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Commercial services

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Judges Scientific plc (parent company of Quorum Technologies) and subsidiary companies

Judges Scientific plc. Parent company of Quorum Technologies.

Aitchee Engineering. Owned by Fire Testing Technology, Aitchee Engineering manufacture a range of engineering parts and finished products for a variety of industries.

Armfield. Designs and sells engineering teaching instruments used by universities and technical colleges. 

Deben UK Ltd. A major manufacturer of instruments used to enable or improve the observation of objects under electron and light microscopes.

Fire Testing Technology Limited. World leader in manufacturing instruments to measure the reaction of a variety of materials to fire.

GDS Instruments. Develops and manufactures equipment and software used for the computer-controlled testing of soils and rocks.

PE.fiberoptics Ltd.  A leader in the manufacture of test equipment for characterisation of optical fibres.

Scientifica. Manufactures and distributes high precision scientific equipment for use by electrophysiology and imaging researchers.

Sircal Instruments. manufacturers of rare gas purifiers typically for use in metal analysis utilising the Arc/Spark spectrometry technique.

UHV Design. Specialise in the development and manufacture of instruments used to create motion, heating and cooling within ultra-high vacuum chambers.

Information about electron microscopy and related techniques

An introduction to microscopy. Florida State University's useful primer on different microscopy techniques

Museum of Science, Boston. How an SEM works.

Microscopedia. Microscopy products, news, events and resources.

PSmicrographs. A large library of SEM images.

Petr's Microscopy Resources.  A collection of pages of interest to microscopists.

Microscopy virtual library. From the University of Oklahoma.

International microscopy societies

Royal Microscopical Society  

International Federation of Societies for Microscopy

European Microscopy Society

Microbeam Analysis Society

National microscopy societies

Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society 

Austrian Society for Electron Microscopy (ASEM)

Belgium Society for Microscopy (BSM)

Chinese Electron Microscopy Society

Cryo Microscopy Group. UK based group dedicated to all aspects of cryo microscopy.

Czechoslovak Microscopy Society (CSMS)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie (DGE)

Dutch Society for Microscopy

Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (EMAG)

International Cement Microscopy Association (ICMA)  

Israel Society for Microscopy (ISM)

Japanese Society of Microscopy 

Korean Society of Microscopy

Microscopical Society of Canada

Microscopy New Zealand 

Microscopy Society of America (MSA)

Microscopy Society (Singapore)

Microscopy Society of Spain (EMS) 

Midlands SEM users meeting (MIDSEM). Local users group based in the UK midlands.

Nanoworld. Russian Society of Scanning Probe Microscopy and Nanotechnology.

Microscopy Society of Southern Africa (MSSA)  

Portuguese Society of Microscopy and Cell Biology  

SCANDEM, Nordic Microscopy Society 

Slovene Society for Microscopy (SDM)

Sociedade Brasileira de Microscopia Eletrônica (SBME). Brazilian Electron Microscopy Society.

The Society of Electron Microscope Technology (SEMT). UK based electron microscopy society.

Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy (SSOM) 

Electron microscope manufacturers

Carl Zeiss

Delong Instruments  



Hitachi High-Technologies 




Seron Technologies


Microanalysis, laboratory and EBSD suppliers



e2v scientific instruments 

Oxford Instruments 

Thermo Scientific

Microscopy journals, magazines and websites

Imaging & Microscopy. German based microscopy magazine published by Wiley.

Journal of Microscopy. Published on behalf of the Royal Microscopical Society.

Microscopy and Analysis. UK based microscopy magazine published by Wiley. News on product launches, new developments, events and trends in microscopy.

Microscopy Today. A Publication of the Microscopy Society of America.

Quorum customers

University of Brighton, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences. PP300T and Q150 users