Bruker Optik is the leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of Fourier Transform Infrared, Near Infrared and Raman spectrometers for various industries and applications. Whether it’s a high-end research system, a life sciences tool, a routine quality control instrument or a process analyzer, Bruker Optics offers a wide variety of innovative analytical tools for all your demanding needs....
University of Sydney researchers have used infrared spectroscopy to spotlight changes in tiny cell fragments called microvesicles to probe their role in a model of the body’s immunological response to bacterial infection.
Researchers at Lancaster University have used infrared spectroscopy to detect subtle early warning signs that reveal a frog population is at risk from pollution.
Shimadzu has released the first EDX-FT-IR contaminant finder/material inspector, which integrates and analyses data acquired from both an ED XRF spectrometer and a FT-IR spectrophotometer.
Keit has developed the rugged IRmadillo™ FTIR spectrometer. Vibration-tolerant, it is ideally suited to manufacturing environments in the chemical, pharmaceutical, bio-fuels, oil & gas and food & beverage industries for real-time reaction monitoring of liquids & slurries. Keit expands the use of FTIR for PAT.
Traceable, polystyrene film references for mid-IR and NIR from Starna
Researchers have reported a new development of hyperspectral infrared nanoimaging. It is based on Fourier transform infrared nanospectroscopy (nano-FT-IR) and enables highly sensitive spectroscopic imaging of chemical composition with nanoscale spatial resolution.
Once again developments in portable instruments lead to greater ease of use and the ability to measure far more samples. They describe the application of FT-IR, NIR and XRF spectroscopies to the development of the National Soils Inventory of Scotland, and their work in developing the use of handheld instruments, particularly FT-IR spectrometers.
Benchtop mid-IR and NIR as well as portable NIR instruments are used for quick and non-invasive quality control of this traditional Chinese medicine. Adulterations could be detected, as well as the raw herbs and different sources of the Si-Wu-Tang. The success of the mobile NIR instrument is particularly interesting due to the growing interest in such technology for its ease-of-use and cost....
Several earthworm species secrete very small granules of calcium carbonate, and the authors think these are involved in pH regulation. These granules contain different polymorphs of calcium carbonate, including the amorphous form which is very unstable in the laboratory. To investigate this they have FT-IR spectroscopy and mapping, and are continuing this work with Ca XANES.
FT-IR spectroscopy can greatly increase the amount of information that can be extracted from a protein microarray. High-quality spectra can be obtained from spots of protein no larger than the diameter of a human hair.
Mark Tobin and colleagues describe “Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and imaging of dragonfly, damselfly and cicada wing membranes”. Insects and plants have evolved highly specialised surfaces such as being highly water repellent or superhydrophobic, which also confers self cleaning properties. This is of interest to materials scientists to help in the development of manufactured...
Applied Instrument Technologies’ Analect RefinIR is an integrated laboratory autosampler and FT-IR instrument designed to measure liquid hydrocarbons, including gasoline, diesel and crude oils in a single autosampler. It includes the Analect Diamond 20 Transept interferometer platform with the improved DCM 600 data acquisition electronics. The autosampler can be heated up to 125°C to allow...
Daylight Solutions, Inc., has received two new awards for their Spero™ microscope. Spero was awarded the 6th Annual Microscopy Today Innovation Award and was also named a finalist in the 2015 R&D 100 Awards taking place later this year.
“From lake ecology to biofuels—applications of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to algal research” is the topic of Andrew Dean, Jon Pittman and David Sigee. Algae are essential for our continued live on Earth, and FT-IR spectroscopy can increase our understanding of their physiology and biotech potential.
ABB’s portfolios of high performance laboratory, at-line and process FT-IR/FT-NIR analyzers address a wide variety of applications. Our spectrometers perform real-time analysis of the chemical composition and/or physical properties of a process sample stream.
Aabspec designs and manufactures advanced Spectroscopy and Microscopy instrumentation. High/low temperature + high pressure & vacuum. Techniques include Transmission, Specular Reflectance, Large Angle Reflectance, Transflectance, UV irradiation, Raman, mid-IR & NIR. Interfacing for GC, LC, SFC, TGA.
Axiom Analytical provides a broad line of laboratory and process probes, flow cells, multiplexers, software, services, and systems for near-IR, mid-IR, UV-visible and Raman spectroscopy.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Our goal is to make our customers more productive and to enable them to solve their analytical challenges, from routine testing to complex research and discovery.
Shimadzu is a world-leading manufacturer of analytical instrumentation. Shimadzu develops and manufactures innovative products for HPLC, LCMS, GC, GCMS, UV/VIS, FTIR, AAS, TOC, Life Science and Testing Machines.
“Optical spectroscopy in therapy response monitoring: an awakening giant” by Arja Kullaa, Surya Singh, Jopi Mikkonen and Arto Koistinen looks at the important advances made by optical spectroscopy techniques, such as diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging (DOSI), Raman, diffuse reflectance and fluorescence spectroscopy, in changing how cancer is managed in patients. The ability to repeatedly...
“Shedding light on plant biology by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy of pollen” by Boris Zimmermann and Achim Kohler. Currently, pollen identification is mostly done under a light microscope. FT-IR spectroscopy of pollen grains provides rapid and simple identification of pollen, with the added benefit of providing environmental information.
“Spectral database for postage stamps by means of FT-IR spectroscopy” by Eleonora Imperio, Gabriele Giancane and Ludovico Valli will be of great interest. As well as helping to detect forgeries, FT-IR has been used to create a database which also charts the history of the technology used to create stamps. Quite rightly, they are considered by many to be works of art.
Curtis Marcott, Tadashi Awatani, Jiping Ye, David Gerrard, Michael Lo and Kevin Kjoller give us a “Review of nanoscale infrared spectroscopy applications to energy related materials”. Fuel cells, photovoltaics and specialised polymers for fracking are all considered.
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