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External Cavity Laser Spectrometer
Scientists at STFC have developed a novel external cavity laser absorption spectrometer, which can be used to determine characteristics of sample such as environmental air, human or animal breath, environmental water or condensate from gas, bodily fluids, etc.IMAGES DESCRIPTIONThe apparatus has an external cavity semiconductor laser with a s...
Published: 26/01/2015
Keywords(s): 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology, 05.e. Meteorology/Climatology, 05.f. Physics, 06.a. Medicine, Human Health, 10.b. Environment
Category(s): Scientific Instrumentation, Optics & Lasers, Medical & Biomedical
Isotope Ratiometer
The isotope ratiometer is a new technique developed at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory used to measure the ratio of stable isotopes 13C:12C (δ13) for CO2. The novel configuration allows the instrument to compact robust and offer very high precision in real time. IMAGES DESCRIPTIONIsotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) has long been...
Published: 12/01/2015
Keywords(s): 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology, 05.b. Chemistry, 05.c. Earth Sciences, 05.e. Meteorology/Climatology, 05.f. Physics, 06.a. Medicine, Human Health, 08.b. Food quality and safety, 09.a. Measurement Tools, 10.a. Safety & Security, 10.b. Environment
Category(s): Electronics & Semiconductors, Optics & Lasers, Food & Beverage Technology, Scientific Instrumentation, Sensors & detectors, Medical & Biomedical
Novel X-ray System
Conventional medical X-ray images are adequate for distinguishing between regions with significantly different density such as that between bone and surrounding tissue. The contrast however, is not sufficient to distinguish regions of similar density, such as tumours within healthy tissue etc. STFC’s patented X-ray technology that simultaneou...
Published: 08/01/2015
Keywords(s): 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology, 06.a. Medicine, Human Health
Category(s): Medical & Biomedical, NDT, Optics & Lasers, Sensors & detectors
Imaging Sensor (3 Side Buttable)
For some imaging applications, such as medical X-ray imaging and satellite imaging, the detecting area has to be large and can only be covered by tiling several smaller detector units preferably in a 3-side buttable fashion, which poses many readout and addressing issues. The following novel STFC technology overcomes challenges posed by such a desi...
Published: 08/01/2015
Keywords(s): 01.a. Electronics, 05.e. Meteorology/Climatology, 06.a. Medicine, Human Health, 10.a. Safety & Security
Category(s): Sensors & detectors, Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical & Biomedical, Security Applications
Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
Circular dichroism (CD) is the differential absorption between left and right circularly polarised light on passage through a sample. Measurement of CD gives structural and enantiomeric information on proteins, other biomolecules and liquid crystals. STFC’s new circular dichroism detection system overcomes the sensitivity and speed issues fac...
Published: 18/12/2014
Keywords(s): 01.a. Electronics, 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology, 03.c. Apparatus Engineering, 03.d. Chemical Tech. & Engg., 05.b. Chemistry, 06.a. Medicine, Human Health, 06.b. Biology/Biotechnology
Category(s): Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical & Biomedical, Optics & Lasers, Pharmaceuticals & Biologics, Scientific Instrumentation, Sensors & detectors
Raman Spectral Analysis of Sub-Surface Tissues and Fluids
This invention enables non-invasive, in-vivo examination of sub-surface tissues using Raman spectroscopy. IMAGESDESCRIPTIONRaman spectroscopy is a technique used to determine molecular characteristics of materials through detecting Raman features of scattered light. STFC has invented a non-invasive method of examining bone quality and composition o...
Published: 16/05/2014
Keywords(s): 06.a. Medicine, Human Health, 06.b. Biology/Biotechnology
Category(s): Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical & Biomedical, Optics & Lasers, Pharmaceuticals & Biologics, Security Applications, NDT
TipChip
Credit card sized, single use mass discriminator that could be used as a near patient diagnostic platform for several conditions such as diabetes, peptic ulcers and liver dysfunction. This technology developed by STFC, UK scales down the large and expensive commercial Mass Spectrometers through innovative design allowing accurate detection of small...
Published: 31/03/2014
Keywords(s): 06.a. Medicine, Human Health, 06.b. Biology/Biotechnology, 10.a. Safety & Security, 10.b. Environment
Category(s): Medical & Biomedical, Security Applications, Pharmaceuticals & Biologics, Electronics & Semiconductors
AMDminus
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common form of sight loss in adults. The retinal densitometer is being developed to detect AMD at the earliest stages by measuring how the light sensitive pigments in the macula regenerate after exposure to light. The operating procedure of the device involves bleaching of the subject’s retin...
Published: 31/03/2014
Keywords(s): 06.a. Medicine, Human Health
Category(s): Medical & Biomedical
CLaDs
A portable CLaDS instrument has been deployed for the environmental monitoring of nitrous oxide at Princeton University (invention partners). This proved the instruments enhanced properties over other traditional sensors, and shows outstanding performance in terms of sensitivity, robustness and reliability of results. A table –top instrument...
Published: 31/03/2014
Keywords(s): 02.c. Process control and logistics, 03.a. Other Industrial Technologies, 03.b. Process Plant Engineering, 06.a. Medicine, Human Health, 09.a. Measurement Tools, 09.c. Electronic measurement systems, 10.b. Environment
Category(s): Sensors & detectors, Scientific Instrumentation, Optics & Lasers, Manufacturing & Process Engineering, Security Applications, Medical & Biomedical
MWPC Rad Detector
STFC has developed a highly sensitive and accurate radiation detector, which can detect the amplitude and position of incoming radiation based on time analysis of the variations in the internal electric field. Advancements in the detection window make this novel detector easier and safer to both manufacture and use. The detector has potential appli...
Published: 31/03/2014
Keywords(s): 06.a. Medicine, Human Health
Category(s): Scientific Instrumentation, Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical & Biomedical