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September 15, 2011

Spectroscopy Spotlight
ICP-MS for Forensic Applications
Spectroscopy recently spoke to Sam Houk, professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, and scientist in the Ames Laboratory of the United States Department of Energy, about the current state of ICP-MS, including its use in forensics.
Tune in to the latest in FT-IR Spectroscopy
Each month Thermo Fisher presents informative and educational webinars on topics of interest to the FT-IR community. Tune in to our latest offering or listen to recordings of previous sessions. Topics include: Solving QA/QC and analytical problems with FT-IR, ATR sampling, transmission analysis and spectral interpretation.. Join our growing community of FT-IR experts at www.thermoscientific.com/ftirwebinars.
Featured News
Four Honored with HUPO Science and Technology Awards
The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) 2011 World Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, recently recognized the work of four scientists for their contributions to advancement in proteomics.
NEX QC – Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer
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…
The Art of Dating Silk Textiles
A new mass spectrometry method will allow museum scientists to date ancient silks from samples that are far smaller than what is consumed during carbon-14 dating, the only other method that can date silk.
The AVS 58th International Symposium and Exhibition
The AVS 58th International Symposium and Exhibition will be held October 30-November 4, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Highlights include an extensive collection of technical symposia, topical conferences, focused topics, exhibitor technology spotlights, short courses, and a free to attend equipment exhibition. See http://www2.avs.org/symposium for more details.
Crystallography Scholarship Awards Established
The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), Newtown Square, PA, has established the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Fund.
IFPAC®-2012: The Twenty-Sixth International Forum and Exhibition
January 22-25, 2012, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
IFPAC-2012 is the essential meeting place for the latest developments in Process Analysis & Control, PAT and QbD within the Chemical/Petrochemical, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Food & other related Industries. IFPAC is a collaborative forum to exchange ideas through panel discussions, evening sessions, and the exhibition. For over 25 years IFPAC has brought together industry, academia and government to discuss trends in technology, standards, and controls... View Article... www.ifpacpat.org
Featured Products
Featured Product Ad for Nippon Instruments North America:
Model MA-3000 Direct Mercury for Solids, Liquids, & Gases with no sample preparation, no reagents, no waste!
UV-vis & Raman Microspectroscopy
The 20/20 PV Microspectrophotometer is designed for spectroscopy and imaging microscopic samples in the UV-visible-NIR spectral region by transmission, reflectance, Raman, fluorescence and polarization.
PerkinElmer: Spectrum Two Spectrometer
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.
Spectron, Inc. Cone Recycling
Many of you have dozens of Ni, and Cu cones sitting in boxes, drawers and cabinets. Send them to us and we will recycle the material, returning credit dollars.
Question of the Week

What new applications for ICP-MS are you most likely to use in the future?

A) Forensic matching of evidence based on its trace-element composition
B) Speciation or measurement of the chemical forms of the elements, at trace and ultratrace levels
C) Finding previously undiscovered elements by doing ICP-MS experiments at very high mass
D) ICP-MS for characterization of nanoparticles

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Last Month's Results

Which application area has seen the most growth with Raman technology?

Forensic analysis
Material science
Homeland security
On Demand Webcasts
A Compound-Based Approach to Simplify Method Development and Data Processing for Multiple Residue Analysis by GC-MS-MS
Tandem mass spectrometry coupled to chromatography, such as LC­MS-MS or GC­MS-MS, operated in the multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode, has become the method of choice for targeted screening of multiple residues in complex food matrix samples due to high specificity and its ability to monitor many product ions of a large number of compounds.
Problem Solving with Energy Dispersive Micro-XRF
This webcast discusses the basic physics of the technique providing a foundation to understanding the general advantages of this spectroscopy and its limitations along with an overview of the instrumentation design.
Solving Real Questions with Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) and Frster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
In this webinar, Dr. Zygmunt Gryczynski presents an overview of FLIM and FRET culminating in examples from current hot areas such as development of cancer diagnostics where these techniques are yielding exciting new insight on processes and solutions to real world research problems.

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