analytical spectroscopy Articles

  • The Five Factors of Smart Laboratory Success

    The Five Factors Research organizations are under pressure to cut costs while maintaining or increasing throughput. To improve their operations, many laboratories are considering investments in data management or support and automation systems like ELNs, LIMS or Robotics/HTS. Whatever the change that is introduced, there are many pitfalls on the way to delivery, roll-out and ...

  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

  • FTIR meets Fire Testing needs for toxic gas analysis - Case study

    One of the most dangerous aspects of a fire is the toxic gases that can arise from the process of combustion. To save lives and develop safer materials for airplanes, trains, and buildings, it is vital to identify and measure the gases that are released when products and materials are burning. The BASF Fire Technology Laboratory in Ludwigshafen, Germany, conducts fire testing on materials to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Benefits of the Nieka Fusion Fluxer | Spectroscopy Guides

    Specac have long been involved with presses and dies that we have supplied into the XRF analysis market for pressed pellet sample preparation; joining up with Nieka who are based in Canada is a natural extension and one we are proud to achieve. Nieka produce the Fusion Fluxer, a leading tool for preparing sample fusion beads ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analyzing gemstones using infrared spectroscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The demand for gemstones is increasing, and fraudulent gemstones are becoming a prominent and difficult-to-tackle problem in the gemstone and jewelry industries. Fake, synthetic, and enhanced gemstones can be identified quickly and with confidence using diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS). ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Analyze FAME in Diesel using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Biodiesel is a promising alternative to diesel produced from fossil fuels, however barriers still exist towards the creation of high efficiency biodiesel. The fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) content of biodiesels significantly affects their quality and performance. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy using the Pearl™ liquid transmission unit from Specac ...


    By Specac Limited

  • XRF Sample Preparation Techniques: Pellets versus Loose Powder | Spectroscopy Guides

    We recently compared the effectiveness of loose powder against prepared pellets for the x-ray fluorescent spectroscopic analysis of cement. Some users choose to carry out XRF without pressing the sample into a pellet. Despite the extra time involved in sample pellet preparation, which ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Fast and simple identification of legal highs using FTIR spectroscopy

    Legal highs are drugs that contain a variety of chemical ingredients, specifically manufactured to keep them off the list of controlled substances. Some of these ingredients are illegal, and some are not, making it challenging to classify these drugs. ATR spectrometer accessories are ideal for the analysis of such powdered samples. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Overview of Rotating Disc Electrode (RDE) Optical Emission Spectroscopy for In-Service Oil Analysis

    Introduction The basis of modern oil analysis is the use of optical emission spectroscopy (OES) to measure the ppm (parts per million) levels of wear metals, contaminants and additives in oil samples. Whatever else an oil lab may measure, a multi-elemental analysis is the core of in-service oil analysis. This paper gives an overview of Rotating Disc Electrode Elemental Spectroscopy and its ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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