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Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Tryptophan in Turkey and Milk

Posted on: November 21st, 2022

Background/Applications: Fluorescence spectroscopy can be used in a wide range of applications from medical, to fraud detection, and food safety. For example, in medical applications, fluorescence is being used to distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissues. In the realm of fraud and counterfeit detection, fluorescent markers are being implanted in products ranging from fuel to…

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Meet Our new Customer Support Engineer!

Posted on: November 8th, 2022

Introducing Kurt Ameku Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Kurt moved to the Denver area at the beginning of August, 2022. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a minor in Mathematics, and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. As the newest member of Avantes Inc., he…

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Absorbance Testing on Weed Killer Using Spectroscopy Instruments

Posted on: November 3rd, 2022

Roundup Experiment In this experiment, we tested low concentrations of glyphosate with a special variable path length dip probe with a narrow tip to measure the chemical’s absorbance. We tested the dip probe with a path length of 10mm and 5mm to also measure the limit of detection for the lower concentrations. As path length…

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Avantes 2022 International Sales and Marketing Meeting

Posted on: October 27th, 2022

After two years of digital meetings, emails, and phone calls we were once again reunited with our colleagues in the Netherlands! Unfortunately, our Chinese colleagues couldn’t visit due to Covid restrictions, but we made sure to make the online participation as smooth as possible. It was a week filled with workshops, presentations, discussions, and bonding!…

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Spectroscopy Experiment: Dry Ice Effect on Color Absorbance of pH Indicators

Posted on: October 27th, 2022

In this experiment, we tested the color change of three pH indications from a basic initial state to an acidic final state. The three indicators used were universal indicators, bromocresol green, and phenol red. Dry ice was used to increase the acidity of these solutions. Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide, and…

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Brochure: Common Configurations for Irradiance Measurements

Posted on: October 27th, 2022

Avantes instruments and accessories have been used successfully in a multitude of radiometry applications. Use cases include display monitoring, laser characterization, direct solar and solar simulator measurements, LED metrology, UV radiometry, pulsed source measurements, and many more. The flexibility of Avantes instrument platform and ability to couple collection optics (integration sphere, collimator, cosine correctors) easily…

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Meet us at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Posted on: October 8th, 2022

Next month in our home state of Colorado, Avantes will be joining other rock enthusiasts at the Annual GSA Conference from October 9-12. Stop by and visit our team including our resident Geologist, Nathan Robey who will showcase Avantes instruments in LIBs, Raman and OEM setups. Check out our Gemology Application Note, Characterization and Identification…

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Fluorescence of Anthocyanins in Blueberries

Posted on: September 13th, 2022

Background/Applications: Anthocyanins are water-soluble pigments that are responsible for the red, purple, and blue coloring in fruits and vegetables. The colored anthocyanins are used as natural food colorants, and as potential pharmaceutical ingredients that give various health benefits. Anthocyanins possess antibacterial and antioxidative qualities that have the ability to improve visual and neurological health and…

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Brochure: Medical Industry

Posted on: September 13th, 2022

Health is a key part of our lives as human beings. We live longer and healthier due to better health care, treatments, and medicine which come from years of research and innovation. Medical researchers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and medical device manufacturers, frequently utilize spectroscopy techniques for clinical and research processes. Our instruments are used in numerous…

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Meet us at SciX!

Posted on: September 2nd, 2022

SciX 2022 conference in Covington, Kentucky! SciX, presented by FACSS, is a leading conference for analytical chemists. Visit us at booth 405 where we will be showcasing live demonstrations of Avantes instruments in Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS),  and Fluorescence Spectroscopy! If you’d like to schedule some one-on-one time, please feel free to contact our sales…

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