Appendix II: Atomic Spectroscopy

May 1, 2015

Spectroscopy

Volume 30, Issue 5

 

Manufacturer: B&W Tek, Inc.
Product name: NanoLIBS
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analyzer
For: Laboratory analysis, handheld or portable use
Weight: <3.9 lb (1.8 kg)
Dimensions: 11.2 x 3.5 x 11.4 in. (285 x 90 x 290 mm)
Measurement mode: LIBS
Software name: BWID, BWIQ
Unique features: This handheld laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer for both industrial and laboratory LIBS applications is a light, handheld, battery-operated unit that provides results for elements in both industrial and laboratory applications within 1–2 s.
Suggested applications: Chemistry: catalyst and impurity control; conservation: pigment analysis, electronics: particulate analysis; environment: particulate analysis; geology: impurity distribution; glass: impurity control, mineral analysis and identification; nuclear: radioactive element analysis; petroleum and lubricants; pharmaceutical: finished tablet analysis; polymer analysis: plastic recycling; flame retardant identification; safety and security: hazardous materials identification.

 

Manufacturer: B&W Tek, Inc.
Product name: i-Libs
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analyzer
For: Laboratory analysis, handheld or portable use
Weight: 7–12 lb
Dimensions: 8 x 11 x 12 in.
Measurement mode: LIBS
Software name: BWID, BWIQ
Unique features: A cutting-edge portable laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer for both industrial and laboratory LIBS applications. It is portable and can be operated with an embedded touch pad or external pc with results within 1–2 s using point-and-shoot operation or mapping.
Suggested applications: same as NanoLIBS.

 

Manufacturer: HORIBA Scientific
Product name: FluoroMax Plus
Spectrofluorometer
Accessories: Front surface detection accessory, fluorescence microscope accessory, polarization and anisotropy accessory, temperature controller accessory (circulating bath or peltier), Micromax plate reader accessory, trigger accessory, stopped flow accessory, autotitrator accessory, remote measurement capability using optical fiber accessory, time-correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC) accessory for lifetime determinations, phosphorimeter accessory for long-lived luminescence determinations.
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Measurement mode: Fluorescence, UV–vis absorbance
Software name: FluorEssence for Windows
Software features: May be used with other equipment.
Unique features: Dual-grating turret for optimized broad spectral range measurements, ultrashort fluorescence lifetime measurement.
New this year: The new FluoroMax Plus benchtop spectrofluorometer expands on the capabilities of the FluoroMax series with a second detector and two-position grating turret, providing range out to 1650 nm, and TCSPC performance down to 25 ps. Higher sensitivity of the FluoroMax Plus enables faster measurement of weaker and smaller samples.
Suggested applications: Protein folding studies, lighting phosphor development, PV optimization, chemical synthesis analysis, antibody binding efficiency, protein aggregation.

 

Manufacturer: HORIBA Scientific
Product name: Ultima
Fluorescence Lifetime spectrofluorometer system
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications
Measurement mode: Fluorescence, time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC)
Software name (if applicable): DataSation
Software features: May be used with other equipment
Unique features: World's shortest TCSPC lifetime electronics.
New this year: The Ultima is a new dedicated fluorescence lifetime fluorometer. The Ultima features Hub A+ TCSPC electronics, which offer 400-fs time resolution and 16,000 channels. This results in a lifetime system that can measure lifetimes ranging from 5 ps to 10 s.
Suggested applications: FRET, electron-hole recombination in PV materials, protein folding.

 

Manufacturer: Ocean Optics, Inc.
Product name: Flame Spectrometer
UV–vis flame spectrometer
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications, handheld or portable use
Weight: 265 g
Dimensions: 89.1 x 63.3 x 34.4 mm
Measurement mode: Absorbance, color, fluorescence, irradiance, reflectance, transmittance
Unique features: High thermal stability, interchangeable slits, indicator LEDs, simple device connectors, sophisticated manufacturing process with low unit-to-unit variation.
Suggested applications: Life science, LED binning and light metrology, process monitoring, integration into analytical instruments, laser characterization.

 

 

Manufacturer: Ocean Optics, Inc.
Product name: Spark-VIS Micro-Spectrometer
UV–vis spark microspectrometer
For: Laboratory analysis, process applications, handheld or portable use
Weight: 12.5 g including electronics
Dimensions: 53.3 x 36.4 x 19.9 mm
Measurement mode: Absorbance, color, fluorescence
Unique features: Highly compact and good for integration into handheld and portable devices or onto process lines
Suggested applications: Integration into handheld devices, on-line process monitoring, harsh environments, mounting on UAVs.

 

Manufacturer: PerkinElmer, Inc.
Product name: PinAAcle™ 500
Flame atomic absorption spectrometer
For: Laboratory analysis
Unique features: Complete corrosion resistance; easy to use and maintain, thanks to its touchscreen user interface and Syngistix Touch software, quick-change modular sample introduction system; and exceptional sensitivity and precision, allowing the analysis of lower concentrations with the accuracy of higher-end AA systems.
Suggested applications: Elemental determinations and measurements for geochemical–mining; nutritional labeling; drinking water.

 

Manufacturer: SciAps, Inc.
Product name: Z-100
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
For: Laboratory analysis, handheld or portable use
Weight: 4 lb
Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 4 in.
Measurement mode : Laser ablation
Unique features: World's smallest handheld LIBS unit.
Suggested applications: Elemental analysis of virtually any element, for alloys, geochemical samples, plastics, restricted substances, ceramics, food, and so forth.

 

Manufacturer: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Product name: Simultaneous ICP & Atomic Emission spectrometer
Simultaneous ICP and atomic emission spectrometers
For: Lab analysis
Software name: ICPEsolution
Software features: 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant
Unique features: Vertically oriented plasma torch with dual view (axial–radial) capabilities. This system achieves the ideal combination of sensitivity and dynamic range. Eco Mode and a mini-torch system reduce argon gas consumption. Easy-to-use, CFR-compliant software helps users optimize methods and enables a smooth analysis process with multiple assistant functions.
Suggested applications: Food products (analysis of elements in cheese), agriculture, environmental (tap water, wastewater), pharmaceutical (elemental impurities in drug products), chemicals (managing trace amounts of hazardous metals or additive elements), metals, electronics.

 

Manufacturer: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Product name: RF-6000
Fluorescence spectrofluorophotometer
For: Laboratory analysis
Software name: LabSolutions RF Software
Unique features: The RF-6000 features S/N of 1000:1 (RMS) or 350:1 (p-p), ultrafast scanning at speeds up to 60,000 nm/min, and a low-noise photomultiplier for wavelengths up to 900 nm. All wavelength regions can be measured in 1 s and 3D fluorescence spectra can be rapidly measured. It includes a long-life xenon lamp and auto-alignment technology that enables easy lamp replacement.
Suggested applications: Pharmaceuticals (QC control of API or drug products), chemicals, foods (quantitative analysis of additives, quality control of packaging), life sciences, environmental (evaluation of low-level contaminants in rivers and soil), electrical–electronics (spectral properties of fluorescent materials, analysis of LEDs and solar cells).

 

Manufacturer: SPECTRO Analytical Instruments
Product name: SPECTRO ARCOS
High-resolution ICP-OES spectrometer
Unique features: Unique MultiView capability; unmatched accuracy and stability giving fast, convenient selection of true axial or radial plasma observation. No optical compromise. CCD optic system, Paschen-Runge mount: resolution of 8.5 pm in wavelength range 130–340 nm. Unique solid-state generator gives highest plasma power available for extreme or quickly changing plasma loads. UV-PLUS sealed optical chamber: no purging of argon, nitrogen gases needed; air-cooled interface technology and generator- no external cooling system
New this year: MultiView, which enables the fast selection of axial plasma or radial plasma observation in a single instrument. Features dramatically improved sensitivity, stability, and precision, with lower operating costs.
Suggested applications: Elemental analysis of metals, chemicals, petrochemicals and other materials in industry, science, and academia.

 

Manufacturer: StellarNet Inc.
Product name: PortaLIBS
Laser-induced breakdown spectrometer
For: Laboratory and handheld use
Dimensions: 6 x 11 x 13 in.
Measurement mode: Plasma Emission
Software name: SpectraWiz
Software features: Available as separate product, 21CFR11 compliant, cGMP compliant
Unique features: Is a preconfigured LIBS analyzer built into a small, rugged case. The unique design gives the system the ability to "open and measure"; allows users to either set it up in a lab, or ideally, bring the instrument out into the field and quickly analyze samples; 8-h battery life.
Suggested applications: Industrial materials analysis, prospecting and mining, environmental monitoring, homeland security measures, military chemical and biological agents, forensics analysis, pharmaceutical R&D, gemology and counterfeit detection, nutrient solution ingredients of Fe, Mn, Zn, Mg, K, P, N, and so forth.