Product Resources

June 1, 2007

Featured products from the spectroscopy marketplace.

Raman spectrometers

The MonoVista CRS and the TriVista CRS Confocal Raman systems from PI/Acton are designed to offer both macro and confocal microanalysis capabilities in a single system, enhancing experimental flexibility and allowing switching between macro and micro modes. The company states that the integrated modular systems provide instant results and easy configuration for multiple applications, with integrated laser options available. PI/Acton, Trenton, NJ;

www.piacton.com

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Wavelength stabilizing filters

The LuxxMaster stabilizers from PD-LD use photosensitive glass to produce filters to stabilize wavelength (0.01 nm/°C), narrow absorption envelope (0.2 nm FWHM), and improve wavelength accuracy, ± 0.5 nm. PD-LD, Inc., Pennington, NJ;

www.pdld.com

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CCD camera

Andor Technology's iKon-M CCD cameras reportedly offer rapid frame rates acquisition and fast focusing, direct USB 2.0 connectivity to PC, an integrated C-mount shutter, TE cooling to -100 °C, up to 95% QE, a low noise floor, and software-selectable readout speeds as high as 2.5 MHz. Andor Technology, South Windsor, CT;

www.andor.com

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Customizable polarimeter

The model P-2000 polarimeter from JASCO is designed to be a customizable polarimeter that can be equipped initially with various options and can also be upgraded in the field at any time. According to the company, the product offers a range of light sources including tungsten-halogen, sodium, and mercury lamps. As many as two light sources can be simultaneously installed in the instrument. JASCO Inc., Easton, MD;

www.jascoinc.com

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Portable Raman spectrometer

Enwave's EZRaman-M field portable Raman analyzer is designed for use in forensic and security applications, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and educational and research laboratories. The system features a 785 nm frequency stabilized laser with resolution of ~7 cm-1 and spectral coverage of 250–3300 cm-1. Enwave Optronics, Inc., Irvine, CA;

www.enwaveopt.com

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UV-vis spectrophotometer

Hitachi's model U-2900 is a UV-vis local control double-beam spectrophotometer designed for routine as well as research laboratory applications. According to the company, the product is equipped with a 10.4-in. color liquid crystal display, data storage with an external USB flash disk, a validation function that allows users to check performance, and optional PC control using the company's UV Solutions software. Hitachi High Technologies America, San Jose, CA;

www.hitachi-hta.com

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Pipette washer

SPEX CertiPrep's pipette washer is designed for washing Class A volumetric pipettes. The polyethylene-constructed washer can hold up to 23 pipettes at a time with rows of conical-shaped plastic pipette holders that are connected to a water line. The water line can also be connected to a vacuum line for drying pipettes faster. Pumps and basins are also available for situations in which a water or vacuum line is inaccessible. Spex CertiPrep, Metuchen, NJ;

www.spexcsp.com

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Elemental analyzer

The Eagle III XPL micro-EDXRF spectrometer from EDAX is now available with an optional primary-beam-filter accessory that reportedly improves detection limits. The spectrometer uses capillary optics, CCD video imaging cameras, and a motorized xyz stage for nondestructive small-spot analysis correlated with video imaging. Features include simultaneous detection of elements ranging from Na through U, and little or no sample preparation requirements. Typical applications include forensics, failure analysis, coating thickness-com position measurement, quality control, and chemical imaging. EDAX, Mahwah, NJ;

www.edax.com/

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Magnetic resonance spectrometer

Varian introduces its model 400-MR magnetic resonance spectrometer, which is designed to give nonspecialists access to state-of-the-art methods for molecular characterization and quantitation. According to the company, the NMR spectrometer's com pact footprint makes it easier to accom modate in small analytical laboratories in pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and academic environments. Varian, Inc., Palo Alto, CA;

www.varianinc.com

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Concentric nebulizer

The C-Flow concentric nebulizer for ICP from Savillex Corporation is molded out of PFA and is chemically resistant to most matrices. The nebulizer is designed with a straight, fixed capillary and a one-piece gas port. According to the company, the nebulizer performs consistently at multiple flow rates and provides high sensitivity and low oxides. C-flow nebulizers are now available pre-cleaned and with autosampler probes. Savillex Corporation, Minnetonka, MN;

www.savillex.com

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Spectroscopy software

Thermo Fisher Scientific's GRAMS 8.0 software is designed for visualizing, processing, and managing data from FT-IR, NIR, Raman, UV-Vis, fluorescence, NMR, and hyphenated instruments. According to the company, the software enhances workgroup and enterprise connectivity via a full client/server update to Spectral DB, and includes the web-enabled Envision viewing and reporting feature. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA;

www.thermofisher.com

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Raman system

The LSI XL-FT flow-through Raman system from Lambda Solutions reportedly features a quartz flow cell custom designed and integrated with proprietary illumination and signal detection optics, provides high sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratios, and includes a built-in independent absorption measurement function for UV or visible wavelengths. Lambda Solutions, Inc., Waltham, MA;

www.lambdasolutions.com

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Equipment and supplies

LabX is an online marketplace that connects professional buyers and sellers of scientific equipment and supplies. Since 1995, LabX has been a highly specialized business-to-business marketplace where scientific equipment and supplies can be purchased and sold. More than 60,000 registered members visit LabX to purchase and sell laboratory, medical, test and measurement, spectroscopy, semiconductor, and chromatographic products. LabX, Ontario, Canada;

www.labx.com

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NIR miniprobes

Specac's Prospect fiber-optic transmission probes are designed for NIR process applications. Constructed of stainless steel and using gold/nickel bonding with sapphire windows, the probes are reportedly capable of operation at temperatures as high as 250 °C and pressures as high as 100 bar. The probes are available with pathlengths of 1, 2, and 5 mm with probe lengths of 100, 200, and 500 mm. Specac Inc, Woodstock, GA;

www.prospect-analytics.com

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Handheld Raman analyzer

Ahura Scientific's TruScan handheld Raman system is designed for rapid and accurate material identity verification in a rugged, lightweight casing. Optional snap-on accessories include a vial holder, a universal tablet holder, and the FlexProbe fiber-optic extension. Ahura Scientific, Inc., Wilmington, MA;

www.ahuracorp.com

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Portable Raman spectrometer

The MiniRam II portable Raman system from B&W Tek reportedly features a 175–3100 cm-1 response range and a 785-nm excitation laser. According to the company, applications for the product include biological analysis, reaction monitoring, kinetic studies, water pollution monitoring, and polymorph identification. B&W Tek, Inc., Newark, DE;

www.bwtek.com

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XRF microscope

Horiba Jobin Yvon's XGT 7000 X-ray fluorescence microscope reportedly features improved sensitivity, motorized XYZ control, multiple vacuum options, and a dedicated acquisition and imaging analysis software package. According to the company, the microscope enables concentrations of 50 ppm or less to be routinely detected and quantified. HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Edison, NJ;

www.jobinyvon.com

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Diamond ATR accessory

PIKE Technologies introduces the GladiATR diamond ATR accessory for FTIR analysis. The ATR accessory has a monolithic diamond crystal design and is com patible with pressure applications up to 30,000 psi. According to the company, the product provides a full mid-IR spectral range (4000–400 cm-1) and extended far-IR spectral range (400–2 cm-1) with com patible FTIR optics. PIKE Technologies, Madison, WI;

www.piketech.com

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Reflectance accessories

Thermo Fisher Scientific's specular reflectance accessories are designed to com plement the company's Evolution 300 and 600 UV-Vis spectrophotometers. The fixed- and variable-angle accessories are intended to provide a wide range of capabilities for material science laboratories interested in measuring the specular reflectance of solid materials with mirror-like or glossy surfaces. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Waltham, MA;

www.thermo.com/sra

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Cuvette holder

The FLASH 300 from Quantum is a temperature-controlled cuvette holder for transient absorption, flash photolysis, pulsed-laser photoacoustics, and other laser-based experiments. According to the company, features include a vertical adjustment to match the laser beam height, a horizontal micrometer adjustment to position a laser beam in the sample, and magnetic stirring. Quantum Northwest, Spokane, WA;

www.qnw.com

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Centrifugal mill

Retsch's Ultra Centrifugal Mill ZM 200 incorporates a high torque motor and is designed to handle hundreds of samples per day without cross contamination. According to the company, size reduction in the product takes place by impact and shearing effects between the rotor and a fixed ring sieve. Retsch, Newtown, PA;

www.retsch-us.com

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Multifrequency fluorometer

The MF2 multifrequency fluorometer from Horiba Jobin Yvon is designed to apply all frequencies simultaneously to isolate the lifetime behavior of a substance instantaneously. According to the company, LEDs or laser diodes are available for the UV-NIR range, or users can switch to pockel-cell modulation of a xenon lamp. HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Edison, NJ;

www.jobinyvon.com

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Lasers

The StarBright 785 lasers from Torsana are based on the company's proprietary feedback technology for broad-area emitting diode lasers and are designed for use in photonic analysis applications such as Raman spectroscopy. According to the company, high power levels can be obtained while maintaining high beam quality, enabling short acquisition time as well as high spatial and spectral resolution. Torsana Laser Technologies A/S, Nivaa, Denmark;

www.torsanalaser.dk

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UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer

The MCS 600 spectrometer from Carl Zeiss is designed to allow different UV-Vis-NIR spectrometers to be com bined, covering the spectral range from 190–2150 nm, and simultaneously record high-quality spectra from myriad spectral regions, multiple probes, and external sensors. Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, Thornwood, NY;

www.zeiss.com

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