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July 17, 2012
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The Future of Light-Based Technologies: Making Images at the Speed of Light
Researchers in the “Camera Culture” group at the MIT Media Lab, in collaboration with the MIT spectroscopy laboratory, have developed a technique called “femto photography.” The technique uses a titanium–sapphire laser that emits pulses every ~13 ns, picosecond-accurate detectors, and complex mathematical reconstruction techniques. By combining hundreds of “streak” images, they have created fascinating videos that show light–groups of photons–in motion. Spectroscopy recently looked into this work, to learn more about it and where t might lead. MORE »
Simplify Polymer QA/QC with Agilent FTIR Solutions
Whether you develop and manufacture new polymers, fabricate polymer components, or use polymers in your own products, Agilent FTIR spectrometers are the perfect tools for QA/QC analysis. Our new, ultra-compact Cary 630 FTIR provides rapid processing of polymer samples in the lab, while the handheld 4100 ExoScan FTIR offers a revolutionary solution for true non-destructive analysis of polymer samples of any size and shape, wherever they are situated
Rapid Bacterial Diagnostics Via Surface-Enhanced Raman Microscopy
There is a continuing need to develop new techniques for rapid and specific identification of bacterial pathogens. New research shows that a surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-based approach can be used to study biochemical activity in real time at the outer layers of these organisms. MORE »
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 readout of 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. Read More
Featured News
Photonis USA and Georgia Tech Sign Sponsored Research Agreement
Photonis USA (Sturbridge, Massachusetts) has signed a sponsored research agreement with the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, Georgia) to design and develop a prototype of a new ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) analyzer, using patented technology from Photonis.
Featured Products
LUMOS – Stand Alone FT-IR Microscope with Full Automation
LUMOS is a stand-alone FT-IR microscope with full automation. It is designed to combine best performance for visible inspection and infrared spectral analysis with highest user comfort. Due to the motorization of all moveable components inside the LUMOS, the system provides its high degree of automation. The intuitive software of the LUMOS guides the operator step by step through the process of data acquisition. The user interface presents only those options which may be applied next.

Due to its motorized ATR crystal all IR measurements, even those in ATR mode, are performed automated with the LUMOS. Although the LUMOS is designed to be operated by non-experts for routine applications, its exceptional sensitivity makes it also very suitable for high demanding applications.

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10 year warranty on laser & interferometer
5 year warranty on IR source

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Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FT-IR allows users to move from one experiment to another with a single button. Integrated techniques are coupled with automated data analysis to extract information simply and consistently. http://www.thermoscientific.com/is50webinars
Bio-Rad's IR Databases & Software
Bio-Rad's KnowItAll solutions offer tools to help researchers identify IR spectra including search, analysis, data management, and reporting. With the latest release, access over 225,000 spectra–the world's largest IR spectra collection! www.knowitall.com/literature
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Possibilities and Limitations of ICP Spectroscopy for Trace Analysis
Speaker: Jose-Luis Todolí, professor, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition, and Food Sciences, University of Alicante (Alicante, Spain)
This is a FREE streaming audio Webcast and does not require a phone line. If you have any questions regarding this Webcast, please contact Jamie Carpenter, [email protected]

Inductively coupled plasma spectrometry comprises atomic emission (ICP-AES) and mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques. Whereas the former appears to be more robust, the latter shows excellent limits of detection that may be close to the parts-per-trillion or parts-per-quadrillion level. However, matrix effects are an important issue in both cases. Nonspectral interferences, unwanted effects from the plasma itself, degradation in the thermal characteristics of the plasma “space charge effect,” spectral interferences, and possible remedies, will be discussed.
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28 July–3 August 2012
International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC) Chambersburg, PA
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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1–3 August 2012
FluoroFest 2012
Bethesda, MD
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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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27 – 30 August 2012
12th International Nutritional and Diagnostics Conference 2012 (INDC2012)
Prague, Czech Republic
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