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  Helping to Characterise a 200 Million Years Old Ichthyosaur: Coating Fossilised Skin with Gold to Enable SEM Imaging

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on how the University of Bristol prepared samples of fossilised skin for SEM imaging as part of the characterisation of a sea dragon skeleton aged more than 200 million years. David Attenborough has been fascinated by fossils since he was a boy. It was not therefore surprising to find him down on the Dorset coast of England to film...

 

  Quorum Reports on How Cryo Prep Techniques for SEM are Being Applied in the Laboratory of Food Technology & Engineering at the University of Ghent, Belgium

Quorum Technologies report on how the Laboratory of Food Technology & Engineering at the University of Ghent, Belgium, applies cryo techniques to prepare food samples for study by scanning electron microscopy. 

JEOL SEM with Quorum PP3000T cryo sample preparation systemIr Davy Van de Walle is a senior researcher in the Laboratory of Food Technology & Engineering at the University of Ghent. He works for the head of the laboratory, Professor Koen Dewettinck. Their mission is to design foods on the nano- and microscale which provide the answer to the consumer demand for new products....

 

  Quorum Announces New Customer Support and Demonstration Facilities for Users Worldwide

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, continue to expand their network of customer support facilities worldwide.

Visitors to Professor He's laboratory at Nanjing Agricultural University look at the Quorum PP3010T Cryo-SEM sample preparation systemThe latest laboratory is located at Nanjing Agricultural University, China, in association with distributors, Nanjing Tansi Technology Company. Quorum's dedication to support of their users is further emphasised as they announce new expanded demonstration and support facilities in China and the USA...

 

  NMRC, University of Nottingham Chooses the Quorum Q150 Coater for its Reliable and Reproducible Film Thickness when Coating Samples with Iridium

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on the reliability and repeatability of metal film deposition thickness achieved by the Q150T S coater is so important to the Nanoscale & Microscale Research Centre at the University of Nottingham. 

Quorum Nottingham handDr Elisabeth (Beth) Steer is Specimen Preparation Technician at the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre, (NMRC), in the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham. The Centre is a cross-faculty hub providing facilities and expertise for research across the engineering, physical and life sciences....

 

  The Physics Department of Imperial College, London, Uses the Quorum Q150T to Deposit Metals and ITO to Make Plasmonic Sensors and Electric Contact Pads

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, talk about how the Blackett Laboratory of the Physics Department at Imperial College chose the Q150T coater to deposit metals to make plasmonic devices in a fast prototyping and development process. 

Schematic from the abstract of the Braun & Maier paper published in ACS SensorsDr Avi Braun is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Physics at Imperial College, London. Located in the Blackett Laboratory, Dr Braun joined the Quantum photovoltaic group in December 2013 as an Imperial College Junior Research Fellow....

 

  Quorum’s Q150T Carbon & Sputter Coater used to Prepare Mineral Samples for Analysis on their MinSCAN Mineralogy Laboratory System

Quorum Technologies report on how Carl Zeiss Microscopy has incorporated their Q150T coater into their ruggedized analytical solutions supplied to the mining, geosciences and oil & gas sectors. 

Shaun Graham from the Mining & Geoscience Applications Group at the Carl Zeiss facility in CambridgeShaun Graham is part of the applications development team at Carl Zeiss Microscopy based in Cambridge. With a Masters in applied and environmental geology, he works in the geosciences, mining and oil & gas sectors to provide analytical solutions using scanning electron microscopy performed on mineral samples....

 

  The Jensen Laboratory at the HHMI at Caltech Incorporates the Quorum Cryo-SEM Preparation System in Microbial Cell biology with Electron Cryotomography

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on how their PP3010T Cryo-SEM preparation system is being used in the preparation of hydrated whole cells to be imaged using electron cryotomography in the Jensen Laboratory located at HHMI Caltech. 

Quorum PP3010TAlasdair McDowall is the EM Center Director in the Jensen Laboratory at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute located at Caltech. Headed by Professor Grant Jensen, the Lab uses Electron Cryotomography (ECT) to study the molecular architecture of microbial cells and HIV in their native state....

 

  Experienced Electron Microscopist, David McCarthy, Talks about Working with Quorum and his use of their Coaters and Cryo-SEM Preparation Instrumentation

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, hear from experienced electron microscopist, David McCarthy, about his work using Quorum vacuum coaters and Cryo-SEM preparation equipment in a career spanning five decades.

coater at DM MicroscopesDavid McCarthy has been working in the world of electron microscopy since the early 70s. In this time, he has seen many changes in instrumentation, techniques and sample preparation methods. His career started back at the London Hospital Medical School for four and a half years before a move that would see him start and manage the Electron Microscopy Unit at the School of Pharmacy, University College London for thirty eight years....

 

  The Agricultural Research Service of the USDA uses a Quorum Cryo-SEM Preparation System for the Study of Mites, Ticks and Other Soft Bodied Organisms

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on the work of the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture where their PP2000 Cryo-SEM preparation system is in use to prepare soft bodied organisms including mites & ticks for study using cryo-SEM 

Gary Bauchan, Director, Electron & Confocal Microscopy Unit, USDA-ARS inserts mite specimens into the Quorum PP2000 Cryo-Prep ChamberDr Gary Bauchan is the Director of the Electron and Confocal Microscopy Unit at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the principal in-house research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Unit is a core facility with the responsibility of providing collaborative assistance to scientists from ARS, Northeast Area and Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) who have microscopy applications that require high resolution imaging...

 

  The Biomedical Imaging Unit at the University of Southampton Uses Quorum Coating System as a General Purpose Work Station

Quorum Technologies report on the use of their Q150T ES combined sputter coating and carbon coating system selected as a general purpose workhorse facility for the Biomedical Imaging Unit at Southampton University. 

Patricia Goggin from the University of Southampton working with the Quorum Q150T ES coating systemThe Biomedical Imaging Unit (BIU) is a core facility which provides a diagnostic and research service in high quality/high resolution microscopy. It is a joint facility run for the benefit of, and jointly funded by, the University of Southampton and Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust with eight full time staff....

 

  The Institut Charles Sadron at the CNRS-University of Strasbourg Applies the Quorum Cryo-SEM Preparation System for Applied Research in Polymers and Self-Assembled Systems

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on how their PP3010T Cryo-SEM preparation system is being used to assist polymer and self-assembled materials research at the Institut Charles Sadron, CNRS-University of Strasbourg. 

Quorum PP3010T cryo preparation system The Institute Charles Sadron is a CNRS-Institute located at the University of Strasbourg performing fundamental and applied research on polymers and self-assembled systems. Dr Marc Schmutz works in the Electron Microscopy facility where he uses a Hitachi SU8010 Ultra High Resolution Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope in conjunction with a PP3010T cryo-SEM preparation system from Quorum Technologies. It is used to study a broad variety of materials...

 

  The Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge uses Quorum Cryo-SEM Preparation System for Research in Plant Biology

Quorum Technologies report on plant biology research at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge UK, where their PP3010T Cryo-SEM preparation system is in routine use. 

Dr Ray Wightman loads a biological sample via the Quorum PP3010T Cryo-SEM preparation systemThe Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) is a new research institute funded by the Gatsby Foundation. The aim of the Laboratory is to elucidate the regulatory systems underlying plant growth and development. The Laboratory hosts a state-of-the-art advanced imaging facility for scientists working on several aspects of plant developmental biology, including live imaging of developing plant tissues, and high-resolution...

 

  The College of New Jersey use the Quorum Cryo-SEM Preparation System in a Project to Study Ice Crystals in High Altitude Clouds

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on the use of their PP3010T cryo SEM preparation system which is being used to understand the formation of ice crystals in high altitude clouds. 

Dr Nate Magee (center) with students Katie Boaggio and Lucas Bancroft work with their Hitachi-Quorum cryo-SEM at TCNJ.Dr Nate Magee is an associate Professor of Physics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) where he leads a team working to advance the understanding of the physical role of ice crystals in processes with high altitude clouds. Cirrus clouds are primarily composed of ice crystals that interact with solar radiation and IR radiation from the ground, and they play a significant, but still poorly understood role in Earth's climate...

 

  Diamond Light Source use Quorum Cryo-SEM Preparation System in Conjunction with a New Beamline

Quorum Technologies report on the use of their PP3000T cryo preparation system in conjunction with the new beamline at Diamond Light Source to help align protein crystals prior to X-ray macromolecular crystallography experiments. 

Quorum PP3000T cryo-SEM preparation systemDr Anna Warren is a Senior Support Scientist on VMXm, a new beamline currently under development and construction at Diamond Light Source where it will be used to carry out X-ray macromolecular crystallography experiments. Diamond offers 26 separate beamlines to aid with research groups in the UK and abroad, allowing them to determine the three dimensional structure of matter, such as protein molecules...

 

  New from Quorum: the GloQube Glow Discharge System for TEM and Surface Modification

Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, announce the release of the GloQube, a new, compact, easy to use glow discharge system primarily for users of TEM. 

Quorum GloQube-DThe GloQube® is a new, compact, easy to use glow discharge system, used for the hydrophilisation (wetting) of TEM support films and grids and for surface modifications, for example polymer bonding. The GloQube is available in two formats. The GloQube-D has two independent vacuum chambers: a clean chamber for applications requiring hydrophobic/hydrophilic conversion, typically using air as the process gas, and a vapour chamber...

 

  Quorum has moved

Quorum Technologies has recently relocated to a new, purpose-built factory and offices in the village of Laughton in East Sussex – an attractive, rural location on the edge of the South Downs National Park, yet with ready access to London, Gatwick airport and continental Europe.

New Quorum facility in East SussexThe move has united the specimen preparation division (previously Emitech) and cryo preparation division in a single modern facility shared with Quorum’s sister company UHV Design, although both companies will continue to operate as distinct and separate businesses. “This superb new state-of-the-art facility has been designed and built to meet the specific needs of both companies” explained David Barnbrook, Managing Director of Quorum Technologies. “Built to the very highest design standards....

 

  Quorum sells its 1,000th Q150 coater

Quorum Technologies market-leading Q150 series coaters recently achieved yet another notable milestone when the 1,000th model was dispatched from its Ashford UK factory

Quorum Technologies Q150“This significant landmark was achieved in only 32 months from the launch of the Q series and is a reflection of just how well the products has been received within the electron microscopy (EM) specimen preparation and thin film coating markets,” explained David Barnbrook, Managing Director at Quorum Technologies. “We are also pleased that our customers can currently benefit from fast delivery times, with the Q150 series typically available for dispatch within only one week of acceptance of purchase orders.”...