Application Notebook-09-01-2014

Application Notebook

Using Multivariate Curve Resolution to Identify the Evolved Gases Created During a TGA-IR Experiment

September 01, 2014

Molecular Spectroscopy

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Thermal decomposition provides valuable information about the chemical composition of a material. Although thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) measures small weight losses during a heating ramp, it cannot identify the chemicals corresponding to the weight loss.

Miniature Spectrometers for Narrowband Laser Characterization

September 01, 2014

Molecular Spectroscopy

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Used everywhere from bar code scanners to sophisticated single-molecule microscopes, lasers are powerful and cost-effective light sources for applications spanning basic research to consumer entertainment.

Simultaneous Single Reaction Chamber Microwave Digestion of Mixed-Consumer Products

September 01, 2014

Atomic Spectroscopy

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Milestone's UltraWAVE microwave digestion system with single reaction chamber (SRC) technology, enables the simultaneous digestion of up of to 22 different sample types and chemistries at temperatures and pressures as high as 300 ?C and 199 bar.

Using Infrared Spectroscopy for Real-Time Diagnostics During Brain Surgery

September 01, 2014

Spectroscopy Spotlight

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What if the decisions neurosurgeons make during surgery - such as about how much tissue to remove - could be guided by immediate results from spectroscopic methods? A number of spectroscopy researchers are seeking to advance methods to make that both possible and practical.

Chemical Analysis of Microscopic Fluorescent Materials by Dispersive 1064 Raman System

September 01, 2014

Molecular Spectroscopy

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Raman measurement on microscopic inclusions in fluorescent materials requires the ability to measure in small volumes, excellent throughput, and long wavelength excitation such as 1064 nm for fluorescence reduction.

Determination of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate in Commercial Body Care Products

September 01, 2014

Molecular Spectroscopy

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A method for quantifying the percent sulfate associated with sodium lauryl sulfate (also referred to as sodium dodecyl sulfate) and sodium laureth sulfate (also referred to as sodium lauryl ether sulfate) found in commonly used commercial body care products using FT-IR attenuated total reflectance (ATR) spectroscopy is outlined.

Lanthanide Series Investigations with TSI LIBS Desktop Analyzer

September 01, 2014

Atomic Spectroscopy

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The lanthanide series is a series of metallic elements, with atomic numbers 58 through 71, which are - in order of increasing atomic number - cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, and lutetium.

Vol 29 No 9 Spectroscopy September 2014 Application Notebook PDF

September 01, 2014

Issue PDF

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Click the title above to open the Spectroscopy September 2014 Application Notebook, Vol 29 No 9, in an interactive PDF format.