Technology Forum

Raman Spectroscopy Expands Its Scope

December 12, 2012

With improvements in instrumentation, Raman spectroscopy continues to expand its range of applications to diverse areas of materials analysis and research.

FT-IR Technology Forum

September 18, 2012

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FT-IR Technology Forum

September 14, 2012

The well-established technique of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy offers analytical capabilities for diverse applications, and chemometrics and spectral interpretation software are important elements of the technique.

Technology Forum: Raman

April 17, 2012

Raman spectroscopy is a non-destructive technique that requires little or no sample preparation. Participants in this forum are Tom Tague, of Bruker Optics, and Robert Chimenti, of B&W Tek.

Mass Spectrometry

March 05, 2012

The power and versatility of mass spectrometry (MS) make it an analytical technique of choice in the laboratory. Participants in this Technology Forum are Kevin A. Schug of the University of Texas at Arlington and Michael P. Balogh of Waters Corporation.

NIR Technology Forum

February 21, 2012

Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is used in various application areas, including pharmaceutical analysis, medical diagnostics, and food and agrochemical analysis. Participants in this Technology Forum are Edwin Weusthof of Avantes BV, John Richmond of Bruker Optics, and Yvette Mattley of Ocean Optics.

Raman Spectroscopy

December 09, 2011

Raman spectroscopy has been put to good use in applications such as nanomaterials development as well as in quality control laboratories.

X-ray Fluorescence: Simplified Instrument Operation Brings Opportunities in Industry, and a Need for Education

December 02, 2011

Industrial use of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is on the rise, often involving workers who are not spectroscopists. This brings advantages, as well as a need for more XRF training.

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

November 07, 2011

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has been used for real-world applications ranging from mining sample analysis to threat analysis to industrial process control. Participants in this Technology Forum are Benjamin W. Smith of the University of Florida, Andrzej Miziolek of the US Army Research Laboratory, and Steve Buckley of Photon Machines, Inc.

Lasers and Photonics

October 17, 2011

Lasers are becoming of increasing importance in many spectroscopic techniques, including Raman spectroscopy, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, and terahertz spectroscopy. Participants in this Technology Forum are Naoto Akikusa of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. and Richard. C. (Dick) Wieboldt of Thermo Fisher Scientific.