Agar provides improved standards for AFM with Geller NIST and NPL-traceable calibration samples
1st March, 2013
As a leading supplier of accessories for microscopy, Agar Scientific has long been known for the quality of its wide range of calibration standards for Electron Microscopy.
For AFM users, the Geller reference standards MRS-3, 4 and 5 are a series of high quality standards that are NIST/NPL traceable. They allow the accurate calibration of scanning probe instruments such as STM and AFM. The magnification range is from ~10X to 1,000,000X. The copyrighted pattern consists of a series of nested squares with pitches of 0.08, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2, 50, and 500 μm with a pattern height that is a NIST traceable 0.1 μm. Squares are used such that magnification can be calibrated in two ...More...
Diatome’s latest range of diamond knives is available from Agar Scientific
1st November, 2012
Agar Scientific, a leading supplier of microscopy accessories and consumables, is excited to provide the latest products from the world-leading brand of diamond knives, Diatome.
We have been serving microscopists with the supply of accessories and consumables for forty years while Diatome has been the leading brand of diamond knives for even longer. As a major distributor we are pleased to continue our long association with Diatome offering both new and...More...
Agar Scientific rewards imaging ability at emc2012
9th October, 2012
We recently took part in the UK’s largest ever microscopy event – emc2012, the 15th European Microscopy Congress. Here, the company reports on results of two microscopy imaging competitions.
We have been serving microscopists with the supply of accessories and consumables for forty years. In celebration of this anniversary, we ran a photographic competition at the European Microscopy Congress in Manchester. Entrants were given the opportunity to test their knowledge and...More...
Agar Scientific highlights SMART TEM Grids from Dune Sciences for research applications
Stansted, 3rd July, 2012
Here, we report on the SMART Grids™ for TEM work developed and manufactured by Dune Sciences.
We are a market leader in the supply of high quality accessories to assist with sample handling for the microscopy market serving a very broad range of application areas.
Successful Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) depends upon the quality of the specimen prepared and...More...
Agar Scientific announces new highly concentrated colloidal gold for research applications
March 20th, 2012
We are proud to announce a new range of highly concentrated gold colloidal nanoparticles from British Biocell International (BBI).
BBI originally developed their gold colloid range to be used as immunohistochemistry bio markers. 20nm gold colloid is ideal for use in light microscopy whilst 5nm and 10nm particles are more suited for use within electron microscopy. Researchers in the electronics and environmental industries have also embraced the unique...More....
Agar Scientific announces the Kleindiek Nanotechnik Lift-Out Shuttle for use with electron microscopes
October 4th, 2011
Announcing the convenient Lift-Out Shuttle from Kleindiek Nanotechnik for electron microscopists.
As a market leader in the supply of high quality accessories to assist with sample handling for the electron microscopy market we work with leading German manufacturer of precision manipulation products, Kleindiek Nanotechnik, and are now pleased to be able to offer the Lift-Out Shuttle, LOS, for the UK and...More...
Agar Scientific announces new products from the SIMPore range of precision membrane accessories for electron microscopists
August 2nd, 2010
Welcome to our range of new products from the SIMPore range of precision membranes for electron microscopists.
We are a market leader in the supply of high quality accessories to assist with sample preparation for electron microscopy. As applications become more challenging, the sample preparation process has to be rapid, accurate, consistent and reproducible.
SIMPore makes the world’s thinnest and most permeable nanoporous membranes which enable the saving of time, money and...More...
Agar Scientific offers broad range of substrates for SPM use
8th March 2011
We are pleased to announce our broad range of sample substrates for use by the SPM community.
SPM researchers are often faced with the challenge of obtaining substrates for their work quickly and cost-effectively. We offer an easy, one-stop solution, offering a broad range of different materials to the needs of applications from biology and the life sciences through to the materials sciences.
HOPG and mica have long been used in the SPM community, not only for mounting samples but also for...More...
Agar Scientific announces the availability of SMART Grids from Dune Sciences Inc.
February 1st, 2011
We are delighted to announce our appointment, by Dune Sciences, for the supply of SMART Grids™ to simplify nano- and bioanalysis sample preparation.
SMART Grids set new standards for accurate, reproducible, and simple sample preparation for TEM, SEM and AFM. Applying surface chemistry, SMART Grids characterisation substrates capture both biological and nanomaterials through attraction or self-assembly enabling unprecedented opportunities for integrative analysis and processing.SMART Grids are tools for enhanced analytical characterisation and the development of new nanoscale materials.
For the first time, this cross-disciplinary tool integrates the combined capabilities of electron microscopy and...More...