Product Resources

October 1, 2011

Product Resources

FT-IR spectrometer

The Spectrum Two FT-IR spectrometer from PerkinElmer is designed to perform rapid analytical measurements in applications such as fuel, lubricant, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, environmental, and polymer analysis. According to the company, the spectrometer can be used for unknown substance identification, material qualification, or concentration determination. PerkinElmer Inc., Waltham, MA;

UV–vis spectrophotometers

Compact UV–vis spectrophotometers from Shimadzu are designed to reduce stray light during routine analysis and research applications. According to the company, the model UV-2600 spectrometer has a measurement wavelength range to 1400 nm, and the model UV-2700 achieves stray light of 0.00005% at 220 nm. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc., Columbia, MD;

Mircowave plasma–atomic emission spectrometer

The model 4100 microwave plasma–atomic emission spectrometer from Agilent is designed to run on air. According to the company, the device uses a nitrogen-based plasma that runs on air and does not require external cylinder connections or gases. Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA;

Raman spectrometer

The i-Raman high-resolution TE-cooled Raman spectrometer from B&W Tek is designed for laser stabilization and narrow linewidth. According to the company, features include a spectral resolution of 3 cm-1, wide Raman shift coverage up to 4000 cm-1, and a TE-cooled 2048-pixel CCD array. Excitation wavelength options reportedly include 830-, 785-, and 532-nm configurations. B&W Tek, Inc., Newark, DE;

High-voltage modules

EMCO's high-voltage modules are designed with a low noise, quasi-sinewave oscillator, and wide input voltage range. According to the company, reliability for the C10 model is MTBF > 2.6 million h per Bellcore TR-332. EMCO High Voltage Corporation, Sutter Creek, CA;

Raman microspectrometer

The CRAIC Apollo Raman microspectrometer is designed to be used in a standalone configuration or added to the company's UV–vis–NIR microspectrophotometer to enhance its capabilities with Raman microspectroscopy. According to the company, vibrational spectra and electronic spectra can be measured without further sample preparation or the need to move to another instrument. CRAIC Technologies, San Dimas, CA;

Industrial gas analyzer

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Antaris industrial gas system is an FT-IR-based analyzer capable of monitoring dozens of gases simultaneously while providing multicomponent gas analysis. According to the company, the analyzer is configurable and can be used in various industrial analyses, including green energy applications. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Madison, WI;

InGaAs detector array

Andor's iDus InGaAs detector array series provides a platform for spectroscopy applications up to 2.2 μm. According to the company, the TE-cooled, in-vacuum sensors reach cooling temperatures of -90 °C. Andor Technology, Belfast, Northern Ireland;

Applications compendium

PerkinElmer's Spotlight on Applications e-zine is a quarterly compendium of the company's most recent applications. Volume 9 includes information on applications in the following areas: energy and industrial; environmental; food and beverage; forensics and toxicology; and pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Volume 9 is accessible at PerkinElmer, Inc., Waltham, MA;

Thermal control accessory

The USB-TC thermal control accessory from Ocean Optics is designed for use with the company's USB2000+ and USB4000 spectrometers as a lightweight warming unit. The accessory reportedly attaches directly to the spectrometer's optical bench, maintaining wavelength thermal stability to within +/-0.025 pixels/°C. Ocean Optics, Dunedin, FL;

Certified reference materials

SPEX CertiPrep's custom certified reference materials are available with options for private labeling or custom packaging. According to the company, the custom standards are manufactured to specifications for all common applications and can be packaged in a volume that best suits a customer's needs. SPEX CertiPrep, Metuchen, NJ;

Capillary inlet tubes

Photonis' capillary inlet tubes, manufactured with FieldMaster resistive glass, are designed to control the speed and direction of ions. According to the company, resistive glass prevents ion collisions between other ions and the tube walls, reducing ion loss and boosting sample transfer efficiency. The tubes are available in single-channel and multicapillary array configurations. Photonis USA, Sturbridge, MA;

Polarizer cubes

CVI Melles Griot's polarizer cubes have AR coatings from DUV to IR. According to the company, the cubes are optically contacted, have custom capability, and rotary mounts and polarizer adapters are available. CVI Melles Griot, Albuquerque, NM;

X-ray windows

Moxtek's X-ray windows are optimized for light-element X-ray transmission and harsh environments. According to the company, DuraBeryllium windows are designed for ultrahigh-vacuum applications and can be cleaned using most solvents. AP3 polymer windows are designed for applications that require high X-ray transmission of light-element energies, high mechanical strength, light rejection, and vacuum tightness. Moxtek, Orem, UT;

EDXRF spectrometer

Rigaku's NEX QC benchtop EDXRF spectrometer is a compact analyzer designed to provide rapid quantitative determination of elements ranging from sodium to uranium in solids, liquids, powders, and alloys. According to the company, the spectrometer's options include fundamental parameters, automatic sample changer, sample spinner, and helium purge. Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc., Austin, TX;

Raman analyzer

The EZRaman-N analyzer from Enwave Optronics is designed for fast carbon nanotube characterization. According to the company, the 100–3300 cm-1 spectral range covers full carbon nanotube bands of interest from the radial breathing mode to the G'-band. Enwave Optronics, Inc., Irvine, CA;

Fluorescence filters

Iridian's fluorescence filter sets are based on the choice of fluorophores. According to the company, filters incude excitation, emission, and dichroic, and filters can be custom-manufactured to specifications. Iridian Spectral Technologies, Ontario, Canada;

Headspace analyzer

The Versa automated headspace analyzer from Teledyne Tekmar is designed for small sampling requirements. According to the company, the autosampler has 20 positions and provides built-in pressure control, automated leak check and benchmark, method optimization mode, and sample heating to 200 °C. Teledyne Tekmar, Mason, OH;

Fiber-optic spectrometer

The AvaSpec-HS1024x58 fiber-optic spectrometer from Avantes is designed for high quantum efficiency and high UV and near-infrared sensitivity. According to the company, the instrument is especially suitable for low light, fluorescence, and UV applications. The spectrometer reportedly is available with seven different standard diffraction gratings for use in the 200–1160 nm range. Avantes, The Netherlands, Europe;

FT-IR spectrometer

Agilent's Cary 630 FT-IR spectrometer measures 16 × 22 × 13 cm. According to the company, it is 21 CFR part 11 compliant and can be used in academic and teaching laboratories and in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA;

Spectra library

Fiveash Data Management's FDM Raman Organics is a library of 500 Raman spectra of model organic compounds. According to the company, the spectra in the library were run in-focus on a 6-cm-1, white-light-corrected spectrometer with a 780-nm laser, SNR of 500, and a range of 200–3200 cm-1. The library reportedly is available in most spectral library formats. Fiveash Data Management, Madison, WI;


Clarity spectrophotometers from Olis are designed to perform absorbance spectroscopy on whole red blood cells, E. coli, yeast, algae, and other suspensions that cannot be studied by cuvette-based spectrophotometers. According to the company, the spectrophotometers' measurement beam is diffused so that it cannot be further scattered by the sample. Olis, Inc., Bogart, GA;

Image sensors

Hamamatsu's S11g10 CCD image sensors are designed to improve a Raman spectrometer's signal-to-noise ratio at 800 nm. According to the company, the IR-enhanced CCDs have double the NIR sensitivity of conventional CCDs (40% QE at 1000 nm). Hamamatsu Photonics, Bridgewater, NJ;

FT-NIR analyzers

Precalibrated FT-NIR analyzers from Thermo Fisher Scientific feature the Antaris II FT-NIR analyzer and are designed for feed and ingredient analysis in agriculture and for flour and milling analysis in the food processing industry. According to the company, the analyzers can analyze multiple components simultaneously without consumables, chemicals, or disposables. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Madison, WI;

FT-NIR spectrometer

Bruker Optics' Tango FT-NIR spectrometer is designed for use with liquids or solids with an integrated PC and monitor or as a separate analysis station. According to the company, the analyzer can be integrated into a network or used as a stand-alone system Bruker Optics, Billerica, MA;

ATR accessory

Pike Technologies' GladiATR single reflection diamond ATR accessory reportedly has expanded temperature control options that can be configured for heating to temperatures as high as 300 °C. According to the company, the accessory can be used for high-temperature kinetic or material degradation studies. The accessory reportedly operates with the company's software and comprises reflective optics and a monolithic diamond for high throughput across the full mid-IR and far-IR spectral ranges. PIKE Technologies, Madison, WI;

Calibration standards

HellmaUSA, a calibration laboratory that produces and certifies liquid and gas calibration filters for testing spectrophotometers, was accredited according to DIN EN ISO 17025. According to the company, the DIN EN ISO 17025 ensures the traceability of calibrations to references of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which gives laboratories greater transparency and improved protection over measurement results. HellmaUSA, Plainview, NY;

Silicon drift detectors

Amptek's Super silicon drift detectors are designed for XRF applications with OEM handheld instruments and benchtop analyzers. According to the company, the detectors have 125-eV FWHM resolution, an 11.2-μs peaking time, and a P/B of 8200 with an area of 25 mm2 and a silicon thickness of 500 μm. The detectors reportedly are contained inside the same TO-8 package and do not require liquid nitrogen. Amptek Inc., Bedford, MA;

UV–vis–NIR miniature spectrometer

The VS7000 UV–vis–NIR miniature spectrometer from HORIBA Jobin Yvon is a preconfigured, low stray light system that includes an uncooled back-illuminated CCD and USB-2 integrated electronics. The spectrometer is designed for OEM low light, high SNR requirement applications. The instrument also includes a selection of slit widths, integrated OSF, and three spectral range selections: 200–860, 380–750, and 200–1050 nm. HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Inc., Edison, NJ;

Mercury analyzer

The Model RA-3000F Gold+ mercury analyzer from Nippon Instruments Corporation is designed for EPA Methods 1631E and 245.7. According to the company, the instrument simplifies low to sub-ppt mercury analysis and reduces reagent consumption and wastes by as much as 80%. Nippon Instruments North America, College Station, TX;

DNA quality control standard

Starna's DNA quality control standard is provided in a 1.5-mL liquid vial that offers the DNACON 260/280 reference material in format suitable for use in drop technology systems. The vial reportedly is produced in an ISO 17025 and ISO Guide 34 accredited environment and provides a NIST-traceable quality control standard. According to the company, the concentration is matched for use with ultralow volume and short-pathlength measurement systems. Applications include DNA purity evaluations in clinical and bioscience laboratories. Starna Cells, Inc., Atascadero, CA;

Photovoltaic measurement system

Newport Corporation's Oriel IQE-200 photovoltaic cell measurement system is designed for simultaneous measurement of the external and internal quantum efficiency of solar cells, detectors, and other photon-to-charge converting devices. The system reportedly splits the beam to allow for concurrent measurements. The system includes a light source, a monochromator, and related electronics and software. According to the company, the system can be used for the measurement of silicon-based cells, amorphous and mono/poly crystalline, thin-film cells, copper indium gallium diselenide, and cadmium telluride. Newport Corporation, Irvine, CA;