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Welcome to Quantum Design

We are one of the leading European distributors of high-tech instrumentation for scientific, academic and industrial research.


We are one of the leading European distributors of high-tech instrumentation and consumables for scientific, academic and industrial research.


High resolution optical and scanning probe microscopy solutions

Cryogenics and Optical Cryostats

Optical cryostats and helium liquefiers


For thin film and bulk materials characterisation

Electron Microscopy

TEM Cameras, In-Situ Microscopy and Electron Diffraction Tools

Light Sources

Broadband incoherent light sources and accessories


2D IR cameras and hyperspectral imaging

Physical Property Measurement

Automated temperature and magnetic field testing platforms for materials characterisation


Vibrating sample (VSM) and SQUID magnetometers

Bioimaging and X-Ray Microscopy

Label free holographic microscopy

Light Measurement

Radiometers and detectors


Optical filters and wire-grid polarisers


QuantumDesign UK and Ireland are one of the leading distributors of high-tech instrumentation and consumables for scientific, academic and industrial research.   

Our dedicated team of sales and service engineers, are able to provide fast, flexible and reliable service to our customers.

We are part of the Quantum Design International (QDI) group.  QDI manufacture and distribute scientific and industrial instrumentation through an international network with subsidiaries in every major technological centre around the world.  QDI’s success in distributing scientific products comes from more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and distributing its own industry-leading materials characterisation systems.  For more information please visit

+44 (0)1372 378822

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Featured Event

17 October 2018

Quantum Design MPMS 3 Users Meeting

We will be holding a Quantum Design MPMS 3 Users Meeting at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories on 17 October 2018.

All MPMS 3 system users are strongly encouraged to attend as this is an ideal opportunity to learn more about the system and meet the application experts from Quantum Design Inc.



Featured Product

Register for our 18th UK Annual J A Woollam Spectroscopic Ellipsometer Workshop

The format of this free of charge workshop will include an introduction to ellipsometry, fundamentals of ellipsometric data analysis, and an overview of ellipsometric applications in both research and production. New emerging applications will be highlighted.

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NEW CompleteCare Service and Maintenance Plans - providing peace of mind service

We have recently introduced a range of service and maintenance plans to support our Quantum Design systems beyond the initial warranty period. 

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Sprouting new possibilities in plant research

Markku Keinänen, Biological Spectral Imaging Professor from the University of Eastern Finland explains how they use Specim IQ to detect the presence of anthocyanin in the vegetation, which indicates that the plant is experiencing stress. Hyperspectral imaging can detect anthocyanin before it visibly alters the color of the leaves.

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