Metrohm AG has acquired B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution business, B&W Tek LLC, as well as several overseas subsidiaries.
Ibsen Photonics has announced the Freedom C series of compact, high-resolution OEM spectrometers.
Princeton Instruments’ new SpectraPro® HRS-500 high-resolution imaging spectrograph uses exclusive ResXtreme™ spectral deconvolution technology.
Princeton Instruments’ new SpectraPro HRS-300 high-resolution imaging spectrograph includes spectral deconvolution technology.
Handheld LIBS analyser customised to provide quantitative measurements. It is of rugged construction and IP54-rated with a battery life of >4 h. The laser beam is rastered to sample an area of ~300 µm. Custom calibrations are available for applications such as Li content in batteries, metal in alloys and the composition of catalysts, minerals or ceramics.
Another surface problem is tackled by Richard Pilkington, Stuart Astin and John Cowpe: “Application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for surface hardness measurements”. Measuring the hardness of materials is not entirely straightforward, and the authors show that laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy offers the potential for in situ hardness measurements, without prior sample preparation.