Control Plating Thickness with Polycapillary Optics 

July 29, 2020

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This application note demonstrates the performance of polycapillary optic-enabled instruments that improve measurement capabilities.

Applying Data-Rich Experimentation Tools to Biocatalytic Process Engineering

July 29, 2020

Learn how Merck applies in situ FTIR in data-rich experimentation. This webcast highlights past and ongoing efforts centering on enzyme discovery and reaction engineering, underpinned by data-rich experimentation methods including high-throughput experimentation and analysis, automation, and in situ reaction analysis using novel analytical tools. Furthermore, development of a robust process optimized for a commercially relevant synthetic chemistry reactor (vs. for example a more optimal bioreactor or fermenter) will be reviewed including demonstration across scales. Live: Thursday, Aug. 13th, 2020 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST On demand available after airing until Aug. 13th, 2021

Composite and Coatings

July 24, 2020

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Molecular Spectroscopy in Practice

July 22, 2020

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Join us for this special two-day virtual symposium, “Molecular Spectroscopy in Practice,” presented jointly by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) and Spectroscopy magazine, on July 22 and 23, 2020. The first day will focus on Raman spectroscopy and the second day will focus on infrared (IR) spectroscopy, in both cases providing highly practical information about how to use these techniques effectively. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Live: Day 1: Session 1: Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2020 at 10am EDT – 12pm EDT Session 2: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1pm EDT – 3pm EDT Day 2: Session 1: Thursday, Jul. 23, 2020 at 10am EDT – 12pm EDT Session 2: Thursday, Jul. 23, 2020 at 1pm EDT – 3pm EDT On demand available after final airing Jul. 23, 2021 Register free

Analyzing Soil and Meat with Shifted Excitation Raman Difference Spectroscopy

July 22, 2020

Kay Sowoidnich, PhD, is a research associate with Laser Sensors Lab at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik and one of the 2020 winners of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy William F. Meggers Award. His group have been able to demonstrate the potential of shifted-excitation Raman difference spectroscopy (SERDS) as an efficient tool for soil nutrient analysis.

Effective Imaging for Identification and Sizing API Domains

July 21, 2020

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Combining FTIR and Raman spectroscopy provides the insight needed to ensure appropriate distribution and concentration of APIs within tablets. Watch this webcast to learn more. Live: Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020 at 11am EDT | 8am PDT | 4pm BST | 5pm CEST On demand available after final airing Jul. 21, 2021 Register free

Spectroscopy and LCGC North America Sponsor Student Award at the 70th Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair

July 20, 2020

Lydia Neguse of The California Academy of Mathematics and Science School was selected as the winner of the Most Outstanding Female in Chemistry or Chemical Analysis award at the Fair

WITec GmbH Expands Ulm Headquarters Building

July 20, 2020

Raman imaging manufacturer WITec (Ulm, Germany) is expanding its headquarters building.

TOC Determination in Raw and Drinking Water

July 20, 2020

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This application note describes how to achieve reproducible and reliable determination of total organic carbon (TOC) content in drinking water that has a high inorganic-carbon matrix.

Plasma Monitoring with High-resolution Spectroscopy

July 17, 2020

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In this application note, we report how a high-resolution spectrometer monitored changes in argon emission after gases were added to a closed-reaction plasma chamber.

Cell Culture Media Identification in Biopharmaceuticals with Handheld 1064 nm Raman

July 16, 2020

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Handheld Raman instruments are valued for cell culture media analysis in the biopharmaceutical industry. Here we present an analysis of a selection of common media powders.

Analysis of SiO2 Nanoparticles in Reaction Mode with Single Particle ICP-MS

July 16, 2020

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This study demonstrates the ability of PerkinElmer’s NexION® ICP-MS Single-Particle Analyzer to accurately measure 50 nm SiO2 nanoparticles.

Extraction of Gold Nanoparticles from Fish Larvae and Soils

July 16, 2020

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This work demonstrates the ability of PerkinElmer's NexION® ICP-MS Single-Particle Analyzer to reliably detect and characterize nanoparticles in soil and aquatic samples.

Early Detection of Chloride in 3-MCPD Precursors in Palm Oil with the Avio 200 ICP-OES

July 16, 2020

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This work describes the ability to measure Cl extracted from palm oil by ICP-OES, leveraging the unique capabilities of PerkinElmer's Avio® 200 hybrid-scanning system.

Characterization of Ultrapure Water Using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

July 16, 2020

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This method describes the characterization of ultrapure water using PerkinElmer's NexION® 5000 Multi-Quadrupole ICP-MS, demonstrating outstanding analytical performance.

Analysis of Blood Using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

July 16, 2020

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The the NexION® 5000 Multi-Quadrupole ICP-MS performs reproducible analyses of blood samples with outstanding stability over long sample run times.

Analysis of Impurities in Gold with the Avio 500 ICP-OES Following ASTM B562-95

July 16, 2020

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PerkinElmer’s Avio® 500 ICP-OES measures impurities in gold at the levels defined in ASTM Method B562-95: Standard Specification for Refined Gold.

The Analysis of Brines with the Avio 200 ICP-OES

July 16, 2020

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This application note demonstrates the ability of PerkinElmer’s Avio® 200 hybrid-scanning ICP-OES to accurately measure important contaminants at low levels in brines.

Determination of Nutrients in Animal Feed with the Avio 500 ICP-OES Following EN 15621

July 16, 2020

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This study discusses the analysis of animal feed by ICP-OES following EN 15621 guidelines, demonstrating the advantages of the Avio® 500 ICP-OES for this application.

Where Do Pollutants in Soil and Sediment Come From?

July 15, 2020

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Isotope fingerprints can be used as a tool for environmental forensics investigations of potentially carcinogenic pollutants, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

BreezeTM – The Smartest Palm Spectrometer

July 15, 2020

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BaySpec extended the wavelength range of Breeze™, which has been upgraded recently to the wavelength edge of the long end of 2500 nm of the short-wave infrared range.

WITec GmbH Expands Ulm Headquarters Building

July 14, 2020

Raman imaging manufacturer WITec (Ulm, Germany) is expanding its headquarters building.

Advancing Trace Elemental and Speciation Analysis with a Focus on Metrology

July 10, 2020

For more than 20 years, Heidi Goenaga-Infante, a science fellow and the leader of the inorganic analysis team at LGC, has been working on elemental and speciation analysis. Two recent areas of investigation include the analysis of trace metals in biological samples, and the study of nanomaterials. In these studies, Goenaga-Infante puts particular emphasis on metrology-advancing this work by developing validated reference methodologies. Goenaga-Infante is the 2020 recipient of the Lester W. Strock Award from Society of Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) and the SAS New England Regional Section, in recognition of her contributions to the field of analytical atomic spectrometry, and she recently spoke to us about her work. This interview is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the winners of awards that are presented at the SciX conference.

Essentials for Heavy Metal Testing in Cannabis and Hemp

July 09, 2020

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New data and tips for using ICP-MS in the cannabis and hemp testing lab Factors that affect heavy metals in cannabis Analysis of hemp plants for toxic heavy metals using new technology

Spectroscopy and LCGC North America Sponsor Student Award at the 70th Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair

July 09, 2020

Spectroscopy and LCGC North America are proud to announce that Lydia Neguse of The California Academy of Mathematics and Science School in Carson, California, has been named the winner of the 2020 Most Outstanding Female in Chemistry or Chemical Analysis award at the Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair.

Assessing Heavy Metals in Pet Food with ICP-MS: An Update

July 08, 2020

In 2009, a group of researchers conducted a study, using inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), to determine if heavy metal contaminants were present in a variety of pet foods . Results were compared to 2009 EPA Reference Dose (RfD) and World Health Organization (WHO) Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) levels, scaled to the sizes of pets. In the intervening decade, the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) was enacted, and pet food became one of the targets of scrutiny. The team conducted a follow-up study in 2019, revisiting the pet food brands first analyzed in 2009 as well as new brands that have emerged since, to see if anything changed significantly in the intervening decade. The new study used updated cryogenic and microwave technologies for sample preparation before ICP-MS analysis. We spoke to the study’s lead author, Patricia Atkins, a Senior Application Scientist at Spex CertiPrep, about this investigation.

Correlative Confocal Raman and Scanning Electron Microscopy

July 02, 2020

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This paper details RISE (Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron) microscopy and demonstrates its advantages using geological, polymer, biological, and nanomaterial samples.   

Correlative Raman Imaging of Semiconducting Materials

July 02, 2020

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See 2D/3D Raman, AFM, SEM, and SHG/THG microscopy measurements of GaN, Si, and MoS2 for characterizing composition, crystallinity, topography, and stress fields.   

Characterizing Pharmaceutical Samples with Raman Microscopy

July 02, 2020

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This study shows examples of the pharmaceutical research benefits from Raman microscopy, which characterizes distributions, homogeneity, drug states, and contaminants.