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What is X-Ray Microscopy (XRM)?

Microscopy allows us to see samples so small that they are usually invisible to the human eye, offering the ability to analyze minuscule structures such as viruses and proteins. Various techniques enable microscopic imaging, each offering its advantages and distinct capabilities. This article will focus on X-ray microscopy (XRM), exploring some of its specific techniques […]

Simple and Accessible SEM with ChemiSEM

A Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is an invaluable piece of equipment in the science industry. It is a powerful, surface imaging magnification tool that uses focused electron beams to gather information from samples. The Axia ChemiSEM is a Scanning Electron Microscope manufactured by Thermo Fisher Scientific. To a novice user, traditional SEMs can be difficult […]

How Does a CMOS Camera Work?

Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors are now one of the most widely used in camera technologies. Some of the advantages of CMOS technologies for camera sensors include their compact size, low-power draw, and generally cost-effective architectures.1 What makes CMOS sensors so space and power efficient is the integration of the electronics into the sensor itself. […]

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 […]

Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy: Sales Engineer, Nordic Region

Position: Sales Engineer, Nordic Region Territory: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland Products: Gatan’s SEM and TEM cameras, imaging energy filters, specimen preparation equipment and other EM products and solutions. Location: Field based / Home office in territory, ideally close to a major airport. BlueScientific is a dynamic, rapidly growing business specializing in the sales and […]

Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy: Sales Engineer, Nordic Region

Position: Sales Engineer, Nordic Region Territory: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland Products: X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Single Crystal Diffraction (SCD), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES), Combustion Gas Analysis (CGA) Location: Field based / Home office in territory, ideally close to a major airport. BlueScientific is a dynamic, rapidly growing business specializing in the sales […]

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, […]

Li-ion battery analysis

Analysing Li-ion Battery Electrode Materials with XPS

An example of how XPS surface analysis can be used in battery development, to analyse li-ion battery electrode materials for a better understanding of the SEI layer.

Thermo Scientific XPS

New XPS Range from Thermo Scientific

BlueScientific is now the official distributor for XPS from Thermo Scientific in the UK, Sweden and Denmark. XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy aka ESCA) is a quantitative surface analysis technique.