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.
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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.
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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.
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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.