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LaVision Stereo PIV system

The TR PIV high frequency Pegasus New-Wave pulsed class 4 laser (527nm) is operated with a computer, DaVis (LaVision) software, high speed controller, optical arm and laser sheet lens. The laser used for illumination is connected to the laser sheet lens through the use of a flexible arm. Our traverse system can be coupled with up to 4 Phantom Micro M310 high speed cameras for planar and stereo PIV measurements.

Dantec 3D LDA system

Dantec 3D LDA FiberFlow system is used for 3 dimensional Laser Doppler Anemometry measurements of fluid flow. The system consists of Coherent Innova 70C Series 5W Ion Laser (Ar-Ion Class 4) transmitter box, a Dual PDA detector unit, BSA P80 Flow and Particle Processor, PDA probe, 1D LDA probe and 2D LDA probe. 

 
 

Dantec 2D LDA system

To be updated

LaVision MicroPIV system

MicroPIV measurements are made using a LaVision MicroPIV system (Litron Nano S30-15 Laser, 532nm Class 4 pulsed nanoPIV) connected to the Nikon Eclipse TI inverted microscope with 670LD PCO SensiCam.  The laser used for illumination is connected to the microscope through the use of a fibre optic link, which fits at the end of the laser head and attaches to the microscope through the illumination port.

 
 

Vivitro Superpump

The Vivitro SuperPump uses digitally controlled hydraulic piston to generate a pulsating output and replicate the volumetric displacement, displacement waveform shape, and beat rate of the heart. This can be used to create physiological cardiac flows for in vitro testing and development of cardiovascular medical devices. 

Pulsatile flow pump I

This in-house designed pump system consists of a numerically controlled piston pump synced with an integrated measurement system to generate positive and negative flows. Flow profile can be customised and it is suitable for applications where accurately controlled and monitored flow profile is needed. e.g. to simulate the human aortic arch pulsatile flow.  

 
 

Pulsatile flow pump II

This in-house designed pump system consists of a numerically controlled piston pump synced with an integrated measurement system to generate positive and negative flows. Flow profile can be customised and it is suitable for applications where accurately controlled and monitored flow profile is needed. e.g. to simulate the human aortic arch pulsatile flow.  

Novascan PSD Digital UV Ozone system

Novascan's Ultraviolet UV Ozone Cleaners are used to UV clean surfaces such as glass and silicon at an atomic level. It can also be used to improve the surface wettability, UV clean AFM probes / tips, UV Clean SEM & TEM samples, UV polymer activation, assembly / bonding of PDMS / glass microfluidic devices, UV clean glass and a host of other UV Ozone cleaning and oxidation applications.