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The 38th meeting of the Scottish Microscopy Group will take place on November 24 in the IMS building, University of Aberdeen.

Invited speakers: Prof. Tibor Harkany (Aberdeen), Prof. Bram Koster (Leiden), Dr. Peter O'Toole (York), Dr. Evelyne Delbos (Aberdeen) and Dr. Alan Serrels (Edinburgh). See programme below.
Chair: Prof. Miep Helfrich, Aberdeen

10.30-11.15 Prof. Tibor Harkany, University of Aberdeen, UK
Advanced fluorescent imaging methods in neuroscience

11.15-12.00 Prof. Bram Koster, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
TEM tomography, state of the art and future prospects

12.00-12.15 Short talk from submitted abstracts, tba

12.15-14.00 Lunch in Atrium of IMS with Trade
exhibition and posters

Afternoon session
Chair: Dr. Laurence Tetley, Glasgow

14.00-14.45 Dr. Peter O'Toole, University of York, UK and Mr. Andy Yarwood, JEOL, UK
The Clairscope ASEM, instrument and applications

14.45-15.05 Dr. Evelyne Delbos, Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen
Variable Pressure SEM, applications in analysis of soil and rock samples

15.05-15.15 Short talk from submitted abstracts, tba
15.15-15.45 Coffe/Tea break
Trade exhibition in Atrium
Poster display

15.45-16.15 Alan Serrels, CRUK Western general Hospital, Edinburgh
Imaging cancer cell migration and molecular dynamics in vivo

16.15-16.30 Short talk from submitted abstracts, tba
16.30 Prize giving, close of meeting
16.40 Drinks in Atrium

A substantial trade show will be held in the Atrium during the day. Most of the leading microscopy companies will exhibit (15 stands confirmed).

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear leaders in the field of neuroscience, TEM tomography, SEM imaging and live cell cancer imaging present their work on your doorstep. It is also an opportunity to showcase you work to them: consider submitting an abstract.
Registration costs are low (£30), including lunch and all refreshments, and are further discounted for students (£15)

For any further queries and registration form contact Debbie Wilkinson (<>) or Miep Helfrich (<>)
The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.

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Del Mar Photonics featured optical components

Del Mar Photonics continuously expands its optical components portfolio. Browse our online store, read monthly notes about our featured optical products or just send us your requirements or product ideas

Axicon Lens
Axicon lens also known as conical lens or rotationally symmetric prism is widely used in different scientific research and application. Axicon can be used to convert a parallel laser beam into a ring, to create a non diffractive Bessel beam or to focus a parallel beam into long focus depth.
Del Mar Photonics supplies axicons with cone angles range from 130° to 179.5° for use with virtually any laser radiation. We manufacture and supply axicons made from BK7 glass, fused silica and other materials.
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Del Mar Photonics offers optical elements made of high quality synthetically grown Rutile Titanium Dioxide crystals. Rutile (TiO2) coupling prisms
Del Mar Photonics offers optical elements made of high quality synthetically grown Rutile Titanium Dioxide crystals. Rutile’s strong birefringency, wide transmission range and good mechanical properties make it suitable for fabrication of polarizing cubes, prisms and optical isolators. Boules having high optical transmission and homogeneity are grown by proprietary method. Typical boules have 10 - 15 mm in dia. and up to 25 mm length. Optical elements sizes - from 2 x 2 x 1 mm to 12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 mm. Laser grade polish quality is available for finished elements. So far we the largest elements that we manufactured are 12 x15 x 5 mm, in which optical axis is parallel to 15 mm edge, 5 mm is along beam path, 12 x 15 mm faces polished 20/10 S/D, one wave flatness, parallelism < 3 arc.min. (better specs. available on request).
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Vacuum viewport

Del Mar Photonics offer a range of competitively priced UHV viewports , Conflat, ISO or KF including a variety of coatings to enhance performance. Del Mar Photonics viewports are manufactured using advanced techniques for control of special and critical processes, including 100 percent helium leak testing and x-ray measurements for metallization control. Windows Materials include: Fused silica, Quartz , Sapphire , MgF2, BaF2, CaF2, ZnSe, ZnS, Ge, Si, Pyrex. Standard Viewing diameters from .55" to 1.94 ".
Coating - a range of custom coatings can applied - which include
- Single QWOT
- Broad Band AR
- V coatings
- DLC (Diamond like coating)
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Manufacturing challenging optical components

Our group works to characterize the interaction of biomolecules with solid surfaces, writes Dennis Hore of University of Victoria, Canada.  Nature designs proteins with well-defined structures in solution.  The conformation of these molecules may serve a structural purpose, or a chemical one in the case of enzymes.  In order to further the progress of technologies that immobilize such molecules on synthetic surfaces (like biosensors employing enzymes), it is important to have a detailed understanding and control of the interactions of these molecules with the surface more
For that project Del Mar has been able to manufacture all shapes of prisms from CaF2, fused silica, and ZnSe according to our custom specifications.

Del Mar Photonics online store features windows, prisms, lenses, attenuators, etalons, crystals and wafers, and other items. Axicons, barium fluoride windows, germanium etalons, rutile (TiO2) prisms, microchannel plates and detectors, saturable absorber mirrors, photoconductive THz antennas, lithium niobate wafers and crystals and many other high quality affordable components for scientific research and OEM production are delivered globally from stock.
We are looking forward to hear from you and help you with your optical and crystal components requirements. Need time to think about it? Drop us a line and we'll send you beautiful Del Mar Photonics mug (or two) so you can have a tea party with your colleagues and discuss your potential needs 

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