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Andor Webinar : Observing Hear-Earth Asteroids (NEA's)

Date: 17 November 2023

Time: 5am NZDT  :  3am AEDT  :  Midnight AWST


If you are not a night owl, register, and you will receive copy of the recorded webinar after the event :)


In this webinar, Dr. Nicolas Erasmus, Instrumentation Scientist and Astronomer will discuss the follow-up characterisation of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) using telescopes located in Sutherland, South Africa. He will mainly focus on the DART and IAWN campaigns he's been involved in, where our telescopes equipped with Andor cameras were used to observe the DART spacecraft's impact with the Didymos system, and the planetary defence exercise on asteroids Apophis and 2023 DZ2. Dr. Nicolas Erasmus will also show how they have developed a system that is capable of performing complete autonomous observation of asteroids, a requirement for rapid same-night follow-up campaigns of newly discovered and potentially dangerous NEAs.


Dr. Nicolas Erasmus is employed as an Instrumentation Scientist and Astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) where his research is in Solar System Science, specifically main-belt and near-Earth asteroids. Nicolas is also involved in astronomical instrumentation development and commissioning for various telescopes and instruments operated by the SAAO in Sutherland. Recently a new asteroid hunting telescope (ATLAS) designed and operated by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA has been installed in Sutherland, for which Nicolas is the South African lead.


Learning Objectives:

• What are near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and why it is important to study them

• What equipment is best suited for observing NEAs

• Using Andor's SDK to perform robotic and automated observations

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Live Webinar on Tribo iQ Software Applications for Hysitron Nanomechanical Test Instruments

Date: Thursday 16 November 2023

Time: 5am NZDT, 3am AEDT, Midnight AWST



If you are not a night owl, register, and you will receive copy of the recorded webinar after the event :)

Bruker’s Tribo iQ suite of technique-specific software applications deliver comprehensive and streamlined data analyses, from indentation and scratch testing to particle compression and tensile testing. In this webinar, our experts demonstrate the use of Tribo iQ for six different types of analysis. 


Bruker experts will discuss numerous Tribo iQ technique-specific applications, from indentation analysis to XPM mapping and statistics. 


Dr Ude Hangen, Applications Manager, Advanced viewing and analysis of indenation data
Jasmine Johnson, Applications Scientist, XPM mapping and statistics with small data sets
Dr Jungkyu Lee, Applications and Systems Engineer, Advanced viewing and analysis of scratch data
Dr Jaroslav Lukes, Sales Applictions Scientist, Techniques for analysing soft matter
Radhika Laxminarayana, NRL Development Engineer, Time-temperature superposition of nylon 66
Dr Sanjit Bhowmick, Product Line Manager, In situ stress-strain analysis of silicon micropillars


For further information on any of the Hysitron family of nanomechanical instruments please contact Christian Gow.

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Introducing MicroPoint 4, a powerful tool for photostimulation


Date: Friday 20 October 2023

Time: 4am NZDT  |  2am AEDT  |  11pm (Thurs 21st)


The MicroPoint family was first brought to market in the early 2000’s and immediately found favour in the scientific community, where its patented, miniature dye laser was used for optical microsurgery on model organisms like c. elegans, drosophila and zebra fish. With elegantly designed experiments, scientists severed single axons and guide cells to understand regeneration and development. While in single cells, the tiniest fibers were excised to study mitosis (cell division) and DNA damage was induced to characterise DNA repair.


In this webinar, Dr Mark Browne, Microscopy Systems Director at Andor will introduce MicroPoint 4, with all-new smart controller, millisecond beam positioning and new solid state laser options capabilities are significantly enhanced. The fiber spot adapter (FSA), delivers continuous wave (cw) laser for bleaching and photo-activation of fluorescent proteins. And coming soon, is a new ultra-compact YAG laser, we call Pico: with 5 kHz rep rate, 1 ns pulse width and emission at 355 and 532 nm, Pico delivers kW peak-power and is ideal for microsurgery, DNA damage and uncaging.


Mark Browne Director of Microscopy Systems has contributed to many significant developments, managing the spinning disk confocal and photostimulation portfolios. Educated at Edinburgh and Reading Universities, Mark had a successful academic career, primarily at University of Manchester, where he established a research group in optical imaging and image processing. He was co-founder of Kinetic Imaging Limited in 1990, which was acquired in 2004 by Andor. Since the acquisition, he has contributed to R&D and Product Management in microscopy and imaging software.


Learning Objectives

  • Principles of Photostimulation
  • Technology used in MicroPoint 4
  • Applications of pulsed and CW laser photostimulation

If you are not a night owl, register, and you will receive copy of the recorded webinar after the event :)

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Practical Considerations for Reliable Characteriation of Electrical Devices



Date: Friday 13 October 2023

Time: 3am NZDT  |  1am AEDT  |  Midnight AEST |  10pm AWST (Thurs 12th)



Various steps go into accurately characterising new devices, especially when measuring electrical signals, voltage, and current.


This webinar will cover these steps, discussing what’s necessary to ensure high-quality and repeatable measurements — particularly when characterising at cryogenic temperatures.


Lake Shore's Jason Chonko, the webinar's presenter, will discuss ways to:

  • Reduce the impact of noise, self-heating, and other parasitics
  • Simplify connections to the device under test, including ground connections
  • Ensure simultaneous measurements when testing multiple samples
  • Minimize ground loops and crosstalk on instrument cabling


By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • The importance of when to use shielding and guarding on fixturing and cabling
  • How to identify and deal with common sources of environmental noise
  • Single-ended vs. differential measurement techniques
  • How to choose between a voltage or current source depending on the resistance of the device measured
  • A new approach to performing DC and lock-in measurements


About the speaker:
Jason Chonko is a Business Development Manager with Lake Shore Cryotronics. A 1998 graduate of Kent State University with a BSci in Physics, he started his career as a Lab Technician at the university’s Liquid Crystal Institute, then worked at several optical startups as a Staff Engineer dealing with the challenges of research and design. Most of his 25-plus years in the industry have been spent as an Applications Engineer and marketer for several general-purpose test and measurement companies, with the goal of always helping customers get the most out of their instrumentation. With Lake Shore, he specializes in electrical device characterisation systems, often performing technical analysis of customer applications to aid in product selection.

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Combine BioAFM with Cytosurge FluidFM for Advanced Micro-Manipulation, -Injection and -Printing Capabilities

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

Time Session 1: 9pm NZDT  |  7pm  AEDT  |  4pm AWST
Time Session 2: 4am NZDT  |   2am AEDT  |  11am AWST (Wed 11 Oct)



Join us for this exciting webinar which will be held in conjunction with Cytosurge AG, Switzerland. This joint webinar will provide valuable insights into the groundbreaking capabilities of combining Bruker’s BioAFM techniques with the Cytosurge FluidFM technology.


Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an advanced multi-parametric imaging technique that delivers 3D surface images of cells and biomolecules in the nm-range, characterises their nanomechanical properties, and enables the visualization of interactions and structural changes occurring at the molecular level.


The FluidFM (Fluidic Force Microscopy) technology is a unique combination of AFM and microfluidics that can be used to manipulate single-cells in a variety of ways, including force spectroscopy, cell transfections and the extraction of cytoplasmic biopsies for downstream analysis.


The seamless combination of FluidFM with Bruker’s BioAFMs opens the door to a host of novel experiment designs and applications. It enables a broader range of force control, use of microfluidics for single cell manipulation applications, and accurate positioning combined with perfect optical integration for observation and control.


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