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Identification of Legal Highs using Handheld Raman Spectroscopy

B&W Tek’s NanoRam was used in a study focused on Raman spectroscopy as a rapid and powerful tool for critical applications in forensic science. The advantage of Raman spectroscopy is that the Raman signal is often selective to pharmacologically active drug substances. Continue reading

Handheld Raman
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New Article in the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy

This research article discusses using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to detect & identify traces of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), ethylene glycol dinitrate (EGDN), cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine (RDX) & trinitrotoluene (TNT) using commercially available substrates… Continue reading

Portable Raman
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App Note: Quantitative Analysis of Tertiary Mixtures

Application note on using Raman spectroscopy to develop a quantitative calibration model to determine the glucose, fructose and sucrose concentrations in a tertiary aqueous mixture. Continue reading

Portable Raman
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Tip of the Week: 05/14

For field applications like geological or archeological studies, use DC power on any B&W Tek portable Raman spectrometer for battery operation mode. Continue reading

Portable Raman
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Miniature Spectrometer Designs Open New Applications Potential

This article, published in LaserFocusWorld’s May issue, discusses the fundamental principles of miniature spectrometers and how recent developments have opened up the technology to applications that were previously beyond their capability. Continue reading

Spectrometer Modules


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