Spectroscopy-04-01-2010

Bob McDowall looks at the different life cycle models that apply in the laboratory to GAMP software categories 3, 4, and 5.

Spectroscopy
From the Editor

April 01, 2010

By all accounts, the spectroscopy market and the materials analysis market in general have weathered the recession and downward economic turn of the last couple of years very well. To begin with, it has been well documented that the effects of these difficult economic times have been felt less severely in the spectroscopy market compared to other markets, as the demand for instrumentation and services has remained at respectable levels.

Spectroscopy
Departments

April 01, 2010

Products from April 2010.

This study evaluates the merits of different sampling techniques for the determination of a group of hazardous elements in printed circuit boards as defined by the European Union, RoHS, and WEEE.

In the third part of this series, David Ball starts getting into the mathematical aspects of group theory, aspects that ultimately become useful in spectroscopy.

Spectroscopy
Market Profile

April 01, 2010

Raman spectroscopy in general, and specifically, handheld and portable Raman, has developed very rapidly over the past decade due to technological developments that have unleashed the advantages of the technique. Portable/handheld Raman spectroscopy has gone from an insignificant market to the largest portable molecular spectroscopy technique in just a few years.

Spectroscopy

Guest columnists Phil Taday and colleagues look at the emerging technique of terahertz spectroscopy and its move from the lab to the process world.

Issue PDF
Spectroscopy

April 01, 2010

Click the title above to open the Spectroscopy April 2010 regular issue, Vol 25 No 4, in an interactive PDF format.