Category: spectrophotometer

Map spectral responses across microscopic surfaces

CRAIC Technologies says the Spectral Surface Mapping (S2M) capabilities of its UV-visible-NIR microspectrophotometers gives users the ability to map the spectral responses across of surfaces of their samples, point-by-point. With microscopic spatial resolution, surface profiles can be created using UV-visible-NIR…

Spectrophotometers now equipped with USB

DIRECT PC control of Cecil Instruments spectrophotometers is now possible, thanks to the incorporation of USB ports. The company‚Äôs single- and double-beam spectrophotometers now include these as standard, allowing data to be viewed, manipulated, processed, and saved via DataStream software.…

Rapid forensic assessment of glass trace evidence

DETERMINING the refractive index of glass fragments for forensic purposes is about to become faster and easier, says Craic Technologies, with the launch of its rIQ microspectrophotometry system. Glass particles are common at crime scenes, the company notes, and forensic…

Kinetic spectroscopy adds a new dimension

CRAIC Technologies says the addition of ‘kinetic spectroscopy’ capabilities to its 20/20 Perfect Vision microspectrophotometer gives the instrument numerous new applications. Kinetic spectroscopy allows the device to monitor a broad spectral range by absorbance, reflectance, and optical emission, over a…

Agilent scores Virginia Tech deal

A MAJOR investment at the chemistry department of Virginia Tech will see several new Agilent instruments being installed in the university’s undergraduate teaching laboratories. Among the new tools are seven Agilent 5975C gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) systems, six 240FS atomic…

Quickly determine thermal maturity of coal and coke

VITRINILE reflectance is a useful means of determining the grade of coal and coke, to ensure that blends used for energy generation and steel production are suitable and consistent. Vitrinite is a component of coal known as a maceral, and…