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How do different surfaces affect friction?

Friction is not a fundamental force. It is a result, not a cause – unlike gravity or electromagnetism. Specifically: friction occurs due to electromagnetic attraction between charged particles in mating surfaces. Whether those surfaces are in motion plays a role in the type of friction at play (static versus kinetic). But most important is the […]

How Micro-CT Machines Aid the Study of Bone Structure and Development

Bones are an essential part of human and animal bodies – offering protection, structure and support, as well as facilitating movement. They have intricate structures, and understanding their development is crucial for various fields, including anthropology, medicine and palaeontology. One of the most accurate and effective ways of analysing bone structure is through Micro-CT. This […]

A Brief Guide to Raman Imaging

Spectroscopy is the cornerstone of analytical science. It enables researchers to study the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and matter, providing all manner of critical insights. Within that ambit is the Raman effect. This is the foundational element of Raman imaging, which helps unveil the chemical composition and molecular structure of various samples. But how does […]

Why use optical emission spectrometers for metal analysis?

Optical emission spectrometry, often abbreviated as OES, is a sophisticated method that involves the study of spectral lines emitted by elements in the sample when they are excited. The process typically uses arc spark or spark excitation to stimulate the metal sample, leading to light emission at specific wavelengths. These wavelengths are then analyzed to […]

Comparing Benchtop X-ray Microscopes

There are many advantages of using X-rays microscopes for imaging applications. Unlike conventional optical microscopes, X-ray microscopes offer the potential for element selectivity in imaging, excellent resolution and sensitivity and very high contrast. X-ray microscopes can be used to image thicker samples than techniques such as electron microscopy. Using X-ray microscopes for imaging can also […]

Simple and Accessible SEM with ChemiSEM

A scanning electron microscope (SEM) involves a focused stream of electrons being projected over a surface to produce an image. The sample interacts with the electrons in the beam and this produces a range of signals that are used to gain information about the composition of the surface. In this article, we discuss the benefits […]

Raising money for Shelter

At BlueScientific, we are all about helping the community around us as well as raising money for charities. This year one of our two Directors , Tom Warwick, will be taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on the 3rd of April 2022. He will be raising money for Shelter, for every £1 donated, […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific

New Partner: Thermo Fisher Scientific SEM

We’re proud to announce a new partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific as official distributor of the Axia ChemiSEM scanning electron microscope in the UK and Ireland.


ISO 9001 Certification

We are proud to have been awarded ISO9001:2015 certification, an international quality standard recognised by businesses around the world.

Blue Scientific now represents Bruker Nano Surfaces in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland

Blue Scientific is now the exclusive representative of Bruker Nano Surfaces, for sales of atomic force microsopy (AFM), stylus and 3D optical profilometers and tribology and mechanical testing products in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. All enquiries relating to sales of Bruker Nano Surfaces products in the Nordic region should now be directed to Blue […]