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Additive Manufacturing Applications for OES

Posted on: May 26th, 2020

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it is more commonly known, has revolutionized the modern production and design process. Initially developed in 1988 for rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing allows users the ability to produce 3-dimensional physical objects directly from a computer file via layer-by-layer deposition. 3D printing is in stark contrast to traditional subtractive machining, such…

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Fluorescence Measurements with the AvaFluorimeter

Posted on: April 30th, 2020

A benchtop fluorimeter system provides for the ability to scan across wavelengths of excitation in order to find optimal excitation and emission combinations for fluorescent samples.  A common limitation of fiber optic spectroscopy systems is that they typically only allow for isolating excitation wavelengths one at a time using bandpass or other optical filters.  Fluorescence…

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Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy

Posted on: April 28th, 2020

Since the 1950s, it has been widely known that coal-burning power plants emit dangerous levels of particulate and gaseous pollutants into the atmosphere, including ash, soot, SO­2, NO2, and NO. Over the ensuing 70-years, there has been much progress on reducing emissions to ensure cleaner air, particularly in the United States and Europe. For example, the…

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Software Release for AvaSoft 8.11

Posted on: April 23rd, 2020

When you log in to AvaSoft next, don’t be surprised to get a prompt to upgrade to the latest version. The software release of AvaSoft 8.11 includes some highly anticipated new features such as saving merged LIBS spectra and displaying first and second derivative spectra after saving. These features combined with an improved user experience…

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Introducing the New AvaSpec-Mini-NIR spectrometer!

Posted on: March 26th, 2020

Now Available! Avantes is excited to announce the general availability of the newest addition to the Avantes CompactLine spectrometer series. The AvaSpec-Mini-NIR combines two of our most popular spectrometers, the Avaspec-NIR256-1.7 and the AvaSpec-Mini series. Small but powerful is how we like to describe the AvaSpec-Mini series spectrometers and the new Mini-NIR is no exception.…

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Dynamic Store to Ram Capabilities

Posted on: March 25th, 2020

One of the highlights of our newest DLL version is the introduction of Dynamic Store to RAM. Utilizing the dynamic store to RAM feature allows the user to save scans to the RAM buffer onboard the instrument, and simultaneously offload the spectra to the computer. This is especially useful when a large number of scans…

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Spectrometer Calibration Services at Avantes US

Posted on: March 25th, 2020

Avantes US Expands Wavelength Calibration Service Avantes US is excited to announce the expansion of our Calibration Lab capabilities. Our new Wavelength calibration system allows wavelength calibration for any range between 200-1100 nm. This proprietary multichannel system includes Mercury-Argon, Argon, Zinc, Cadmium spectral calibration sources, and DHc and Halogen test sources. To perform the calibrations,…

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Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Spectroscopy for Signal Enhancement

Posted on: February 26th, 2020

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) spectroscopy and localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectroscopy have been recognized as invaluable tools for label fee chemical and biological sensing; as well as nanostructure characterization.  The most common application of SPR spectroscopy is in the field of biosensing, particularly the study of binding affinities, such as antibody-antigen interactions.  LSPR spectroscopy, on…

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