Ocean Optics has introduced a line of accessories for dynamic sampling (averaging signal across the sample). The accessories are a diffuse reflectance (DR) probe, rotating sample cup, multiplexer and flow cell. The DR Probe integrates a light source and collection optics to measure 45° diffuse reflectance. The DynaCup is a rotating device that presents samples to the DR Probe. To save sample measurement times and streamline sample processing, the multiplexer is a mechanical actuator that distributes light through 10 customisable channels from a single light source.
UV and Visible Spectroscopy
Hellma Analytics’ new UV/Vis/NIR optical immersion probe has been designed to meet the requirements for 3-A certification (a standard in the USA that defines hygiene criteria for technical equipment). This certification guarantees that all surfaces that come into contact with products are very easy to clean (CIP) and sterilise (SIP) according to 3-A standards. This makes it much easier for planners, production managers and process managers to integrate optical analysis components when designing or retrofitting plants.
Inno-Spec are introducing the OrangeEye Lab, a laboratory spectral imaging camera for the visible and very near infrared regions, with a spectral range of 500–950 nm. It is based on a pushbroom imager with an internal scanning unit to acquire complete hyperspectral data cubes. It has integrated broadband LED illumination optimised for the spectral range. The camera is small and light weight and can be adapted to standard microscopes via a c-mount camera adaptor.
Researchers in Beijing have obtained new energy readings for cyanoacetylene molecules using ZEKE spectroscopy, with significant implications for understanding the electronic structure of organic molecules.
Using ultrafast spectroscopy EPFL scientists have given a boost for spintronic technologies, showing that electrons can jump through spins much faster than previously thought.
Guided Wave has hired Debra Hallto in the position of VP Sales & Marketing.
New spectrometer based on quantum dots is small enough to function within a smartphone, enabling portable light analysis.
BaySpec’s OCI-UAV is an ultra-compact version of its OCI-Series Hyperspectral Imagers.
Hamamatsu have introduced their first high-brightness deuterium (H2D2) light source, with a deuterium lamp that emits UV light at an intensity six times higher than their conventional L2D2 range of lamps.