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January 21, 2014





Featured Articles
The Top 13 Articles from Spectroscopy in 2013
Everyone loves a list, and the editors of Spectroscopy are no exception! In 2013, Spectroscopy covered a wide array of topics throughout the year to bring you the most relevant information for your work, on topics ranging from selecting the right ICP-MS system to deciding which Raman technique is right for you, from our annual salary survey to calibration transfer. Here is a list of 13 popular articles and columns from 2013. MORE »
High Speed AFM-Raman Optimized for Nanoscale Chemical Imaging: Making TERS An Accessible Technique
On Demand Webcast:www.spectroscopyonline.com/AFMRaman
Extracting Tiny Samples for Mass Spectrometry Analysis
Guido F. Verbeck, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas), has been developing a technique called direct analyte-probed nanoextraction (DAPNe). Verbeck is using DAPNe, coupled to nanospray ionization mass spectrometry (MS), in a variety of applications, including forensic analyses. Spectroscopy asked Verbeck about his work with this method and how it is used. MORE »
Editors’ Series: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms of ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Event Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:00 am PST / 11am EST
Register here: www.spectroscopyonline.com/underlying
Field – Portable Sampling for ICP Spectrometry: Bringing a Part of the Lab to the Sample
Conventional pneumatic nebulizer–spray chamber combinations for ICP spectrometry have a sample introduction efficiency of only 1–3%. A unique electrothermal vaporization device developed by Vassili Karanassios of the University of Waterloo uses field-portable rhenium filament coils with a very small vaporization chamber and increases the sample introduction efficiency to 100%.
Note: This interview appeared in last week's newsletter, but with an incorrect link. The correct link is provided here.
Advancing Elemental Determinations in Food and Geological Samples with Next Generation MP-AES Technology
Event Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:00 am EST/ 4:00 PM GMT/ 5:00 PM CET
Register here: www.spectroscopyonline.com/nextgeneration
Rhenium Coil Field Sampling for Determinations by ICP-AES with Electrothermal Vaporization Introduction
A demonstration that portable coiled-filament assemblies can be used for taking part of the laboratory to the sample and concentration determination in a laboratory using near-torch vaporization (NTV)–inductively coupled plasma (ICP)–atomic emission spectroscopy (AES). MORE »
Raise Your Expectations: Learn How the New Agilent 7900 ICP-MS Redefines ICP-MS Performance
Event Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4:00pm UK / 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST
Register here: www.spectroscopyonline.com/performance
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Raman Laser for Vials
StellarNet introduces Ramulaser 785nm for 1/2" vials with direct connection to spectrometer. Compact size 2x4x6" with integrated 8 hr battery! Screw top vials handle liquids, powders, &small samples.www.stellarnet.us/PopularConfigurations_ramansystems
Avantes releases complete solution for Absorbance measurements
The new Ava-Absorb features a one box system with integrated light source, spectrometer and sampling facilities for Absorption measurements in liquid solutions. Reaction monitoring, in-line quality control or any other purpose making use of absorption spectra can be facilitated by this instrument.See us at at Pittcon, booth 936
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.http://bwtek.com/products/i-raman-plus
Versatile NIR Spectrometer
NIRQuest spectrometers from Ocean Optics cover various wavelength ranges from ~900-2500 nm. Applications range from moisture detection and chemical analysis to high-resolution laser and optical fiber characterization.www.oceanoptics.com/products/nirquest.asp
3D Confocal Raman Imaging
The unique optical design of the ultrasensitive and modular WITec alpha300 Raman microscope allows for diffraction-limited and ultrafast 3D Raman imaging to be performed with one and the same instrument configuration routinely and simultaneously.www.witec.de/products/raman/3d-raman
New Webcast
Editors' Series: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms of ICP-OES and ICP-MS
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
11:00 AM EST
We will discuss insights into the underlying mechanisms of ICP-OES and ICP-MS obtained through computer modeling of an inductively coupled plasma. We will also show the occurrence of rotational motion of the auxiliary and central gas flows, and how this can be avoided by changing the operating conditions or the geometrical parameters. Finally, we will show the trajectory of particles inserted in the ICP, and its consequences for ICP-OES and ICP-MS analyses. Sign Up Now>>
Advancing Elemental Determinations in Food and Geological Samples with Next Generation MP-AES Technology
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
11:00 AM EST/ 4:00 PM GMT/ 5:00 PM CET
Reliable and robust, easy to use, and cost effective – these are the reasons that flame AA has remained as a technology of choice in these application areas. In recent years, the expansion in use of MP-AES as a replacement for flame AA highlights the evolving needs of the modern laboratory, with an even greater emphasis on cost effective elemental analysis, and the ability to measure lower levels of the target elements with less sample preparation and improved safety. Join us to hear Shane Elliott, Marketing Manager of Atomic Spectroscopy, discuss next-generation MP-AES technology and how to ensure your laboratory meets its financial and sample throughput requirements. Sign Up Now>>
Raise Your Expectations; Learn How the New Agilent 7900 ICP-MS Redefines ICP-MS Performance
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
11:00 AM EST/ 4:00 PM GMT/ 5:00 PM CET
Metals labs that use ICP-MS have always had to accept the limitations — limited tolerance to high dissolved solids, and a dynamic range that can't reach the major elements. No longer! With the new Agilent 7900 ICP-MS, very high total dissolved samples matrices (e.g., 25% NaCl brine) can be measured routinely, and major elements at % concentration levels can be quantified in the same run as ppt-level traces. Learn how Agilent redefines ICP-MS performance. Sign Up Now>>
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