The Application Notebook 09-01-2019

Application Notebook

Microparticle in Focus

September 01, 2019

Application Notes: Molecular

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High-resolution measurements of particles are of great interest in many fields of application. With ParticleScout, WITec has developed a tool that makes it possible to find, classify, and identify particles automatically.

Microwave Digestion & Trace Metals Analysis of Cannabis and Hemp Products

September 01, 2019

Application Notes: Atomic

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In 1970, marijuana was designated a Schedule 1 drug, under the Controlled Substances Act, making it nearly impossible for laboratories to perform cannabis research. However, medicinal use of cannabis is now legal in Canada and 33 U.S. states.

Diamond ATR Study of Worn Surfaces on Metal

September 01, 2019

Application Notes: Molecular

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Tribology-the study of friction, wear, and lubrication-is important in mechanical, electromechanical, and biological systems. Changes in materials due to abrasion, friction, lubrication, erosion, and corrosion result in failures of the moving components during use. These effects are usually minimized by careful surface finish design and lubrication. Recycling and refinishing surfaces can extend the lifetimes of components. By examining worn surfaces, better methods can be developed to prevent wear. This applications note uses infrared spectroscopy to study tribology changes in steel.

High Voltage Accuracy and Precision on Small Compact X-ray Source

September 01, 2019

Application Notes: Atomic

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Moxi™ X-ray source is calibrated to within ±250 V over all settings between 5 to 50 kV. This impressive accuracy and precision is achieved spectroscopically, by measuring an X-ray spectrum's bremsstrahlung edge and storing correction high voltage offset information on each source.