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February 20, 2013





Spectroscopy Spotlight
Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging: Theory, Application, and Advances
Rohit Bhargava, the winner of the 2012 FACSS/SciX Innovation Award, explains new research into the theory of vibrational spectroscopic imaging that can lead to the development of instruments with new capability for both IR and Raman imaging, for use in various fields, including disease diagnosis.
Increase Accuracy of FT-IR Analysis

demonstrating the inconsistency in background levels of water and CO2 for an unpurged, sealed, and desiccated FT-IR spectrometer as compared to a sealed and desiccated FT-IR spectrometer with the sample compartment purged. The purge enhances instrument reliability by reducing the need for maintenance and increases the accuracy of analysis by eliminating inconsistencies in background levels of CO2 and water.
Featured News
Chemical Heritage Foundation to Honor Günther Laukien at Pittcon
The Chemical Heritage Foundation will present the 2013 Pittcon Heritage Award in honor of Günther Laukien (1924–1997), the founder of the Bruker group of companies. MORE »
Distinctly Better Molecular Spec.
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 innovations like Agilent 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.
Market Profile: Process Raman Spectroscopy
Although often considered to be one of several complementary molecular spectroscopy techniques, Raman spectroscopy offers a number of advantages that make it attractive for certain process applications. MORE »
HORIBA Scientific's New LabRAM HR Evolution Delivers Powerful and Easy Raman!
Intelligent design of our new LabRAM HR Evolution Confocal Raman Microscope provides the highest specification, unsurpassed performance and longest list of features on the market.
• Fully automated hardware controlled by our simply powerful LabSpec™ 6 software
• Fully achromatic over the range 200nm – 2000nm
• Highest sensitivity available
• Advanced 2D and 3D ultra-fast confocal imaging capabilities

SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2013
The conference offers a wide array of information on different security applications and environmental sensing technologies. MORE »
Editors' Series: HPLC of Very Polar Compounds in Bioanalysis
On Demand Webcast
Register Free at www.chromatographyonline.com/polar
Bill Fateley and Ellis Lippincott: Remembering the Men Behind the Awards
Friends remember these icons for their achievements and for their friendship. MORE »
Mobile Measurement with Lab Quality Analysis When and Where You Need It.
Live Webcast: February 26th 2013 9:00 AM EST/2:00 PM GMT
Register Free at www.chromatographyonline.com/measurement
Terahertz Spectrometry and Reflectometry: A New Frontier for Noninvasive Picoscale Investigations
Terahertz spectroscopy is suitable for interrogating molecular motions that are not easily visible with other methods, providing an opportunity to discover critical molecular signatures. MORE »
State-of-the-Art Spectroscopic Analysis of Solid Dosage Forms
Live Webcast: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 am EST/8:00 am PST
Register Free at www.spectroscopyonline.com/dosage
Featured Products
PIKE MIRacle Options Expanded
The range of attachments for the PIKE MIRacle ATR Accessory has grown to include a specular reflection plate, flow-through attachment and temperature control for set point measurements or ramping experiments.www.piketech.com
High Resolution Raman System
The i-Raman® Plus is a portable Raman spectrometer powered by smart spectrometer technology. Using a back-thinned CCD detector with deeper cooling, it allows for up to 30mins of integration time.Click Here
Handheld Raman
Enwave Optronics introduces the NEW ASSU℞ Handheld Raman Analyzer for raw material verification. Most materials are measured and evaluated within 15 seconds. It is an ideal choice for pharmaceutical, industrial chemicals and applications requiring high speed, reliable Raman analysis.
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Ultra-low Frequency THz-Raman Systems
Ondax's THz-Raman Filter Systems and SureBlock Notch Filters capture low-frequency/THz Raman spectra (<10 to 200 cm-1/300GHz to 6THz and beyond) with high throughput, enabling structural analysis with any single-stage spectrometer.
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High-sensitivity Raman Spectrometer
Ocean Optics introduces the Apex 785 Raman Spectrometer, the first in its Elite series of high-performance spectrometers and accessories. The Apex “virtual slit” design mitigates trade-offs between throughput and resolution. www.elitespectrometers.com
AvaSpec CompactLine at Photonics West
Serious Spectroscopy in a Matchbox
We have taken the next step in miniaturization with the AvaSpec-CompactLine.
The AvaSpec-Mini is about the size of a deck of cards, yet features a resolution of up to 0.2 nm.
Ideal for OEM applications. Drop by at booth 1731to discuss your wishes.
MMS-1000™ Miniature Mass Spectrometer
The MMS-1000 is a small (< 1ft3), affordable, high performance (30 – 450 amu), highly sensitive (< 50 ppb, < 50 pptr with optional pre-concentrator) ion trap mass spectrometer.
FirstGuardTM for Raw Material ID
The Rigaku FirstGuard™ is designed for on-site, fast RMID.  21 CFR part 11 compliant, the FirstGuard™ is available with an integrated barcode reader and ideal for GMP facilities. Available in 1064nm, 785nm, or 532nm wavelength configurations.
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Upcoming Events
3–8 13th March 2013
International Conference on Particle Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE 2013)
Gramado, Brazil
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17 – 21 March 2013
Pittcon Conference & Expo
Philadelphia, PA
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17 – 19 March 2013
CANAS – Colloquium
Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy
Freiberg, Germany
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18 – 22 March 2013
American Physical Society
March Meeting
Baltimore, MD
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1 – 5 April 2013
2013 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
San Francisco, CA
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New Webcasts
State-of-the-Art Spectroscopic Analysis of Solid Dosage Forms
Thursday, February 21, 2013
11:00 AM EST
In this webinar, we will discuss the role of FT-IR, FT-NIR and Raman spectroscopy in the characterization of solid dosage forms, including:
  • API distribution by Chemical Imaging
  • Content Uniformity testing
  • Stability monitoring||- Online Content Uniformity for real-time release||- Counterfeit detection
The Frontier of 3D Raman Imaging: Resolution, Speed, and Throughput Without Compromise
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
11:00 AM EST
Along with various examples of applications, this webinar will introduce the operational principles of confocal Raman imaging and its benefits for three dimensional analysis of the chemical & molecular characteristics of a sample. More