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September 9, 2014





Spectroscopy Spotlight
LIBS and the Mars Curiosity Rover
NASA’s Curiosity rover landed inside the 3.7-billion-year-old Gale Crater on Mars on August 6, 2012, and it has been obtaining data about the planet’s rocks and soils with its ChemCam instrument ever since. We recently spoke with Roger Wiens of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Principal Investigator of the ChemCam instrument, about what this mission has taught us about the instrument’s laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) capabilities. MORE »
Dual View ICP-OES Minus the Wait
Introducing the Agilent 5100 ICP-OES.  Now you can run axial and radial view at the same time. Explore the fastest, most accurate dual view ICP-OES analysis ever. See how it works >>
Featured Article
Resonance-Enhanced Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy of Ultrathin Films and Monolayers on Metals
Resonance-enhanced atomic force microscopy (AFM)–infrared (IR) is a new technique that couples an atomic force microscope with a pulsed tunable IR laser source to provide high spatial resolution chemical analysis of samples as thin as a monolayer. The AFM probe tip acts as a small local detector of the thermal expansion of the sample caused by the absorption of the monochromatic IR radiation. MORE »
New Agilent ICP-OES Troubleshooting and Maintenance Videos
The new Agilent ICP-OES Troubleshooting and Maintenance videos will help you improve the performance and productivity of your ICP-OES. View the four short videos to learn more about problem diagnosis, routine maintenance and receive practical tips to help you care for nebulizers, peristaltic pump tubing, spray chambers and torches. Ensure your ICP-OES always operates at peak-performance.
Watch the videos now.
Featured Products
Frontier™ FT-IR Systems
PerkinElmer's Frontier IR systems offer flexible system configurations in the near, mid and far-IR regions Systems support an extensive range of applications due to its superb sensitivity and configurability.Read More
Time to reduce tough samples fast!
The McCrone Micronising Mill solves problematic preparation of solid samples for XRD or XRF spectroscopic analysis.
The McCrone mill :
  • Minimises sample damage and contamination
  • Ensures narrow range, reproducible, particle size
  • Has a 30 minute timer
  • Offers a choice of grinding elements
  • Grinds wet or dry
  • Is suitable for Carbides, Nitrides, Borides, Cement, Clay, Shale, Mica etc
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On-line EDXRF process analyzer
Featuring advanced 3rd generation energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) technology, the Rigaku NEX OL represents the next evolution of process elemental analysis for liquid stream and fixed position web or coil applications.Read more
Miniature 12W X-ray Source
Moxtek’s new 12W Miniature Source has a higher voltage and emission current then present miniature x-ray sources, critical for faster and more precise XRF analysis of heavy and light elements at low concentrations.Read more
ChemReveal LIBS Desktop Elemental Analyzer
The ChemReveal™ LIBS Desktop Analyzer offers rapid elemental analysis of solid materials. Based on advanced Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, the ChemReveal system is designed to analyze light elements (H, He, Li, Be…Mg, Al, etc.) and heavy metals simultaneously to determine bulk and trace element compositions. Read more
1 PPM ICP-MS Single Element Standards
SPEX CertiPrep standards are made using high purity acids, high grade starting materials, and high purity water to minimize contaminants. The one step dilution to PPB levels reduces dilution errors, and the concentration of target element is guaranteed to ± 0.5% accuracy. The Certificate of Analysis reports up to 68 trace element impurities Read more
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28 September–3 October, 2014
SciX 2014 — The Great SCIentific eXchange
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29 September–1 October, 2014
11th Symposium Confocal Raman Imaging
Ulm, Germany
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17–19 November, 2014
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Somerset, NJ
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