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Dipl. Chem. FH Ch. Schanzer and Prof. Dr H.G. Bührer

Department of Chemistry, Zurich University of Applied Sciences Winterthur (ZHW), CH-8401 Winterthur, Switzerland

Luis Oliveira and Manuel Pais Clemente

CETO – Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Ópticas, Rua Caldas Xavier, Nº38, 6º E, 4150 Porto, Portugal. E-mail: ceto@google.pt

Angela Zoppi, Cristiana Lofrumento, Emilio Mario Castellucci and Maria Grazia Migliorini

Dipartimento di Chimica, Polo Scientifico – Università di Firenze, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy

An introduction to photoacoustic spectroscopy.

Marion Menzel and Bernhard Blümich

Institut für Technische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen, Worringerweg 1, D-52056 Aachen, Germany

Frederick W. Koehler IV, Eunah Lee, Linda H. Kidder and E. Neil Lewis*

Spectral Dimensions, Inc., 3416 Olandwood Ct, Suite 210 Olney, MD 20832, USA. E-mail: nlewis@spectraldimensions.com

Ed McCurdy* and Don Potter

Agilent Technologies, Lakeside, Cheadle Royal Business Park, Stockport, Cheshire SK8 3GR, UK. E-mail: ed_mccurdy@agilent.com, don_potter@agilent.com

Non-destructive, high resolution, sediment core scanners incorporating X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry are now widely used by sub-disciplines in the earth and environmental sciences and have revolutionised the analysis of sediment cores. These powerful instruments allow the cores to be analysed rapidly with virtually no sample preparation. They can record along-core variations for many elements in the Periodic Table from Al to U and detection limits down to a few ppm can be achieved in favourable conditions depending on the acquisition dwell time.

This article describes the analysis of cells from the pulp of the feather by IR spectroscopy and the possibility of using infrared imaging of intact eggs to determine bird gender.

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