Retirement Announcement

Effective October 1, 2018, Paul Greenwood will be retiring as President of Spectra Research Corporation (SRC). Paul started his career with parent company Alan Crawford Associates in 1982 and has been with SRC since 1993. With SRC, Paul has been responsible for the management of the company as it evolved from a supplier of lasers and optics, to a cross-Canada distributor representing over 15 different companies providing technology for surface science, spectroscopy and materials characterization. We wish Paul well in his retirement.

Serge Dandache will take over as Sales Manager for SRC. Serge, based in Montreal, has been with SRC for 4 years and will maintain his responsibility for direct sales of SRC products in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada.

Lisa McDonald joins SRC as Account Manager for Central and Western Canada, based out of Toronto. Lisa has many years of experience in instrumentation and chemical distribution including having previously worked with SRC from 2000-2009 as Account Manager.

Contact information for Paul, Lisa and Serge is below. SRC looks forward to helping you with your research instrumentation needs now, and in the future.

Paul Greenwood
paulgreenwood@rogers.com
 Lisa McDonald
lisam@aca.ca
Tel: 905-502-2031
Serge Dandache
serged@aca.ca
Tel: 514-908-9786

AFM Workshop at Asylum Research Concord Lab Thursday, April 12, 2018

 

See How New AFM Technology Can Help Your Research

Asylum Research will discuss the latest advancements in AFM including video-rate AFM, and Asylum’s new interferometric displacement sensor technology. An Open Lab in the afternoon gives attendees an excellent opportunity to meet with Asylum scientists to learn tips and tricks or get help with imaging. If you plan to bring a sample, you must schedule it in advance with tim.walsh@oxinst.com.

Registration

Registration is free, however, due to limited seating, all attendees must register.

Venue

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research
300 Baker Ave. Ste. 150
Concord, MA  01742
781-249-2828

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781-249-2828

Agenda

9:00 – 9:30am

Arrival, registration

9:30 – 9:40

Introduction and Welcome Asylum Research

9:40 – 10:30

Lecture: Latest innovations in AFM Technology

Drew Griffin
Asylum Research

10:30–10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:30

Video-Rate AFM with the Cypher VRS

Tim Walsh
Asylum Research

11:30 – 12:00

A Look Under the Hood of the Cypher VRS

Tim Walsh

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch provided

1:00 – 5:00

Open AFM Lab—Learn tips, tricks and techniques from the experts Tim Walsh, Drew Griffin

 Contact

Tim Walsh, to schedule time in the Open Lab
tim.walsh@oxinst.com

Drew Griffin, Asylum Research.
drew.griffin@oxinst.co

CoreAFM system well received by customers around the globe

Nanosurf’s new research AFM system, the CoreAFM, is going into operation at customer sites around the globe. The first researchers to use the highly versatile CoreAFM are based in the USA and Germany. Deliveries are also being made to Argentina, Ecuador, and China.

These customers appreciate the compact design and attractive pricing. The powerful benchtop system with a multitude of modes allows them to perform all kinds of measurements, facilitated by interchangeable accessories and mode kits.

Powerful and versatile
Next to standard imaging, you can perform MFM, EFM, PFM, KPFM, C-AFM, EC-AFM, Bio-AFM, SThM, lithography and advanced spectroscopy including stiffness maps, as well as FluidFM™ based experiments.

 

Thanks to the integrated active vibration isolation table, your images will be clean and clear – further enhanced by the innovative Spike-Guard system that automatically catches environmental perturbations, and rescans the affected line.

To find out more about the CoreAFM, view the product page on the Nanosurf website, or for specific questions, contact us directly.

 

WITec Raman Microscopy Workshop

WITec Seminar and Workshop

Workshop on Applications of 3D Confocal Raman and Correlative Techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies

University of Guelph

Tuesday 15th of August 2017
Room GFTC 24, Food Science Building
465 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario

WITec Raman Microscopy WorkshopSpectra Research Corporation (SRC) is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop on Applications of 3D confocal Raman and correlative techniques for in vivo and in vitro Studies. The workshop will include the following:

  • Introduction to Correlative 3D Raman Imaging
  • A New Approach for High Speed, High Lateral, and Spectral Resolution in Raman Imaging
  • Live instrument demonstration
  • And a complimentary lunch provided by WITec and SRC

Who Should Attend

Those interested in and/or experienced in Raman microscopy, including scientists and researchers from material sciences, life sciences, pharma, and related fields.

Register Now

 

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Webinar: “Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities”

Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company

Register Now for the Webinar: “Video-Rate AFM Enables New Research Opportunities”

June 7, 2017
8:00 PDT | 11:00 EDT 

Would you like to better understand how video-rate AFM can broaden your research capabilities? Oxford Instruments Asylum Research in conjunction with Microscopy and Analysis host this informative webinar and present recent results from a variety of experiments.

>Register here or cut and paste this link into your browser: http://www.oxford-instruments.com/afm-webinars

Overview 
This webinar introduces the capabilities of video-rate AFM that enables imaging at speeds 300X faster than conventional AFMs and even an order of magnitude faster than current “fast scanning” AFMs. The ability to capture movies with temporal resolution better than 100 milliseconds opens a wide range of dynamic processes to investigation with AFM. Results presented include:

• Real-time self-assembly of collagen into fibrils
• Enzymatic cleaving of DNA
• Migration of surfactant micelles on graphite

Related experiments such as the melting and re-crystallization of polymers will also be shown and future research opportunities that might be enabled by this technology will be discussed.

Finally, we will briefly review the design of the AFM used for this work, the newly released Asylum Research Cypher VRS, the first and only full-featured video-rate AFM.

About the Presenter
Dr. Mario Viani is the Director of R&D at Oxford Instruments Asylum Research. He joined Asylum Research in 2001 and is the lead developer for the Cypher family of AFMs. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara and has co-authored numerous papers and patents.

Image above: Frames from a movie of lambda digest DNA cleaved by DNAse1 enzyme. Imaged at a line rate of 625 Hz at 320×64 pixels for a frame rate of 8.7 fps with the Asylum Research Cypher VRS Video-Rate AFM.

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Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ MARS Rheometer, Designed – Can you rely on your Rheological Measuring Results?

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Learn the steps you can take to ensure your measuring results are accurate and reproducible – whether produced on different instruments even on different sites.

Download this application note and learn how to:

  • Choose the right measuring geometry for your sample type and viscosity
  • Consider sample history
  • Correct sample loading and trimming

Request the full application note “Well prepared – good results” today!

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Spectra Research Corporation

5805 Kennedy Rd., Mississauga ON, L4Z 2G3, TEL: 905 890 2010, FAX: 905 890 1959

Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada.

If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

Webinar – Process Analytics for 21st Century Manufacturing

LIVE WEBINAR: Wednesday May 31st, 2017
To register, please click on the image below!

Key Learning Objectives
  • Understand when we need process analytics in advanced manufacturing
  • Understand some of the challenges in implementing process analytics successfully
  • Understand the particular benefits in using Raman spectroscopy
Who Should Attend

Both new and experienced Raman users, including scientists and researchers from material sciences, life sciences, pharma, and other fields that use Raman spectroscopy.

Webinar: How Extrusion Conditions Influence the Properties of Starch Compounds

Mar 01, 2017 – Mar 01, 2017

You can create better starch compounds by controlling extrusion conditions for food products. This webinar explains how to improve the quality of your final food product by managing the influence of twin-screw extrusion on various product properties.

Background: Starch is a base material for many food products: snacks, cereals, pet food, etc. Yet the gelation process is complex and shaped by many different variables. Processing starch with twin-screw extrusion offers a great flexibility in process design and the opportunity to positively influence products derived from it.

Benefits: Learn how to manipulate processing variables to design a starch matrix that delivers the texture, stability and processability you want. The webinar covers how to choose extruder parameters such as screw set-up, processing temperature and liquid-to-solid ratio to create the desired final food properties. Then see how oscillatory rheometry can deliver the precise analysis needed to ensure a high-quality end product.

Duration: 28 min

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