About us

Our company, founded in March 2006, provides tools for analysis, thin film deposition, measurement and control applications from market-leading suppliers. We focus on research, development and process control in the materials science, energy research and semiconductor markets. We have a significant breadth of product offering, including the World market leading thin film metrology company k-Space Associates, Inc. and our 15+ year relationship has included 9 Distributor of the Year awards.

Products and services

k-Space Associates, Inc.

In-situ thin film metrology

European sales partner.

Staib Instruments GmbH

Products for RHEED and surface analysis

UK & Ireland sales partner.

Thought for the month

"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen" Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. 1870 – 1924


RTA Instruments Ltd
Back Lane,
Monks Eleigh
United Kingdom

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Thursday 5 September 2013

It’s food, Jim, but not as we know it.

In the absence of Star Trek’s food replicator, sustainably feeding the planet’s burgeoning population is a concern. Leaving aside any ethical considerations, accessing protein using livestock production is an inefficient process as well as a significant generator of methane. The increased use and farming of insects is being promoted as one route forward. Meanwhile scientists at Maastricht University have produced and eaten the first synthetic meat burger made from muscle stem cells. This cultured, in vitro meat, could be the beginnings of a new meat production technique thus keeping the many carnivores amongst us happy.

However at a cost of over £200,000 for this burger the 69 million people who daily visit a well known fast food outlet might be in for a shock.

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