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Welcome to Torr Scientific

We are specialists in UHV, optical and X-ray components

Please check out our catalogue for more information about our products

Supplier of Vacuum Components

Torr Scientific Limited is an innovative UK based company that brings together a unique range of expertise, skills and equipment from the fields of thin film vacuum coating, vacuum instrumentation and electron-optics, to service the world’s leading scientific research institutions, universities and OEM manufacturers of industrial and medical testing equipment. We provide international shipping worldwide. We have sales agents in Australia, New-Zealand, Canada and US, distributors in Brazil – South America, Mexico – Central America, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Romania – EU, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Turkey – Asia.

The company manufactures, repairs and refurbishes X-ray anodes, lead-free UHV viewports and processes anti-reflective coatings. Torr Scientific was established in 1998 and the employees of the company have many years of experience in the UHV and Electron-Optical industries.

High quality components and instrumentation are manufactured in cleanroom conditions and facilities include vacuum furnaces, TIG welding, helium leak testing, e-beam and sputter coating systems, a glass shop and high-end optical test equipment.

Please browse this website for further details about Torr Scientific’s large range of UHV viewports, custom and standard anti-reflective coatings in-house and X-ray & Electron Optical components.

Product Divisions

We are excited to announce a new collaboration which has successfully been awarded funding from the UK’s national innovation agency Innovate UK! Our project, QTEAM: Quantum Technologies Enabled by Additive Manufacturing, will demonstrate the use of Additive Manufacturing to produce lightweight and power-efficient space gravimeters that use quantum properties to provide highly accurate measurements of variations in gravity.

 

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Exhibitions – MRS Boston – SPIE Photonics – ESRF

Exhibitions – MRS Boston – SPIE Photonics – ESRF

In the past few months, Torr Scientific have been busy manning their stand at several major exhibitions. The exhibitions covered a scientific conference, a user meeting and a major photonics convention. MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, USA At the end of November 2023 Torr...

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Custom Domed Tubulation

Custom Domed Tubulation

Custom glass fabrications Several years ago, Torr Scientific extended its vacuum window processing capabilities to include production of glass‑to‑metal seals. We have our own glass shop, which allows further development of the wide range of ultra‑high vacuum optical...

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X-Ray Anode Refurbishments

X-Ray Anode Refurbishments

X-rays were a discovery by the German scientist Wilhelm Röntgen, who called them X-rays because their nature was unknown. When an energetic charged particle is deflected by another charged particle (typically an electron by an atomic nucleus), the resultant...

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Fused Silica vs Natural Z-Cut Quartz

Fused Silica vs Natural Z-Cut Quartz

Natural z-cut quartz and fused silica are optical materials that are colourless and transparent to visible light. Both are nominally chemically identical, both being silicon dioxde (SiO2), also known as silica. They are both reasonably tough materials and have good...

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Custom Atom Trap Chamber

Custom Atom Trap Chamber

In atomic, molecular, and optical physics, a magneto-optical trap (MOT) is an apparatus which uses laser cooling and a spatially-varying magnetic field to create a trap which can produce samples of cold, neutral atoms. A MOT is formed from the intersection of a weak,...

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Custom Glass Cell

Custom Glass Cell

Torr recently manufactured a custom glass quantum cell for one of our customers. There has been a recent shift in focus towards quantum system packaging to enable academic experiments to become "in-field" prototype systems. In many cases, the often bulky and heavy...

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