With summer well under way and the temperatures trending upward, we take a look at a couple of instruments where temperature control and accuracy are extremely important to the light microscopist. There are also a number of recently-graduated particle analysts who have published new particle characterizations—be sure to check them out as part of your summer reading. Enjoy the summer and this issue of Nanographia.
In this latest issue of Nanographia, we are excited to announce the release of the new book Essentials of Polarized Light Microscopy and Ancillary Techniques by John Gustav Delly. Years in the making, this lifetime collection of microscopy knowledge will serve as the definitive textbook for learning polarized light microscopy and related techniques. Explore this fascinating world, and enjoy our latest issue of Nanographia.
Happy New Year from The McCrone Group! In 2018, watch for new analytical instruments, both in our instrument sales and analytical divisions. Hooke College of Applied Sciences will continue to offer state-of-the-art training courses, both onsite and offsite, and exciting webinars, all of which will help to serve your microscopy needs. Also, watch for the release of John Delly’s fascinating new book, Essentials of Polarized Light Microscopy and Ancillary Techniques. Please take a look at what’s new in 2018 and enjoy this latest issue of Nanographia.
The McCrone Group is many things to many people—you definitely get that sense when you take a look at the on-demand webinars on our website where you will find informative presentations on microanalysis, discussions about the latest microscopy equipment, and interesting educational programs. Our free-of-charge monthly presentations will resume in 2018, and will feature topics that we hope you will find interesting and worth your time. If there is a particular topic that you would like us to discuss please send us an email. In the meantime, if you have not been to our webinars page, please check it out and let us know what you think.
This is another milestone year for The McCrone Group as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original publication of The Particle Atlas. Much has changed in fifty years and the “Atlas” has gone through multiple iterations, from print to web-based, all in an effort to promote microscopy and to serve your analytical needs. Enjoy this issue of Nanographia.
At The McCrone Group we believe that the closer you look, the more you can understand. This belief is part of everything we do, from the samples we analyze to the equipment we provide, to our hands-on learning programs—all to the benefit of our valued clients. We love sharing this belief in the form of helpful tips, exciting images, and engaging articles. Enjoy this latest issue of Nanographia.
Happy New Year from The McCrone Group! As we enter our 61st year in business we are excited at what 2017 has to offer and look forward to all the ways that we can help you. In 2017 watch for cutting-edge instruments, advanced analytical techniques, state-of-the-art training courses, and exciting webinars, all of which will help to serve your microscopy needs. Please take a look at what’s new in 2017 and enjoy this latest issue of Nanographia.
Many times our customers are faced with a problem that doesn’t appear to have an apparent solution. Pioneering the idea that microscopy can solve most industrial problems is what has led to more than 60,000 solutions to our customers’ toughest problems. Sixty years ago this type of problem solving wasn’t common in most industrial laboratories. Thinking small to solve big problems is more common today as a result of professional training, instrument sales, and, of course, world-class microanalysis. In Thomas Kuhn’s book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, he states that in order to bring about a paradigm shift “a person must prove themselves to be an expert puzzle-solver, and the challenge of the puzzle is an important part of what usually drives them…largely because the puzzle may not have any solution.” We hope that you don’t often find yourself in this situation, but if you do, we are here to help. Enjoy this latest issue of Nanographia.
At The McCrone Group we are passionate about one thing—microscopy. We love to use microscopes to examine the world around us, provide microscopes to our valued customers, and train countless students in a variety of microscopy methods. We are pleased to announce a new online learning initiative designed to bring the world of microscopy to scientists around the globe. Our first few tutorials begin with the basics. Watch for new videos in the months to come.
On April 1, 2016 The McCrone Group celebrated our 60th Anniversary! Over the course of sixty years we have trained thousands of students in various forms of microscopy and sample preparation techniques, sold systems to laboratories around the world and solved the most challenging analytical cases. Our McCrone team includes the world’s best microscopy scientists, instructors, and technical sales representatives. This is the reason we are often referred to as “the premier microscopy resource.” Please enjoy this issue of Nanographia and join us in celebrating this achievement!
On April 1, 1956, McCrone Associates was established, and became the world’s first analytical laboratory to solve materials problems using a dedicated Class 100 cleanroom facility and a vast array of analytical instrumentation. After 60 years in business and completing more than 60,000 projects, The McCrone Group continues to solve not only some of the easier materials problems but some of the most challenging cases, as well; provides the latest scientific instrumentation through McCrone Microscopes & Accessories; and trains scientists worldwide through Hooke College.
As The McCrone Group enjoys its 60th year in business, we want to take time to reflect on the education we provide to the world's microscopists, of all ages. Whether it be STEM outreach at a middle school, a custom course designed for a pharmaceutical team of scientists, or the never-ending stream of knowledge provided by our analytical staff to their clients; we are passionate about educating the world in what we love—microscopy. Please enjoy this issue.
As we celebrate our fifty-ninth anniversary this year, The McCrone Group would like to thank everyone who contributed to our success and longevity. It has truly been our pleasure. Enjoy the following articles and features.
The year 2015 marks the 350th anniversary of Micrographia, Robert Hooke's detailed book of observations using optical microscopy. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the Internation Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. These two events are significant to Hooke College of Applied Sciences (HCAS). Named for Robert Hooke, HCAS continues the development of microanalytical techniques at the highest level. This year, HCAS will offer more than 40 courses relevant to current and future technical occupations in chemistry, biology and microscopy with an emphasis on materials analysis to the technical and educational community around the world. Read the following articles and features.
As we enter the autumn months and watch as the trees grow from uniform greens, to shades of red, yellow, and gold, we are reminded of the beauty of nature on a grand scale. As microscopists at The McCrone Group, we are constantly reminded of the beauty of nature on the micro-scale. Our reds may be the fiery brilliance of cochineal particles, and our yellows may be the fine grains of goethite. Enjoy this issue of Nanographia.
The McCrone Group regularly takes part in collaborative efforts with laboratories, universities, and government agencies worldwide. These efforts result in new forms of analysis, advancements in educational techniques, and time and money saved for our clients. In this latest issue of Nanographia, we present some of the many ways we collaborate with partners across the globe. Enjoy these articles and case studies.
In 1956, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the U.S. President, Elvis first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Yankees beat the Dodgers in the World Series, and Frederick Reines and Clyde Cowan conclusively determined the existence of the neutrino at Los Alamos, New Mexico.
On April 1, 1956, McCrone Associates was established, and became the world’s first analytical service laboratory with a Class 100 cleanroom to process and handle client samples. Today, after 58 years and more than 56,000 projects, The McCrone Group continues to consistently update and expand the microscopy resources we offer to help solve your problems.
Enjoy these articles and case studies, and please watch for future issues.
The McCrone Group is proud to present our new e-newsletter, Nanographia! In this inaugural issue, we would like to remind you about the breadth of services offered by The McCrone Group. In future issues, we will bring you microscopy insights and information to apply in your workplace.