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  Temperature- Controlled Microscopy used to Study Multiscale Biomaterials to Engineer Living Cells and Tissues for Cancer Treatment and Cell-Based Medicine

 Professor Xiaoming Samantha Stewart Yuntian Zhang Linkam cryomicroscopy systemMarket leaders in temperature-controlled microscopy and leaders in sample characterization solutions, Linkam Scientific Instruments, reports on the research of Professor Xiaoming “Shawn” He of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. Professor He's research is focused on developing multiscale biomaterials to engineer living cells and tissues for two applications: Cancer treatment and cell-based medicine...

 

  The Natural History Museum uses Linkam Temperature- Controlled Microscopy to Study Inclusions in Mineral Deposits

multiphase brine inclusion imageLinkam Scientific Instruments, reports on the research of Dr Jamie Wilkinson of the Natural History Museum in London where he uses temperature-controlled microscopy to characterize mineral deposits. Dr Jamie Wilkinson is a Research Leader in Mineral Deposits in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum, London. He is a member of the London Centre for Ore Deposits and Exploration (LODE) Research Group...

 

  Linkam reports on how Argonne National Laboratory Applies the HFSX350 Stage for Grazing Incidence X-Ray Scattering Measurements on Beamline 8-ID-E

Beamline 8-ID-E and Linkam stage usersMarket leaders in temperature-controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on how groups of scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are making grazing-incidence x-ray scattering measurements using a Linkam HFSX350 thermal stage on Beamline 8-ID-E under the guidance of the Time-Resolved Research group. Dr Joseph Strzalka is a physicist...

 

  Linkam Reports on how Astra Zeneca Study the Effects of Changes in Humidity on the Development of new APIs

Linkam's RH95 humidity systemMarket leaders in temperature-controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on how Astra Zeneca monitor changes in humidity and their effects on the development of new APIs. The work is being led by Dr James McCabe, Associate Principal Scientist based at the Macclesfield laboratories of Astra Zeneca....

 

  Linkam Reports on the Temperature-Controlled Microscopy Characterisation of Perovskite Materials for Photovoltaics

Linkam HFS600Market leaders in temperature-controlled microscopy and leaders in sample characterization solutions, Linkam Scientific Instruments, reports on work from users in Singapore and Swansea to characterize perovskites, an exciting material with increasing numbers of applications in photovoltaics. Linkam is a sponsor of the 2018 International Conference on Perovskite Thin Film Photovoltaics in Rennes, France

 

  Linkam Highlights the Work of Dr Henning Gieseler from the Division of Pharmaceutics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in the Field of Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying

Linkam FDCS196 stageLinkam Scientific Instruments, report on the work of Dr Henning Gieseler from the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg on his research and development activities in the field of freeze drying for the pharmaceutical industry. Dr Henning Gieseler leads the Freeze Drying Focus Group (FDFG) in the Division of Pharmaceutics at the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg. He started his research in this area in 2006 after first coming across freeze drying microscopy....

 

  Linkam’s Cryo-Stage is Chosen by JPK Instruments for their NanoWizard AFM Systems

Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been chosen by JPK Instruments to supply a customized version of one of their cryo-stage systems to enable surface properties to be studied over an extended temperature range.

Cryo-Stage Linkam has been developing cryo stages for correlative microscopies for many years while JPK Instruments is regarded as a leading supplier of nanoscale resolution SPM & Optical Tweezer systems. Bringing their technologies together has enabled JPK to offer cryo-stage capability for their NanoWizardŸ AFM systems. This means AFM users may now study surface property changes as a function of temperature over the range of -120 °C to +220 °C. Head of Applications at JPK...

 

  Linkam Launches the CMS196M for Enhanced Cryo-Correlative Microscopy with Greatly Improved Work Flow

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy and established manufacturers of advanced freeze drying microscopes, Linkam Scientific Instruments, announce the launch of the CMS196M for enhanced cryo-correlative microscopy with greatly improved work flow.

stage for cryo-correlative microscopyLinkam has been developing cryo stages for correlative microscopy for many years and continues to be at the forefront of cryo-correlative microscopy with the latest update of their LINK software for the CMS196M, providing improved imaging capabilities and the new liquid nitrogen autofill system providing longer run times. Cryo-correlative microscopy has become an established technique in recent years....

 

  Linkam Launch the Optical DSC450 for the Simultaneous Visualisation of Thermal Transition Experiments for Improved Materials Characterisation

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, announce the launch of their Optical DSC450 which enables simultaneous visualization of thermal processes for improved materials characterisation.

Optical DSC450Linkam's engineers are continually working to develop constructive solutions to practical problems. One of the latest developments is the Optical DSC450, a Differential Scanning Calorimeter for measurements up to 450 °C. Differential scanning calorimetry, DSC, is a technique used to measure temperatures and heat flow associated with thermal transitions in a material....

 

  Linkam Launches a New Platform to Replicate Large Scale Freeze Drying Systems

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy and established manufacturers of advanced freeze drying microscopes, Linkam Scientific Instruments, announce the launch of the FDVS platform, a lyophilisation system to replicate large scale freeze drying processes.

optical microscope enables the viewing of vials in Linkam’s new freeze drying vial systemReplicating large scale industrial freeze drying processes as smaller test runs is an effective way to save time, cut costs and perfect the technicalities of an operation run. With this in mind, Linkam engineers have created the new Freeze Drying Vial System - FDVS. Building on the experience gained from the FDCS Freeze Drying stage....

 

  The University of Lyon use the Linkam THMS600 Temperature Stage for the Study of Brillouin Spectroscopy of Fluid Inclusions

Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on the use of their world-leading THMS600 heating/cooling stage for the study of water anomalies by looking at the Brillouin spectroscopy of fluid inclusions proposed as a paleothermometer for subsurface rocks.

Emmanuel Guillerm using the Linkam THMS600 stage in his PhD studies is paleothermometryFrédéric Caupin is a Professor in the Liquids and Interfaces Group at the Institute of Light and Matter CNRS at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. The main motivation of his research is the study of water anomalies. Indeed, water is the most common liquid, but also the most anomalous. For instance, it expands upon cooling below 4 °C. Water anomalies are due to the complex hydrogen bonded network present. These anomalies get even more pronounced in the...

 

  Linkam Launch new LINK Software to Improve System Control and Image Processing for Temperature Controlled Microscopy

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, in response to user input have released new system control and imaging processing software - LINK.

LINK image analysis software enables the measurement of lengths, angles and areasAfter listening to user feedback, Linkam has created new LINK software with an intelligent user interface that delivers a practical and intuitive system experience to users of their temperature controlled microscopy stages. Convenient and reliable software is of paramount importance to the scientific community and LINK now provides this....

 

  The New HS1500 Stage from Linkam, with Rotating Window, Ideal when Working with Volatile Emitting Samples at Ultra-High Temperatures

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have announced the launch of a new heating stage that can control sample temperatures up to 1500 °C whilst maintaining a clear optical path for observing any changes in its characteristics.

Linkam HS1500 High Temperature stageLinkam high temperature stages are used in a wide variety of applications including geology, metallurgy, ceramics and high temperature polymers. When some samples are heated to high temperatures, they can release volatile components which condense on the window, obscuring the optical path. To overcome this, Linkam engineers have developed a simple but extremely effective solution. The new HS1500...

 

  Linkam Stages in use in the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility at the University of Bristol as Part of the Endocytic Sorting Research of Dr Paul Verkade

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their temperature controlled stages applied to CLEM and fluorescence microscopy to assist in endocytic sorting in the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol.

Verkade Laboratory at the University of BristolDr Paul Verkade is a Reader in Cell Imaging in the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol where he also heads the Electron Microscopy unit of the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility. His current research focus is to develop techniques and tools for the use of Correlative Light Electron Microscopy (CLEM) studying endocytic sorting. Dr. Verkade is currently chair of the Electron Microscopy section of the Royal Microscopy Society and chair of...

 

  Linkam THMS600 Used in the Characterisation of Novel Electrolytes for More Efficient and Less Volatile Fuel Cells at KU Leuven

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their temperature controlled stages in the study of the novel electrolytes that can be used in fuel cells.

Linkam THMS600This work was carried out at the Katholic University of Leuven in Belgium. The Katholic University of Leuven in central Belgium provides nine clusters, or Key Areas, of scientific research. The Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis is a group within the Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems, M2S. Fuel cells are one of the key areas of research. Fuel cells, and in particular polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) have been earmarked as highly...

 

  Linkam Adds an Environmental Scientist in the Latest Expansion of Support Staff to Assist Users Worldwide

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, are pleased to announce a new member of staff to join their growing sales and marketing support team.

Fran ColesLinkam's continued growth in sales worldwide has led to a further hire in the support team under sales and marketing manager, Duncan Stacey. He outlines the position: “With our sales and product development being driven by feedback from our users a Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, are pleased to announce a new member of staff to join their growing sales and marketing support team. Linkam's continued...

 

  Linkam release the RH95 Relative Humidity Control unit for use in conjunction with Linkam’s range of temperature controlled stages for applications in materials, foods and pharmaceuticals testing

Linkam Scientific Instruments, have announced the launch of a new relative humidity controller for their range of temperature stages used for materials, pharmaceuticals and foods testing. The unit will make its debut at mmc2015, the largest European microscopy event of the year.

The new Linkam RH95 relative humidity controller The new RH95 Relative Humidity Controller is the latest addition to provide precise environmental sample control to Linkam’s range of temperature stages. It has been developed based on the feedback of many Linkam users in the materials, foods and pharmaceutical industries where humidity plays an important role in product development, manufacture and even storage. It will be shown on stand number 411 at mmc2015, the biennial conference and exhibition organised by the Royal Microscopical Society.

 

  Linkam in Partnership with UEA Report on Results Using TASC - Thermal Analysis by Structural Characterisation to Characterise Pharmaceutical Systems Used in Drug Delivery

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, are working in partnership with the School of Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia to evaluate a new analytical technique known as TASC - Thermal Analysis by Structural Characterisation.

Linkam DSC 600 VISTA systemDr Sheng Qi is a senior lecturer in pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia. Sheng's current research interests focus on gaining a fundamental understanding of the behaviour of drug-polymer/lipid dispersions in solid (phase behaviour) and liquid (in biological fluids) states. She is also developing new approaches for stabilising supersaturated drug dispersions. By working with industrial partners as well as...

 

  Linkam Launch the WS37 Warm Stage for Life Cell Research - Applications in Andrology

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, launch the WS37 Warm Stage at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA).

Linkam WS37At the 2015 and 10th anniversary annual meeting of the Association of Biomedical Andrologists, Linkam have introduced a new solution for embryologists seeking a better solution for the evaluation and quantification of sperm. Live cell research and, specifically, the testing of sperm in clinics and hospitals, has not been well served in terms of reliable instrumentation and testing protocols. Mr Stephen Harbottle is Chairman of the Association...

 

  Linkam Launch the LinkPad 2 Touch Screen Controller for their Temperature Stages

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have upgraded the control systems for their family of temperature stages with the launch of the new LinkPad 2 touch screen system.

Linkam LinkPad 2 touch screen controller with T95 temperature control unitThe LinkPad 2 has been developed from Linkam's successful stand-alone series of controllers. The key motivation behind its release is to provide users with the ability to control complete experiments from an intuitive touch screen without the need for a PC. LinkPad 2 is now the flagship controller for the complete range of Linkam's temperature stages. These stages have been individually designed to meet specific applications needs, each calling...

 

  Linkam Stages Used to Study the Effects of Cryopreservation on the Quality of Koala spermatozoa Samples

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their temperature controlled stages in the study of the effects of cryopreservation of Koala spermatozoa in Australia.

A koala in the cryopreservation programSince its inception, the technique of Artificial Insemination (AI) has been a controversial yet vital in vivo fertilization method which is regularly used as a fertility treatment for humans, as well as for animal breeding and conservation. The technique, which has been around since the early part of the twentieth century, really became mainstream after the birth of the first ‘test tube baby’ in 1978. Since the 1980s, AI has become a multi-billion pound...

 

  Linkam Partner with Cyversa to Announce “VISTA - a Visual Approach to Thermal Analysis” at TAC 2015

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, in partnership with Cyversa announce the availability of VISTA, a visual approach to thermal analysis.

Linkam VISTA systemThe product made its debut at TAC 2015, Churchill College, Cambridge, March 30th – April 1st. Linkam Scientific Instruments have collaborated with renowned UK inventor and innovating researcher, Professor Mike Reading of the University of Huddersfield. They have developed a product line of instrumentation based on new technologies that are announced at the 50th Anniversary meeting of the UK's Thermal Methods Group at...

 

  Linkam and Xenocs Announce Products for X-ray Measurements Under Controlled Temperature and Tensile Conditions

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, are working with French instrument company, Xenocs, to provide the facility to perform X-ray experiments under changing temperature and/or tensile conditions.

xenocs nano inxiderLinkam is pleased to announce that their temperature stages have been chosen by Xenocs to incorporate in their recently launched Nano-inXider X-ray characterisation system opening new perspectives in many research fields.  Xenocs is a French instrument company formed as a spinout from the Laue Langevin Institute. The company provides solutions for nanomaterial characterisation using Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering technique...

 

  Linkam Reports on their Chinese User Groups’ Use of the TST350 Tensile Temperature Stage to Study the Crystallinity Properties of Biodegradable Polymers

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on the use of their temperature controlled tensile stage at various Chinese laboratories for the research into biodegradable plastics.

linkham microscopyGlobal demand for environmentally friendly materials has increased drastically over the last few years making it a multi-billion pound industry. This in turn has driven the demand for the production and research into biodegradable plastics such as poly(butylene succinate), PBS. Teams from Beijing National Laboratory, Beijing Key Laboratory of Clothing Materials and Tianjin University in China have been looking into the structural characteristics of these plastics to see how they are affected by tensile forces...

 

  The Technical University of Denmark uses Linkam Stages Combined with Raman Spectroscopy for Pigment Analysis of Works of Art

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their temperature controlled stages in the authentication of artwork at the Technical University of Denmark.

Linkam-CopenhagenWith the best part of half a million visitors every year, The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is the showcase for some of the most important cultural heritage artwork in the whole of Denmark. Established in 1882, it is an internationally renowned museum situated in the heart of the capital city of Copenhagen. The museum is built around the personal collection of art that belonged to Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries....

 

  Going green – liquid crystal research using a Linkam Peltier stage aids in the development of smart energy windows at RavenBrick

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their PE120 stage and Imaging Station in the development of smart energy windows at RavenBrick LLC in the USA.

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Since 2006, a small start-up solar technology company, RavenBrick based in Denver, Colorado, has been working on various processes to take them to the forefront of the booming solar technology market through helping builders and architects respond to the energy challenges of the future with green building materials. The company manufactures smart windows which use thermochromatic filter technology to help regulate the temperature of a building by saving energy costs and reducing glare from sunlight....

 

  Researchers at the Robert Gordon University are using Linkam stages to advance the knowledge of pharmaceutical processes

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their stages in the study of pharmaceutical processes at the Robert Gordon University, Scotland.

A Linkam LTS350 stage is used at Robert Gordon University to study phase transitions.

The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the Robert Gordon University have been using Linkam systems to look at the behavior of drugs at varying temperatures. This relatively young university was awarded with the prestigious "The Sunday Times Best Modern University in the UK" in 2012 with the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences being one of the key factors contributing to this recognition...

 

  Eindhoven University of Technology use the Linkam LTS and HFS X-ray stages to advance their Supramolecular Polymer Research

Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their stages for supramolecular polymer research at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

The Linkam stage at TU Eindhoven with user Berry Bogels

As part of the Supramolecular polymer chemistry group at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Doctorial candidate Berry Bögels and his colleagues are focused on using self-assembly to create smart materials. –Specifically, Mr Bögels has been working on developing membranes that can be used in applications such as drug delivery systems, dialysis and biosensors.....

 

  Scientists at the London Research Institute (LRI) of Cancer Research UK (CRUK)use the Linkam CMS196 for the imaging of mammalian cells with Cryo-CLXM microscopy

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their innovative CMS196 cryo stage for the study of mammalian cells at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK.

Linkam CMS196

For mammalian cells to remain in a healthy state, they require constant renewal of their components. The process of disposing of old components is known as 'autophagy', which stems from the Greek words auto "self" and phagein "eat". This process involves the formation of a double-membrane structure called an autophagosome, which engulfs old or dysfunctional organelles and then fuses with lysosomes, where they are broken down to recycle the constituent molecules....

 

  Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences use the Linkam CAP500 heating stage for extreme deep sea research

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on the use of their innovative CAP500 heating stage for geological research at the new Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering (SIDSSE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The Linkam CAP500 system can control up to 50mm of quartz capillary at high pressure (600bar) from -196°C to 500°C.

Founded in 1956, The Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences is devoted to scientific investigation and research on basic, hydro, environmental, and karst geology. Further areas of interest are exploration geophysics and geochemistry; rock and mineral analysis; and efficient mineral resources utilization. A new modern hydrothermal laboratory is being built as part of the new Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering (SIDSSE), a division of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences...

 

  Scientists at the University of Coruña are using the THMS600 stage for polymer research

Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their popular THMS600 stage for polymer research at the University of A Coruña (A UDC), Spain.

Polymer crystallization being studied using the Linkam THMS600 stage at the University of Coruna

Founded in 1989, the University of A Coruña (A UDC) promotes the generation, management and dissemination of cultural, scientific, technological and professional development through research and teaching. The University aims to raise levels of welfare for the whole society through the pursuit of social progress, science and technology. Dr. Birgit Bittmann and her team at the University are using the Linkam THMS600 stage to help understand polymer materials....

 

  SUNY Binghamton applies Linkam temperature stage microscopy to the understanding of electronic packaging & reliability.

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on the use of their LTS420 heating/cooling stage which is being used to help understand electronic packaging in the Opto-Mechanics and Physical Reliability Laboratory of the State University of New York, Binghamton. 

The Linkam LTS420 used in the Opto-Mechanics and Physical Reliability Lab at SUNY BinghamtonThe Opto-Mechanics and Physical Reliability Laboratory at SUNY Binghamton is seeking to understand the electronic packaging and reliability using numerical and experimental methods. They use Digital Image Correlation (DIC), a non-contact optical deformation measurement technique which provides full field in plane and out of plane deformation with subpixel accuracy. This enables recognition of distinct features on the test surface based on the gray scale variation in an image and assigns coordinates to these features...

 

  Scientists at the University of Lille 1 are using the Linkam MDS600 stage for fluid inclusion studies

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their popular MDS600 stage for fluid inclusion research at the University of Lille 1, France.

The Linkam MDS600 stage in use at the University of Lille for inclusion studies

In the Laboratory of Civil Engineering and geo-Environment (LGCgE) of the University of Lille 1, Professor Michel Dubois and two of his MSc students, Mrs Hulin and Mrs Ventalon, have been using the Linkam MDS600 stage for fluid inclusion studies. The LGCgE consists of three research areas: habitat, geo-materials and geo-environment. The geo-environment department investigates the impact humans have had on the environment, how natural resources are utilized, industrial activities past and present, and urban transport...

 

  Scientists at the Technische UniversitĂ€t Kaiserslautern are using the LTS420 temperature stage for crystallization studies on semi-crystalline polymers

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their functional LTS420 temperature stage for crystallization studies at the Technische UniversitÀt Kaiserslautern.

The LTS420 stage in the Composite Engineering Laboratory

Founded in 1970, the Technische UniversitÀt Kaiserslautern is organized into 12 faculties. It is the only technology and natural sciences University in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz and its reputation for excellent teaching makes it one of the highest ranking Universities in Germany. PhD candidate, Mr Buncha Suksut MSc, is completing his studies at the Department for Composite Engineering at the University. His work focuses on the morphology development and micro-/nanoscopic deformation behaviour of thermoplastic materials reinforced on the nanoscale...

 

  The Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers (CNR) uses the Linkam THMS600 temperature stage for biodegradable and biocompatible polymer research.

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their popular THMS600 stage for polymer research at the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers (CNR), Italy.

Linkam THMS600 setup at the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of PolymersA group of scientists from the CNR is investigating the melting kinetics of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB), a natural thermoplastic polymer with mechanical properties comparable to synthetic polymers. PHB is now the focus of scientific interest as it has commercial potential as a fully biodegradable and biocompatible product. Potential uses include environmentally friendly packaging and films, pharmaceutical drug administration, and biocompatible resorbable medical implants. Small batches of PHB have been produced since 1925 by bacterial fermentation, but until now there is no large scale commercial production because it is more expensive than commonly used polymers...

 

  Scientists at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, are using the Linkam THMSG600 and TS1500 heating stages for mineral evolution research

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on the use of their popular THMSG600 and TS1500 heating stages which are being used for geological research at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Taiwan.

linkam-geology-taiwan-smFounded in 1982, the Institute of Earth Sciences (IES) conducts research in two major disciplines: geophysics and geochemistry. The mineral and rock physics laboratory in the IES is one of the most prominent labs in mineral physics in Taiwan. It is one of nearly 30 institutes and centres that form the Academia Sinica (AS), the main governmental organization for basic research in all academic disciplines in Taiwan. Recent research has included mantle dynamics modelling, heat flow and space remote sensing...

 

  Scientists at the Geological Survey of Finland are using the MDSG600 stage for fluid inclusion microthermometry

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their dynamic MDSG600 stage for geological research at the Geological Survey of Finland.

MDSG600 temperature stageFounded in 1886, the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) was created to promote the systematic and sustainable use of the Earth's resources through the production and dissemination of geological information to society. The GTK is Finland's national geoscientific information centre and it participates actively in international research and project work, with the areas of focus falling into three main categories: mineral resources and exploration; energy supply and environment; and land use and construction...

 

  Scientists at CENIMAT and the Materials Science Department, New University of Lisbon, are investigating LCP polymer blends using the Linkam CSS450

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their popular CSS450 stage for polymer research at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal.

liquid crystal polymer blendLiquid-crystalline polymers (LCPs) are materials with exceptionally useful mechanical properties compared with ordinary industrial polymers. LCPs are not frequently used in industry due to their prohibitive production costs, but blending an LCP with a relatively common polymer is one way to utilize them at a reduced cost. Only blends that fibrillate in situ during processing, and when the fibrils maintain a solid state, do they demonstrate these superior properties...

 

  South Africa's University of the Orange Free State use Linkam's THMS600 stage to study liquid crystals

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of the popular THMS600 heating stage for liquid crystal research at the University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa

Phthalocyanine solid and liquid crystal phasesResearchers in the physical chemistry department of the University of the Orange Free State (UFS) have examined the discotic liquid crystal properties of a number of long chain metal free and zinc phthalocyanines using the Linkam THMS600 hot stage. Phthalocyanines are aromatic compounds, with a variable length carbon chain, produced when the phthalocyanine molecule reacts with metals to form brightly colored complexes. These metal and non-metal derivatives are used for many applications, with new uses being continuously developed. They are found in dyes, chemical sensors, catalysts, non-linear optical materials and have been used for photodynamic cancer treatments....

 

  Scientists at the University of South Carolina have used the FDCS196 and DSC600 Linkam stages for cell cryo-preservation research

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their popular FDCS196 and DSC600 stages for cell microencapsulation and immunoisolation research at the University of South Carolina, USA

Linkam DSC600 stageA group of scientists from the University of South Carolina (USC) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University are working on a jointly funded doctorial training programme, based at USC, investigating ways of using cell microencapsulation to protect cells from the undesired immune response known as immunoisolation. For this work, they have used Linkam's temperature stages, the FDCS196 and DSC600.

 

  Vivid scientific research at the University of Silesia, Poland

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of the popular THMSG600 stage for birefringence research at the University of Silesia, Poland

The THMS600E heating and cooling microscope stageBirefringence, a property of a crystalline material describes how within the material there are two distinct indices of refraction. This feature is associated with uniaxial crystals (hexagonal, tetragonal, and trigonal systems). This can be described as the optic axis running along the x-axis of the crystal and the o-wave perpendicular to the x-axis. Birefringent materials are used to create polarising filters or interference colours. Some familiar birefringent materials include tourmaline, calcite, quartz, ice, and barium titanate (BaTiO3)...

 

  Linkam Scientific Instruments reports on the use of a TST350 tensile temperature stage to study the influence of DMDBS on the mechanical properties of polypropylene films

Linkam Scientific Instruments have been chosen as suppliers of a TST350 stage for the Complex Fluids and Polymer Engineering Division, National Chemical Laboratory, India to study the mechanical properties of dimethyl dibenzylidene sorbitol (DMDBS)

TST350 stagePolypropylene (PP) is a common, commercial engineering plastic that is tough, flexible and can be manufactured via extrusion film casting (EFC). It is highly versatile and can be tailored to specific applications during manufacture. Despite this, how synthesis and processing affect the physical properties of the material is unclear. As a result, scientists are continuing to study this popular material. Most commercial PP is isotactic with all methyl groups orientated on the same side of the backbone of the polymer chain. This orientation of the methyl groups within the polymer relative to each other directly influences the ability of the polymer to form crystals....

 

  Linkam Scientific Instruments reports on the launch of their new Cryo-Correlative Cooling Stage

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have developed a stage for cryo-correlative light/electron microscopy (cryo-CLEM), a breakthrough in the imaging of cells at cryo temperatures

Linkam new stage for cryo-correlative light-electron microscopyLinkam are pleased to announce the development and launch of a stage for cryo-correlative light/electron microscopy (cryo-CLEM). It was designed in collaboration with scientists at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) led by Bram Koster and Erik Bos. Cryo-CLEM is the correlation of images captured with a cryostage on a fluorescent light microscope and images of the same sample observed with Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)...

 

  Linkam Scientific Instruments reports on the use of their warm stages in UK fertility laboratories to assess sperm viability

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been chosen as suppliers of warm stages to a number of laboratories in the UK for sperm assessment

Linkam's warm stage for the study of sperm The concentration, motility and morphology of sperm are universal indicators of fertility- regardless of whether the male is human or an animal. Fertility is a big health issue within the UK: about 25% of couples are affected by fertility problems, with around 35% of men sub-fertile and 2% infertile. Many NHS hospitals and private labs offer fertility testing to couples and for men that means assessment of a semen sample.

 

  Scientists from Loughborough and Nottingham Universities use the Linkam Linksys32-DV software to image fat crystals in chocolate.

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their Linksys32-DV software to visualise and measure the in-situ growth of fat crystals on the surface of chocolate

Feather shaped spherulites observed in the chocolateReformulation is a common area of study for food scientists, as worldwide, many universities and private organisations are investing heavily in research to create healthier versions of popular foods. Reformulation is the process of adding or taking away ingredients from an established recipe. This is challenging as many of the chemical processes that occur within the foods are unknown and changing a specific constituent can have consequences on health and safety, cooking, storage and on manufacturing processes...

 

  The Linkam FTIR600 stage is used in combination with FTIR spectroscopy to image large and multi-phase samples and monitor fast dynamic processes at the University of Rome Tre

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their FTIR600 stage at the University of Rome Tre to visualise and measure the in-situ dehydration of silicate materials

The Linkam FTIR600 stage Geologists are interested in the distribution of volatile constituents across mineral crystals as this can provide insight into the crystallization process. This is now possible to investigate using modern FTIR imaging capabilities. On the Earth's crust, water bearing minerals are common. How these minerals dehydrate is important as this can give clues about dehydration-induced earthquakes and phase transformations at non-ambient conditions...

 

  The Linkam CSS450 stage is being used to study the rheological characterization of anisotropic materials at CENIMAT in Portugal

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been chosen as suppliers of a CSS450 for the Polymeric and Mesomorphic Materials Group, CENIMAT, Portugal for the rheological characterization of anisotropic materials

Linkam CSS450CENIMAT is a national scientific research center sponsored by the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. It is divided into four Research Teams: Dielectrics Materials and Structures Group, Electronics and Microelectronics Materials Group, Polymeric and Mesomorphic Materials Group and Structural Materials Group.

 

  Understanding protein crystallization growth at the University of Leeds using a temperature stage from Linkam Scientific Instruments Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their LTS350 stage at the University of Leeds to visualise and grow HEW lysozyme crystals.

Linkam LTS350 stage with crucibleThe Institute for Particle Science and Engineering is a centre of excellence within the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering at the University of Leeds. Researchers here focus on projects that address the engineering science of particulate processes and products. PhD and MSc students have been using an LTS350 hot-stage system in their research for several years...

 

  Linkam Scientific temperature controlled warm stages chosen for sperm motility in human fertility testing Human sperm viewed under phase contrast. Image is courtesy of the ABAMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been chosen by an NHS Fertility clinic as suppliers of a controlled warm stage to perform routine semen analysis at body temperature. A Scottish NHS laboratory has chosen a Linkam THL60-16 warm stage as a reliable solution for the assessment of sperm motility...

 

  The Linkam TH60-6 warm stage is used at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University, Sweden TH60-6 Linkam warm stageMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their TH60-6 warm stage to study bird hybridization at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala, Sweden. At the Evolutionary Biology Centre, Department of Ecology and Genetics/Animal Ecology at Uppsala University, PhD student, Murielle Podevin, is studying two species of birds; the collared and the pied flycatcher. These species started to diverge approximately 2 million years ago and have separate distributions in Europe but breed in common areas on two islands in the Baltic Sea...

 

  Investigating Curie Point Transformations with Linkam The Linkam HFS91 probe stage Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on the work of Dr Sharath Sriram, a Research Fellow at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. The Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT comprises of researchers adept at thin film synthesis, microfabrication, and materials characterisation. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Dr. Sharath Sriram is a key researcher of the Group with expertise in the characterisation of complex thin films for electronic applications...

 

  Linkam temperature controlled stage CCR1000 is used as a mini-reactor (in-situ Raman cell) at the University of South Carolina to study heterogeneous catalysis Linkam CCR1000 reactor cell at the University of South CarolinaMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their CCR1000 as a mini reactor (in-situ Raman cell) at the University of South Carolina...

 

  Linkam Scientific temperature controlled THMS350V heating vacuum stage is used to examine atmospheric and vacuum frying of starch granules in oil and water. The Linkam THMS350VMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been chosen by Pontificia Universidad CatĂłlica de Chile to supply a THMS350V stage to understand the frying of starch in oil and water...

 

  Linkam temperature controlled stage used in freeze drying characterization at the University of Iowa The Lyostat 2 system incorporating the Linkam cryo stage, THMS 600, is used at UIP (University of Iowa Pharmaceuticals)Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report on the use of their THMS600 temperature stage as part of a system from Biopharma Technology Limited (BTL) to characterize freeze drying processes at the University of Iowa...

 

  Linkam temperature controlled probe stage used in conjunction with Raman microscopy at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia Linkam HFS91 probe stageMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on the work of Dr Sharath Sriram, a Research Fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He uses Linkam specialist temperature stages with micro-Raman spectroscopy systems to investigate temperature dependent spectral measurements...

 

  Linkam temperature controlled stage used to crystallisation processes in opto-electronic thin films at the UniversitĂ© Libre de Bruxelles The Linkam GS350 temperature stageMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, report on the work of Professor Yves Henri Geerts from the UniversitĂ© Libre de Bruxelles where he uses a specially designed temperature stage to study crystallisation processes in opto-electronic thin films...

 

  Linkam TS1400 high temperature stage selected by the Bodnar Group at Virginia Tech to study geological specimens Rosario Esposito of the Bodnar Group at VTU using the Linkam high temperature stage to study silicate melt inclusionsMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments report the use of their 1400°C high temperature stage to study silicate melt inclusions in the Fluids Research Group of the Geosciences Department at Virginia Tech. Researchers in the Fluids Research Group at Virginia Tech are concerned with the distribution, properties and role of fluids in and on the Earth, from its surface (shallow Earth's crust) to its deep interior (Earth's mantle)...

 

  Linkam tensile stage chosen to control stress in growth of human collagen by the University of Liverpool Dr Smith's experimental set up: a PDMS well mounted in the LinkamTST350 with Fibroblast Cells in media Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been chosen by the Physics Department of the University of Liverpool to study the effects of controlling stresses applied during the growth of collagen secreted from human fibroblast cells The research goal of Senior Research Assistant, Dr Caroline Smith, and her colleagues at the University of Liverpool is to advance the treatment of tendon injuries by developing a method of growing oriented human collagen....

 

  Linkam temperature controlled cryo stage selected by the Leiden University Medical Center to study biological specimens A researcher at Leiden University Medical School using the Linkam freezing stage to look at fluorescently labelled bacteria at liquid nitrogen temperature for correlative light electron microscopyMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments announce the use of their THMS600 temperature stage at the Leiden University Medical Center to aid the cryo-study of biological specimens. Professor A.J. Koster (Leiden University Medical Center) is one of the founders of NeCEN, the Netherlands Center of Electron Nanoscopy which was formed to advance cryo-TEM in the Netherlands...

 

  Linkam temperature controlled tensile stage selected by the Mather Group to aid polymer characterization Graduate student, Erika Rodriguez, loads a sample in the Linkam TST350 tensile stageMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments announce the use of their temperature controlled tensile stage by the Mather Group at Syracuse University. Patrick Mather is Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University. His research group focuses on functional materials: in particular, the development of polymeric and hybrid materials with prescribed functionality beyond traditionally passive mechanical roles...

 

  Linkam and BTL 10-year partnership delivering optimum solutions in freeze drying technology BTL's Lyostat 3 freeze drying microscope system utilizes Linkam's optical imaging station and temperature controlled stage to characterize the freeze drying processMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, and freeze drying technology, Biopharma Technology Limited, celebrate ten years of partnership in supplying solutions to the pharmaceutical industry.

 

  Linkam controlled shear stage chosen to study the effects of temperature & shear flow in isotactic polypropylene at the University of Salerno Linkam's optical shearing stage mounted on an Olympus microscope at the University of Salerno for the study of rheological propertiesMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been chosen by the Polymer Technology Group of the Dep. of Chemical and Food Engineering of the University of Salerno as suppliers of a controlled shear system to study the effect of temperature and steady shear flow on the nucleation rate of spherulites in isotactic polypropylene.

 

  Linkam temperature stages chosen to characterize liquid crystal nanoparticle composites by the University of Manitoba Linkam HFSX350-GI temperature stageMarket leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been chosen by the Chemistry Department of the University of Manitoba to characterize liquid crystal composites conjunction with SAXS.

 

  Queen's University in Canada selects Linkam temperature stages to characterize ferroelectric liquid crystals Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, have been used as temperature stage suppliers to Queen's University in Canada for ten years to study the properties of ferroelectric liquid crystals.

 

  Linkam supplies temperature stages to liquid crystal development and characterization specialists, LC-Vision Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, teams up to supply stages to LC-Vision, suppliers of state-of-the-art turnkey systems for high throughput automated liquid crystal analysis.

 

  Company news: Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, feature in BBC Horizon programme Linkam users, Kathy Groves and her team at Leatherhead Food Research have been filming with the BBC as part of a documentary to be aired in March. The documentary discusses the role of diet in evolution

 

  Linkam temperature controlled microscopy systems used for geological applications Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments, reports on work at Kingston University