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May 17, 2012
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New Podcast Series: The 2012 FACSS-SciX Awards
Reflections on a Career in Spectroscopy and Advice for the Next Generation of Scientists
Peter Griffiths, professor emeritus at the University of Idaho, has won the 2012 ANACHEM Award. In this interview, part of a series of interviews with winners of awards that will be presented this fall at the SciX conference, Griffiths reflects on the past and looks forward to the future of IR and Raman. MORE »
DISTINCTLY BETTER MOLECULAR SPEC. FROM AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES In the lab, in the field. Now we take you further.
Our best-in-class portfolio of molecular spectroscopy has grown – in breadth as well as capabilities. With leading choices like Cary UV-Vis, FTIR, and Fluorescence, we’re more qualified than ever to equip you with the precise instrument for your specific challenge. From mobile and routine measurements, to high-end research, Agilent has a Distinctly Better solution for you.To learn more about Agilent’s Molecular Spectroscopy portfolio, visit www.agilent.com/chem/molecular.
Featured News
Pittcon 2012 New Product Review
Catch both the trends and the details of the new spectroscopy products launched at Pittcon. Plus, new reader-friendly tables summarize the new developments in 12 categories including atomic spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, software, accessories, and components.
Introducing Dramatically Different ICP-MS
With an all-new user-inspired design, advanced interference removal technology and increased throughput, the Thermo Scientific iCAP Q is a quantum leap in ICP-MS.  The iCAP Q is incredibly easy to use, exceptionally robust, and delivers class-leading performance —for total confidence in your results, whether you perform routine analyses or state-of-the-art research.
Access application notes, videos and request free safety glasses at www.thermoscientific.com/dramatic.
New Research Confirms the Practical Applicability of Absorption-Mode in FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry
In a new study, scientists at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) present the results of the analysis of petroleum and protein samples to demonstrate the applicability of the absorption-mode in Fourier Transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS) to routine experiments.
Sensors Unlimited-Goodrich ISR Systems manufactures InGaAs cameras and linear arrays for Spectroscopy in 0.9 to 1.7 µm, 1.1 to 2.2 µm, and 1.3 to 2.6 µm wavebands. Our uncooled InGaAs detectors provide reading up to 47,000 lps for Photoluminescence, Raman Spectroscopy, Laser Diode Characterization, and Fluorescence infrared spectroscopy applications requiring high sensitivity and low noise in the NIR and SWIR. http://www.sensorsinc.com/ swirspectroscopy.html?utm_source= newsletter&utm_text&utm_campaign= SpectroscopyMolecular-E-News_May2012.
Using CARS Microspectroscopy to Diagnose Breast Cancer
Jang Hyuk Lee and a team of scientists at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Gwangju, Korea) have published new research that describes the potential for fast, inexpensive diagnosis of breast and other cancer cells using advanced Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microspectroscopy.
Raman Crystallography in Theory & in Practice
Event Date: 05/15/2012 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Register Free at http://spectroscopyonline.com/crystallography
UTEP Chemistry Chair Named Piper Professor
The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, a non-profit, charitable corporation, has named Jorge Gardea-Torresdey one of 10 Piper Professors for superior teaching at the college level.
FT-IR as a Process Analytical Tool for Process Understanding and Control
Live Webcast: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT.
Register Free at http://spectroscopyonline.com/PAT
Featured Products
The Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FT-IR spectrometer, the first research-grade FT-IR with one-touch operation, is a high-performance yet simple-to-use FT-IR spectrometer. When equipped with its optional ATR, Raman and NIR modules, it becomes a powerful materials analysis workbench capable of extracting an incredible amount of information from a wide range of samples. For more information, visit: http://www.thermoscientific.com/iS50
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 (35 – 450 Da). http://www.1stdetect.com
SureBlock™ Notch Filter System
The system boosts the performance of single-stage spectrometers to triple-stage results. Two notch filters with >OD 8 Rayleigh suppression enable Stokes and anti-Stokes Raman signal measurements down to 10cm-1 www.ondax.com.
Raman & UV-vis Microspectrometer
The 20/20 PV™ Microspectrophotometer, designed for UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy and imaging microscopic samples, is now capable of Raman microspectroscopy with blue, green, red and NIR lasers http://microspectra.com/products/2020-microspectrophotometer.
GC-FTIR Interface
PIKE Technologies introduces their GC-FTIR Interface, merging the separation capabilities of gas chromatography with the identification possibilities of infrared analysis. Heated transfer lines, heated gas cell, onboard MCT detector included. http://www.piketech.com/GC-FTIR-Accessory.html.
Applications of Electron Magnetic Resonance
Oxford Instruments' AffirmoEX™ makes Electron Magnetic Resonance (EMR), also known as Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) or Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), accessible to laboratories: academic research & teaching to quality assurance.
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Food Photonics: Optical Techniques for Monitoring and Improving Food Quality
Event Date: June 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT
Register Free at http://www.spectroscopyonline.com/optical
Question of the Week

Which segment of the spectroscopy market will you use the most in 2012?

A. Molecular spectroscopy
B. Atomic spectroscopy
C. Mass spectrometry

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Upcoming Webcasts
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
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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