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Spectroscopy Solutions (www.spectroscopy-solutions.org) offers free learning from the experts covering methods, applications, webinars, eSeminars, videos and tutorials for users of Atomic, Raman, Infrared (IR), Near Infrared (NIR), UV VIS, NMR, ICP-MS, ICP-OES and related spectroscopic & analytical techniques.

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Spring SciX 2020

6-9 April, 2020

Hosted by University of Liverpool, UK

As part of the successful SciX series, SpringSciX will cover a wide range of research highlighting progress on emergent research topics related to analytical chemistry, including molecular spectroscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, infrared (IR) spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), process analytical chemistry, fluorescence, bioanalytical and biomedical, and analytical sciences. Speakers will include established researchers as well as early career researchers who will be able to share their work and present their vision for the future of the field. There will be opportunities for oral and poster presentations with the aim to establishing career mentors.

RamanFest 2020

29-30 June, 2020 (University of California, Irvine, CA - USA)

Organized by Horiba Scientific

The 8th International Conference on Advanced Applied Raman Spectroscopy will feature presentations from world-leading Raman experts and researchers using the technique across varied applications within life science, materials science, and energy and environmental analysis. It will bring together the world’s Raman community to share, learn and discuss how Raman spectroscopy is being applied to today’s problems and pioneering tomorrow’s capabilities.

17th Confocal Raman Imaging Symposium

28-30 September, 2020 (Ulm, Germany)

Organized by WITec

The annual international conference for chemical characterization and imaging is a well-established forum in the Raman community for sharing recent developments in Raman imaging. In its 17th year, the symposium will feature renowned speakers from various disciplines in industry and academia, insights into the latest Raman techniques and instrumentation, and the opportunity to present research results to the Raman community at the contributed talk and poster sessions.

SciX 2020 Conference

11-16 October 2020 (Sparks, Nevada - USA)

Organized by Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS)

SciX is where leading researchers convene to present and discuss cutting edge developments in analytical sciences, instrumentation, and unique applications. This week-long event includes a world-class exhibition, presentations from leading scientists, educational courses, and many networking opportunities that you won't want to miss.

Featured Educational Resources

Visit the Atomic Spectroscopy Learning Hub: ICP-MS Sample Introduction

Online tutorial

Dr Gareth Pearson (ICP-MS Supplies Product Manager at Agilent)

Welcome to the first course of the 'Atomic Spectroscopy Learning Hub', a free-access portal produced by Separation Science in collaboration with Agilent. This course is designed to improve your knowledge, best practice and troubleshooting skills in the use of atomic spectroscopy techniques. This full course will include four modules.

Fully Automated, Intelligent, High-throughput Elemental Analysis of Drinking Waters using SQ-ICP-MS

Application Note

Thermo Fisher Scientific

This application note demonstrates robust high-throughput analysis of environmental samples using SQ-ICP-MS in He-KED mode, in accordance with the requirements of U.S. EPA method 200.8 Revision 5.5.

Learn how modular spectrometers and MIR spectroscopy can enhance your environmental analysis

Educational Video & Application Note

Ocean Optics

Are you looking for a new solution to your application challenges in environmental monitoring? Want to learn more about the capabilities and benefits of modular spectrometers and MIR spectroscopy? If so, Ocean Optics offers a number of resources to help.

A fast and easy method for purity analysis of coconut oil

Application Note


Advion has produced an application note demonstrating how pure coconut oil is tested against a sample of coconut oil adulterated with canola oil for comparative data analysis offering a fast and easy method for purity analysis. The method uses the expressionL compact mass spectrometer (CMS) coupled with the Atmospheric Solids Analysis Probe (ASAP®) to determine and detect adulterants in coconut oils.

Not the AA Lamp Again! Troubleshooting HC Lamp Issues and Other Tips for Atomic Absorption


Eric Vanclay (Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia)

Learn how to prevent, identify and troubleshoot common Hollow Cathode (HC) lamp issues and learn valuable troubleshooting tips for atomic absorption that take the pain out of everyday operation.

Analytical Approaches to Trace Elements in Water


Marshall Pattee (Apex Labs, USA), Michelle Gaskell (South West Water, UK), Matthew Cassap (Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK)

Spectroscopy Solutions, in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific, has developed a multi-speaker webinar covering modern analytical approaches to trace elemental analysis in drinking and surface waters.

This is How you ICP-MS: Mastering the Art of Cone Performance


Gareth Pearson (ICP-MS Spectroscopy Supplies Product Manager, Agilent Technologies)

This presentation will guide you through selecting the right cones for your Agilent ICP-MS and for your laboratory’s applications. It will help you understand what impact the cone has on the analysis results and why you should choose genuine supplies for your ICP-MS. Finally, we will guide you through the best practice for cone maintenance.

Tracing the Origin of Food: Establish Food Authenticity using Elemental Profiling


Susan Ebeler (Professor of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis), Courtney Tanabe (Application Scientist, UC Davis)

Elemental profiling using ICP-MS, ICP-OES, and MP-AES has been proposed as an approach for geographic authentication of various foods and beverages. Using these approaches, we have demonstrated that the elemental profiles of coffee beans, wine, and whiskeys vary across a range of geographic scales.

UV-vis Spectrophotometric Analysis of Water, Food, and Beverages

On-Demand eSeminar


Spectroscopy Solutions in collaboration with Merck KGaA, has developed an online eSeminar focusing on the use and application of uv-vis spectrophotometry for water analysis and beverage analysis. This educational webinar will provide scientists with updates on the latest issues faced by individuals working in these challenging analytical fields. Presentations include 1) Economic and Hassle-free Bromate Analysis in Drinking Water, 2) An Overview of UV-vis Spectrophotometry Applications in the Craft Brewing Industry and 3) Measurement of Caffeine in Coffee Beans by UV-vis Spectrophotometry.

Maximize your ICP-OES Instrument Performance and Uptime


Eric Vanclay (Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia)

In this on-demand webinar, we provide tips to help ICP-OES users identify and overcome the most common causes of unplanned downtime and inconsistent results. Using these insights from our expert industry knowledge and technical experience, we can assist users achieve the best performance from their instrumentation, and achieve new levels of productivity and efficiency in their spectroscopy workflows.

Determine hazardous materials and narcotics from a safe distance

Educational Video


Mira DS is the new handheld material identification system from Metrohm. Mira DS enables first responders to quickly and safely identify hazardous materials and explosives at the touch of a screen. While providing ease of use and speed, Mira DS addresses the need for safety of drug task force officers, HazMat teams, and bomb technicians in particular. Drug task force officers, for example, may identify substances in glass bottles or plastic containers, even from a distance of up to 1.5 meters using the Standoff Sampling Attachment, or with no concern of proper focus using the Contact Ball Probe Sampling Attachment.

Applications and New Developments in ICP-MS and Related Techniques eSeminar

On-Demand eSeminar

Multi-Presenter Event

Spectroscopy Solutions has developed an on-demand version of its 'Applications and New Developments in ICP-MS and Related Techniques eSeminar'. This online educational event provides those using these techniques updates and guidance on the latest methods, protocols, processes and developments with key experts providing practical insights into their respective fields. You will learn how ICP-MS and related techniques are applied across a variety of sectors from environmental to biological to perform challenging analyses.

ICP-OES Applications eHandbook to Help Boost Productivity


Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies has produced this 100+ page e-book in which you’ll find tips on how to boost ICP-OES productivity, handle difficult samples, and simplify method development. There’s an overview on how ICP-OES addresses the specific needs of environmental, food and agriculture, energy and chemicals labs – as well as 18 detailed application-specific papers.

Shimadzu Releases its UV-1900 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Product Application


Coinciding with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its presence in Europe this year, Shimadzu has released the UV-1900 UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Equipped with an ultrafast scan function that enables data acquisition of 29,000 nm/min (it takes about three seconds to measure in visible region), this spectrophotometer operates at one of the fastest rates in the industry.

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