Glass Refractive Index Measurement Solution From CRAIC

rIQ™ from CRAIC Technologies is designed to help the forensic scientist measure the refractive index of glass quickly, accurately and easily using the ASTM E1967 methodology. 

San Dimas, CA (April 27, 2016)-- CRAIC Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microscopy solutions, joins with Laboratory Imaging, s.r.o., a leading specialist in imaging software solutions for microscopy, to introduce rIQ™ : the intelligent solution for the analysis of glass trace evidence.  rIQ™, which stands for Refractive Index Quantification, is the result of a collaboration between CRAIC Technologies and Laboratory Imaging.  rIQ™ combines sophisticated image analysis software, advanced optical design and standard reference materials to enable criminalists in modern forensic laboratories to measure the refractive index of multiple glass fragments simultaneously, quickly and with the highest accuracy.

“The partnership between CRAIC Technologies and Laboratory Imaging is yielding great success.  CRAIC Technologies expertise in optics combined with Laboratory Imaging's decades of experience with microscope imaging software is advancing the state-of-the-art in several fields.  rIQ™ is the result of this partnership and it promises to take the technique of forensic refractive index determination to the next level" states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. “Glass fragments are common at crimes scenes.  rIQ™ enables the forensic scientist to measure and compare the refractive index of the smallest fragments of glass with an incredibly high degree of accuracy.  And when combined with CRAIC Technologies microscope spectrophotometers and microcolorimeters, the transmission and fluorescence spectral characteristics of glass evidence can also be determined quickly and accurately and all with the same instrument."   

rIQ™ is an automated system that uses the thermal immersion method, as defined by the standard ASTM E1967, to measure the refractive index of microscopic glass fragments.  The system, which incorporates many years of experience with the analysis of glass, allows the user to analyze the refractive index of multiple glass fragments simultaneously and with sophisticated analytical techniques.  Statistical analysis methods can also be applied to the data and the instrument is also designed to be user friendly with a short learning curve. 

rIQ™ is offered as a standalone package, as an add-on package to CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers or as an upgrade package for older units already in the field.  A standalone package consists of a phase contrast microscope, a high resolution digital camera, the optical interface, a thermal stage, the controlling electronics and the rIQ™ software.  The add-on package can be integrated with many CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers models, both past and present, to allow them to measure the color, absorbance microspectra™, fluorescence microspectra™ and the refractive index of the smallest of glass fragments.

For more information about rIQ™ for the analysis of the refractive index of glass, visit http://www.microspectra.com/products/riq.

About CRAIC Technologies:CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.  CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise.  CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com
+1-310-573-8180

5D Hyperspectral Mapping with Microscopic Spatial Resolution

CRAIC Technologies introduces 5D Hyperspectral Mapping™ (5DM™) software.  This gives a user the ability to map the UV-visible-NIR absorbance, reflectance or fluorescence spectral response, point-by-point, with microscopic spatial resolution.

San Dimas, CA – May 23, 2016-- CRAIC Technologies, the world leading innovator of microanalysis solutions, is proud to announce 5D Hyperspectral Mapping™ (5DM™) capabilities for its UV-visible-NIR and Raman microspectrometers. 5DM™ gives CRAIC microspectrometer users the ability to map the spectral responses across of surfaces of their samples by point scanning.  With microscopic spatial resolution between each point, high resolution maps may be created representing all three dimensions, the two axes of the spectra and of time.  These represent the five dimensions, hence the 5D Hyperspectral Mapping™ name. 

“CRAIC Technologies has worked to develop the 5D Hyperspectral Mapping ™ package because of customer requests. Our customers wanted the ability to automatically survey and characterize the entire surface of samples by their spectral characteristics. They also wanted a high spatial resolution” states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. “The 5DM™ package does just that. It allows you to collect spectral data from thousands of points with a user defined mapping pattern. And because our customers deal with so many different types of microspectroscopy, we gave 5DM™ the ability to map many types of spectra including UV-visible-NIR, emission and Raman microspectra™ all with the same tool.  Film thickness mapping can also be done with this software.”

5D Hyperspectral Mapping ™ is a plug-in software module used with CRAIC Technologies Lambdafire™ microspectrometer software. When employed with CRAIC Technologies microspectrometers equipped with programmable stages, 5DM™ allows the user to automatically take spectral measurements with user-defined mapping patterns that reach to the movement limits of the stage itself. With the ability to measure up to a million points, high definition maps of the spectral response of the surface of a sample may be generated. And because of the flexibility and power of the software, the maps may be from transmission, absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence, luminescence and even polarization data. Raman spectral responses may even be collected and mapped when used with CRAIC Technologies Apollo™ Raman microspectrometers. Film thickness maps and kinetic maps can also be generated by 5DM™.  This gives even more power to the scientist and engineer to study the entire surface of their samples by several different methods and in the highest level of detail.

For more information about Spectral Surface Mapping™ capabilities of CRAIC Technologies microspectrometers, visit www.microspectra.com .

About CRAIC Technologies: CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions. CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise. CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

 

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com

+1-310-573-8180

rIQ™ Glass Refractive Index Measurement System Available with Windows 10®

rIQ™ is the smart tool for glass refractive index measurement.  In keeping with updates in operating systems, rIQ™ is now offered with Windows 10®.

San Dimas, CA (June 23, 2016)- CRAIC Technologies, the leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microscopy solutions for science, announced that it is now offering it's rIQ™ system running on Windows 10®.  Scientists use rIQ™ to intelligently measure the refractive index of glass and plastic fragments for trace evidence analysis.  They will immediately notice a more fluid response, with Window 10’s newly enhanced stability and advanced memory management. Windows 10® will further improve the usability of CRAIC's rIQ™ software  with such features as better windows usability, multiple desktops and speedy access to often used documents and spectra with "Home" view.  Cortana® is an intelligent search agent that gives scientists even more power as a fast search engine to locate and quickly analyze data both locally and on the web.  Advanced security options, bundled in Windows Hello®, add biometric security to rIQ™.  And best of all, Windows 10® is designed to more efficiently use resources allowing for even better operation of CRAIC's rIQ™ glass refractive index measurement systems.

"Windows 10® is a momentous enhancement for CRAIC Technologies customers" states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies.    "All CRAIC customers using our rIQ™ instrument with Windows 10® will find this new version of Windows® a much more rewarding experience.  With the dramatically improved interface and responsiveness of the operating system, CRAIC customers will experience the benefits of this new operating system immediately.  Additionally, Windows 10® uses the latest graphics API's which offer major performance improvements for many existing graphics cards."

For more information on CRAIC Technologies rIQ™ glass refractive index measurement system and its Windows 10® compatibility, visit http://www.microspectra.com/products/riq.

About CRAIC Technologies: CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.  CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise.  CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com
+1-310-573-8180

Premium Glass Refractive Index Measurements with CRAIC Technologies

rIQ™ from CRAIC Technologies is designed to help the forensic scientist measure the refractive index of glass quickly, accurately and easily using the ASTM E1967 methodology. 

San Dimas, CA (February 1, 2015)-- CRAIC Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microscopy solutions, joins with Laboratory Imaging, s.r.o., a leading specialist in imaging software solutions for microscopy, to introduce rIQ™ : the intelligent solution for the analysis of glass trace evidence.  rIQ™, which stands for Refractive Index Quantification, is the result of a collaboration between CRAIC Technologies and Laboratory Imaging.  rIQ™ combines sophisticated image analysis software, advanced optical design and standard reference materials to enable criminalists in modern forensic laboratories to measure the refractive index of multiple glass fragments simultaneously, quickly and with the highest accuracy.

“The partnership between CRAIC Technologies and Laboratory Imaging is yielding great success.  CRAIC Technologies expertise in optics combined with Laboratory Imaging's decades of experience with microscope imaging software is advancing the state-of-the-art in several fields.  rIQ™ is the result of this partnership and it promises to take the technique of forensic refractive index determination to the next level" states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. “Glass fragments are common at crimes scenes.  rIQ™ enables the forensic scientist to measure and compare the refractive index of the smallest fragments of glass with an incredibly high degree of accuracy.  And when combined with CRAIC Technologies microscope spectrophotometers and microcolorimeters, the transmission and fluorescence spectral characteristics of glass evidence can also be determined quickly and accurately and all with the same instrument."   

rIQ™ is an automated system that uses the thermal immersion method, as defined by the standard ASTM E1967, to measure the refractive index of microscopic glass fragments.  The system, which incorporates many years of experience with the analysis of glass, allows the user to analyze the refractive index of multiple glass fragments simultaneously and with sophisticated analytical techniques.  Statistical analysis methods can also be applied to the data and the instrument is also designed to be user friendly with a short learning curve. 

rIQ™ is offered as a standalone package, as an add-on package to CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers or as an upgrade package for older units already in the field.  A standalone package consists of a phase contrast microscope, a high resolution digital camera, the optical interface, a thermal stage, the controlling electronics and the rIQ™ software.  The add-on package can be integrated with many CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers models, both past and present, to allow them to measure the color, absorbance microspectra™, fluorescence microspectra™ and the refractive index of the smallest of glass fragments.

For more information about rIQ™ for the analysis of the refractive index of glass, visit http://www.microspectra.com/products/riq.

About CRAIC Technologies:CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.  CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise.  CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com
+1-310-573-8180

FLEX™ from CRAIC Technologies: a Flexible UV-visible-NIR Microspectrophotometer Concept

 

FLEX™ is designed as a multi-functional tool able to acquire micro-scale images and spectra from the deep UV to the NIR.  Offering transmission, reflectance, fluorescence, Raman as well as a host of other features, FLEX™ is a powerful addition to the laboratory. 

 

San Dimas, CA (January 1, 2015)-- CRAIC Technologies, the worlds leading innovator of UV-visible-NIR microspectroscopy solutions, is proud to introduce the FLEX™ UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometer concept. FLEX™ is designed to be, as its name suggests, flexible in configuration, capabilities and pricing.  Tailored for cost effective spectroscopic analysis of many types of microscopic samples, FLEX™ operates from the deep ultraviolet to the near infrared.  Depending upon the configuration of FLEX™, samples can be analyzed by absorbance, reflectance, luminescence and fluorescence with high speed and accuracy. With FLEX™, you can also image microscopic samples directly with DirecVu™ optics and with high resolution color digital imaging. There are also a number of packages that can be added to allow you to measure everything from the refractive index of microscopic samples to thin film thickness.  Combined with CRAIC Technologies Traceable Standards, which are specifically designed for use with microspectrophotometers and calibrated using Standard Reference Materials from NIST, FLEX™ from CRAIC is built as a multi-functional tool for your laboratory and manufacturing facility. 

“CRAIC Technologies has been an innovator in the field of UV-visible-NIR microanalysis since its founding. We have helped to advance the field of microscale analysis with innovative instrumentation, software, research and teaching. FLEX™ microspectrophotometer are built as good, cost effective solutions for everything from microscale spectroscopy, microcolorimetry and even thin film thickness measurements" states Dr. Paul Martin, President of CRAIC Technologies. “CRAIC Technologies microspectrophotometers are backed by years of experience designing, building and the using of this type of instrumentation for spectroscopic and image analysis.”

FLEX™ from CRAIC integrates a sensitive spectrophotometer, high resolution digital imaging, a UV-visible-NIR range microscope and easy-to-use software.  This powerful instrument is designed to acquire spectra and images from microscopic samples by absorbance, reflectance, fluorescence and emission.   With the high-resolution digital imaging, you are also able to store color photos of microscopic samples as you acquire their spectra.  Additional features such as the ability to measure thin film thickness or the refractive index can also be added.  Featuring a durable design, ease-of-use and multiple spectroscopic techniques, FLEX™ from CRAIC Technologies is more than just a scientific instrument…it is a new concept offering a superior solution for your analytical challenges.

For more information on the FLEX™ microspectrophotometer visit http://www.microspectra.com/products/flex.

About CRAIC Technologies: CRAIC Technologies, Inc. is a global technology leader focused on innovations for microscopy and microspectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.  CRAIC Technologies creates cutting-edge solutions, with the very best in customer support, by listening to our customers and implementing solutions that integrate operational excellence and technology expertise.  CRAIC Technologies provides answers for customers in forensic sciences, biotechnology, semiconductor, geology, nanotechnology and materials science markets who demand quality, accuracy, precision, speed and the best in customer support.

Contact information:

CRAIC Technologies, Inc.

http://www.microspectra.com/

sales@microspectra.com
+1-310-573-8180