Spectroscopy News

  • 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 any piece of equipment, pylons require maintenance. As high voltage electricy (up to 750,000 volts) surges through the pylons, transformers ...


    By Specac Limited

  • The basics of polarization (animated) | Spectroscopy Guides

    In many spectroscopic and photonics applications, it is desirable to work with light that has been polarized in a particular direction. In this article we explore what polarization is, and how it may be obtained from an unpolarized light source. Electro-magnetic radiation (light) What we generally refer to as “light” is more correctly known as 'electromagnetic ...


    By Specac Limited

  • XRF Fusion Beads for Cement Analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The chemical composition of cement influences performance. Elemental analysis can determine the quality of a cement and indicate which applications it is best suited to. XRF is the elemental analysis method of choice in the cement industry. This article outlines the best preparation method, using a Nieka Fusion Fluxer, ...


    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

  • Introducing Axetris LGD F200P2-A CH4: Reproducible — Long-Term Stability

    Axetris AG (Switzerland) and its Laser Gas Detection (LGD) business line is pleased to announce the new LGD F200P2 module for Methane Leak Detection applications. With improved product and software design, the LGD F200P2 opens up further possibilities for Axetris customers, helping them to achieve better detection performance and long-term stability. A ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Triple monochromator for Raman spectroscopy

    McPherson, the manufacturer of precision optical systems for spectroscopy and science applications, announces a new optical system. It is a triple monochromator ideal for making Raman, photoluminescence and Thomson scattering measurements in a variety of ways. The triple configuration allows users to create a bandpass ‘notch’ of select wavelengths and disperse onto sensitive CCD or ...


    By McPherson

  • Polarized spectroscopy for combustion analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Combustion is a crude but effective method of releasing energy from the environment. Even in more technical applications, such as inside automobile engines, gas turbines and power plants combustion is the central process. Polarized FTIR spectroscopy can filter out background radiation when ...


    By Specac Limited

  • QC in soap manufacturing - total fatty matter, iodine value, and more by Vis-NIR Spectroscopy

    Metrohm is pleased to present a time- and cost-saving solution for the simultaneous determination of total fatty matter, iodine value as well as C8-C14 content in soap noodles. A set of 46 soap noodle samples was tested providing good results for standard error and accuracy. The application was performed on a  ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • PWS goes to the Middle East

    Advanced Sensors eagerly anticipated the first Produced Water Conference in the Middle East organised by the Produced Water Society and Global Water Intelligence.  PWS has met annually in Houston for 27 years, discussing the latest technologies, case studies & challenges facing the industry and we were proud to be part of this event. On Sunday 12th November Sadek & Brian presented a ...

  • Near-infrared spectroscopy for efficient QC in manufacturing industries

    Metrohm is pleased to offer turnkey solutions for the quality control of commodities such as diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, polyols, palm oil, and wood pulp by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). Based on dedicated spectral databases and a pre-calibration models, these solutions enable manufacturers to reduce the cost of their daily routine analysis while improving the quality of their ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • JOAP / Military D-Standards By CONOSTAN®

    SCIENCE is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of Elements in Oil standards and related spectroscopy products. CONOSTAN® products are used extensively in the calibration and operation of analytical instruments for the analysis of elements in oil and other organic fluids. CONOSTAN® is the only source of metallo-organic standards in the history of the National Institute of ...


    By SCP SCIENCE

  • Spectroscopy: Simple solution for soil sample

    Farmers and gardeners know their soil texture can make a big difference in their success. Different plants have different needs for water, nutrients, and air. When they grow in soil that has the right texture, it is easier to deliver the right amount of water, fertilizer, or pesticide to the plants. Then they grow better. Traditional ways of analyzing soil texture are slow. Danish researchers ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Consolidated beer analysis on a single platform at Feldschloesschen AG

    Feldschloesschen AG, Switzerland’s largest brewery, has consolidated the quality control of their product on a customized Metrohm system. Comprehensive beer analysis used to be fragmented and distributed across several analyzers in the Feldschloesschen QC lab and is now conveniently performed on a single, modular platform controlled by the world’s number one ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • H2O in refinery CCR unit recycle streams

    On-line monitoring of the H2O concentration in the hydrogen recycle streams of continuous catalytic reformer (CCR) units enables refineries to control the chloride level required for optimum catalyst activity, and avoid excess levels of H2O that strip chloride from catalyst surfaces and forms HCl. This HCl can be transported to other downstream catalytic processes in the net hydrogen ...


    By SpectraSensors, Inc.

  • New Webinar Center on Metrohm website

    By making the webinars of the past years freely available, Metrohm offers almost 17 hours’ worth of video content on a range of techniques and topics. These webinars offer professionals in various industries and functions valuable information, ranging from the basics of analytical techniques to troubleshooting and example applications implemented at customers, among ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • NEW improved process for 2 dimensional MoS2 fabrication using Raman metrology

    Scientists at Plasma Technology have studied the process of depositing two dimensional (2D) layers of Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) demonstrating quality control using Raman spectroscopy. In a  ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Techcomp Europe expands R&D in Livingston

    The global Scientific Instrument group Techcomp is adding a further 20 scientists and engineers based at their Livingston production and R&D centre. Following the acquisition of Edinburgh Instruments in 2013, Techcomp is transferring R&D activity from Scion Instruments in San Francisco to their campus in Livingston and is setting up the Techcomp Research and Engineering Centre (TREC) to ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Vision Air 2.0 – New Vis-NIR spectroscopy software

    Metrohm is pleased to launch Vision Air 2.0, a universal software solution for Vis-NIR spectroscopy.  Vision Air caters to the needs of routine users and laboratory managers alike with specific interfaces, simplifying routine measurement, method development, and both data ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Free application know-how: acid number, hydroxyl number, and isocyanates in polymers

    Metrohm has been catering to the polymer industry with robust instrumentation and comprehensive application know-how for years. Our application support for chemical analysis in the laboratory and in the process covers the entire value chain from quality control of feedstock to reaction monitoring to quality control of finished polymer ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Andor Launches iXon Life for Fluorescence Microscopy

    Andor Technology (Andor), an Oxford Instruments company and world leader in scientific imaging and spectroscopy solutions, today announced the launch of the new ultrasensitive iXon Life Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) camera platform, exclusively for fluorescence microscopy. Featuring single photon sensitive, back-illuminated EMCCD technology and overclocked to market leading frame rate ...

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