Important information about Covid-19
Please note that, in line with government advice, Quantum Design UK and Ireland staff members are currently working remotely. The preferred method of contact is email. QDUKI has moved to the digital delivery of all but the most essential services.
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Business as usual
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QD User Meetings MPMS 3 and PPMS DynaCool – Postponed
We are changing the format of our Quantum Design User Meetings to live online Q&A sessions which will be held at different times throughout this year. Please keep checking our events page for updates. We are hoping to hold one of these Q&A sessions in local UK time soon. If you are interested in receiving updates about this, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
InfraTec Webinar: High Dynamic Range Thermography
20th Annual J A Woollam Spectroscopic Ellipsometer Workshop
J A Woollam CompleteEase Software Training Course 2020
InfraTec Webinar: High Dynamic Range Thermography
Simultaneous imaging of objects over a wide temperature range
Henry Royce Institute Case Study on our Squid Magnetomer
Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometers are vital instruments in the study of magnetic materials. The high sensitivity of the equipment means that they allow for a much more accurate determination of magnetic properties on materials where the magnetism is extremely weak.
The Henry Royce Institute funded SQUID MPMS 3 is regularly being used by the University of Sheffield’s Functional Magnetics Group and they have kindly written a case study all about it..
We’ve made it easy for you! See all the latest recordings and links for future webinars here
Meet The New FIB Stub 3.0
Improved Focused Ion Beam lamella preparation. Sample preparation is one of the most important steps in any TEM experiment, especially if you’re working with FIB lamellas. Now we share with you the latest developments on our FIB stub. This new version is improved in multiple ways to make your sample preparation easier, safer and quicker.
NEW!! Quantum Design User Downloads
You can now download hundreds of useful applications notes and documents for Quantum Design systems.
Raptor Eagle Scientific CCD
The Best CCD on the market !
Using a choice of back-illuminated CCD sensor from e2v (CCD42-40 and CCD47-10), and putting into Raptor’s proprietary PentaVac vacuum enclosure and cooling it to -90°C, the Eagle is the perfect camera for long exposures.
We are offering up to 40% off UVC detectors for germicidal applications from International Light Technologies. Please email email@example.com for more information.
We are offering an incredible Raptor Photonics bundle! Including: Raptor OWL 640 II InGaAs camera and a 25mm Stingray SWIR Lens… but that’s not all. We’re also throwing in a 5 metre CameraLink cable and mini PC unit with integrated framegrabber and software.
Lake Shore Tabletop FastHall Measurement
MeasureReady™ FastHall™ Station a spectrometer. The highest performance tabletop system for van der Pauw and Hall bar samples
What our Customers are saying...
"The Photobiology Unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee is using the ILT2400 meter with MPPNBB detector for dosimetry of handheld Minimum Erythemal Dose (MED) devices. The slim line nature of the detector enables easy placement of the detector over the desired aperture and ensures full contact is made with the surface of the MED device, something that is not possible with the larger detectors. The positioning of the detector allows the dosimetry to more accurately reflect how the MED tester is used clinically. The data logging feature of the ILT2400 is useful for determining the average irradiance and how irradiance varies during exposure. We use the integrate feature of the ILT2400, which allows us to determine the time required to reach our desired radiant exposure (dose). The ILT2400 with MPPNBB is an improvement upon our previous dosimetry for handheld MED devices, simplifying the process and providing accurate, consistent results."Ewan Eadie, NHS Tayside, Ninewells Hospital University of Leeds
"I am using the Infratec camera with an infrared laser, where the frequencies of that laser are spatially dispersed and imaged on the camera. The light intensity of the infrared frequencies are monitored as a function of time, with microsecond time resolution, which gives information about the formation or destruction of chemicals during a reaction. The high sensitivity and image quality are outstanding, and there is very little noise from the camera contributing to the overall signal I observe. It is easy to interface with the camera using the supplied software, and the ability to externally trigger and gate the camera is an excellent advantage. I found that the sales and technical teams have been very supportive and responsive to questions or queries before, during, and after the camera installation."Dr Julia H. Lehman, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds
"Quantum Design and DENSsolutions have provided us with continual advancements of in situ TEM holders by providing an exciting and ever-improving level of detail into a range of nano-scale dynamic processes. We have purchased the Lightning, Climate and Stream systems, these systems allow us to perform a wide range of experiments at the nano level in situ investigations, from heating of steels and quench them, observing the formation of nano crystals. Gas absorption by Metal Organic Frameworks, or in situ growth of nanoparticles and crystals in liquid. All these systems experiments require great stability and precision and ease of use, all of which are provided by these holders and chips. QD UKI have been extremely helpful and supportive keeping us updated with the latest chip designs and holder sundries, and supplying chips quickly"Dr Andy Stewart, University of Limerick
"The Montana Cryostation lies at the heart of a number of experiments in my group. The Cryo-Optic add-on allows us to perform optical spectroscopy on single organic molecules at low temperature with excellent collected photon count rates from the in-vacuum high-NA objective. The system reaches a base temperature low enough to observe atomically-narrow resonances in these molecules, making them suitable for use in quantum technology. The automated temperature control allows us to investigate the effects of phonon-induced dephasing with ease, while the integrated nano-positioning system and sample holder – designed in collaboration with Montana Instruments and QD-UK – is fully compatible with the nanophotonic devices we are investigating at low temperature. All of our experiments benefit from the low vibrations seen in the Montana Cryostation, from stable coupling to nanophotonic waveguides to diffraction-limited confocal microscopy. The support we have received from QD-UK has been excellent – they are easily contactable should issues arise and are very open to collaborative problem solving to expedite finding a solution. Having all of this is in a closed-cycle system that does not require the purchase of expensive and increasingly rare liquid helium is the icing on the cake."Dr Alex S. Clark, Centre for Cold Matter, Imperial College London
"We are using the DENS Lightning D9+ holder to investigate the magnetostructural transition and magnetic phase boundary motion in FeRh thin films. The Lightning D9+ is perfect for this study because we need to heat the FeRh thin films into a state of co-existing antiferromagnetic (AF) and ferromagnetic (FM) domains, and then simultaneously apply current pulses to induce movement of the AF / FM phase boundaries. The DENS Lightning system is very versatile, allowing us to heat samples to elevated temperatures with extreme stability, whilst using the Impulse software to run a range of biasing experiments including current, voltage and electric field sweeps. The whole system is very elegant and easy to use, but still allows the user to design complex experiments that involve simultaneous heating and biasing, as well as each stimulus in isolation. QD UKI provides excellent support and guidance, from detailed pre-sale technical consultation, genuine enquiries on product performance and quick responses to sales quotes, as well as updates on future products."Dr Trevor Almeida, Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
"We purchased Moxtek polarisers to integrate into a custom system for quantitative polarised light microscopy that we developed in collaboration with Professor Alan Boyde (Queen Mary University of London). Due to our stringent technical demands, we required polarisers that could offer excellent polarisation uniformity over large apertures, provide exceptional contrast and that displayed minimal transmitted wavefront distortion (TWD). QD UKI provided us with exceptional service, facilitating discussions with Moxtek to ensure that the polarisers satisfied our needs. Cairn Research looks forward to working with QD UKI again on other projects."Dr Gareth Rogers, Cairn Research Ltd
"We use our C2 Cryostation to maintain our thin semiconductor samples at 4 K while we make measurements with a high power pulsed laser. Our data acquisition patterns require us to maintain these conditions for days or weeks at a time with minimal interruption. We have found the Cryostation to be an extremely low-maintenance system that has placed negligible demands on our time and budget to operate continuously for over 2 years and counting. We observe good stability in both temperature and mechanical performance. We have also received excellent post-sale support. QD UKI provided a full technical training and installation service and Montana have been happy to provide design information that has enabled us to fabricate bespoke accessories and integrate the instrument more closely into our wider experimental system. Overall, the Cryostation’s most appealing characteristic is how easy and convenient it has proved to be, enabling us to focus on the aspects of our research project that deserve the most attention."Dr Joshua Rogers, Durham University