Spectroscopy-02-01-2019

Spectroscopy

Two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (2D-COS) can reveal subtle chemical interactions that are difficult to discern when analyzing individual spectra. A demonstration of the subtleties of this technique can be seen in the analysis of ethanol–water and ethanol–methanol mixtures.

Illegal artisanal gold mining using mercury amalgamation is poisoning people and the ecosystem in the Amazon rain forest. By taking the technique of direct mercury analysis to a remote, field-based laboratory, the team of Professor Luis Fernandez is measuring the extent of the contamination in a wide variety of samples, including soil, fish, air and human hair.

Spectroscopy
Column: Chemometrics in Spectroscopy

February 01, 2019

The use of reference materials to align or test the wavelength–wavenumber axis for optical spectroscopy is essential for quantitative and qualitative methods. This article provides details for using reference materials with ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, infrared, and Raman spectroscopy methods.

Four of the most prevalent commodity plastics were analyzed on-site using handheld FT-IR spectroscopy to determine changes correlated with accelerated weathering in the marine environment.

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Spectroscopy

February 01, 2019

Click the title above to open the Spectroscopy February regular issue, Volume 34, Issue 2, in an interactive PDF format.

Spectroscopy
Market Profile

February 01, 2019

Industrial mass spectrometers are grouped into three product categories: leak detectors, residual gas analyzers (RGAs), and process mass spectrometers.