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February 17, 2012
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Spectroscopy Spotlight
X-ray Fluorescence Analysis Advances the Development and Manufacture of Photovoltaic Materials
As interest grows in expanding the use of renewable energy, companies like DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware) are developing new photovoltaic materials for use in solar panels. Spectroscopy recently spoke to Dr. Wayne Brubaker, Senior Research Chemist at DuPont’s Corporate Center for Analytical Sciences, about the use of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy in the analysis of those materials, during both development and manufacturing. MORE »
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Featured News
Jim Rydzak Joins Spectroscopy's Editorial Advisory Board
Spectroscopy magazine is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Rydzak to its editorial advisory board.
Agilent 8800 Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS: REMARKABLY BETTER RESULTS
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Rigaku and the University of Tokyo Establish Collaboration Center Focused on X-ray Diffraction
Rigaku (The Woodlands, Texas) and the University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan) held a ceremony on January 25, 2012 to celebrate the establishment of an Industry-Academia Collaboration Center at the university.
Question of the Week

Which X-ray technique is the most useful in your work?

A. X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
B. X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES)
C. X-ray reflectivity (XRR)
D. Other

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Truly 3D Raman Imaging: Confocal Volume Scans & Topography Tracing
Live Webcast: March 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM EDT
This webinar will introduce the principles of state-of-the-art Confocal Raman Imaging as a tool for analyzing the chemical characteristics of a sample three-dimensionally, inside, and at the surface of the sample.
Register Free at http://www.spectroscopyonline.com/truly3D.
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Featured Products
Rapid Qualitative/Quantitative Elemental Analysis
Analysis of Cl and the main elements Cr, Hg, Pb, Br and Cd in polyethylene, as governed by RoHS and similar directives, are demonstrated using an EDXRF empirical calibration method. http://www.rigaku.com/edxrf/nex-qc.html.
MMS-1000 Miniature Mass Spectrometer
The MMS-1000 is a next generation, affordable, miniature ion trap mass spectrometer with MS/MS capability, small benchtop footprint, high sensitivity, and wide mass range (20 450 amu). http://www.1stdetect.com.
Upcoming Webcasts
Quantitative Raman Analysis of Polymers and Additives
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
1:00 PM EST
During this webinar, we will discuss the use of Raman in the plastics industry, reviewing both qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques. We will cover the numerous phases during the production cycle from initial research and development to final production QA/QC. We will focus on a number of key examples, including the analysis of Br and P flame retardants, degradation tracking and end of life cycle monitoring, and how Raman can be used to determine physical properties such as strength and density.
Truly 3D Raman Imaging: Confocal Volume Scans & Topography Tracing
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
11:00 AM EST
This webinar will introduce the principles of state-of-the-art Confocal Raman Imaging as a tool for analyzing the chemical characteristics of a sample three-dimensionally, inside, and at the surface of the sample.
Upcoming Events
2529 February 2012
Biophysical Society 56th Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
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27 February–2 March 2012
8th Winter Symposium on Chemometrics in Russia (WSC-8)
Moscow, Russia
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27 February–2 March 2012
American Physical Society March Meeting
Boston, MA
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36 March 2012
Principles of Fluorescence 24th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics at Dallas (ASMD@D)
Dallas, TX
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1115 March 2012
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon 2012)
Orlando, FL
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2529 March 2012
243rd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
San Diego, CA
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28-29 March 2012
International Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy (ICOLS 2012)
Madrid, Spain
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28-31 March 2012
10th Biennial Internatinal Conference of the Infrared and Raman Users Group (IRUG10)
Barcelona, Spain
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9-13 April 2012
Materials Research Society Spring Meeting
San Francisco, CA
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16-19 April 2012
SPIE Photonics Europe
Brussels, Belgium
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23-27 April 2012
SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2012
Baltimore, Maryland
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4-6 June, 2012
Principles of Fluorescence Techniques course
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
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