Spectroscopy-02-01-2008

Spectroscopy

Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

February 01, 2008

Molecular Spectroscopy Workbench

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Columnist Fran Adar discusses surfaced-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The phenomenon is described and the enhancement factors that make it so attractive for analytical purposes are pointed out. In particular, she reviews the state-of-the-art from the point of view of the instrumentation and the robustness of the measurements.

ICP-MS Detection for HPLC Analyses of Pharmaceutical Products

February 01, 2008

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The implementation of ICP-MS as a detection system for reversed-phase HPLC was proven to be a useful technique for the investigation of pharmaceutical molecules containing the heteroatoms sulfur, phosphorus, bromine, and chlorine, as well as organometallic compounds containing a transition metal such as cobalt.

SPIE Defense + Security Conference Preview

February 01, 2008

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A preview of one of the premier events for the security and defense industries.

Market Profile: Portable Mass Spectrometers

February 01, 2008

Departments

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The concept of portable mass spectrometry has been around for some time, but the realization of such technology has been largely limited until very recently. More than ever before, recent technological advances now make smaller, lighter, and more effective mass spectrometers possible. Such advances will lend themselves to a growing spectrum of applications as well.