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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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Free Wall Charts

Free Wall Charts

Torr have recently updated their two A1 sized posters, these updates include a refreshed look and more information. The transmission curve poster now has actual material scans for the 9 commonly used optical materials. These scans were taken on our Cary 5000...

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New 3D Printer

New 3D Printer

Torr recently purchased a new 3D printer to complement our existing 3D printer. This new printer has better performance with the TPU material (thermoplastic polyurethane). We print a lot of parts in TPU so this was an easy choice for us to make, it will increase our...

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KRS-5 Bonded Window

KRS-5 Bonded Window

Torr recently manufactured a bonded KRS-5 viewport for one of our customers. KRS-5 is the short name for thallium bromo-iodide (TlBr42I58), it is one of the family of thallium halides.   The KRS prefix is an abbreviation of "Kristalle aus dem Schmelz-fluss", (crystals...

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Exhibition Review – Quantum Showcase

Exhibition Review – Quantum Showcase

This year’s UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase took place at the Business Design Centre in London on 02/11/2023. The event was open to industry titans as well newly established start-ups, academia, investors, and government representatives. We all had one...

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Ion Optics

Ion Optics

Keeping a beady ion optics simulations With the demise of the cathode ray tube (CRT, as used in old-style fat televisions), electrons and ions are not as apparent in a typical home as they once were. Electrons are tiny sub-atomic particles that carry a negative...

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Merry Christmas from Torr

Merry Christmas from Torr

The staff of Torr Scientific would like to thank you for your support and custom during the whole year and are looking forward to working with you in 2024! We wish you a merry Christmas and a successful, happy New Year! Please note that our office is closed from...

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