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Absorption and Reflection Spectra of Lichen

Posted on: April 27th, 2020

Absorption and reflection spectra can reveal the unique properties of many different types of materials and samples. This includes biological samples and plant life. This can range from leaf’s, flower petals, grass and lichen. The optical properties of lichens have been traditionally explored in the context of geological mapping where the encrustation of lichens on…

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Model for the Identification of Edible Oils

Posted on: February 26th, 2020

Background/Applications: Absorption measurements can be used to determine the properties of various samples, such as concentrations of chemicals and the quality of plastics. Not only can absorption spectra be used to identify the characteristics of many types of samples, but it can also be used to characterize the unique spectra of each sample to generate…

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NIR Grain Analysis

Posted on: November 21st, 2019

Conducted by: David Ademe, Avantes Inc. Theme: Grains/Agriculture Background/Applications: Absorption and reflection measurements can be used to determine the freshness of various crops, from fruits and vegetables to even grains. Not only can reflection and absorption spectra be used to identify the properties of different types of grains through chemometric models, but it can also…

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Spectroscopy in Sustainable Soil Management

Posted on: November 21st, 2019

Agricultural research of today goes into feeding the world’s population tomorrow. Year after year, farmers try to produce more food out of the same resources, and rapidly changing climate conditions only heighten the pressure on the world’s food supply. Changing weather patterns means droughts deepen, floods are more frequent, extremes of heat and cold swing…

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CBD Oil Chemometrics Example

Posted on: May 21st, 2019

For the featured spectra of the month, the Avantes team ran a series of experiments for a local Louisville, Colorado producer of hemp and CBD oils and extracts and developed a simple chemometric model for CBD concentration in the process using Panorama © Software from LabCognition.

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