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Absorbance Spectroscopy to Detect Differences in Sparkling Water Flavor

Posted on: January 29th, 2023

Background/Applications: Each year, many people make New Year’s resolutions which are personal goals or commitments that a person makes for the New Year, often related to self-improvement. One of the most common resolutions is losing weight or generally having a healthier diet. To maintain eating healthier, many individuals will replace high-calorie soft drinks with sugar-free…

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Raman vs Infrared Spectroscopy Measurement of Octasulfur

Posted on: January 27th, 2023

Infrared and Raman are both categorized as vibrational spectroscopies, which broadly speaking, measure the same basic material properties. Namely, they provide a molecular fingerprint by determining the vibrational energy levels of a given material. The term fingerprint, in this case, is used to highlight the fact that for two materials to have the same vibrational…

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Measuring the Chlorophyll in Poinsettias with Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Posted on: December 18th, 2022

Background/Applications: Chlorophyll is the essential pigment that allows plants to absorb energy from light. It absorbs light most strongly in the blue and red portions of the visible spectrum and weakest in the green portions of the spectrum, which gives it its recognizable green color. Detection of chlorophyll dates back to the early 19th century…

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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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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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Spectral Irradiance Using Avantes Solar Simulator

Posted on: July 28th, 2022

Conducted by: David Ademe, Avantes Inc. Theme: Solar Simulator/Irradiance Background/Applications: Spectral irradiance is the irradiance of a surface per unit frequency or wavelength, depending on whether the spectrum is taken as a function of frequency or of wavelength. The two forms have different dimensions: spectral irradiance of a frequency spectrum is measured in watts per…

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Open House Event for Avantes USA New Office!

Posted on: July 28th, 2022

YOU ARE INVITED! Join us in celebrating the opening of our new office! There will be food, drinks, and more importantly, spectroscopy demonstrations! Refresh yourself with some fine colorado beer and explore our Avantes technology and all it has to offer! Date: August 12th, 2022 Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm RSVP evite: http://evite.me/sEzerqx68t Email: [email protected] Phone:…

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Select Technical Drawings Available on Our Website

Posted on: June 28th, 2022

Now Available! We have been working to include technical drawings for our products and now have some available for customer download. More technical drawings will follow but for now, please see the example below as to where you can find the downloadable file on our headquarters’ main website.  

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Improving the Future of Smart Agriculture with Spectroscopy

Posted on: June 24th, 2022

Climate change and population expansion have a direct impact on agriculture. An increasing number of people need to be fed but changing weather patterns can cause complete crops to fail. Inevitably, farms must produce more with less, and frequently under increasingly difficult conditions. Growing seasons are shorter, there are fewer resources such as clean water,…

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American Association of Clinical Chemistry Conference

Posted on: June 14th, 2022

We are returning to AACC! Join us in Chicago for the upcoming American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting plus Clinical Lab Expo July 24th – 28th. We will be at booth 1970 and our representatives Ryan Flaherty and Nathan Robey will be there discussing how Avantes is a leader in spectroscopy! Why should…

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