Analytical instrumentation > Spectrometry

Monitoring post-flood water quality with mass spectrometry

12 September, 2012

AB SCIEX has announced that the University of Queensland (UQ) is using the company’s mass spectrometry technology to analyse how the devastating floods of 2011 have affected water quality in Australia. Two of 12 AB SCIEX instruments installed at UQ are dedicated to environmental monitoring efforts.

Rigaku Supermini200 WDXRF spectrometer

06 September, 2012

Rigaku has announced the release of the Supermini200 wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometer, an enhanced version of the Rigaku Supermini benchtop WDXRF spectrometer.

Doping detection stays a neck ahead

10 August, 2012

While the eyes of the world may currently be focused on the Olympics, human sport is not the only area where drug testing is routinely carried out. Horse racing is a massive worldwide industry and regular testing is essential to maintain its integrity.

Shimadzu LCMS-8080 liquid chromatography mass spectrometer

08 August, 2012

Shimadzu has launched a high-end liquid chromatography mass spectrometer - the LCMS-8080 - which delivers good sensitivity, high-quality data and fast cycle times.

Shimadzu LCMS-8040 system

01 August, 2012

By incorporating ion optics and collision cell technology, the LCMS-8040 provides high multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) sensitivity. A five-fold increase in sensitivity has been achieved by improving ion focusing and minimising ion losses between multipole lenses.

Catching the drug cheats

30 July, 2012 by Janette Woodhouse

Rams testicles gave athletes in ancient Greece a testosterone boost, 1896 Paris-to-Bordeaux cyclists combined heroin and cocaine in a speedball, sprinters at the Berlin Olympics experimented with nitroglycerine in an effort to dilate their coronary arteries … athletes have been experimenting with performance-enhancing drugs and techniques for a long time.

Detecting new designer drugs

17 July, 2012

A new method of drug testing developed by researchers at RTI International makes it possible to detect a wider range of synthetically produced ‘designer’ drugs.

Shimadzu GCMS-TQ8030 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer

16 July, 2012

With single quadrupole instruments, interference from complex matrices can be problematic. Shimadzu’s GCMS-TQ8030 triple quadrupole GCMS/MS offers a solution to these challenges and more.

Put a spectrometer in your pocket before you go shopping

29 June, 2012

A prototype infrared spectrometer that can be mass produced and is about the size of a sugar cube could soon be an option in your smartphone. Users will be able to ascertain food quality, forgeries and more as they shop.

Shimadzu Ultra Fast Mass Spectrometry (UFMS) instruments

12 June, 2012

Shimadzu’s single and triple quadrupole mass spectrometers incorporate technology which ensures that both sensitivity and mass spectral integrity are maintained at high scan rates, delivering high-quality data which is uncompromised at high speed and fast cycle times.

DeltaNu portable Raman spectrometers

07 June, 2012

The DeltaNu range of portable Raman spectrometers includes the Pharm.ID, the smallest and lightest, suitable for non-destructive pharmaceutical identification. It is palm-sized, easy to use and identifies and validates excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) wherever testing is needed.

More understanding of matter-light interactions

01 June, 2012

Double ionisation events can now be observed in the time scale of attoseconds (one billionth of a billionth of a second). Physicists have also shown that these ionisation events occur earlier than thought - a key factor to improving knowledge of correlated electron dynamics, which involve two electrons and their interactions with each other.

Bruker CryoProbe Prodigy NMR probe

25 May, 2012

A breakthrough in routine small molecule NMR, the NMR CryoProbe Prodigy from Bruker, delivers up to a three-fold sensitivity boost and 10-fold throughput enhancement.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Thermo Scientific Exactive Plus benchtop LC-MS system

24 May, 2012

The Thermo Scientific Exactive Plus system is a benchtop LC-MS system for high-throughput screening, identification and quantification of compounds in complex matrices.

Bruker ionbooster electrospray ion source

22 May, 2012

The Bruker ionbooster is a high-temperature, electrospray ion source which boosts the sensitivity of the company’s mass spectrometers for environmental analysis, food testing and forensics.

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