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what’s new

Imaging software WITec Suite software is now available for all WITec imaging systems. It was developed to acquire and process large data volumes of large-area, high-resolution measurements and 3D imaging while providing speed, performance and usability. Through the software architecture and graphical user interface, an integrated and consolidated functionality is available incorporating the various techniques

Controlled-rate liquid nitrogen freezer

and measurement modes, including Raman, to AFM, to SNOM, fluorescence and luminescence. An intelligent computer resource management provides the capabilities for the

Sy-Lab’s compact IceCube 11XS controlled-rate

generation and visualisation of large data sets. The high-speed data acquisi-

freezer features a cooling rate of 10°C/min and

tion allows, for example, the measurement and recording of over 1300 Raman

resolution of 0.01°C.

spectra in only one second. Data sets

The freezer has a sample capacity of 36 x

including several million image pixels,

2 mL vials, 18 x 5 mL vials or four straw hold-

each containing the information of, eg,

ers. Control is via a 165 mm touch screen and

a complete Raman spectrum or an

data transfer is via USB. The unit can be used

AFM-pulsed force mode-curve, can

in either the horizontal or vertical alignment.

be generated, processed and imaged

Capella Science

smoothly.

www.capellascience.com.au

The software design provides clear and intuitive menu guidance and an individually adjustable user interface suitable for all experience levels and user requirements. The smart access options for all principle functions accelerate the workflow and smooth the first steps into the software and an accessible learning curve. The suite includes Control FOUR, a powerful software tool for measurement control and data acquisition, and Project FOUR, a user-friendly data evaluation and processing software. The licence terms facilitate the installation of Project FOUR on an unlimited number of computers, permitting the user to process data and generate images wherever required. Alphatech Systems www.alphatech.co.nz

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