applications, with an emphasis on reliability, accuracy and ease of use.
The new n-Defender family of interdiction products represents a leap
forward in the nuclear weapons interdiction market. Developed for fixed,
mobile and portable radiation detection applications, n-Defender is
designed to provide users with the most sensitive nuclear weapons and
materials detection capability while at the same time ensuring a cost-effective, high-reliability product. Preserving the basic advantages of the
3He tube, n-Defender provides significant advantages over competitive
neutron detectors for installations in fixed portal monitoring systems at
ports and borders, mobile search systems for land and maritime missions,
and portable radiation instruments such as backpacks and handhelds.
Nip Roller Insight
The Nip Pressure Alignment Tool (NPAT) takes the guesswork out
of machine setup, using real-time data to verify uniform pressure
distribution and nip width. An operator uses the pressure profile
information to quantify tool integrity and accurate configuration for
production. The system ensures quality and efficiency while creating a
uniform process that results in high accuracy and prevents equipment/
product damage. The NPAT can also generate an alignment report
that can be retained for quality assurance records. The Nip Pressure
Alignment Tool provides the manufacturing industry with a valuable
tool that gives great insight into their nip rollers and helps manufacturers
create and improve on their printing and packaging processes.
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
The Power of Mass Spectrometry
Open Port Sampling Interfaces for Mass Spectrometry (OPSIs)
solve a major bottleneck in the expansion of mass spectrometry, an
important measurement technique, to more general use and wider
application. OPSIs are a solution to the lingering problem of finding ways
to introduce the analytical power of mass spectrometry to important
measurement applications outside the traditional laboratory and without
the presence of highly skilled analysts, such as on-site security and
forensics investigations; process control; food and water safety; and
noninvasive, point-of-care disease diagnosis in hospitals and clinics.
OPSIs are uncomplicated devices that enable varied means of introducing
unprocessed samples into a solvent for rapid characterization by liquid
introduction atmospheric pressure ionization mass spectrometry. They
provide an elegantly simple means for novice and expert users of mass
spectrometry to chemically characterize materials in near real time
without sample preparation or fear of instrument contamination.
Electrical and Mechanical Innovation
The P7700 Series TriMode Probes for use with Tektronix performance
oscilloscopes, deliver several innovations that improve the ability to
probe and acquire signals in the face of challenges. The P7700 series
probes use an active input buffer directly on the tip of the probe.
Other probes have traditionally located the amplifier several inches
or feet back from the actual probing point. These new accessories
provide several improvements in signal access for today’s tightly
spaced components and hardware. The probes feature very low probe
loading on the circuit under test, critical for buses such as LPDDR and
MIPI D-PHY and C-PHY, which can run in unterminated, low power
states. The P7700 series probes offer lower cost per connection with
accessories that are easily replaceable and low in cost.
Cryogen-Free SPM System
The PanScan Freedom is the world’s first closed-cycle cryogen-free UHV SPM system. Cryogen-free SPMs have been the dream of
scientists for many years. The market disruptive technology embodied
in the PanScan Freedom provides low-temperature scanning probe
microscope functionality at temperatures previously only achieved
with liquid helium flow cryostats. The Pan Scan Freedom is perfect
for researchers who would have never previously considered a
cryogenic SPM due to the high cost and complicated operation. The
PanScan Freedom’s ease of operation and low cost of ownership
will provide a dramatic improvement in all STM, spectroscopy and
AFM measurements. Lower noise, more stable tip and sample, and
dramatically lower drift greatly improves productivity.
A Novel UV Device
Every bacterium, virus or spore has a unique sensitivity to ultraviolet
light. Accurate determination of exposure times and wavelengths is
a key step in characterizing cell behavior. Collimating Beam Devices
are a critical tool in providing a standardized unit of measurement
for UV exposure. PearlBeam, from AquiSense Technologies, is a
compact Collimated Beam Device, which employs UV- LEDs and emits
radiation in the germicidal range. Its small size and ease of use allows the
realization of a tabletop homogenized UV delivery system, which can
be operated in virtually any laboratory or field locations. The PearlBeam
uses UltraViolet LEDs specifically in the UV-C band or deep UV light
range. This wavelength is known to inactivate bacteria, viruses and
spores and is used in disinfection products for water, air, and surfaces.
BRUKER AXS INC.
Accurate X-Ray Recording
The PHOTON II is used with single crystal X-ray diffraction systems
for crystallographic 3D structure determination of small molecules and
macromolecules. Crystallography is the most unambiguous method
for determining structures of small molecules and macromolecules
and single-crystal X-ray diffraction provides accurate and precise
measurements of molecular dimensions in a way that no other science
can begin to approach. The PHOTON II detector’s primary function
is to accurately and precisely record the position and intensity of an
X-ray diffraction pattern form a single-crystal diffraction experiment. It
converts X-rays to visible light in a first step using a scintillator screen.
This invention takes home-lab-detector technology to a completely
new level with the largest monolithic active area, the highest Detective
Quantum Efficiency, the highest speed, and the highest dynamic range.
ACTIVATED RESEARCH CO.
Chemical Analysis Breakthrough
The Polyarc Reactor is a breakthrough innovation that combines
catalysis with chemical analysis to revolutionize 60-year-old technology.
The Polyarc gives scientists the capability to determine purity, quantify
unknowns, qualify products, investigate renewable feedstocks, improve
food and drug development and more, using an approach that is better,
faster and cheaper than ever before. Chemical analysis is a highly
specialized, time-consuming and expensive process, in large part due to
the extraordinary number and types of compounds. Commonly used
instruments are gas chromatographs with flame ionization detectors
(GC/FID), which require meticulous and tedious calibration of detector