Near Infrared (NIR)
The WADI project is using hyperspectral, multispectral and thermographic infrared imaging to detect soil moisture and those leaks from water mains in rural areas.
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....
The 2017 Tomas Hirschfeld Award has been made to Satoru Tsuchikawa of Nagoya University, Japan.
Given the increase in food-related health problems, the challenge set for the EU Horizon’s Food Scanner prize of €1 million was to develop an affordable and non-invasive mobile solution that enables users to measure and analyse their food intake.
On 15 March Ghent University officially launches a prestigious research project on precision agriculture, led by Abdul Mouazen.
Analytik have been appointed as exclusive distributors for the NeoSpectra range of low-cost, miniaturised, OEM FT-NIR spectral sensors.
Traceable, polystyrene film references for mid-IR and NIR from Starna
Laser Components has introduced 1064 nm single-mode laser diodes
Energetiq Technology introduces the fifth generation LDLS, the EQ-77
Spectral Engines add to their NM Sensor Module series.
We all know how spectroscopy and other analytical technologies have played important roles in detecting fraud and in authentication. Paper collages, or photomontages, are part of the art market that is seeing much interest amongst collectors. It is difficult to detect forgeries just through expertise. The use of NIR imaging offers a number of ways to identify forgeries or authenticate the...
The International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) are pleased to invite nominations for the 2017 Tomas Hirschfeld Award.
Unity Scientific has introduced the M18 moisture analyser.
Avantes has introduced the AvaSpec-NIR 2.5-HSC, which has greater sensitivity, less weight and a smaller size.
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.
Diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging (DOSI) using near infrared radiation can determine fat metabolism and has the potential to help determine if a diet and exercise regime is working.
Using fNIRS to track the brain activity of both participants, when people are asked to cooperate with a partner, found that males and females had different patterns of shared brain activity.
Unity Scientific has introduced the SpectraStar XT series of NIR 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....
Electro-optic modulators, which can switch light on and off within just picoseconds, are enabling ever faster telecommunication over fibre optics, and the same tools have now been harnessed for high-speed and accurate molecular sensing in the near infrared.
ChromaDex and American Laboratories have announced the release of a Fourier transform near infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy based identification method for the positive identification of desiccated bovine and porcine glandular tissues used in nutritional product formulations.
Panorama Synergy Limited has entered into an exclusive global licensing agreement with The University of Western Australia (UWA) for its MEMS-based optical spectroscopy sensor technology.
Galaxy Scientific has introduced the QuasIR 3000 portable FT-NIR spectrometer. It uses an integrating sphere for large area sampling, and the “PermAlign” optical design maintains alignment and performance under routine and extreme conditions. Other features include: Automatic Performance Testing Unit, which provides an automated validation process for routine use workflow with reduced...
The Seawave from Radiantis is a near infrared spectrometer with no moving parts, small footprint, a data acquisition speed of >1000 spectra/second and resolution of 3 nm for a broad detection range in the IR (900–1700 nm). It is based on Hamamatsu InGaAs linear array sensors, and its small size and light weight make it suitable for integration into in-line and off-line analysers for the...
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