Product Resources

April 1, 2007

Featured products from the spectroscopy marketplace.


HORIBA Jobin Yvon's FluoroMax-4 benchtop spectrofluorometer reportedly features a sensitivity of at least 400,000 cps for the water-Raman peak at 397 nm and a signal-to-noise ratio of 3000:1 minimum. According to the company, the spectrofluorometer uses an ozone-free xenon arc lamp for broadband coverage from the UV to near-IR. Optional accessories include automatic polarizers, a stopped-flow device for kinetics, a microwellplate reader, and an autotitrator. HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Edison, NJ;

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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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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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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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Data management software

Bio-Rad Laboratories' KnowItAll Enterprise data management software is designed for centralizing, securing, and accessing IR, NMR, MS, Raman, UV, and chromatographic data. According to the company, the software enables data management and sharing across any enterprise behind the user's own firewall. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA;

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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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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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Spectroscopy DVD

A DVD available from Aabspec showcases their spectroscopy and microscopy products, including Raman, FTIR interfacing for GC, LC, GPC, SFC, TGA, evolved gas analysis, low to high temperature, ultra-high vacuum to high pressure, and dual sampling together with multiple optical modes including sample irradiation. Aabspec, Waterford, Ireland;

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The TrayCell cuvette from Hellma reportedly uses the surface tension of 4 μL of sample to form a repeatable optical path of 1 mm +/– 0.02 mm. According to the company, it is compatible with most spectrophotometers, operates at temperatures ranging from 5 °C to 50 °C, and has a wavelength range of 190–800 nm. Applications include biotechnology, drug discovery, and forensics. Hellma, Plainview, NY;

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ReactionSleuth software from Remspec is designed for postprocessing of reaction monitoring datasets. The software works with multifiles in the spc format and offers PCA/Target transformation, peak-fitting capability, and 3D displays of real and synthetic datasets. Remspec Corporation, Sturbridge, MA;

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NIR chemical imaging system

The SyNIRgi near-infrared chemical imaging system from Malvern Instruments is reportedly designed with no moving parts, modular software that enables the development of turnkey solutions, and expandability options for automation accessories. According to the company, the ability to acquire >300,000 spectra in a single measurement will be available as an option. Malvern Instruments Inc., Southborough, MA;

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Palletized apertures

National Aperture, Inc. has introduced a palletizing method for producing slit and pinhole apertures. Aperture sizes reportedly range from 5 μm upward with tolerances of ±1 μm to ±5 μm, with blackened, unblackened, self-supported or freestanding foils available. National Aperture Inc., Salem, NH;

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FT-IR spectrometer

The MB3000 FT-IR spectrometer from ABB is designed to facilitate acquisition, processing, and analysis of samples. According to the company, the product works in conjuction with the company's Horizon MB FT-IR software. ABB Analytical, Quebec City, CA;

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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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Custom standards

Inorganic Ventures manufactures custom inorganic standards for applications including ICP, ICP–MS, AA, and IC. Standards are made according to user specifications and come with an extensive certificate of analysis that details NIST traceability, certified values, and trace impurities. Reportedly, the company can ship 99% of its custom solutions in three days or less. Inorganic Ventures, Lakewood, NJ;

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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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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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Lightwaves2020's polarimeter is a small form factor device that reportedly outputs four photocurrents that can be used to calculate both the state of polarization and the degree of polarization and is designed for use in polarization division multiplexing, polarization measurement, PMD compensation, and fiber sensing systems. Lightwaves2020 Inc, Milpitas, CA;

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Optical fibers

Low and high OH step index fused 0.22-na silica fibers from Multimode Fiber Optics are designed to transmit throughout the UV-vis-NIR range. According to the company, these fibers have a fused-silica core and cladding, and a polymer buffer for added protection. Fibers with diameters of 100-600 μm feature a high temperature, high strength polyimide buffer, while the 1-mm fibers are buffered with nylon. Multimode Fiber Optics, Inc., Hackettstown, 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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Fluorescence cuvette

The FluoroVette fluorescence cuvette from NSG Precision Cells, Inc. is designed to be compatible with all standard fluorometers and can be cleaned and reused by washing in-between uses, either with aqueous or organic solvents. According to the company, the product is UV-transparent at wavelengths as low as 220 nm and avoids trapping air bubbles due to its composite design. NSG Precision Cells, Inc., Farmingdale, NY;

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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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Ring laser

Newport Corporation's Matisse tunable CW ring laser reportedly features inherent stability to external vibration, with active photonic elements designed for high spectral resolution. The product can be configured for either Ti:sapphire or dye as the gain medium, and for spectral linewidths down to <50 kHz. Newport Corporation, Irvine, CA;

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Laser diode module

The fiber-coupled DFB IQμ4x(760-5) laser diode module from Power Technology is designed for applications such as fluorescence, spectroscopy, interferometry, high-resolution printing, display, and microscopy. According to the company, at 760 nm, the module emits 5 mW of output power with a spectral width of 2 MHz. The module also features an on-board menu-driven microprocessor. Power Technology, Inc., Little Rock, AR;

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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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ICP system

Teledyne's Prodigy-H ICP system is designed to permit the measurement of the halogen elements at the same time as the more routine metal measurements. According to the company, the product eliminates the need to prepare and analyze samples using multiple techniques such as ion chromatography and ion selective electrodes. Teledyne Leeman Labs, Hudson, NH;

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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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Compact spectrometer

B&W Tek introduces the model BTC651E spectrometer, which reportedly combines high-efficiency optics, a back-thinned 2D CCD detector array, and an imaging spectrograph. According to the company, the product offers high throughput, and its high photometric sensitivity is beneficial to low-light spectral applications such as Raman or fluorescence. B&W Tek, Inc., Newark, DE;

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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;

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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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Educational course catalog

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces the 2007 edition of its Educational Course Catalog, containing information about 75 different courses throughout Europe and the US. A free copy is available at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Waltham, MA;

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Organic/Inorganic catalog

SPEX CertiPrep has unveiled their 2007–2008 organic/inorganic flipbook catalog, which includes a redesigned organic section, availability of new single component organic standards, and new inorganic products. SPEX CertiPrep, Metuchen, NJ;

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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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Online catalog

Ohara's online catalog features over 112 environmentally safe glass types that are free of lead and arsenic. Ohara produces high-quality optical glass available as strip, slab, cut blanks, pressings, and other forms. Ohara Corporation, Branchburg, NJ/Rancho Santa Margarita, CA;

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