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PHOTONICS WEST 2022

Posted on: January 18th, 2022

WE ARE BACK It’s finally here! After two years we are returning to Photonics West in San Francisco and we are so excited to see you. We’d love to show you what we have been working on these past two years so stop by booth 549 to check out our demos. This year we are…

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Spectroscopy Applications for Parylene Coating

Posted on: January 12th, 2022

Poly (para-xylylene), more commonly known as parylene, is a highly versatile family of polymers used in many conformal coating applications. At present, there are a wide range of parylene variants available on the market – types N, C, D, F(VT-4), and F(AF-4) – each with their own unique thermal, dielectric, and mechanical properties. Despite all…

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New Regional Sales Manager – Nathan Robey!

Posted on: December 14th, 2021

Join us in Welcoming Nathan! Avantes Inc. is proud to announce a new addition to our team – Nathan Robey! Nathan joins our team coming from a diverse background in the geosciences and custom precision optics manufacturing. His experiences with optical mineralogy and optics manufacturing position him well to be an effective spectroscopy solutions provider…

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Avamation: The Future of Avantes Manufacturing

Posted on: November 29th, 2021

With the increase in demand for our instruments and a desire to maximize our production efficiency, Avantes has developed a semi-automated manufacturing process that provides industry-leading unit to unit reproducibility.  We are excited to introduce our new AvaMation manufacturing process. Providing unsurpassed inter-instrument reproducibility and scalability in production Over the last years, we’ve seen the…

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Introducing our new Portability Kit!

Posted on: November 23rd, 2021

Overview: The Portability Kit from Avantes was created as an example to show off the portability and versatility of the AvaSpec-Mini and its usefulness in mobile/in the field applications. The Field Kit combines an irradiance calibrated AvaSpec-Mini spectrometer with a direct attach cosine corrector. This kit measures in at 9” x 6.5” x 3”. The…

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Attenuated Total Reflectance Absorption Spectroscopy

Posted on: November 19th, 2021

Absorption spectroscopy is a powerful technique used to identify and quantify a wide range of analytes since the absorption bands directly correlate to electronic or vibrational energy level transitions. Most molecular vibrations tend to have very low transition energies between 0.05 and 0.5eV, corresponding to wavelengths from 2.5 mm to 25 mm. While low energy,…

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Annual Demo Sale!

Posted on: October 27th, 2021

Our Annual Demo Sale is Here! If you are on a budget but would like to purchase high-quality, lightly used spectrometers at up to 60% off the normal price, this sale is perfectly suited for you. This year we have 14 spectrometers for sale and all ready to ship. Talk with one of our sales…

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How Rotten is Your Pumpkin?

Posted on: October 27th, 2021

Conducted by: David Ademe, Avantes Inc. Theme: Agriculture Background/Applications: Absorption and reflection measurements can be used to determine the freshness of various crops, from grains to fruits and vegetables. NIR spectroscopy is leading the way for the future of agriculture and food production for both qualitative and quantitative measurements. In this experiment, we will be…

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Introducing our new Sales and Marketing Coordinator – Andrew Badgett!

Posted on: September 28th, 2021

Avantes Inc. is proud to announce a new addition to our team – Andrew Badgett! Andrew comes to us with a background in order processing and with a bright and positive personality. Please join us in welcoming Andrew to our Avantes team! Background and Biography Born in Arizona and raised Nevada, Andrew moved to Colorado…

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Absorbance of Food Colorant using ATR Probe

Posted on: September 27th, 2021

Conducted by: David Ademe, Avantes Inc. Theme: Absorbance/ATR Probe Background/Applications: Absorbance spectroscopy can bring entirely new perspectives on samples through a wide range of industries. This includes industrial lines, where continually monitoring of water, fluids, and chemicals is necessary to ensure consistent quality and specifications.  Many inline control systems use UV/VIS absorbance systems to control…

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