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  • Transmission vs ATR spectroscopy | Animated Guides

    Transmission vs ATR spectroscopy | Animated Guides

    Animations won`t work in older browsers. What are the differences between using ATR spectroscopy and transmission spectroscopy for analysis and which option is better? Read this article to find out. ATR | Attenuated Reflectance Spectroscopy For ...

  • Your Specac update from David Smith

    Your Specac update from David Smith

    At Specac, we’ve just begun our 49thyear, and it promises to be another exciting one. Within the next month, we’re relocating our UK headquarters 1km along the road to a brand-new facility in Orpington, South-East London. It’s ...

  • Molecular Vibrations Explained | Animated Guides

    Molecular Vibrations Explained | Animated Guides

    How do molecules vibrate? What is anharmonicity? Read this animated guide to molecular vibration. A basic model of molecular vibration In this section to keep things simple we will consider the smallest possible molecule consisting of two atoms ...

  • XRF Fusion Fluxer Case Studies | Spectroscopy Solutions

    XRF Fusion Fluxer Case Studies | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Read these case studies from customers who have used the powerful Nieka Fusion Fluxer for their XRF sample preparation. There are clear benefits of reliability, capacity and affordability described as reasons for optiing for the Nieka XRF Fusion ...

  • Infrared Frequencies Lookup Tool

    Infrared Frequencies Lookup Tool

    Please note, this tool may not function correctly with older browsers such as Internet Explorer. Please acknowledge Specac and link to this article if you use/reproduce this in anyway. This lookup chart is designed to provide insight into ...

  • Analyzing hydrogen storage materials using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Analyzing hydrogen storage materials using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    In a recent interview with Select Science®, Dr Nikola Biliškov described the work of his team at the Rudjer Bošković Institute (RBI) in Croatia. Working at a government-sponsored laboratory in Zagreb, the ...

  • Golden Gate ATR wizard | Spectroscopy Guides

    Golden Gate ATR wizard | Spectroscopy Guides

    The Golden Gate ATR is an industry-leading FTIR spectrometer accessory. Click on the various buttons to explore the different ATR solutions provided for with  the Golden Gate variations. Feel free to request pricing for a no-obligation estimate ...

  • Transformer oil FTIR testing | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Transformer oil FTIR testing | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The United Kingdom is powered by a huge grid of pylons, conducting electricy across hundreds of miles. Thanks to this network of transmitters, we can switch on the lights, boil a kettle and visit the Specac website to read this article. Like ...

  • Analyze FAME in Diesel using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    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 ...

  • What do I need to start FTIR analysis? | Spectroscopy Guides

    What do I need to start FTIR analysis? | Spectroscopy Guides

    Specac has been a valued supplier of accessories of FTIR spectrometer accessories for over 45 years. Using this considerable experience, we have created a range of FTIR Starter Kits, based around our range of proven accessories. Each FTIR ...

  • Analyzing ionic liquids using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Analyzing ionic liquids using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Research into ionic liquid-based catalyst systems aim to improve the duty cycle, rate of metal loss and yield efficiency of large scale reactions using continuous flow reactors, such as those often used in the pharmaceutical industry. This article ...

  • Analyze wine using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Analyze wine using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Wine analysis using spectroscopy Within quality assurance and process monitoring practices, spectroscopy has been widely used for many years1. Increasingly spectroscopic techniques and advanced data processing are being adopted for authenticity ...

  • Benefits of the Nieka Fusion Fluxer | Spectroscopy Guides

    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. ...

  • Forensic micro-fiber evaluation using Microscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Forensic micro-fiber evaluation using Microscopy | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Forensic investigations commonly involve the collection of textile fibers when examining crime scenes. The need to characterize and identify those fibers is vital as they can provide extensive information relating to a crime, tying a suspect to a ...

  • Identify plastic contaminants using Microscopy Imaging | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Identify plastic contaminants using Microscopy Imaging | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Engineered plastic components are ubiquitous in modern society. Plastics have the advantage of lowering cost, reducing parts count and weight, and providing ultimate industrial design flexibility as complicated functional shapes can be easily ...

  • Analyzing gas using transmission spectroscopy | Spectroscopy Guides

    Analyzing gas using transmission spectroscopy | Spectroscopy Guides

    How can transmission spectroscopy analyze a gas sample? Like many other samples, a gas (or vapour) can be analyzed using the transmission of an infrared beam through the sample, reading the strength of the various wavenumbers upon exiting the ...

  • Cannabis Oil Analysis using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Cannabis Oil Analysis using FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    A range of  cannabis derivatives are commercially available for purchase across the world`s markets. Country-to-country, the legality of these products differs. In Europe, products that contain higher levels of THC ...

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

    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 ...

  • Specac FTIR workshop at East Kent College | Specac Education

    Specac FTIR workshop at East Kent College | Specac Education

    Specac recently visited science students of East Kent College, at the impressive Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent UK, to run an FTIR workshop. East Kent College set up their new campus at the Discovery Park site, which once ...

  • Metal matrix composite research with the Autotouch | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Metal matrix composite research with the Autotouch | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Composite materials with hybrid properties are now common as engineering materials. In the form of glass-fibre reinforced plastics, carbon fibre composites, and laminated construction products such as plywood, composite materials have been ...