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April 17, 2012
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Spectroscopy Spotlight
Raman Spectroscopy for Measurements in Deep Space and the Deep Ocean
An interview with S. Michael Angel, winner of the 2012William F. Meggers Award and a 2011 FACSS Innovation Award. MORE »
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Technology Forum
Raman Spectroscopy
Raman spectroscopy offers is a non-destructive technique that requires little or no sample preparation. Participants in this forum are Tom Tague, of Bruker Optics, and Robert Chimenti, of B&W Tek.
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DISTINCTLY BETTER MOLECULAR SPEC. FROM AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES
In the lab, in the field. Now we take you further.

Our best-in-class portfolio of molecular spectroscopy has grown – in breadth as well as capabilities. With leading choices like Cary UV-Vis, FTIR, and Fluorescence, we’re more qualified than ever to equip you with the precise instrument for your specific challenge. From mobile and routine measurements, to high-end research, Agilent has a Distinctly Better solution for you.To learn more about Agilent’s Molecular Spectroscopy portfolio, visit www.agilent.com/chem/molecular.
Featured News
Ultrafast Spectroscopy Provides Clear Understanding of How Glass Behaves
A research group led by University of Michigan (UM) (Ann Arbor, Michigan) chemist Kevin J. Kubarych has applied ultrafast spectroscopy to observe the fastest molecular motions of a liquid hovering just above its glass transition temperature.
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HORIBA Scientific and Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene
Graphene's single molecular layers of highly crystalline graphite are extremely strong with high thermal conductance. HORIBA Scientific offers confocal Raman micro-spectroscopy as a reliable technique to distinguish the number of layers and quantify uniformity. The high spectral and spatial resolution of Raman spectroscopy combined with non-destructive testing make it an ideal method for characterizing graphene. Find out more at: http://www.horiba.com/scientific/products/raman-spectroscopy.
Edinburgh Instruments Appoints New Chairman
Edinburgh Instruments Limited (Livingston, West Lothian, UK) has appointed Derek Shepherd as Chairman.
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Sensors Unlimited-Goodrich ISR Systems manufactures InGaAs cameras and linear arrays for Spectroscopy in 0.9 to 1.7 µm, 1.1 to 2.2 µm, and 1.3 to 2.6 µm wavebands. Our uncooled InGaAs detectors provide readout of up to 47,000 lps for Photoluminescence, Raman Spectroscopy, Laser Diode Characterization, and Fluorescence infrared spectroscopy applications requiring high sensitivity and low noise in the NIR and SWIR. http://www.sensorsinc.com/ ?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign
Spectrometer Developer Floralis Creates Fourth Spin-off
Floralis Resolution Spectra Systems (Grenoble, France), created last December, has started the production of high-resolution, compact, spectrometers.
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Question of the Week

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A. Environmental media (such as soil, dust, air, surface water, ground water, and drinking water)
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Raman Crystallography in Theory & in Practice
Live Webcast: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT
Register Free at http://www.spectroscopyonline.com/crystallography.
Featured Products
Thermo Scientific Crimefighter
The Thermo Scientific Crimefighter packages are capable of rapid identification of pure materials and mixtures, featuring the Thermo Scientific Law Enforcement and Security Raman Library with over 8,300 spectra. http://www.thermoscientific.com/RamanCrimefighter
   
Handheld Raman
Enwave Optronics introduces the NEW ASSU℞ Handheld Raman Analyzer for raw material verification. Most materials are measured and evaluated within 15 seconds. It is an ideal choice for pharmaceutical, industrial chemicals and applications requiring high speed, reliable Raman analysis. http://www.enwaveopt.com/EZRaman-H.htm
   
Handheld Raman Spectrometer
The NanoRam™ is the most sensitive and repeatable handheld spectrometer ever designed to identify harmful non-conforming materials before they reach production.  Ideal choice for pharmaceutical, chemical, and material identification.http://www.nanoram.com.
   
Avantes changeable slit spectrometer
Avantes launches the world's first Miniature Spectrometer with a replaceable slit. Available in April, this spectrometer makes you choose the right selection between throughput and resolution, every time you need to. http://www.avantes.com/images/stories/avaspec-rs.pdf.
   
RamSpec-Ultra-high Resolution 1064nm Instrument
BaySpec’s RamSpec-HR-1064nm instrument features a dispersive Volume Phase Grating-based design and optimized detector cooling for ultra-high <5cm-1 resolution out to 3200cm-1, a cost effect replacement for FT-NIR systems. http://www.bayspec.com/userfiles/file/BaySpec-Datasheet%20-%20Ultra-high%20Resolution%20RamSpec%201064nm(m)2012.pdf.
   
Bruker's new Hyperspectral Imaging System, HI 90 is a remote chemical sensing system which permits detection, identification and quantification of hazardous gas clouds. Using an infrared focal plane array for detection and Fourier transform conversion of high precision interferograms, spectral signatures are available from individual pixels of the HI 90. The performance of HI 90 is highlighted by results up to 1000 times faster than conventional systems. The HI 90 system allows remote operation from distances as long as several kilometers from the area of interest. Other applications include homeland security, fugitive gas detection, industrial safety, atmospheric and environmental research and volcanic gas analysis. http://www.brukeroptics.com/remote_sensing.html
 
Upcoming Events
23-27 April 2012
SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2012
Baltimore, Maryland
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6–11 May 2012
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
San Jose, CA
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15–17 May 2012
10th China International Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment Exhibition (CISILE 2012)
Beijing, China
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15–18 May 2012
11th Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium (PPXRD-11)
Fort Myers, FL
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20–24 May 2012
60th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
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26–30 May 2012
CSC 2012
95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition Calgary
Quebec, Canada
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3–8 June 2012
Gordon Research Conference on Multiphoton Processes: Attoseconds, Intense Fields, and Ultrafast Imaging
South Hadley, MA
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4-6 June, 2012
Principles of Fluorescence Techniques course
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
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1–5 July 2012
Euromar 2012
Dublin, Ireland
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15–18 July 2012
Science at FELs
Hamburg, Germany
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29 July – 2 August 2012
August Microscopy & Microanalysis 2012 Meeting (M&M 2012)
Phoenix, AZ
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5–10 August 2012
Gordon Research Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy
Biddeford, ME
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6–10 August 2012
61st Annual Denver X-ray Conference
Denver, CO
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12–16 August 2012
2012 SPIE Optics & Photonics
San Diego, CA
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12 17 August 2012
23rd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy
Bangalore, India
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Upcoming Webcasts
Raman Crystallography, in Theory and in Practice
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
2:00 PM EDT
We will discuss the theory and general application of polarization/orientation (P/O) micro-Raman spectroscopy based on the interdependence of incident electric field, Raman polarizability tensor dictated by the symmetry point group of the crystal, and scattering vector.
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FT-IR as a Process Analytical Tool for Process Understanding and Control
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
2:00 PM EDT
This presentation will discuss applications of FT-IR technology in the development and process implementation of chemical processes.
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