Mounts for Laser Optics
Laser Components (UK) Ltd. now offers a large
selection of multiaxial mounts. Users can easily
adjust the optics along two to four axes (FHL
series). Depending upon the model, 0.5- to 2-
in. lenses can be integrated. The pivotal point of
the tilt lies outside of the optical element. The
number of offset pairs of threaded bore holes
integrated increases the flexibility of the alignment options.
Laser Components (UK) Ltd.
Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers
The 3F series quadrupole mass spectrometers
from Hiden Analytical Ltd. now feature direct
digital signal detection that provides fast response and sensitive detection levels. Designed
for research in the ultrahigh-/extremely high
vacuum regime, they also are suitable for use in
specialized fast-event gaseous studies at pres-
sures to atmosphere and beyond. The 3FD
system integrates triple-stage mass filter technology with digital data acquisition by direct
positive ion counting (pulse counting). This combines a continuous detection range of seven full
decades with a detection rate from just one ion
per second and abundance sensitivity measurements to the parts-per-billion regime. The integral data accumulation mode enables operation
with time-functioned data acquisition for suppression of fundamental ion statistical noise.
Hiden Analytical Ltd.
Photonis USA Inc. has introduced xSCELL, a dig-
ital scientific camera that operates at 1000 fps.
Performing high-speed, low-light, low-dark-
noise imaging, its applications include fluores-
cence imaging, spinning disk confocal micros-
copy, high-throughput screening and gene se-
quencing. The camera delivers 1024 ; 1024-
pixel resolution, readout noise of <2 e; rms
and quantum efficiency of 65%. It offers flexible
readout modes, in-camera processing and true
pixel binning as standard. The company says
that the camera represents a breakthrough in
molecular biology and that researchers currently
using common superresolution microscopy tech-
niques such as photoactivated localization and
stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy will
now be able to spend less time acquiring data
and more time analyzing it. The camera is pow-
ered by InXite, a CMOS-based technology.
Photonis USA Inc.