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New Faces at Torr

New Faces at Torr

Torr Scientific would like to introduce you to our new members of staff. Karen Parker, Alexandra Bratu, George Sherwood, John Edwards and Stephen Birkenshaw. Karen was born in Rhodesia and immigrated to UK in 2008 with her 2 children. For the first 6 years she worked...

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Distributor Spotlight – CINQUEPASCAL S.R.L.

Distributor Spotlight – CINQUEPASCAL S.R.L.

Torr Scientific and 5Pascal have been in a very strong relationship for many years.It all began with Fabio and Bruno's desire to expand vacuum products portfolio with high-quality partners. 5Pascal was born from Edwards vacuum and together, Fabio Malaterra and Bruno...

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New Torr Logo

New Torr Logo

As you may have noticed already, Torr Scientific has updated its company logo. The main reason was just to modernise it. We wanted it to be up-to-date, but still recognisable, not too far away from the previous one. An external graphic designer was hired for this...

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SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies

SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies

Torr Scientistic were delighted to attend SPIE PHOTONEX + VACUUM TECHNOLOGIES. Phil Marston and Alexandra Bratu attended on behalf of Torr. This year, SPIE organisers decided to move the Exposition from Coventry to Glasgow. This change combined with the nationwide...

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Witch’s Hat

Witch’s Hat

As part of TSL’s ongoing investigation into the relationship between surface flatness and transmitted wavefront error (TWE), we spotted the TWE dataset below whose anomalously high peak has a distinct touch of the Halloween about it. Comparison with maps of surface...

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New Employee at Torr: Edward Wilson

New Employee at Torr: Edward Wilson

Torr would like to introduce their newest employee, Edward Wilson. Ed graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc in product design and modern materials. In the 10 years since his graduation, he has since been working within the vacuum industry where he has...

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CERN Windows

CERN Windows

Torr were recently commissioned to produce some special windows for CERN.  The windows were welded into a pre-machined body and then subjected to a high-pressure test. The application for the windows is the Beam-Gas-Curtain instrument (wepb16.pdf (cern.ch)). The LHC...

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Tribute to Angus Macleod

Tribute to Angus Macleod

TSL would like to offer our condolences to the family and colleagues of Professor Emeritus H. Angus Macleod, a giant of the thin-film world. Angus published many papers and books and was a founding partner, along with his wife Ann, behind Thin Film Centre, a family...

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KBr viewports and Parylene coating

KBr viewports and Parylene coating

Torr Scientific offer a range of Infrared vacuum windows using a range of materials.  One such material is potassium bromide (KBr).  Under standard conditions KBr is a white crystalline powder, but it can also be manufactured in optical blanks which can be ground and...

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Distributor Spotlight – Australian Vacuum Services

Distributor Spotlight – Australian Vacuum Services

Torr scientific has many global distributors which includes our friends on the opposite side of the planet - Australian Vacuum Services (AVS). Headed up by Andy Taylor and Laurens Willems, they both have a vast knowledge of ultra-high vacuum and nanotechnology...

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Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT)

Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT)

Work is ongoing at TSL to better understand and characterize the LIDT (laser-induced damage threshold) of our coated viewports and optics. We currently specify a CW (continuous wave) threshold of 500 W cm-2 at 530 nm. For each individual customer requirement, this...

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