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Diffration Based Alignment for Lasers
An innovative diffraction-based alignment system to achieve beam alignment through a laser system with increased accuracy and flexibility.IMAGES DESCRIPTIONThe use of alignment references is common practice to assist in the building and in the day-to-day alignment process of laser chains. Traditionally, alignment references for large-a...
Published: 06/02/2017
Keywords(s): 03. OTHER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, 03.c. Apparatus Engineering, 05.f. Physics, 09. MEASUREMENTS AND STANDARDS
Category(s): Optics & Lasers, Scientific Instrumentation
e-Black Surfaces
STFC's Accelerator Science department has developed a method of laser ablation to reduce secondary as well as photo-electron yields in particle accelerators and RF waveguides to less than 1. Secondary electron emission is an unwanted effect limiting the performance of high energy colliders, storage rings and dumping rings such as the Large Hadron C...
Published: 27/04/2016
Keywords(s): 02.j. Aerospace Technology, 03.c. Apparatus Engineering, 03.c1 Wave-guides, 03.c2 Klystrons, 04. ENERGY, 04.c. Energy transmission and conversion, 04.e. Nuclear Fission/Nuclear Fusion, 05.f1 Accelerators
Category(s): Accelerator Technology, Manufacturing & Process Engineering, Advanced Materials, Scientific Instrumentation, Optics & Lasers
Gratings for High Power Lasers
Chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) laser systems suffer from pre-pulse effects, which affects the spectral range and contrast. This pre-pulse is a region of noise which is able to interact with the target prior to the main pulse and this can be detrimental. STFC’s patented technology allows CPA systems to produce pedestal free, enhanced contra...
Published: 20/04/2016
Keywords(s): 05.f. Physics
Category(s): Optics & Lasers, Scientific Instrumentation
Hard X-ray imaging detector
The Technology department at STFC have developed the HEXITEC detector measures the energy and position of every incident photon in the 4-200keV range. Each one of the 80x80 pixels provides a full energy spectrum with an average energy resolution of 800eV FWHM at 60keV. IMAGES DESCRIPTIONThe GigE 8080 is a self-contained, CE marked module that on...
Published: 19/04/2016
Keywords(s): 01.a. Electronics, 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology, 02.c. Process control and logistics, 05.f. Physics, 05.f1 Accelerators, 10.a. Safety & Security
Category(s): NDT, Security Applications, Sensors & detectors, Scientific Instrumentation, Pharmaceuticals & Biologics, Manufacturing & Process Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors
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
Terahertz Waveguide Structures
A patented fabrication method of waveguide structures developed at STFC which overcomes the 600 GHz limitations of current systems and allows operation up to 10 THz.IMAGES DESCRIPTIONConventional waveguide structures, which have been fabricated for signals up to around 600 GHz, comprise a discrete planar diode mounted on a mi...
Published: 09/01/2015
Keywords(s): 01.a. Electronics, 01.b. Microelectronics, 01.g. Telecommunication, Networking, 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology, 02.b. Industrial Manufacture, 03.c1 Wave-guides, 05.a. Astronomy, 05.f. Physics, 10.a. Safety & Security
Category(s): Electronics & Semiconductors, NDT, Security Applications, Scientific Instrumentation, Sensors & detectors
Electrospinning Scale-Up
STFC has a developed a high throughput manufacturing process for its previously patented electrospinning technology. This method addresses the need for an industrial scale electrospinning source with the ability to change the molecular content of the nanofibres with minimal time delay. IMAGES DESCRIPTIONElectrospray is a technique for dis...
Published: 23/12/2014
Keywords(s): 02.b. Industrial Manufacture, 02.g. Materials Technology, 03.b. Process Plant Engineering, 03.d. Chemical Tech. & Engg., 04.a. Energy storage and transport, 05.b. Chemistry, 05.k. Nanotech. (physical science), 06.b. Biology/Biotechnology, 06.d. Micro- & Nanotech. (bioscience)
Category(s): Medical & Biomedical, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Biologics, Scientific Instrumentation, Manufacturing & Process Engineering, Food & Beverage Technology, Energy & Alternative Fuel, Advanced Materials
OPIC Sensor
STFC Engineers have developed a CMOS detector with the ability to detect rapid increases in incident radiation within a single exposure period. This functionality makes the detector particularly useful in the detection of sudden external event, while not limiting any normal uses. DESCRIPTIONNormal CMOS or CCD detectors do not give any information a...
Published: 23/12/2014
Keywords(s): 01.a. Electronics, 01.b. Microelectronics, 01.h. Imaging & Detector Technology
Category(s): Sensors & detectors, Scientific Instrumentation, Space Technology, Electronics & Semiconductors
Novel Cryostat
Engineers at STFC has developed and patented a cryostat with a rotatable mounting which allows the probing beam during spectroscopy experiments to remain static while rotating the sample. The rotating mechanism provides high precision which other non-static mounts fail at. IMAGES DESCRIPTIONA cryostat is a vessel which al...
Published: 22/12/2014
Keywords(s): 03.c. Apparatus Engineering, 05.b. Chemistry, 05.f. Physics, 05.f2 Light Sources, 05.l. Cryogenics & Cryostats
Category(s): Advanced Materials, Scientific Instrumentation
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