Rigaku Smartlab XRD installed at the Henry Royce Institute at The University of Manchester.

Scientific and Medical Products (Stockport) are proud to announce the installation of a new Rigaku Smartlab system within the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester (UoM) as part of the leading advanced materials work being carried out on campus.

Research in this area will become part of the activity to support the Henry Royce Institute, which will have its hub based in Manchester.  The Royce will lead the accelerated discovery and development of new materials systems for the economic and social benefit of the UK. The key theme within the Royce  will be the application of 2D Materials, in collaboration with the National Graphene Institute, an area pioneered in the UK, and one where the UK has a lead in the terms of the fundamental physics of such materials.

In this facility, the University will provide the users, from the University, from the Royce partners, other academic groups in the UK, and companies investing in the production and use of 2DMaterials an easy access to the accelerated make-evaluate-refine loop leading to faster optimization and delivery of new materials, using the rapid screening of the thin films formed from the 2DMaterials.

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The most efficient and rapid way of achieving this is through the use of X-ray diffraction, using X-ray diffractometers suitable for investigating structures of nm-thin films. The Rigaku Smartlab XRD will allow investigation in the in-plane and out-of-plane crystalline structures of thin films, laminates and membranes (e.g., graphene or graphene oxide membranes) at various conditions such as different temperatures and different solution or solvent environment etc. The understanding of the membrane structure at various conditions is crucial for the optimisation of membrane design for various applications. For example, the inter-layer structure of graphene oxide membrane changes drastically with exposure to different aqueous solutions and this property allow us to tune the graphene capillaries in the graphene oxide membranes. This Smartlab XRD will be critical for the characterisation and functionalization of solution processed large area 2D Materials van der Waals heterostructures and films for various applications such as photovoltaic, sensors etc, which are in the focus of Royce partners, the universities of Cambridge and Manchester.

 

 

More information of the Rigaku Smartlab XRD can be found HERE

 

 

SciMed proud to add the ASAHI Glass Plant range of glass reactors to its portfolio

Asahi is a cutting edge manufacturer of state of the art glass ware for the most demanding applications.

The product range includes:

  • 300 – 5000 mL Ring Baffle Lab Reactors
  • 10 – 100 L Ring Baffle Pilot Scale Reactors
  • Glass Pressure Vessels 6 – 12 bar
  • Nutsche Filters
  • Thin Film Evaporator
  • Short Path Evaporator
  • Large Scale Rotary Evaporators
  • Customised Plant Designs

The Asahi range provides the ultimade in precision and control.

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Version 8 SpectrOil® Analyzers Include a New Spectrometer for Increased Stability and Lower Limits of Detection for Enhanced Fuel Quality Analysis

Spectro Scientific, one of the world’s largest suppliers of oil, fuel, and processed water analysis instrumentation and software, has introduced Version 8 of its SpectrOil® Series analyzers. The new capabilities are included in both the SpectrOil 100 Series and SpectrOil M Series for the elemental analysis of oil, fuel, coolant and water. SpectrOil technology measures trace quantities of elements dissolved or suspended as fine particles in natural or synthetic petroleum-based products. Oil analysis represents a non-invasive indication of component and overall machinery health, and thereby is an essential tool in ongoing maintenance programs.

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The SpectrOil Series Version 8 offers both stability improvements and an enhanced user experience. New signal processing methods improve short- and long-term stability. A fully integrated standardization procedure facilitates calibration and standardization, resulting in easier, faster operation. An improved background measurement method offers lower limits of detection (LODs) in field applications and includes temperature and background measurement corrections that eliminate re-standardization. Signal processing also is improved for field applications involving trace elements.

SpectrOil Version 8 refines the user experience with better tools for remote support, including automatic identification of files that should be sent to Spectro for support. Also, Integrated standardization combines Profile, Disc Offset and standardization procedures into a simple, one-button operation.

The significant performance improvement in Version 8 enabled a new spectrometer for fuel analysis, the SpectrOil M/F-LD. The M/F-LD analyzer supports No. 2 Diesel and extends the limits of detection (LODs) even further for alkaline metals such as lithium (Li), sodium (Na), potassium (K) and vanadium (V) to below 100 parts per billion (ppb). This is a critical need for turbine OEMs that must meet fuel quality specifications.

Spectro Scientific’s SpectrOil 100 Series and SpectrOil M Series analyzers utilize the time-tested and reliable rotating disc electrode (RDE) technique for precisely determining elemental composition in critical operating fluids. For decades RDE has been used as both a quality control tool and a machine health monitor. SpectrOil software includes an interface to Spectro Scientific’s MiniLab 153 comprehensive oil analyzer for industrial machinery.

Spectro president and CEO Brian Mitchell said, “Precision and ease of use are key factors in fast, reliable analysis processes. SpectrOil Version 8 represents another way for our customers to maximize their efficiency and competitiveness.”

RIGAKU 9kW SmartLab XRD installation at the University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool created a new shared research facility “Diffraction Suite for the Structural Characterisation of Nanostructure” with the installation of a 9kW Rigaku Smartlab diffractometer funded by the EPSRC and led by Dr. Alaria. The vision of this facility is to integrate and strengthen the internationally leading functional material discovery activities across the Faculty of Science and Engineering at University of Liverpool and the Rigaku Smartlab has been chosen to enable the nature of the science investigated. For example, understanding interfaces is technologically important for a wide range of industrial application based on ion transport based devices, high-k dielectric, 2nd and 3rd generation photovoltaic devices. The variety of the type of materials studied and the large daily volume of samples requiring routine structural characterisation made the Rigaku Smartlab the best choice offering flexible configurations to allow different types of measurements and high throughput capability with the high x-ray flux of the rotating anode, versatility of the Hypix detector and mapping stage.

 

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In the photos, Keisuke Saito, Rigaku – Dr Jonathan Alaria,  Liverpool – Darren Machen, SciMed

 Useful links:

 https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/physics/staff/jonathan-alaria/

 

Location: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/renewable-energy/

Monitor your blending using the Wireless MicroNIR from Viavi

Using the small form factor MicroNIR from Viavi allows you the ability to monitor a blend on a moving system. The PAT-WIFI is a fully integrated wireless system with built-in motion sensor allowing the automated and optimised collection of spectra during the rotation of a mixing vessel. Scimed have been working closely with Matcon Ltd to develop methods and demonstrate the capabilities of blend endpoint monitoring using the Matcon IBC Tumble Blender at their Centre of Excellence Test Facility in Evesham (UK).

 

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“The PAT-WIFI has greatly enhanced our customer demonstrations and product development. Its small size and ease of use makes it ideal for development or production environments, we’re looking forward to furthering our work with Scimed and Viavi into 2017” – Ian Williams, R&D Engineer – Matcon Ltd.

 

Further information of the capabilities of Matcon Ltd can be found at www.matconibc.com

 

An application note for Manufacturing Scale Implementation of MicroNIR PAT for Blend Monitoring of Solid Dose Formulations

DOWNLOAD HERE

The PAT-WIFI can also be used for existing system optimisation and ongoing product monitoring.

 

Other NIR system include:

  • PAT-USB – Hard wired sensor for fixed position monitoring.
  • Extended Optics – Attach the MicroNIR to a tabletting press.
  • MicroNIR Onsite – Handheld sensor for laboratory or atline analysis

 

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Applications include:

  • Blend monitoring and uniformity
  • API concentration
  • Moisture
  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical Manufacturing

 

 

Further information of the capabilities of Matcon Ltd can be found at www.matconibc.com

 

For further information on the full range of NIR systems tailored for the pharmaceutical sectors please follow the link

 

 DOWNLOAD PHARMA APP NOTE

 

To contact SciMed and speak to a Product Specialist please CLICK HERE or call us on UK 0161 4429963

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Seminar on techniques used in the waste, environmental and recycling industries

SciMed are pleased to announce the next event in their series of industry focused seminars. On Wednesday
25th May 2016 we will hold a technical seminar on the analysis techniques used in the waste, environmental
and recycling industries. The series of talks will focus on the different solutions that SciMed have to offer. To
keep the content as informative as possible the focus will be on the techniques and what they can do for you
rather than on the instruments themselves.

10:00 Start

Program will include:

  • XRF for rapid waste analysis no matter the sample matrix
  • Sensitivity, selectivity & simplicity. Getting the most from your samples with AA & ICP.
  • Automated solutions for TOC
  •  Applications of bomb calorimetry and thermal analysis to the waste industry
  • CO2 Capture and Sequestration Measurement using Thermal/Calorimetric Methods
  • Using portable NIR and Raman methods as material screening tools for selective waste sorting and recycling.
  • Using portable LIBS as an alternative sorting tool  for metal scrap-waste
  • CO2 Capture and Sequestration Measurement using Thermal/Calorimetric Methods
  •  Supercritical Water wet oxidation for waste destruction.
  • Ultrasonics to help with anaerobic digestion.

For further information or to register, please click here or call us on (+44) 0161 442 9963

 

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Seminar on techniques used in the Oil Refining and Power Generation Industries

SciMed are pleased to announce the forthcoming event in their series of industry focused seminars. On
Thursday 26th May 2016 we will hold a technical seminar on the analysis techniques used in the oil refining and
power generation industries. The series of talks will focus on the different solutions that SciMed have to offer.
To keep the content as informative as possible the focus will be on the techniques and what they can do for you
rather than on the instruments themselves.

10:00AM Start

Program will include:

  • Analysing Sulphur from crude to the finished product: comparing ED-XRF, WD-XRF and UVF-combustion methods. 
  • ICP-OES for metal analysis in fuel/energy streams 
  • XRF as a supplementary technique for energy & petro-chemical applications 
  • Applications of bomb calorimetry and thermal analysis 
  • Online process monitoring in refineries by NIR and XRF.
  • Oil conditioning monitoring – what oil can tell you about your equipment. 

Followed by  Discussions and demonstrations

For further information or to register, please click here or call us on (+44) 0161 442 9963

 

Seminar on techniques used in the Pharmaceutical industry

SciMed are pleased to announce the forthcoming event in their series of industry focused seminars. On Tuesday
24th May 2016 we will hold a technical seminar on the analysis and processing techniques used in the
pharmaceutical industry. The series of talks will focus on the different solutions that SciMed have to offer. To keep
the content as informative as possible the focus will be on the techniques and what they can do for you rather than
on the instruments themselves.

 

10:00 Start

Covering:

  • ICP-MS & ICP-AES in the pharma industry. Tools for implementation of USP 232/233.
  • Powder Flowability issues: quality by design and characterisation using a Shear Tester .
  • Applications of Thermal Analysis in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Benchtop XRD for routine QC.
  • TOC & TNb – ultrapure water, cleaning validation and protein content. 
  • Handheld Raman Spectroscopy for goods inward identification.
  • Pressure vessels – all shapes and sizes .
  • Supercritical CO2 applications in the Pharmaceutical industry: solvent drying & particle formation.
  •  NIR – on-line and in-line monitoring of processes.
  • An intro to particle characterisation: Better scientific methods for quality scientific results.
  • GPC: applications of Gel permeation Chromatography in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

For further information or to register, please click here or call us on (+44) 0161 442 9963.