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Congratulations to Our New Marketing Specialist – Katrina Dunbar

Posted on: August 26th, 2021

Avantes, Inc. is excited to announce the promotion of Katrina Dunbar as our new Marketing specialist. Katrina has 5 years of experience with Avantes and brings her knowledge and passion for science to her new position. Please join us in congratulating Katrina’s new job promotion! Background and Biography Katrina moved to Colorado nearly 5 years…

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Technical Note-Resolution

Posted on: August 25th, 2021

Among the many applications of spectroscopy, we encounter different types of resolution ranging from temporal, spatial, and spectral resolution. When evaluating a spectrometer instrument, the optical resolving power of the instrument is key. This is known as spectral resolution and is normally defined as the minimum spectral separation between peaks that the instrument can resolve.…

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Irradiance Measurement with Avantes Solar Simulator

Posted on: July 26th, 2021

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 square meter per hertz (W·m−2·Hz−1), while spectral irradiance of…

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Spectroscopy in Solar Panel Production

Posted on: July 19th, 2021

The measurement needs of the solar industry are quite diverse, ranging from process control applications in the manufacturing of thin-film photovoltaic panels through direct solar measurements and solar simulator characterization. Avantes has worked closely together with a number of industrial and research customers in the solar industry to design spectroscopy and spectroradiometry systems that meet…

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AvaSpec-SolarXM – Now IEC 60904-9 compatible!

Posted on: July 15th, 2021

Continuing its tradition of high-quality instrument manufacturing, Avantes has been working with our solar customers to identify optical configurations for this industry. We partnered with Sinton instruments, a leading company in the work of solar metrology technologies, to offer software solutions for performing the International standard IEC60904 Solar Simulator Classification.

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Get to Know Kelly Hollins

Posted on: June 24th, 2021

Avantes, Inc. is excited to welcome Kelly Hollins as a new addition to our Team. Kelly joins us as our new Regional Sales Manager for the US Central Region. She comes to us with a strong background in chromatography and lab testing for companies such as Proctor and Gamble. Kelly’s infectious smile and passion for…

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Ava-6Pack Multi-channel Housing

Posted on: May 27th, 2021

The AvaSpec-Mini 6 pack is a multi-channel housing for the AvaSpec Compactline instruments.  The 6-pack can be used to house up to 6 of the AvaSpec-Mini2048CL, AvaSpec-Mini4096CL and the AvaSpec-Mini-NIR.  The multi-channel housing is ideal for industrial process control applications where up to 6 redundant spectrometer channels can be used to monitor processes.  Customers working…

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Meet Dr. Louis Reuvekamp, R&D Manager at Avantes, B.V.

Posted on: May 26th, 2021

We are excited to introduce Dr. Louis Reuvekamp, who joined the Avantes team in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands April 1st, 2021 as the new R&D Manager. Louis studied analytical chemistry and chemical engineering at the University of Twente, earning his PhD, and spent his early industrial career at Apollo Tires (formerly Vredestein Tires). While with Apollo…

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Please Give a Warm Welcome to Sarah Coleman!

Posted on: April 21st, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Sarah Coleman to the Avantes Inc. family! Sarah will be filling the much-needed position of Logistics and Operations Coordinator. In this position, she will be in charge of all shipping and receiving as well as accounts payable and receivable for orders. In addition to her main duties in shipping, she…

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UV Radiometry Spectra

Posted on: April 21st, 2021

Radiometry deals with the measurement of all optical radiation inclusive of the visible portion of this radiant energy. Irradiance is a parameter of radiometry that describes the amount of radiant power upon a surface per unit area. These measurements can be done in the UV, VIS and NIR wavelength ranges. Irradiance measurements are useful in…

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