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October 21, 2014





Featured Articles
Identifying Organic Impurities in Counterfeit and Illicit Tobacco Using Portable ATR-FT-IR Spectroscopy
Counterfeit and illicit tobacco may contain potentially toxic organic impurities that result in adverse health effects to the consumer. The aim of this work was to investigate the feasibility of the identification of organic impurities in counterfeit or illicit tobacco using attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FT-IR) spectroscopy.
Join us at FluoroFest on November 6-7, in Raleigh/Durham, NC
Our FluoroFest workshops are designed to give fluorescence researchers and users of fluorescence-based techniques, a forum to hear internationally renowned experts in the field.
  • Listen to presentations on trending fluorescence topics;
  • Present and exchange ideas on your own work;
  • Discuss future directions in the fields of biomedical research, nanotechnology,  and materials science;
  • Experience the state-of-the-art in fluorescence instrumentation with hands-on sessions.
For information and registration www.fluorofest.org
Raman Spectra of Metal Oxides
Metal oxides often occur in crystals where there are no molecular units. Here, we provide an introduction to the concepts that need to be understood when analyzing metal oxides in materials such as paint, ceramic pigments, corrosion films, catalysts, and minerals. MORE »
The 2014 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit features many new and emerging areas of materials research as well as an exciting mix of well-established and popular topics. With 52 technical symposia, more than 6,000 oral and poster presentations, over 250 international exhibitors, and many special events, the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit offers attendees a wide-range of knowledge-building opportunities. Visit www.mrs.org/fall2014 to register. Read more
Macro ATR-FT-IR Spectroscopic Imaging of Dynamic Processes
Macro attenuated total reflection (ATR)-Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic imaging is a powerful analytical tool, but it is still underexploited in the spectroscopic imaging community. This article presents an overview of current macro ATR-FT-IR imaging approaches and opportunities for studying dynamic processes such as diffusion, sorption, crystallization, and dissolution.
Analyze Composites and Polymers At-Site
Can you perform molecular surface analysis on composites and polymers without destroying the sample? Can you analyze your sample at-site? Agilent’s 4300 Handheld FTIR lets you perform powerful surface analysis when are where you need it. Show me proof.
Show me proof.
Featured News
App of the Month: Infrared
HM Direct’s Infrared spectroscopy database is designed as a searchable list of IR absorption peaks observed in organic and inorganic molecules.
Plan to attend SPIE DSS 2015 in Baltimore
SPIE DSS hosts the most important scientific conferences and exhibition on sensors, optics, imaging, lasers, and related technologies for defense, security, industry, health, and the environment. SPIE DSS is held annually in Baltimore, Maryland, where 6,000 scientists, researchers, program managers, and company reps gather to discover, learn, and do business. 20-24 April 2015.
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Featured Products
More flexibility for all your applications!
Long integration times in general are equivalent to higher dark noise. Avantes Thermo-Electric Cooled (TEC) spectrometers systems overcome this problem by cooling the detector. These recently re-designed instruments are equipped with triple stage cooling, keeping your detector at an optimal 5 degrees Celsius (maximum -35°C difference from ambient temperature). Read more
High Resolution Raman System
The i-Raman® Plus is a portable Raman spectrometer powered by smart spectrometer technology.  Using a back-thinned CCD detector with deeper cooling, it allows for up to 30mins of integration time. Read more
Real-time process monitoring with the Unscrambler® X Process Pulse
Improve process monitoring, understanding and control with the Unscrambler® X Process Pulse. It enables powerful multivariate models developed with The Unscrambler® X to be used to monitor at-line, on-line and in-line processes.Read more
MicroRaman Spectroscopy
Compact and affordable with research grade performance. uRaman-M integrates seamlessly with most upright Dark field, Polarization, DIC, Fluorescence Microscopes. Raman mapping available as optional. uRaman is available in 532nm, 633nm and 785nm as individual or multiple wavelengths. Read more
This High Temperature Raman Reaction Chamber is an effective tool for Raman measurements of powders under controlled environmental conditions.  Use in conjunction with a Raman microscope or spectrometer. Designed for operation from high vacuum to 25.8 ktorr and for temperatures up to 910°C (under vacuum), this reaction chamber is ideal for studying heterogeneous catalysis, gas-solid interactions, photochemical reactions, and oxidation mechanisms. Read more
JASCO’s New NRS-4100 Series Raman
Building upon the high performance capabilities of the top end NRS-5000/7000 series Raman instruments, JASCO has released a new compact and easy-to-use NRS-4100 Series Laser Raman Spectrometer. Learn more
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. Learn more
The Thermo Scientific™ picoSpin™ 80 NMR Spectrometer is a compact and affordable instrument that offers the chemistry education community an easy-to-operate, cryogen-free instrument.  Designed to be the world's highest resolution Benchtop NMR, the picoSpin 80 NMR Spectrometer features a 2 Tesla magnet that reveals chemical information not available using smaller magnetic fields. Learn more
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Upcoming Events
5–7 November, 2014
11th Biennial International Conference of the Infrared and Raman Users Group (IRUG11)
Boston, MA
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6–7 November, 2014
FluoroFest 2014
Raleigh/Durham, NC
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6–7 November, 2014
ASMS Fall Workshop: Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry
Seattle, WA
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17–19 November, 2014
Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition
Somerset, NJ
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30 November–5 December 5, 2014
2014 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
Boston, MA
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3–5 December
International Association for Spectral Imaging (IASIM-14)
Rome, Italy
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4–5 December
Optics & Photonics Taiwan, International Conference (OPTIC 2014)
Taichung, Taiwan
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7–10 July, 2015
Clinical Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (CLIRSPEC) Summer School
Lake Windermere, UK
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12 –17 July, 2015
International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy 2015
Vienna, Austria
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On Demand Webcast
USP <232> and <233>: Risk Assessments for Compliance with the New Requirements on Elemental Impurities