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September 18, 2012
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Spectroscopy Spotlight
FT-IR Technology Forum
The well-established technique of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy offers analytical capabilities for diverse applications, and chemometrics and spectral interpretation software are important elements of the technique. Participants in this Technology Forum are Richard Larsen of Jasco and Simon Nunn of Thermo Fisher Scientific. MORE »
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Featured News
Infrared Analysis of Self-Assembled Monolayers
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) can be applied in a variety of technical areas. Infrared characterization of these materials is a challenge because of the low concentrations on the surfaces. This article reviews the sampling methods for characterization and presents data comparing the different approaches. MORE »
Simplify Polymer Analysis
Obtain fast, accurate polymer data with ease

Whether you develop and manufacture new polymers, fabricate polymer components, or use polymers in your own products, Agilent has the perfect tools for you. View webinar, videos and application compendium and learn more about our comprehensive portfolio of polymer solutions.
WITec Opens Branch Offices in Japan and Spain
WITec GmbH (Ulm, Germany), a manufacturer of optical and scanning probe microscopy systems, has opened new regional offices in Japan and Spain. MORE »
Combined Spectroscopy Methods for General Analytical Services
Live Webcast: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM PDT; 11:00 AM EDT; 15:00 GMT
Register Free at www.spectroscopyonline.com/analytical.
Michael Myrick Receives Gerald S. Birth Award from the Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy
The Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (CNIRS) has awarded Michael (Micky) Myrick with the Gerald Birth Award for best work in diffuse spectroscopy published in 2010 to 2011. MORE »
Boosting the Productivity of Geological and Nutrient/Food analysis using ICP-OES
Live Webcast: Tuesday, October 9, 20120at 11:00AM EDT
Register Free at www.spectroscopyonline.com/ICP-OES.
ICDD Accepting Applications for the 2013 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Awards
The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) (Newtown Square, Pennsylvania) is accepting applications for the 2013 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Awards, established to encourage promising graduate students to pursue crystallography-oriented research. MORE »
FACSS Adds Three International Societies as New Member Organizations
The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) has accepted three new member organizations—the AES Electrophoresis Society, the Spectroscopial Society of Japan (SpSJ), and the North American Society for Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (NASLIBS)—as full member organizations. MORE »
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<10kHz linewidth 532nm laser

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Raman & UV-vis-NIR Microspectroscopy

The 20/20 PV™ features Raman microspectroscopy in addition to UV-visible-NIR transmission, reflectance and fluorescence spectra and imaging of microscopic samples. The 20/20 PV™ also offers surface mapping and film thickness too!
NIR for QA/QC Solutions

Thermo Scientific Antaris II FT-NIR analyzer delivers results in seconds in-, at- or on-line without the need for sample preparation, a solution for polymers, pharmaceuticals or food industries.
High-Performance UV Polarizers

Moxtek UV wire-grid polarizers may be used at wavelengths as low as 250nm with high transmission, extinction, and angular aperture. Materials are metal and glass, these materials create a highly durable product for harsh environments and demanding applications.
Agility Raman Analyzer

AgilityTM delivers repeatable and sensitive results in a sleek battery-operated package weighing less than 10 lbs.  High reliability (MIL STD 810 shock and vibration).  Available in 532nm, 785nm or 1064nm.
Low-frequency Raman Filters

SureBlock™ Notch Filters and XLF Systems enable capture of low-frequency Raman spectra, (10 cm-1 to >500 cm-1), simultaneous Stokes and anti-Stokes signals with up to 80% throughput, with single-stage spectrometers.
Upcoming Events
26 – 27 September 2012
Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium
Ulm, Germany
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15 – 19 October 2012
22nd Annual Quality Assurance Conference
Dallas, TX
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16 – 18 October 2012
Handheld XRF Workshop
Newtown Square, PA
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22 – 23 October 2012
23rd Annual International Light Scattering Colloquium (ILSC)
Santa Barbara, CA
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24 October 2012
Dynamic Light Scattering Focus Meeting
Santa Barbara, CA
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Question of the Week

Does your laboratory routinely use spectral interpretation software in combination with FT-IR analyses?

A) Yes, we use it routinely.
B) We use it occasionally.
C) We don't currently use it, but we might in the future.
D) No, we don't have a need for it.

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Last Week's Results

Have you ever used or do you plan to use fluorescence excitation spectroscopy for a biological analysis?

Not sure yet
Perhaps, if there is a need for it
Our laboratory isn't involved in biological analyses
Upcoming Webcast
Combined Spectroscopy Methods for General Analytical Services
Thursday, October 11, 2012
8:00 AM PDT; 11:00 AM EDT; 15:00 GMT
FT-IR spectroscopy is relied upon in analytical support and research laboratories for identification of a variety of unknown materials or characterization analysis. During this webinar, we will show you how you can combine multiple sampling and spectroscopic techniques in a single, easy to use, and compact platform. We will also show you how you can solve your challenges faster and more efficiently, with the trust and confidence you need on your most critical analysis tools.