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June 22, 2011

Spectroscopy Spotlight
Peter Griffiths on NIR, Mid-IR, and Raman
Spectroscopy recently interviewed Dr. Peter Griffiths, Professor Emeritus at the University of Idaho on his work in NIR, Mid-IR, and Raman. Dr. Griffiths also offers his insight on how the field of NIR has evolved throughout his illustrious career.
Featured News
Two New Chemical Elements Recognized
Chemistry’s periodic table has two new man-made elements. Atomic numbers 114 and 116, for now unnamed elements, have been recognized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), which credited a Russia-U.S. collaboration with their discovery.
Featured Products

Popular for a Reason

The USB2000+ from Ocean Optics is one of the most popular miniature spectrometers in the world. Compact, ultra-fast and built to last, the USB2000+ can be configured for a host of applications.

New AvaSpec NIRLine

The new high performance AvaSpec NIRLine with the TEC- extension is designed for measuring long wavelengths. The AvaSpec-NIR512-1.7-TEC and AvaSpec-NIR256-1.7-TEC provide high resolution at a large dynamic range with 1-stage thermo-electrical cooling. The AvaSpec-NIR256-2.0-TEC to NIR256-2.5-TEC range features extended InGaAs array technology to measure up to 2500 nm.
More info www.avantes.com

Preconfigured Spectrometers for Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy

The Glacier™ X is the smallest TE cooled spectrometer on the market and is ideal for low light level applications.  B&W Tek, now offers two new preconfigured models of the Glacier™ X for fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy applications.  These preconfigured models are in stock and ready for immediate delivery www.bwtek.com/raman-fluorescence

Enwave Optronics

Raman analyzer
The EZRaman-1-9 portable Raman analyzer from Enwave Optronics is designed to minimize fluorescence and maximize capability of Raman analysis in difficult-to-measure samples. According to the company, the analyzer's excitation wavelength is above 900 nm. Enwave Optronics, Inc., Irvine, CA; www.enwaveopt.com.



Spectrum Two™ is a robust, compact infrared (IR) spectrometer that can be used by everybody. Bringing reliable instrument performance to laboratory and non-laboratory environments, Spectrum Two delivers accurate IR results everyday.
Question of the Week

Which technique has been the most useful in your work?

B) Mid-IR
C) Raman

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Last Week's Results

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

Metals and minerals analysis
Manufacturing process control
Defense and homeland security
Characterization of nuclear material
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