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Spectroscopy Applications

This article shows how an ultra-stable femtosecond amplifier enables high data output in 2D IR spectroscopic studies of biological membranes and surfactants.


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This application note describes the use of the Metrohm Instant SERS Analyzer to provide quick, easy and robust detection of melamine in a complex food matrix.


Photo of the MIRA DS in action

This application note compares intelligent spectra eXTRaction Raman technology with conventional 785 nm and 1064 nm Raman devices for the analysis of chemicals that are difficult to measure due to their known fluorescent properties.


Photo of the ARL QUANT’X EDXRF spectrometer

Tourmalines are well-known, valuable gemstones available in a variety of colours.


Photo of artist's easel

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is gaining wide acceptance as one of the most valuable optical tools for art archiving and restoration. As a non-invasive and non-destructive imaging technique, HSI is safe for even the most fragile samples.


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An overview of the techniques and configurations used to build dynamic interferometers and measurement results for a variety of space-based optical components.


Microscope image of yeast cells

IR spectroscopy of aqueous samples can be challenging due to the strong absorbance of water, however, horizontal multibounce ATR gives sufficient sensitivity.


Photo of sources of microplastics and a fish on a blue background

A hybrid system using holography and Raman spectroscopy offers promise for monitoring microplastics at depths where sea life outnumbers the plastics.


A method for the direct analysis of trace elements in seawater samples by ICP-MS, one of the most difficult matrices to analyse for the presence of heavy metals and other trace elements.


Diagram of the analysis process

In this application note, pyrite impurities and major elements distribution in a commercial lapis lazuli pendant are studied.


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ICP-MS is used to identify the presence of impurities in lithium battery materials.


Photo of cell culture bottle

A wide spectrum of elements in cell culture media samples were analysed with high accuracy and precision using PerkinElmer’s NexION® 5000 Multi-Quadrupole ICP-MS instrument.


The in situ characterisation of protein unfolding, including intermediate conformations is the holy grail for a host of biological questions.


Photo of milk in a glass

The Pearl™ FT-IR transmission accessory is used to analyse milk to meet quality control standards.


Plot of spectra

The SC-41 fluorescence Plate Reader enables high-throughput measurements on the FS5 spectrofluorometer via automated measurements of microwell plates.


Raman spectra overlayed on photos of grapes and a bottle of Pisco

Raman spectroscopy is being used to distinguish between pure varieties and mixtures, and even identify the specific grape varietal.


Schematic of the analysis

Micro-XRF is a versatile tool for fast analysis of NiP and Au dual-layer plating thickness on circuit boards without requiring sample preparation.


Schematic of chlorophyll determination

Fluorescence-based methods to detect and quantify Chlorophyll A offer higher sensitivity than absorbance-based methods.


Time Resolved difference IR spectra

Learn how the High Temperature Golden Gate™ ATR has been used with a fast time‑resolved IR laser spectrometer to yield important insights into reaction kinetics.


FT-IR spectra showing the CH3 deformation vibration of simeticone

This application note describes the quantification of Simeticone according to European Pharmacopoeia Standard 10.0 (01/2017:1470) using the Specac Pearl™.