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01 Apr2019

Shape memory alloy characterization with the TESCAN LYRA3 FIB-SEM

In the present study the corrosion behaviour of a β CuAlBe shape memory alloy   containing stress-induced martensite in a 3.5% NaCl solution adjusted to pH 8 was analyzed, in view of its application as seismic dampers in bridges. This condition is intended to be a simple approximation for a sea water environment. The element distribution maps of samples were obtained using ToF-SIMS   analysis while  EBSD  &...Read More
29 Mar2019

3D Tomography of Zebrafish Embryos Examined with Xe Plasma FIB

In this application example, we show how the TESCAN Xe plasma FIB is suitable to performing large-volume FIB-SEM tomography of biological specimens offering higher resolution compared to conventional techniques such as CT, allowing the visualization and identification of specific features, organs and micro- and nanostructures. In particular, we demonstrate the viability of this technique by presenting a FIB-SEM tomography of a Zebrafish...Read More
13 Feb2019

First Virtual SIMS Laboratory in South Africa

The virtual SIMS laboratory at the University of the Witwatersrand provides access to the 1280-HR, housed at the Helmholtz GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), in Germany via an internet link. Ion microprobes, also known as secondary ion mass spectrometers, use a finely focused ion beam to sputter the surface of a solid sample. A small percentage of the material liberated from the polished surface of the sample is ionised, and these secondary ions are acc...Read More
05 Feb2019

The New Tescan S8000G

The  TESCAN S8000G  has all that it takes to meet the demands of today’s research in both industry and academia. It delivers outstanding image quality with superb contrast ideal for nanocharacterization and the capability to perform complex nanoengineering tasks with extreme precision and incomparable ease.The TESCAN S8000G, fitted with a new SEM column - the BrightBeamTM, provides the benefit of versatility packaged with&nbs...Read More
14 Jan2019

Effective particle size and analysis by Haver and Boecker

HAVER & BOECKER is one of the world's leading wire weaving companies. They also produce woven wire cloth for HAVER Particle Analysis, especially for test sieves. Test sieves and test sieve shakers are prescribed for conventional sieve analysis  of bulk material, whereby HAVER Particle Analysis sets benchmarks in quality and diversity. We offer the greatest variety of test sieves concerning all relevant standards and designs and also la...Read More
04 Dec2018

Wirsam donated R120, 000 in analytical balances to CASME

  Wirsam recently donated R120,000 in analytical balances  to CASME (Centre for the Advancedment of Science and Mathematics Education). CASME is working on changing the lives of learners through quality and innovative mathematics and science education. Wirsam is very proud to in some small way contribute to the advancement in science, mathematics and technology education, and the development of educators in South Africa.Read More
27 Aug2018

Cameca launches first electron probe micro analyser with touch-screen interface

CAMECA, a world leader in scientific instrumentation and metrology solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of SXFive-TACTIS, the newest addition to the CAMECA line of high-end microanalytical instruments, and the only Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) in the world with a touch-screen interface. “We are very proud to introduce the SXFive-TACTIS EPMA, which represents the latest evolution in our SXFive product line,” comments Sanjay ...Read More
20 Aug2018

Single or dual microfocus X-ray diffractometer for all your crystallography needs

XtaLAB Synergy-S With your success utmost in our minds, we have developed the XtaLAB Synergy-S X-ray diffractometer for single crystal X-ray diffraction. Using a combination of leading edge components and user-inspired software tied together through a highly parallelized architecture, the XtaLAB Synergy-S produces fast, precise data in an intelligent fashion. The system is based around the PhotonJet-S series of microfocus X-ray sources that i...Read More
16 Aug2018

Wirsam Scientific attended the Geometallurgy Conference 2018

Wirsam scientific attended the SAIMM geometallurgy conference from the 6th to the 8th of August 2018 hosted at the Lagoon Beach Conference Centre, Cape Town.  The conference was themed "back to the future" was inspired by looking both into the past and the future: the concept of Geometallurgy goes back to some of the earliest mining activities when mineral recognition, mining, separation and concentration were undertaken simultaneo...Read More
06 Aug2018

Experience the first true macro fluorescence imaging system with the OLYMPUS MVX10

Researchers are interested in the impact of gene expression and protein function not only at the cellular level but also within whole tissues, organs and even organisms. Hence organisms like C elegans, Drosophila, Zebra fish, Xenopus, Mouse or the plant Arabidopsis are used as biological models for in vivo studies in a vast field of research applications. The introduction of the naturally fluorescent protein makers, such as Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP),...Read More
31 Jul2018

Practical introductory XRF training hosted by Wirsam Scientific

From the 23rd to the 27th of July 2018 XRF users from around South Africa and neighbouring African countries gathered at the Wirsam Scientific head office in Johannesburg for an introductory course in Practical XRF Analysis. The workshop was presented by Dr. Clive Feather (Geological Consultant) and from Wirsam Scientific, Benjamin Marrian, George van der Walt & Alex Wagner. The course was well attended and delegates had the opportunity to expan...Read More
11 Jul2018

The New NaioAFM

The NaioAFM is the ideal atomic force microscope for nanoeducation and small sample measurements. More than just the successor of the well-known Easyscan 2 AFM, this all-in-one AFM system provides solid performance and easy handling, with a price tag and footprint that fit anyone and any place. The NaioAFM is AFM scan head, controller, sample stage, micrometer positioning table, anti-vibration solution, and measurement accoustic enclosure all in one! Beca...Read More

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