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IS-Instruments Wins Government Funding to Help Solve the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Crisis

ISI has won funding to produce a fluorescent imaging device that could provide a solution to dwindling stocks of PPE by determining contamination levels on used equipment and wearables after they have been through simple cleaning processes. This will enable the PPE and equipment to be assessed to determine how often PPE needs replacing, reducing unnecessary waste. The funding is [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: ISI News|Tags: , , |

Collaborations During COVID-19 – The Work Must Go On!

When the lockdown was announced, the way we worked had to change. As an organisation, IS-Instruments has always worked collaboratively, however, generally, we’ve all been in the same vicinity, sharing offices and laboratories for our own projects as well as facilitating the cross-over of a number of our projects with those of i3D robotics. File Sharing One of the key [...]

Raman Analysis of Gas for the NUclear Sector using Microstructured Optical Fibres (RAGNUSMOF)

Raman Analysis of Gas for the NUclear Sector using Microstructured Optical Fibres (RAGNUSMOF) Innovate UK Emerging and Enabling Technologies – 26-month project: 01.02.18 to 31.03.20 IS-Instruments in collaboration with the Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton and contractor to the nuclear industry, Jacobs (formally Wood) under the InnovateUK Emerging and Enabling Technologies programme have developed a novel [...]

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: ISI News, Raman, Raman Spectrometer, Raman Spectroscopy, Stand off Raman|

New Team Members for IS-Instruments & I3D Robotics

Rapid expansion Dr Richard French and Sarah Marsh-Collings join the team • Increased workflow and success in the Integrated Innovation in Nuclear Decommissioning competition prompts the addition of two members to join IS-Instruments Ltd (ISI) and I3D Robotics Ltd (I3DR) • Dr Richard French, Senior Systems Scientist • Sarah Marsh-Collings, Dissemination and Exploitation Manager Tonbridge, Kent IS-Instruments and I3D Robotics [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Categories: IS-Instruments Team, ISI News|Tags: |

ISI | Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Project

ISI completes project with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority ISI have been involved in this exciting project with Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, @InnovateUK and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. It's quite rare to have the opportunity to work on a fully-funded R&D project of this size. IS-Instruments Ltd worked as part of a large team made up of micro, small and [...]

By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: ISI News, Nuclear Raman, Raman|

Demonstration of Stand off Raman observations

This video, shows a Raman spectrometer mounted on a robotic platform making observations of Titanium oxide from a distance of > 1 m.  Raman spectroscopy can be used to identify almost any molecular compound, however the scattering process is weak making stand off observations of greater than a few 10s of centimetres a challenge. ISI HES range of Spectrometer seek to resolve [...]

Time resolved Raman using SPAD

ISI presents is latest patent application, developing a new system for making Time resolved Raman measurements exploiting the properties of SPADs. One of the biggest challenges in making Raman observation is contamination by fluorescent signals. Time resolved Raman is a well known technique to separate these signals, but currents systems are prohibitively expensive. This patent explores a method of exploiting [...]

Time resolved Raman using SPAD

ISI presents is latest patent application, developing a new system for making Time resolved Raman measurements exploiting the properties of SPADs. One of the biggest challenges in making Raman observation is contamination by fluorescent signals. Time resolved Raman is a well known technique to separate these signals, but currents systems are prohibitively expensive. This patent explores a method of exploiting [...]

ISI is looking for new people to join our team

IS-instruments Ltd is a micro company based in Kent, specialising in the development of spectrometers, Raman systems and LIDAR based products. The company is looking to expand its product range and has recently been awarded a number of exciting development contracts. IS-Instruments is seeking an ambitious opto-electrical engineer to join the team. The successful candidate should be educated to at [...]

By |May 17th, 2018|Categories: ISI News|

ISI presents its latest developments in Raman Probes

ISI presents its latest developments in Raman Probes for our HES spectrometer Range The performance of any Raman instrument, is not only a function of the spectrometer, laser and detector. But also the interface between the samples and the instrument. Commonly this is achieved via a Raman Collection Probe. These probes can be the critical factor in determining the final observed [...]

By |January 15th, 2018|Categories: HES Spectrometer, ISI News, Raman Probe, Raman Spectrometer, Stand off Raman|

ISI develop AI tool for Raman Analysis

See our new article examining how the latest Artificial Intelligence tools can be used, to identify Raman spectra, published in the Royal Society of Chemistry Analyst journal. Not only did the software outperform traditional SVM techniques. It also demonstrated no requirement to pre process of the data before the analysis was completed. A pre print of the article can be [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: ISI News, Raman Spectrometer|

ISI MiniSpec Drying Chill

See our new video, showing the ISI Miniature spectrometer measure the drying process of a chilli. As spectrometer technology improves it has become more accessible to a range of markets. Including areas such as agriculture and education. ISI Miniature spectrometer is low cost (<£ 800) and ideally suited to a number of these tasks. To demonstrate it use ISI have measure the [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Categories: ISI News, Miniature Spectrometer, Spectrometer|

HES Spectrometer Flat Field Correction

See our latest article discussing flat field correction in our HES spectrometer page. Flat field correction is a well none technique applied to a variety of spectral measurement systems. Its influence is critical in our HES spectrometers due to the Fourier nature of the device. Our latest azom article discusses this effect and how to correct in our instruments. This is key for [...]

By |June 13th, 2017|Categories: HES Spectrometer, ISI News, OEM Spectrometer, Raman Spectrometer|

White light correction of Miniature spectrometer

ISI publish a new article describing the white light calibration and the effect of etaloning on a spectrometer. The calibration of any spectral measurement system is critical to the performance of the device. In the our latest article, we describe the effect of etaloning with a mini spectrometer. How this can be removed, by using for example a windowless detector [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: ISI News, Miniature Spectrometer, OEM Spectrometer, Spectrometer|

New optics express article published

Download our newly published optics express article , describing how the improved throughput offered by a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (such as our HES range ), offers distinct advantages when performing transmission Raman observations. Click to Download ISI new peer reviewed paper on Transmission Raman observations.

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: High Throughput Raman, ISI News, Spatial Heterodyne, Transmission Raman|

IS-Instrument is pleased to announce new members to our team

IS-Instrument is pleased to announce Dr William Brooks and Dr Joshua Veitch – Michaelis have joined our team.  Will joins IS Instruments from a background in materials science and instrument engineering. Will completed a B.Sc Chemistry degree in 2006 followed by a Electronic Engineering Ph.D in 2012. In addition to 4 years of post-doctoral research at the Centre for Solar Energy [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: IS-Instruments Team, ISI News|

IS Instruments Ltd. new partnership with Laser Lines UK

IS Instruments Ltd. is pleased to announce a new partnership with Laser Lines in the UK. Laser lines will distribute ISI spectrometer and remote sensing based products within the UK. These will include our new miniature spectrometer, integrating spheres and HES range of Raman spectrometers.

By |September 5th, 2016|Categories: Integrating Spheres, ISI News, Miniature Spectrometer, Raman Spectrometer|

First Stage Testing of our Low Cost Products

In this blog we discuss the advances that we’ve made in our low-cost spectrometers and integrating spheres. After months of development, these products are taking form and functioning well as they near product launch. The images below show these products connected to each other by an optical fibre. To investigate the performance of these products we acquired a spectrum of [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: ISI News, Raman Spectrometer|

Raman Spectrometer: Demonstration 3mm fibre compatible

See our latest technical article describing the performance of our HES 2003 Raman spectrometer. System has demonstrated a throughput advantage of over 500 times greater than a classical dispersive system. This major breakthrough represents the worlds highest throughput Raman spectrometer. System is based on a Spatial Heterodynespectrometer and has no moving parts with a resolution of ~ 4 cm-1 Making [...]

By |January 29th, 2016|Categories: ISI News|

Demonstration of world highest throughput Raman spectrometer

This is the final diary entry from a series of experiment demonstrating the performance of our new 3 mm fibre compatible HES 2000 spectrometer.  The system has demonstrated a resolution of ~ 4cm-1 while coupled to a 3 mm diameter. The system has not slit and has been tested with fibres of varying diameter. Figure 1 shows the required integration [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: ISI News|

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