Product Resources



Volume 22
Issue 5

Product Resources

Mass spectrometer

Bruker Daltonics announces its ultraflex III smartbeam MALDI-TOF-TOF mass spectrometer, optimized for MALDI molecular imaging. The product is designed to produce a laser focus size of 10–80 μm, with adjustable repetition rates from 1 Hz to 200 Hz. Bruker Optics, Billerica, MA;

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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/oC), narrow absorption envelope (0.2 nm FWHM), and improve wavelength accuracy, ± 0.5 nm. PD-LD, Inc., Pennington, NJ;

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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;

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Ion-trap mass spectrometer

The Thermo Scientific LTQ XL linear ion-trap mass spectrometer is equipped with electron transfer dissociation (ETD), which reportedly provides advantages for protein and peptide characterization, posttranslational modification analysis, and top-down or middle-down sequencing of proteins and peptides. According to the company, the ETD feature allows researchers to conduct rapid, alternating collisionally induced dissociation and ETD scanning throughout the LC–MS analysis of complex samples. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Waltham, MA;

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Solid-state lasers

Melles Griot introduces single-frequency, low noise, diode-pumped solid-state lasers designed to provide options to traditional air-cooled krypton–argon ion lasers. The lasers produce up to 25mW at 561 nm and up to 15 mW at 473 nm. They also reportedly have a nearly circular (<1.1:1 aspect ratio), linearly polarized beam with an M2 factor of less than 1.2. Melles Griot, Rochester, NY;

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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;

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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;

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NIR analyzers

Foss NIRSystems' XDS MasterLab and XDS MultiVial NIR analyzers are designed for rapid nondestructive measurements of tablets, liquids, and solids. The MasterLab analyzer can be used for automated reflectance or transmission analysis of a tray of multiple tablets or vials. An integrated variable spot-size feature enables adjustment of the sample illumination based on the diameter of the tablets and vials being used. The MultiVial analyzer can be used for automated sampling without transmission for tablets. Formore information, e-mail FOSS NIRSystems, Inc., Laurel, MD;

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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;

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High-voltage resistors

The KOBRA precision metal oxide high-voltage resistors from ITT Power Solutions are available in power, cylindrical, flat, ring, and custom versions. According to the company, many resistors are available lead-free and RoHS compliant. ITT Power Solutions, West Springfield, MA;

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Analysis software

BioTek Instruments, Inc. introduces its Gen5 Microplate data anlaysis software, version 1.02, designed to provide data reduction tools such as a five-parameter logistic fit, several weighting options, and curve constraint definition. According to the company, new curve metrics include 95% confidence intervals, sum of squares, and degrees of freedom for more detailed results. BioTek Instruments, Inc., Winooski, VT;

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LIBS system

Ocean Optics' LIBS2500 laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy system is designed for instant qualitative measurements of elements in solids, solutions, and gases. According to the company, it features a sensitivity of 10–50 ppm; a series of 2048-element, linear CCD-array detectors; and a seven-fiber optical sampling probe with a 74-UV collimating lens and a sampling lens. Ocean Optics, Dunedin, FL;

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FT-IR spectrometer

Bruker Optics' VERTEX 80v vacuum FT-IR spectrometer is designed to provide high rejection of the interference from atmospheric gases, such as water vapor and carbon dioxide. Data acquisition is based on dual-channel 24-bit analog-to-digital converters integrated with the detector, which reportedly yield a high signal-to-noise ratio. According to the company, the instrument's linear air bearing interferometer allows a resolution < 0.07 cm–1. Bruker Optics, Billerica, MA;

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Power supply

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation introduces its model VS100 high-voltage power supply, designed for precision electron beam applications such as semiconductor nanolithography, microoptics, and development mask work. According to the company, the product features ultra low ripple (less than 75 mV p-p, for 100 kV at 100 μA), high stability, and excellent regulation parameters. Spellman High Voltage, Hauppage, NY;

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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;

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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-composition measurement, quality control, and chemical imaging. EDAX, Mahwah, NJ;

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XRF detector

Amptek offers its XR-100CR XRF detectors, featuring 149-eV resolution, thermoelectric cooler, small size, and solid-state design, as both complete systems and to OEMs. According to the company, it does not use liquid nitrogen and is suitable for portable applications such as measuring plating thickness; lead detection; RoHS/WEEE verification; semiconductor processing, and sulfur in oil and coal. Amptek, Inc., Bedford, MA;

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ICP-OES spectrometer

The Spectro Genesis from Spectro Analytical is reportedly the first and only ICP-OES spectrometer available with a complete set of factory calibrated methods for environmental and industrial applications, ready for use out of the box with an application package that includes the sample introductions system, sample preparation instructions, and method documentation. Spectro Analytical Instruments, Kleve, Germany;

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Spray chamber accessory

Glass Expansion introduces its IsoMist temperature-controlled spray chamber accessory for ICP-OES and ICP-MS. The accessory's software reportedly allows wireless control of temperature from –10 °C to 60 °C in 1 °C increments. According to the company, the product fits most ICP and ICP-MS models. Glass Expansion, Inc., Pocasset, MA;

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Dual readhead encoding

The DSi dual SiGNUM interface encoder from Renishaw combines two SiGNUM SR readheads for high accuracy with an angularly repeatable and customer located propoZ reference position, which is unaffected by bearing wander or switch-off. According to the company, the encoder combined with the REXM ring offers better than +/-1 arc second total installed accuracy. The encoder reportedly can operate at speeds as high as 4500 rpm and temperatures as high as

85 °C. Renishaw, Hoffman Estates, IL;

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Cuvette washers

Cuvette washers from NSG Precision Cells are designed to clean cuvettes from 5 mm LP and above with minimal handling and less risk of breakage or damage to optical faces. According to the company, they come with a rubber stopper for fitting into a size 7 standard vacuum flask, and models are available to clean either one or two cells at a time. NSG Precision Cells, Inc., Farmingdale, NY;

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Ion mobility spectrometry

The IONSCAN-LS by Smiths Detection is designed to detect and quantitate trace analytes using ion mobility spectrometry with two sample introduction methods: thermal desorption from a filter and high-performance injection. According to the company, the product can analyze samples over a concentration range of about three orders of magnitude. Smiths Detection, Danbury, CT;

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X-ray detector

PANalytical introduces the PIXcel solid-state detector designed for XRD applications. According to the company, the detector contains more than 65,000 pixels, each 55 μm × 55 μm in size. The detector can be mounted as one of the company's PreFIX interchangeable X-ray modules or positioned behind conventional point detector optics. PANalytical, Almelo, The Netherlands;

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Spectroscopy software

The Unscrambler by CAMO is a complete multivariate analysis and experimental design software, equipped with methods such as PCA, multivariate curve resolution (MCR), PLS regression, 3-way PLS regression, clustering (K-Means), SIMCA and PLS-DA classification. The product is used for a wide range of research and industrial applications, including advanced chemometrics, spectroscopy, and sensometrics. CAMO Software Inc., Woodbridge, NJ;

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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 compact footprint makes it easier to accommodate in small analytical laboratories in pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and academic environments. Varian, Inc., Palo Alto, CA;

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Portable XRF analyzer

Innov-X Systems introduces the Alpha LZX portable XRF analyzer, which is designed to measure Mg, Al, Si, and over 25 other elements simultaneously in alloys, powders, ores, liquids, and other matrices. According to the company, the analyzer requires no helium gas, compressed tanks, or vacuum pumps. Innov-X Systems, Woburn, MA;

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Raman spectrometers

HORIBA Jobin Yvon's modular Raman spectrometer systems are composed of fiber-coupled Raman microscopes and probes, iHR imaging spectrographs, and high-performance Synapse CCDs, reportedly providing unmatched flexibility for Raman measurements. According to the company, users can optimize their spectral coverage and resolution with a choice of 0.32-m or 0.55-m spectrometers. HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Edison, NJ;

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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;

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Accessories catalog

New Era Enterprises has updated its UV-Vis-FL accessories catalog to include valve and flow cells, CD cells, more special application cells, UV-Vis reference standards,and replacement source lamp. New Era Enterprises, Inc., Vineland, NJ;

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ICP-MS cones

Spectron offers standard nickel, platinum, and aluminum cones for all ICP-MS instruments with full technical support available. The cones are made to OEM designs, and platinum cones include refurbishing. The company also carries a line of other manufacturers' sample-introduction products, including nebulizers, torches, spray chambers, and multipliers. Spectron, Inc., Ventura, CA;

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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;

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ATR accessory

PIKE Technologies' grazing angle option for its VeeMAX II ATR accessory is designed to aid in the analysis of monomolecular layers on silicon to obtain FT-IR spectra. The accessory reportedly provides high throughput to cut down on sampling time and facilitate detection of the monomolecular layers of silicon without utilizing a liquid nitrogen–cooled detector. Crystal options for the accessory include ZnSe, ZnS, and Si. PIKE Technologies, Madison, WI;

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Mass spectrometer

LECO introduces the Pegasus HT TOFMS high-throughput time-of-flight mass spectrometer, which uses the company's ChromaTOF 3 software with a signal deconvolution feature that reportedly enables acquisition rates of up to 500 spectra/s and a fast processing speed. LECO, St. Joseph, MI;

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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;

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XRF supplies

SCP SCIENCE offers a line of XRF products, including thin-film window material, sample cells, binding and blending agents, AluCaps (aluminum pellet cups), and standards for XRF analysis of liquids, solids, and powders. The company also offers XRF fusion fluxes with a high bulk density of 1.4 g/cm3. SCP SCIENCE, Champlain, NY;

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The AvaSpec-2048X14 spectrometer from Avantes is designed for use by end users and is offered as an OEM component to systems integration customers, featuring a back-thinned CCD with high performance in the UV and NIR range, a high-speed USB2 interface for complete scans in 2.5 ms, RS232, and wireless data communications, 16 bit A/D for high dynamic range, on-board processor and memory, and four analog and 15 digital I/O capabilities. Avantes, Boulder, CO;

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