Editors’ Series: Portable Spectroscopy in 2020

February 11, 2020

What is the current state of portable spectroscopy instruments? What applications are these targeted at? What S/N levels can these instruments achieve? Can consumer-oriented instruments provide reliable information in the hands of non-expert users? Join us for this webcast to learn the answers to these questions and more. Live: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 11am EST | 8am PST | 4pm GMT | 5pm CET On demand available after airing until Feb. 11, 2021 Register free

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Event Overview:

Starting about 15 years ago, portable optical spectrometers were developed, costing more than $20,000 and targeted at first responders, hazardous materials (HazMat) teams, and the military. These instruments have developed in sophistication and S/N over the years and have been applied to a growing number of analyses, including street narcotics, raw material identification and fraudulent goods. Recently, much lower cost handheld spectrometers have come onto the market, some aimed at the consumer. The open questions are: What applications are these targeted at, and in the hands of the general public, can they provide reliable information? In addition, portable hyperspectral instruments are now being developed, and again being marketed to the general public, raising the same questions. This webcast surveys the field and explores these issues.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the current state of portable spectroscopic instruments

  • Understand what applications portable instruments are targeted at

  • Find out the degree of reliability of data provided by portable spectroscopic instruments, including how claims for consumer-oriented instruments hold up

Speaker: Richard Crocombe, Principal, Crocombe Spectroscopic Consulting

Time and Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 11am EST | 8am PST | 4pm GMT | 5pm CET

On demand available after airing until Feb. 11, 2021

Sponsors: Ocean Insight

Society of Applied Spectroscopy 

Register free: http://www.spectroscopyonline.com/spec_w/portble