2014 Int. Sample Env. Workshop — Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

We greatly appreciated the financial support of all our sponsoring companies. Their contributions enabled us to provide benefits such as coffee breaks, the excursion to Blenheim Palace, etc. We would like to say a special thank you to BOC, who have provided a significant part of the funding for the Workshop Banquet.

'Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, abatement systems and related value-added services. These are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells; are used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications, steel and other metallurgy, pharmaceutical and chemical; and for both scientific instruments and a wide range of R&D applications.'
'ICE offers a superior range of the DRY LEMON cryostat with temperatures ranging from 1.4K to 800K and VTl's up to 70mm diameter . A comprehensive range of inserts are available to reduce this further to 250mK or 15mK. Solenoid, split pair and vector rotate magnets can be fitted. All systems include the ICE sock anti-vibration technology, the LEMON software package and automatic running as standard. Accessories include auto-gas handling, enhanced anti-vibration, rotators and windows.'
'Oxford Instruments Omicron Nanoscience, world leader in cryogenic, ultra-low temperature and superconducting magnet technologies, UHV Scanning Probe Microscopy, Electron Spectroscopy and Thin Film Deposition Techniques.'
'SHI Cryogenics Group is proud to offer a wide range of quality cryogenic equipment, including a portfolio of 3-stage, 2-stage and high powered single-stage Gifford McMahon and Pulse Tube Cryocoolers for the medical and research markets. SHI has developed specific Cryopump technology for the Semiconductor Industry and Cryopumps foroptical coating and research. With 9 global service centres, we are able to provide effective, local support and service to our end-users.'
'Swagelokoffer a comprehensive range of fluid system components. For over 50 years they have set the standard worldwide for safety, performance and integrity. Swagelok London can provide you with cutting edge technology to improve your operations and reduce your costs and downtime.'
'In the UK and Ireland BOC has been producing atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen and argon for over 120 years. Its portfolio today includes thousands of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services. Internationally BOC is a member of The Linde Group.'

Silver Sponsors

We greatly appreciated the support shown to our Workshop by the following companies:

'AS Scientific Products Ltd. is one of the world's major suppliers of high specification, low temperature engineering equipment. For us no project is too large or too small.'
'Hiden lsochema is a world leader in the design and manufacture of sorption instruments. We offer a range offully automated gravimetric and manometric instruments for determining the equilibria and kinetics of gas and vapour sorption by liquids and materials. In addition to our standard products, we have also supplied a number of sorption systems to neutron sources for the delivery of both gases and vapours to sample cells for in-situ neutron scattering experiments. These systems generally allow the automated control of the pressure and flow rate of single gases, gas mixtures or vapours, or the in-situ measurement of gas sorption for the investigation of the structural changes induced by gas-solid interactions.'
'Julabo develop and produce innovative temperature control instruments . Our refrigerated circulators are used for the temperature control of applications in research, materials testing and production. We also have many users in Neutron Scattering for controlling the temperatures of soft matter samples.'

Bronze Sponsors

We greatly appreciated the support shown to our Workshop by the fbllowing companies :

'Brown Waite Engineering is an Independent Nima Technology Specialist, providing support/service/repair/upgrades to the Nim a product line of Langmuir/ Blodgett troughs, Dippers and Tensiometers. We also buy and sell pre-used Nima systems. Located in U.K. we cover the worldwide customer base, dealing direct with the end user to offer a timely and cost effective service.'
'Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum is a worldwide company which has been trading for over 160 years, offering our customers the largest sales and after sales network in the vacuum technology industry.Our wide manufacturing range includes fore vacuum pumps, high vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, vacuum gauges, leak detecting instruments, flanges, fittings and valves as well complete vacuum solutions. Oerlikon also offers full UK service support as well as training for its customers.'
'Janis Research has been manufacturing high quality cryogenic equipment since 1961, and has been working with sample environment teams for more than fifteen years to tailor our cryostat designs to the unique requirements of neutron scattering user facilities. Janis has cryogen free systems in user facilities world-wide in both top-loading and bottom-loading configurations, and with base temperatures of 300 mK, 1.5 K, 4 K or 10 K. Our designs can be customized to fit a specific experiment, or can be modular for multiple experiments.'

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