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March 8, 2012
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Technology Forum
Technology Forum: Mass Spectrometry
The power and versatility of mass spectrometry (MS) make it an analytical technique of choice in the laboratory. Participants in this Technology Forum are Kevin A. Schug of the University of Texas at Arlington and Michael P. Balogh of Waters Corporation. MORE »
Rapid detection of carbendazim residue in orange juice using Xevo TQ-S tandem quadrupole from Waters
Learn how the ultra high sensitivity of Xevo TQ-S Mass Spectrometer coupled with ACQUITY UPLC I-Class System eliminates sample prep and delivers high analysis throughput, simplified method development and an optimized process. Learn More.
Featured News
New Steps Toward Development of a Spectrometer-On-Chip Technology
The Molecular Foundry of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, California) and abeam Technologies (Berkeley, California) recently published results of initial studies of a new technology that opens a unique route to develop spectrometer-on-chip.
Moving? Trust Agilent Relocation Services for a safe, seamless move
When you’re relocating your laboratory, every move you make it critical.  For more than a decade, Agilent has performed scientific equipment moves and laboratory relocation services for a variety of companies, from R&D facilities and accredited labs to regulated pharmaceutical companies. So whether you need to relocate a single instrument or your entire lab, across the hall or across the country, choosing Agilent should be the first move you make. Start now by requesting a relocation consultation.
Peter R. Griffiths Named Recipient of the 2012 ANACHEM Award
The Association of Analytical Chemists (ANACHEM) organization and the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) have selected Peter R. Griffiths as the recipient of the 2012 ANACHEM Award.
New insight into hyphenated ICP-MS methods
The first edition topped the list in Agilent downloads. And now, with more than 130 pages of authoritative information, the Agilent Handbook of Hyphenated ICP-MS Applications, 2nd edition, sets the standard in defining speciation analysis and hyphenated ICP-MS applications.
Register free at Request your printed copy, and join the community that can help advance your speciation knowledge and techniques.
Suitcase-size Spectrometer Detects Earthquakes and Lactose Intolerance
A team led by physicist Manfred Fink of the University of Texas at Austin is developing a small spectrometer that may improve earthquake detection and bring down the cost of some medical tests.
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
2012 Pittsburgh Conference College Grant Awardees Announced
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon recently announced the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant recipients.
Measuring Color by UV-vis Spectroscopy: A Tutorial
Live Webcast: Wednesday, March 28, at 2:00 pm EDT
Register free at http://www.spectroscopyonline.com/color
MIT Researchers Detect Tellerium for the First Time in Ancient Stars
A team of researchers from institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts) has detected the element tellurium for the first time in three ancient stars.
Elemental Speciation Made Easy and Robust with Separations (HPLC and GC) Systems Interfaced to an Agilent ICP-MS
Live Webcast: Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT; 16:00 GMT
Register free at www.spectroscopyonline.com/elemental
SPIE Awards for New Products
The winners of the 2011 Prism Awards were recognized at Photonics West on January 25 at a gala banquet at SPIE's Photonics West Conference.
Question of the Week

Which ambient thermal desorption techniques do you use the most?

A. Desorption electrospray ionization (DESI)
B. Direct analysis real time (DART)
C. Atmospheric solids analysis probe (ASAP)
D. None of the above

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Last Week's Results

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Featured Products
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). www.1stdetect.com.
CETAC M-7600 Mercury Analyzer
The CETAC QuickTrace™ M-7600 CVAA mercury analyzer is ideal for < 0.5 ppt to sub-ppm mercury quantitation for virtually any acidified aqueous sample at environmental, industrial or research laboratories. http://www.cetac.com/mercury_analyzers
Dual Wavelength Handheld Raman Analyzer
Rigaku Raman Technologies announces dual wavelength handheld Raman analyzer. Xantus-2 combines the technology of our 785nm and 1064nm Raman spectrometers producing two instruments in one. The Xantus-2 overcomes fluorescence issues, offering an even more extensive array of materials analysis. www.rigakuraman.com
The McCrone Micronising Mill solves problematic preparation of solid samples for XRD or XRF spectroscopic analysis.

The McCrone mill :
  • Minimises sample damage and contamination
  • Ensures narrow range, reproducible, particle size
  • Has a 30 minute timer
  • Offers a choice of grinding elements
  • Grinds wet or dry
  • Is suitable for Carbides, Nitrides, Borides, Cement, Clay, Shale, Mica etc.
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Upcoming Webcasts
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
11–15 March 2012
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon 2012)
Orlando, FL
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25–29 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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