Hydrodynamic Focusing using Integrated Modular Pumps, Valves, Connectors & ImagingYolanda Fintschenko and Kirsten Pace LabSmith, Inc.
Hydrodynamic focusing capitalizes on the inherent advantages of the flow physics of a microfluidic system to overcome functional challenges encountered in microfluidic conditions such as mixing and the delivery of particles such as cells for counting. Hydrodynamic focusing requires reproducible flow rates, valving, and automated control of pumps and valves to direct the processes on … Read more
Laser Control with the LC880Mike Zecchino, LabSmith, Inc.
Many research experiments require the precise control of lasers. The LabSmith LC880 Programmable Experiment Controller handles all aspects of laser timing control, from simple pulsing to sequencing a 2-pulse experiment and beyond. In this application note, we will discuss how to implement a pulsed Nd:YAG laser control system using the LC880. We will expand the … Read more
Timing a Ballistics Experiment with the LC880Mike Zecchino, LabSmith, Inc.
Many experiments require several processes to coincide with an event of unknown timing. Photographing a projectile in flight, for example, requires accurate coordination of the camera, sensors and flash lamps to capture a projectile of unknown speed. In this study, we examine various ways to control experiments of this nature using the LabSmith LC880 Programmable … Read more
Timing a Two-Pulse Experiment with the LC880Mike Zecchino, LabSmith, Inc.
In the “Laser Control with the LC880” application note, we designed a laser control system using the LabSmith LC880 Programmable Logic Controller. In this application note, we’ll discuss two designs for a two-pulse experiment, in which two laser pulses illuminate a fluid to visualize its flow. … Read more