print job creator, and application programming interface (API). Printing parameters can be saved into a database, and printing recipes can be loaded.

LithoSoft3D is code preparation software. It includes powerful modules to handle and process application-specific design formats such as stl- or bitmap files with advanced stitching options. Depending on the user‘s requirements, different trajectory models can be chosen, like a full volume scan, contour scan, or the combined contour hatch scan, as well as the LCON3D (real 3D Laser CONtouring).

About Heidelberg Instruments

Having over 35 years of experience and more than 1,200 systems installed worldwide, Heidelberg Instruments provides lithography solutions specifically tailored to meet all your micro- and Nanofabrication requirements, no matter how challenging.

To remain at the forefront of their industry, they continuously expand their vast knowledge in Micro- and Nanofabrication and work to advance their specialized engineering skills in mechanics, electronics, optics, and software. This combined unique expertise enables them to develop exclusive solutions that outperform conventional lithography machinery and empower customers.


SRC continues to offer our customers a range of innovative, high-quality scientific products and laboratory services for industrial and scientific marketing throughout Canada. For more information about the MPO 100 and how it can best serve your goals, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our staff.