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Industrial Spectroscopy

The Avantes mission is to provide state of the art measuring equipment that helps people live longer, healthier lives and helps save the planet for generations to come. Today you can find Avantes equipment doing just that all over the world in applications ranging from biomedical imaging, to recycling efficiency, to studying our climate.

Whatever your spectroscopy needs may be, Avantes has the solution to make your measurement and data acquisition easier, faster, and more accurate.

(Bio)Medical Spectroscopy

Biotechnology is one industry that has many possible uses for spectroscopy. Medical researchers are hard at work developing non-invasive, hand-held, and even wearable instruments for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of health conditions such as diabetes or cancer. Spectroscopy has many advantages for biotechnology applications, measurements are non-invasive as well as non-destructive, samples require little to no preparation, and many times data collection can be performed by technicians with minimal training.

You will find examples of spectroscopy at work in the biotech field in everything from the Co-oximetry blood gas sensor attached to a patient’s finger to the vapor deposition growth of graphene quantum dots used in experimental cancer treatments, and every day researchers are discovering novel and exciting uses for spectroscopy in biotechnology.

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Spectroscopy for Chemistry

Chemical reactions and measuring those reactions require robust analytical techniques and tools. Spectroscopy is the perfect tool to aid in these measurement techniques. Some of the measurement techniques Avantes spectrometers aid in are UV/VIS measurements to analyze things such as climate change as well as colloids and nanoparticle reactions. Additionally, Raman spectroscopy is used to monitor nuclear reactions, in addition to working in conjunction with UV/VIS spectroscopy. Fluorescence spectroscopy additionally investigates the behaviors of chemical compounds. And lastly, spectroelectrochemistry involves the combination of electrochemistry with spectroscopy.

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Spectroscopy in Agriculture and Food Production

Feeding the world’s population into the future will require advances in efficiency, in both quality and quantity, and safety in agricultural production and the food chain. Increasingly the world’s scientists are turning to spectroscopy to address challenges at every stage in food production. Spectroscopy in Beginning with crop production, through the process of sorting and packaging produce for sale, and even in guaranteeing food safety by identifying food forgeries.

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Environmental Spectroscopy

A key part of Avantes mission statement refers to our commitment to helping to save our planet and its finite resources for generations to come. Environmental monitoring is one way that we are able to pursue our mission directly through our technology solutions. Researchers and consumers around the world rely on Avantes instruments to perform their measurements of water, air, refuse, soil and sludge to safeguard the environment for future generations. Avantes small form factor instruments are designed to perform in harsh environments while still providing reliable and accurate measurements.

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Spectroscopy in the Semiconductor Industry

The semiconductor industry also employs spectroscopy throughout the manufacturing process. Semiconductors are a crucial technology for most modern conveniences, they power our vehicles, our mobile devices, and increasingly everyday items that are new additions to the internet of things, such as our refrigerators, and they are essential to any computerized system used in industry today.

Semiconductor chip manufacturers use spectroscopy in several ways, to monitor reaction endpoints during film deposition, to characterize thin films deposited on a substrate, and even in quality control performing wafer testing.

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Spectroscopy for Lighting

The Lighting industry has a multitude of testing needs which demand spectrometers for precise measurements of illumination sources. Avantes instruments have been successfully integrated into a range of radiometric measurement systems for researchers, testing labs and industrial users. Avantes offers complete light measurement configurations, also known as spectroradiometers which feature our AvaSpec instruments, fiber optic cabling, integrating spheres and radiometric calibrations performed in our NIST traceable laboratory. Configurations are available for continuous wave (CW) and pulsed sources.

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Original Equipment Manufacturers

For 25 years Avantes has been working with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators to embed our spectrometers in a variety of systems and analyzers in many industries. As a supplier to OEM customer for many years, Avantes understands the need for quality, reliability and support. We consider these customers to be partners and we work hard meet and exceed the specifications of our customers.

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Spectroscopy in Solar Power

Measurement of solar radiation is an essential component of climate and environmental studies, but solar radiation studies can also apply to many other fields of research including agricultural sciences, material science, and life sciences. Researchers and scientists from academia and industry need reliable information about solar radiation to develop solar panels, protective clothing and skincare products, durable outdoor products for construction, and many other uses.

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