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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 […]

What to Look for in an XRD Instrument for Material Analysis?

X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a powerful analytical technique suitable for analysing a material’s bulk physical properties, such as crystalline structure and phase composition. It is commonly used in research and industry as XRD helps scientists characterise solid solutions, identify patterns, and many other applications. A wide range of XRD instruments are available for researchers to […]

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 […]

Unlock the Secrets of Materials: A Guide to Micro-XRF and TXRF

In the dynamic world of scientific exploration, understanding the elemental composition of materials is critical to unlocking a multitude of mysteries. BlueScientific, the exclusive distributor for Bruker Micro-XRF and TXRF instruments across the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, is the gateway to comprehensive elemental analysis. Empowering Analysis with Advanced Instruments Our range […]

Local Presence, Global Excellence: BlueScientific’s Regional Support Teams

The right tools and support are paramount in the dynamic landscape of scientific innovation and advancement. At BlueScientific, we are proud to stand as the exclusive agent for the distribution of market-leading scientific instruments in the UK, Ireland, and the Nordic region. Our commitment to providing local support through our dedicated regional teams truly sets […]

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 […]

Understanding Depth Profiling in Materials Science

Depth profiling is a pivotal technique in materials science, offering insights into the vertical distribution of elements or chemical species within a sample. This process, crucial for understanding a material’s composition and structure, involves analyzing the surface layer and progressively removing material layer by layer. This blog post delves into the intricacies of depth profiling, […]

Precision in 3D: How Micro-CT Enhances Research and Analysis

Precision in 3D: How Micro-CT Enhances Research and Analysis Some of the most ground-breaking discoveries happen in scientific exploration at the tiniest of scales. But how do we delve into the microscopic world without causing any harm? The answer lies in micro-CT (Micro Computed Tomography), a remarkable non-destructive technique that allows us to create stunning […]

Your Instrument’s Lifeline: The Value of BlueScientific’s Extended Warranty

In the world of scientific instrumentation, precision and reliability are non-negotiable. The tools we use for research, analysis, and experimentation must perform flawlessly, day in and day out. However, even the most cutting-edge equipment may need support and maintenance at some point. That is where warranties and extended service packages come into play. At BlueScientific, […]

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