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Coronavirus Information and Resources

Micro Photonics values the long relationships we have with you, our customers, and the safety and well-being of our customers and our staff are of utmost importance. I wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are here to support you and your valuable research while maintaining the safety …

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How long can the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 survive on surfaces? What the research tells us so far.

Figure 1: Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML.1 %MCEPASTEBIN%The virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), now considered a pandemic by the …

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How to shut down your Instrument

With current changes to working hours and increased utilization of social distancing to minimize the community transmission of the COVID19 virus, many laboratories are pausing sample testing and normal operations to allow staff to work remotely. This article details the steps required to safely shut down a SkyScan instrument for a period …

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Remote Training and Service Options

Remote service of instruments from Micro Photonics: We love to talk to our users, and we know that some are still at work, generating incredible images and making new discoveries. We understand that there can still be issues that need to be resolved in a timely manner; a crisis during a crisis. …

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Remote Work Options with your SkyScan System or Lab Outsourcing

With current changes to working hours and increased utilization of social distancing to minimize the community transmission of the COVID19 virus, many laboratories are pausing sample testing and normal operations to allow staff to work remotely. This article details some tips and considerations for utilizing your SkyScan instrument remotely. Remote Work Considerations: …

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Micro-CT Applications for Food Safety

Imaging food freezing using X‐ray microtomography ABSTRACT This study evaluates the effectiveness of micro-CT for visualizing ice crystal structures formed during freezing of a number of foods. The study looked at various frozen materials, including meat, fish, chicken, potato, cheese, and carrot. The food materials were freeze-dried to remove the ice crystal …

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Micro-CT Examination of Sardines Packed in Oil

The food processing and manufacturing industry utilizes micro-CT analysis in several ways, from studying the distribution of ingredients within products to inspecting finished packaging for foreign materials and checking product distribution within the packaging. Further, micro-CT allows researchers to study intact internal microstructure data non-invasively, as we were able to demonstrate with …

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Micro-CT for Primate Studies

Micro-CT examination of the primate cranial morphospace allows scientists to explore developmental, evolutionary, and functional influences that have contributed to primate cranial diversity. The primate cranium is quite complex, supporting vital functions such as respiration, olfaction, food acquisition and mastication, communication, and protection of the brain and eyes. Natural selection within different …

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Micro-CT Applications for Additively Manufactured Parts

X-Ray Microcomputed Tomography in Additive Manufacturing: A Review of the Current Technology and Applications Micro-CT is  especially useful and accurate for dimensional measurement and porosity analysis of parts that are additively manufactured. This review looks at the methods used to apply micro-CT technology to additive manufacturing (AM), including new and specialized applications …

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Micro-CT Examination of Additively Manufactured Parts

Micro-CT has become widely used to analyze and test additively manufactured parts, particularly for porosity analysis and dimensional measurement. In conventional manufacturing, a weld would always be inspected for voids and inclusions, but in additive manufacturing the entire sample is essentially one large weld. Therefore, to qualify and verify safety-critical aerospace, automotive, …

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