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The infrared spectroscopy channel covers all forms of molecular analysis using IR spectroscopy including near infrared (NIR), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and associated non-destructive testing methods used in environmental analysis, art and archaeology, homeland security, forensics, drug testing and pharmaceutical analysis.

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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Geometric resonator: Tuning the infrared

Meta material resonators that allow emission in the infrared to be tuned through changes in the geometry of the resonator have been demonstrated by scientists in France.

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2016 Free Sample Issues of Key Analytical Science Journals

The 2016 free sample issues of all our Analytical Chemistry journals are now available!

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Polymers found in seabirds’ stomachs: Comprehensive analysis applying FTIR and EDX technology

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While polymers contribute to the convenience of modern life, they also threaten the environment and life, particularly in oceans, as plastic waste. Polymers decompose very slowly. Through physical impact they reduce in size and degrade into fragments of oxidized polymers. The effect of maritime animals or birds picking up polymer fragments of all sizes is well recognized all over the world. Especially fish are victims of human waste, but also seabirds, such as fulmars which carry plastic waste in their...

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NIRS has been used to measure regional tissue oxygen saturation in neonates and premature infants undergoing noncardiac surgeries, proving effective at detecting hypoxic events and postoperative apneas.

Laser combover: Calibrating exoplanets

David Bradley

Feb 1, 2016

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Optical rulers, more correctly known as laser frequency combs, could be used to calibrate the infra-red spectra recorded by astronomers hunting for Earth-like exoplanets. The combs facilitate precision measurements that can reveal the gravitational pull of planets orbiting distant stars.

The effects of grinding treatment on the chemical properties of ginger powder were studied using FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and SEM.

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We are proud to announce a new series of educational webinars run in collaboration with Chromedia, COAST, and SciMind, a product of the American Chemical Society. These webinars will build into a must-have set of tutorial materials for the analytical scientist.

Written specially for spectroscopyNOW.com by Prof Javier Laserna at the University of Málaga.

The infrared spectrum is rich in information, and this article by John Coates, taken from the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry is intended to help the reader to extract the maximum information.

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Pittcon 2016

Mar 6, 2016

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Pittcon 2016, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, March 6-10, 2015, Atlanta, GA. Pittcon offers the latest innovations from exhibitors from around the world, unique networking opportunities with world renowned scientists, and exceptional educational opportunities.

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Protein Science, the flagship journal of The Protein Society, serves an international forum for publishing original reports on all scientific aspects of protein molecules. The Journal publishes papers by leading scientists from all over the world that report on advances in the understanding of proteins in the broadest sense. Protein Science aims to unify this field by cutting across established disciplinary lines and focusing on “protein-centered” science.

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Agilent appoints new general counsel and secretary

Jon Evans

Jan 8, 2016

Agilent Technologies has announced the promotion of Michael Tang to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

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Introduction to Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs 2014

Date: Oct 20, 2014

Designer Drugs are a global problem and Wiley-VCH has partnered with Digilab to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of mass spectral signatures in the field. This is Wiley-VCH's demonstration of the latest CD-ROM of Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs 2014.

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