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April 10, 2012
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Featured Article
A Steady Ride
This year's salary survey showed continued success for spectroscopists. Throughout the last decade, salaries in the spectroscopy field have increased fairly steadily, with a few years of oscillation in either direction. MORE »
SAY GOODBYE to flammable and expensive gases.
SAY HELLO to the NEW Agilent 4100 MP-AES.
The Agilent 4100 Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer is the most significant advancement in atomic spectroscopy in decades. It runs entirely on air, which means your lab can perform unattended multi-element analyses while eliminating flammable and expensive gases.
Watch this video to learn more about the Agilent 4100 MP-AES.
Featured News
Winner of the WITec Paper Award 2011 Announced
The winner of the WITec Paper Award 2011 has been announced.
Quantitative Determination of Genotoxic Impurities Using Xevo TQD
Xevo TQD is the only integrated system in its class that enables simultaneous acquisition of high quality quantitative and qualitative data from the widest range of experiments.
This application note demonstrates a rapid, simple and powerful approach to genotoxic impurity identification at the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) using the Xevo TQD when used in a qualitative manner with the ASAP Probe and production confirmation (PIC). Learn More…
Researchers Tout New Non-metal Plasmonic Material
In an effort to bridge the gap between photonics and electronics, researchers from Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) have coaxed a thin film of titanium nitride into transporting plasmons, tiny electron excitations coupled to light that can direct and manipulate optical signals on the nanoscale.
Raman Crystallography in Theory & in Practice
Live Webcast: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT

Register free at http://www.spectroscopyonline.com/crystallography.
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Last Month's Results

Do you use mid-IR for any of these analyses?

Environmental media (such as soil, dust, air, surface water, ground water, and drinking water)
Personal media (such as food and consumer products)
Biological media (such as blood, urine, breath, and cells)
All of the above
None of the above
Elemental Speciation Made Easy and Robust with Separations (HPLC and GC) Systems Interfaced to an Agilent ICP-MS
Register for this Free Webcast at http://spectroscopyonline.com/elemental.
Featured Products
Time to reduce tough samples fast!
The McCrone Micronising Mill solves problematic preparation of solid samples for XRD or XRF spectroscopic analysis.

The McCrone mill :
  • Minimises sample damage and contamination
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  • Has a 30 minute timer
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  • Grinds wet or dry
  • Is suitable for Carbides, Nitrides, Borides, Cement, Clay, Shale, Mica etc.
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Elemental Analysis by EDXRF
Unlike conventional EDXRF analyzers, the Rigaku NEX CG was engineered with a unique close-coupled Cartesian Geometry (CG) optical kernel and secondary target excitation to dramatically decrease minimum detection limits (MDL). http://www.rigakuedxrf.com/edxrf/nex-cg.html
Fast, Complete Microwave Digestions
Microwave sample preparation with the ease of innovative app-based methods on a large touchscreen interface. The new MARS 6 with One Touch(TM) Technology provides fast, complete digestions for elemental analysis.http://www.cem.com/mars6.html.
Truly 3D Raman Imaging: Confocal Volume Scans & Topography Tracing
Register for this Free Webcast at http://www.spectroscopyonline.com/truly3D.
Upcoming Webcasts
Raman Crystallography, in Theory and in Practice
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
2:00 PM EDT
We will discuss the theory and general application of polarization/orientation (P/O) micro-Raman spectroscopy based on the interdependence of incident electric field, Raman polarizability tensor dictated by the symmetry point group of the crystal, and scattering vector.
FT-IR as a Process Analytical Tool for Process Understanding and Control
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
2:00 PM EDT
This presentation will discuss applications of FT-IR technology in the development and process implementation of chemical processes.
Upcoming Events
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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6–11 May 2012
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
San Jose, CA
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15–17 May 2012
10th China International Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment Exhibition (CISILE 2012)
Beijing, China
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15–18 May 2012
11th Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium (PPXRD-11)
Fort Myers, FL
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20–24 May 2012
60th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
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26–30 May 2012
CSC 2012
95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition Calgary
Quebec, Canada
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3–8 June 2012
Gordon Research Conference on Multiphoton Processes: Attoseconds, Intense Fields, and Ultrafast Imaging
South Hadley, MA
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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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1–5 July 2012
Euromar 2012
Dublin, Ireland
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15–18 July 2012
Science at FELs
Hamburg, Germany
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29 July – 2 August 2012
August Microscopy & Microanalysis 2012 Meeting (M&M 2012)
Phoenix, AZ
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5–10 August 2012
Gordon Research Conference on Vibrational Spectroscopy
Biddeford, ME
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6–10 August 2012
61st Annual Denver X-ray Conference
Denver, CO
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12–16 August 2012
2012 SPIE Optics & Photonics
San Diego, CA
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12 – 17 August 2012
23rd International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy
Bangalore, India
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