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Application Note: Characterization and Identification of Garnet

Posted on: April 28th, 2022

Spectroscopy Methods for the Gemology Industry Spectroscopy has been long used in the gemology industry for characterization and identification, with nearly every known spectroscopic method playing a critical role. Transmission provides insight into gemstone clarity, reflectance provides colorimetric data, fluorescence & absorption are excellent at detecting bulk defects, and Raman & laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)…

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Brochure: Life Sciences

Posted on: April 28th, 2022

Spectroscopy Configurations for Life Science Applications Avantes instruments and accessories have been used successfully in a multitude of life science applications. Spectrometers and photonics sensors have been used for years in applications such as blood gas analysis and oximetry but they are now being deployed into a variety of new applications thanks to the developments…

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Spectral Analysis of Rocks Using LIBS Spectroscopy

Posted on: April 28th, 2022

Spectra of the Month (April, 2022) Conducted by: David Ademe (Applications Engineer), Avantes Inc. Theme: LIBS Background/Applications: Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is a type of atomic emission spectroscopy which uses a highly energetic laser pulse as the excitation source. The laser is focused to form a plasma, which atomizes and excites samples. The formation of…

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Avantes USA is Moving!

Posted on: April 28th, 2022

Our new location – coming in June 2022 After 4 years we have grown so much that we have outgrown our current office. Come June, Avantes USA is moving to a new location in Lafayette, Colorado at: 2585 Trailridge Drive East Suite 100 Lafayette, CO 80026 Come Visit Us! Our new location will also allow…

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Does Your Sunscreen Go Bad?

Posted on: March 30th, 2022

Spectra of the Month (March 2022) Conducted by: David Ademe (Applications Engineer), Avantes Inc. Theme: Transmission Background/Applications: Transmission spectra can be used in a wide range of measurements and data collection to reveal unique and unknown properties of materials. It is crucial to understand how materials that we interact with behave when exposed to photons…

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Colorado Photonics Institute Association Gala Event

Posted on: March 28th, 2022

Meet us Locally! Join us on April 14th for the Colorado Photonics Expo and Gala. There will be nearly 25 committed technical presentations spanning Quantum Technologies, Biomedical Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace/Remote Sensing, AR/VR, and a career panel. Additionally, Avantes will be exhibiting with 15+ other companies and there will be a cocktail hour and dinner…

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Spectroscopic Techniques for Protein Analysis

Posted on: March 22nd, 2022

Quick and accurate quantification of protein content is critical for modern biology, biochemistry, and biophysics labs worldwide. Not only are researchers interested in detecting the total protein content, but they are also interested in protein classification/identification and proteomics. Although researchers have many tools at their disposal for understanding the complexities of protein, the cornerstone of…

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eBook: Spectroscopy in the Biomedical Industry

Posted on: March 10th, 2022

Medical and biomedical researchers, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), frequently utilize spectroscopy techniques for clinical and research processes. Ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared wavelength ranges are measured for a variety of medical and biomedical applications. Fiber-optic-based spectrometers offer great value to the industry due to their ability to facilitate in-situ (in vivo) measurements within…

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eBook: Spectroscopy Methods for Chemistry Applications

Posted on: February 23rd, 2022

Chemical applications for spectroscopy are innumerable and increasing every day.  Chemical reactions are dynamic processes that present unique challenges ranging from temperature fluctuations to corrosive and caustic attributes which require robust analytical techniques and tools. Monitoring of chemical reactions in the food/beverage, petroleum, semiconductor, and the chemical industry itself provides a valuable tool for quality…

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Where There’s a Wine, There is a Way!

Posted on: February 22nd, 2022

Theme: Fluorescence Conducted by: David Ademe (Applications Engineer), Avantes Inc. Background/Applications: Fluorescence spectroscopy is a method where a single wavelength/band of light is used to excite a sample that emits a different wavelength of light as a result. Fluorescence has many uses, from medical studies, biological applications, chemistry experiments and sample classification. For example, the type…

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