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June 16, 2011
Spectroscopy Spotlight
Can LIBS Help Japan with its Nuclear Crisis?
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is already being used to characterize nuclear material at nuclear energy sites in the United Kingdom. So could LIBS help Japan with its current nuclear crisis? To find out, we spoke to Andy Whitehouse of Applied Photonics.
Low cost elemental analysis by EDXRF spectroscopy just got better with the introduction of the new ultra-compact Rigaku NEX QC benchtop analyzer. This analytical tool delivers rapid quantitative determination of sodium (11Na) to uranium (92U) in solids, liquids and powders. Specifically designed for routine quality control applications, it features an intuitive "icon-driven" touch screen interface for easy operation and a built-in printer for convenience. Read More
Featured News
Research Funding Finds Friends in Gingrich, Bernanke
In today’s difficult economic times, Americans may be surprised to hear former speaker of the House and potential Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich argue for increased spending on medical and scientific research.
New Forensic Laser Technique Locks Hair in Time
Jim Moran, a geochemist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, Washington), led a team of researchers in the development of a new laser-powered chemical analysis technique that can take dozens of samples from a single strand of hair and distinguish the chemical signatures of each.
Question of the Week

Which of the following LIBS application areas do you think will grow the fastest?

A) Forensics
B) Manufacturing process control
C) Space exploration
D) Characterization of nuclear material
E) Defense and homeland security
F) Metals and minerals analysis

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Last Month’s Results

Which segment of the spectroscopy market will see the most growth in 2011?

Mass spectrometry
Molecular spectroscopy
Atomic spectroscopy
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