SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference

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From 25-29 August, Southern Innovation attended the SPIE 2013 Optics + Photonics Conference in San Diego, USA. SPIE Optics + Photonics is the largest international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America, with over 4500 attendees, 180 exhibitors and 4 conference streams.

Technical Director Paul Scoullar and XIA President Peter Grudberg presented the latest performance results achieved by SITORO┬« Accelerated Analysis, and the application of XIA’s FalconX processor to the high flux X-ray Fluorescence Microprobe beamline at the Australian Synchrotron.

Researchers at the Australian Synchrotron led by Dr David Paterson and Dr Martin de Jonge used X-ray fluorescence microprobe results, which relied on SITORO Accelerated Analysis, to create a 3D reconstruction of the distribution of trace elements in an ant mandible. Ants are significant agents of ecosystem processes, and understanding their role in accumulation and movement of elemental metal can aid in development of innovative mineral prospecting methods.

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About Southern Innovation:
Southern Innovation develops, markets and licenses patented pulse processing technologies for the rapid, accurate detection and measurement of radiation. The company was born out of research to review suitable technologies for the accurate and rapid detection of legacy landmines. Southern Innovation’s multi-award winning SITORO┬« technology provides a quantum leap in the efficiency of radiation detectors, with wide application in areas such as airport baggage screening, oil exploration, mineral analysis and the early detection of cancer. For more information contact info@southerninnovation.com.