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January 14, 2014





Spectroscopy Spotlight
Field-Portable Sampling for ICP Spectrometry: Bringing a Part of the Lab to the Sample
Conventional pneumatic nebulizer–spray chamber combinations for ICP spectrometry have a sample introduction efficiency of only 1–3%. A unique electrothermal vaporization device developed by Vassili Karanassios of the University of Waterloo uses field-portable rhenium filament coils with a very small vaporization chamber and increases the sample introduction efficiency to 100%. MORE »
Raise Your Expectations
Introducing the new Agilent 7900 ICP-MS. The world’s bestselling 7700 quadrupole ICP-MS just got 10 times better. Experience the most powerful ICP-MS ever. Experience the most powerful ICP-MS ever.
Featured Articles
Spectroscopy and the Atomic Number
The year 2013 represents the centennial of a seminal discovery about our universe. Key data that led to the discovery were obtained from spectroscopy. This final installment of David Ball's column, The Baseline, details the history of how the atomic number came to be and the discoveries it led to. MORE »
High Speed AFM-Raman Optimized for Nanoscale Chemical Imaging: Making TERS An Accessible Technique
On Demand Webcast: www.spectroscopyonline.com/AFMRaman
Cloud Computing: How to Choose the Right Cloud Supplier
Cloud computing is defined as a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pol ofconfigurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Here you will find advice for laboratories and organizations contemplating using cloud computing, including how to select a suitable cloud supplier for a regulated GxP laboratory. MORE »
Editors’ Series: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms of ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Event Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:00 am PST / 11am EST
Register here: www.spectroscopyonline.com/underlying
Raman Spectroscopy Coupled with Advanced Chemometrics for Forensic Analysis of Semen and Blood Mixtures
In this study, regression and classification chemometrical algorithms were combined to achieve effective discrimination of pure body fluids from their binary mixtures. The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a nondestructive, confirmatory method for the identification of trace amounts of body fluids for forensic purposes. MORE »
Advancing Elemental Determinations in Food and Geological Samples with Next Generation MP-AES Technology
Event Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:00 am EST/ 4:00 PM GMT/ 5:00 PM CET
Register here: www.spectroscopyonline.com/nextgeneration
Market Profile: Elemental Analyzers
While some atomic spectrometry systems can generally detect and quantify any element in the periodic table, other instruments are specifically designed to measure only one, or at most a few, elements of interest in a particular application. MORE »
Raise Your Expectations: Learn How the New Agilent 7900 ICP-MS Redefines ICP-MS Performance
Event Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4:00pm UK / 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST
Register here: www.spectroscopyonline.com/performance
Featured Products
Benchtop WDXRF Elemental Analysis
Measure oxygen (O) through uranium (U) in solids, liquids, powders and alloys. Wavelength dispersive (WDXRF) technology for unsurpassed elemental resolving power and superior light element performance.www.rigaku.com/products/xrf/supermini
New Webcast
Editors' Series: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms of ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
11:00 AM EST
We will discuss insights into the underlying mechanisms of ICP-OES and ICP-MS obtained through computer modeling of an inductively coupled plasma. We will also show the occurrence of rotational motion of the auxiliary and central gas flows, and how this can be avoided by changing the operating conditions or the geometrical parameters. Finally, we will show the trajectory of particles inserted in the ICP, and its consequences for ICP-OES and ICP-MS analyses. Sign Up Now>>
Advancing Elemental Determinations in Food and Geological Samples with Next Generation MP-AES Technology
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
11:00 AM EST/ 4:00 PM GMT/ 5:00 PM CET
Reliable and robust, easy to use, and cost effective – these are the reasons that flame AA has remained as a technology of choice in these application areas. In recent years, the expansion in use of MP-AES as a replacement for flame AA highlights the evolving needs of the modern laboratory, with an even greater emphasis on cost effective elemental analysis, and the ability to measure lower levels of the target elements with less sample preparation and improved safety. Join us to hear Shane Elliott, Marketing Manager of Atomic Spectroscopy, discuss next-generation MP-AES technology and how to ensure your laboratory meets its financial and sample throughput requirements. Sign Up Now>>
Raise Your Expectations; Learn How the New Agilent 7900 ICP-MS Redefines ICP-MS Performance
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
11:00 AM EST/ 4:00 PM GMT/ 5:00 PM CET
Metals labs that use ICP-MS have always had to accept the limitations — limited tolerance to high dissolved solids, and a dynamic range that can't reach the major elements. No longer! With the new Agilent 7900 ICP-MS, very high total dissolved samples matrices (e.g., 25% NaCl brine) can be measured routinely, and major elements at % concentration levels can be quantified in the same run as ppt-level traces. Learn how Agilent redefines ICP-MS performance. Sign Up Now>>
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