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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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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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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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Photonics West 2022 Wrap-Up and Upcoming Events

Posted on: February 15th, 2022

Photonics West Wrap-up While a little smaller than previous years, we really enjoyed being back in San Francisco this year with our customers and colleagues.  Not only were we able to showcase what we have been working on these past two years, but we were able to laugh and enjoy a beer together! If you…

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Spectroscopy Techniques for Parylene Coating Applications

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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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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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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eBook: Improving the Accuracy of Optical Coating Monitoring

Posted on: February 11th, 2021

Avantes is a leader in the field of fiber optic spectroscopy offering a complete line of spectrometers, light sources, fiber optics, and sample interface accessories. Avantes has nearly 25 years of experience working with optical spectroscopy applications across many industries. Boulder Optical Design is dedicated to serving the optics industry with high-level scientific and technical…

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