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14 August 2014
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Europa Ho! Instrument Makers Plan for Future Mission
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Europa Ho! Instrument Makers Plan for Future Mission
 
Europa, an icy moon of the planet Jupiter, may have liquid water under its frozen surface — a habitat that scientists think may be suitable for supporting life. NASA plans to send a probe to Europa and is soliciting help from scientific instrument makers to come up with some preliminary designs. Here's a sneak peek at some of the potential instruments: a mass spectrometer to test the water spewing from plumes on the moon's surface, and an ice-diving robot currently being tested on the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska.
 
 
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For high sensitivity applications where thermoelectric cooling is not an acceptable option, the AvaSpec-HS2048XL is an exceptional new instrument offering. Featuring Avantes' high sensitivity optical bench which has a full 0.22 numerical aperture for superior throughput, the AvaSpec-HS2048XL has a back-thinned CCD detector with 2048 pixels measuring 14x500 microns.
 
 
 
 
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Attend this Webinar to learn how to achieve consistent program execution excellence through Verification Management. Participants will learn how to ensure all verification events are driven by requirements, planned and executed in the correct sequence, and individual tests are linked to the necessary resources, providing full traceability. With the ability to re-use verification procedures and results, Verification Management helps you reduce costs, improve product quality, and deliver programs on-time and on-budget. Register today for Webinar access.
 
 
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Sounding the Sun
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A "sounding" rocket flew into the sun to get data on ultraviolet and X-ray light. The rocket carried two standard spectrometers and two new instruments: an optics-free spectrometer and a dual grating spectrometer. The former uses neon gas to detect photons while the latter separates extreme ultraviolet light from visible light. The irradiance data will help scientists better understand how Earth's space environment is affected by the sun's energy output.
 
 
 
 
Accelerating Fire Investigations
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Accelerating Fire Investigations
 
A combination of two chromatography techniques can detect 11 different ignitable liquids in fire debris, helping arson investigators nail down perpetrators. Researchers at NIST used porous layer open tubular (PLOT)-cryoadsorption in combination with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to detect the different accelerants within a short three minute time-frame, a big improvement over the typical 2 to 6 hours required by the old carbon strip method.
 
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X-ray Reveals Crystal Intricacies
 
X-ray crystallography has been indispensable in identifying the chemical structure of compounds, but now, one researcher hopes the technique can also reveal chemical reactions as they happen. Makoto Fujita at the University of Tokyo is most interested in how catalysts work and make certain chemical reactions possible. He isolated the catalyst and reacting molecules in a cage, taking multiple X-ray images of them during the reaction. Meanwhile, scientists at the University of Bath are using photocrystallography to learn how light affects chemical reactions.
 
 
 
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Be Still My Heart
 
By using a combination of high-speed Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) and image processing, scientists at the Max Planck Institute have created multi-view 3D moving images of a beating heart. They illuminate the heart with a thin sheet of light and observe the emitted fluorescence with a fast, sensitive camera. The process compiles the individual planes of the heart into a synchronized, moving 3D image.
 
 
 
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Superficially porous particles offer drastic improvements to efficiency and speed, but many legacy HPLCs cannot handle the increased pressures of a 2.7 µm particle. Raptor™ SPP core-shell columns are now available with larger 5 µm particles to decrease analysis times on older HPLC systems.
 
 
 
 
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Testing Amino Acids in Food and Pharma
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A joint effort between scientific instrument makers resulted in the UF-Amino Station LC/MS amino acid analysis system, a system capable of analyzing 38 amino acids in a speedy nine minutes. Using a fast application-specific column and an LCMS-2020 mass spectrometer, the system is especially useful in analyzing the amino acids in food products that may contain many impurities, such as meat and fermented foods.
 
 
 
 
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Watching Catalysts at Work
 
The Nano-IMaging under Industrial Conditions, or NIMIC, initiative came out of a collaboration between industry and academia, with the goal of being able to create real-time images of catalytic reactions in industrial processes. Now, using high-resolution electron microscopy, researchers are able to study catalysts at work under real operating conditions.
 
Metrology & Calibration . . .
 
Measuring Multilayered Stacks and Microstructures
 
New High-Resolution X-ray Diffraction (HRXRD) metrology systems from Jordan Valley Semiconductors recently went online for the process development and automated production monitoring of GaN on Si wafers. The HRXRD system measures the composition and thickness strain/relaxation of single and multiple epilayer stacks. It can also provide information on the thickness and density of a wide range of thin films and provide unique microstructure information for polycrystalline thin films.
 
 
 
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Understanding What Flat Really Means
 
Coherix, a company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, specializes in 3D metrology software for precision automotive and semiconductor manufacturing. The company's new ShaPix 3D High Definition Metrology (HDM) software recently helped a calibration services company better understand the flatness of surfaces and how to effectively mate the components that create joints in engine manufacturing.
 
 
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Since 1971, PFC is your single source for advanced ceramic products and services. We can machine the simplest to the most intricate of items and we offer metallization of ceramics tailored to your application. Brazing of ceramic to metal in vacuum, inert, and reducing atmospheres is one of our specialties.
 
 
 
 
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The ASTM E415 test method covers the simultaneous determination of 20 alloying and residual elements in carbon and low-alloy steels by spark atomic emission vacuum spectrometry. This test method covers analysis of specimens having a diameter adequate to overlap and seal the bore of the spark stand opening. The specimen thickness can vary significantly according to the design of the spectrometer stand.

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