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May 8, 2012

Spectroscopy Spotlight
Interview with Dr. habil. J. Sabine Becker
Dr. habil. J. Sabine Becker, head of the BrainMet (Bioimaging of Metals in Brain and Metallomics) Centre of Excellence of the Central Division of Analytical Chemistry, Research Center, Juelich, Germany, has been using laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to study metals, metalloids, and non-metals in native brain sections and metallomics studies. Spectroscopy recently spoke with her about her pioneering work in this area. MORE »
Agilent 8800 Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS: REMARKABLY BETTER RESULTS Technology transformed. Performance redefined.
The new Agilent 8800 ICP Triple Quad (ICP-QQQ) marks an industry breakthrough. As the first and only instrument of its kind, the 8800 ICP-QQQ provides applications capabilities and research opportunities never possible before. Transform your laboratory's performance. Discover the power and potential of ICP-QQQ technology today.
Featured Article
Biomedical Analysis Using SERS
Duncan Graham of the University of Stratchclyde, the 2012 winner of the Coblentz Society’s Craver Award, is harnessing the sensitivity and discriminatory power of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for practical biomedical applications, such as detecting the presence of up to 15 disease states based on their DNA signatures.
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.
Featured News
Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, 2013
Applications are invited for the 2013 Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, which enables a promising student or non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognized scientific meeting or visit a place of learning.
Question of the Week

What application areas are important for ICP-MS in your laboratory?

A. Life science
B. Environmental
C. Industrial
D. Food and beverage
E. Pharmaceutical
F. Other

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Last Month's Results

How many of the following application areas does your laboratory use Raman analysis for: mineral analysis, art conservation and restoration, degree of saturation (C=C), forensic analysis, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, security, and safety?

4 or more
None of the above
Featured Products
MMS-1000 Miniature Mass Spectrometer
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Speciation analysis of Chromium in waters
This note describes the development of a sensitive, robust and high throughput method for the trace level analysis of Cr (III) and Cr (VI) species in natural waters using IC-ICP-MS. http://spectroscopyonline.findanalytichem.com/ spectroscopy/Article/ArticleStandard /Article/detail/772170
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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.
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Upcoming Events
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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