SOPHIATechnical Notes

Instrument Automation via National Instruments LabVIEW®

While many labs use LabVIEW for instrument automation, quite often researchers find it daunting to create their own vi’s if a sub-vi for a desired function is not provided by the instrument manufacturer. Teledyne Princeton Instruments provides robust documentation and building blocks to help most users perform their desired automation without…Read Full Article

The Art and Science of Being Cool

Many low-light imaging and spectroscopy applications rely on highly sensitive silicon- or InGaAs-based scientific detectors. These applications, which include astronomical photometry, in vivo small-animal imaging, Raman spectroscopy, chemi/bioluminescence, and soft x-ray imaging, require deep-cooled cameras that minimize thermally generated dark noise in order to allow…Read Full Article