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2012-04-23 13:17:01

Scientists at the University of Warwick have developed a computation which simultaneously doubles the resolution, sensitivity and mass accuracy of Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FTMS) at no extra cost. Researchers in the University´s Department of Chemistry have solved the 40-year-old phasing problem which allows plotting of spectra in absorption mode. This breakthrough can be used in all FTMS including FT-ICR, Orbitrap and FT-TOF instruments and will have applications in...

2012-04-16 22:20:47

MUNICH, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) is exhibiting its award-winning ACQUITY UPC(2)((TM) ) System for the first time in Europe at the 23rd Analytica International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology. A Gold Sponsor of this year's Analytica, Waters® ACQUITY UPC(2)( )System was selected for the Pittcon Editor's Gold Award for Best New Product at Pittcon 2012 in March. The ACQUITY UPC(2)( )System is a new category of separations science instrumentation that...

2012-04-16 06:26:59

ASSLAR, Germany, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the gas analysis systems Sputter Process Monitor SPM 220 and High Pressure Analyzer HPA 220, Pfeiffer Vacuum has brought two new products onto the market. Both system solutions are based on the proven mass spectrometer PrismaPlus in combination with a dry compressing HiPace turbo pumping station and are used to monitor and document vacuum processes, such as coating architectural glass or thin-film solar cells. The SPM 220 as well as the HPA...

2012-04-04 14:30:01

A method to speed up gunshot residue detection and another capable of identifying antipsychotics in the brain are the latest pieces of work of the Metabolomips group of the University of the Basque Country The University of the Basque Country's (UPV/EHU) METABOLOMIPs group develops analytical methods to help characterize different types of substances, and focuses on the forensic sciences, in particular. For example, they have just developed a methodology for detecting gunshot residues...

World’s Most Sensitive Nanomechanical Sensor Revealed
2012-04-04 12:22:20

A team of physicists in Barcelona, Spain have for the first time fabricated and tested the world´s most sensitive Nanomechanical sensor, capable of detecting changes in mass of 1.7 yoctograms -- roughly the mass of a single proton. Team leader Professor Adrian Bachtold, of Catalan Institute of Technology´s Quantum NanoElectronics Group, and colleagues used the sensor, which is similar to a guitar string vibrating at very high frequencies (2 GHz), to compare the resonating...

2012-04-03 06:21:50

UPLAND, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Instrument Technologies (AIT), a leading manufacturer of process analyzers for the refining, petrochemical, chemical, steel, biotechnology and emissions markets has renewed its ISO 9001:2008 certification. For AIT, the renewal of ISO 9001 certification, the most widely recognized international standard for quality management systems, was a priority in continuing their leadership position in process analytical instrumentation. "After...

2012-03-27 02:21:25

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, has released a new Isotopic N2O Analyzer that is the first instrument to directly measure 18O and site-specific 15N ratios in trace nitrous oxide (N2O) in air, in addition to measuring the N2O mole fraction. Site-specific 15N refers to the ability to measure delta-15N ratios for both the alpha (delta-15N-alpha) and beta sites (delta-15N-beta) within the nitrous oxide...

2012-03-20 02:20:49

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas and isotope analyzers, has introduced the world's first instrument to simultaneously and continuously provide all three stable isotope ratios (delta-13C, delta-17O, and delta-18O) for CO2, directly from ambient air samples with no pre-concentration required. With data sampling rates as fast as 10 Hz, the Triple Isotope CO2 Analyzer provides a real-time and field-portable...

2012-03-15 14:59:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (WAT: NYSE) was today awarded the prestigious 2012 Pittcon Editors' Gold Award for the new Waters® ACQUITY UPC(2)(TM) System as the best new product at the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/NE31586LOGO) Employing the principle of UltraPerformance Convergence Chromatography(TM) (UPC(2)), ACQUITY UPC(2) System expands the...

2012-03-12 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today drew back the curtain on several important new technologies and a new business venture at Pittcon 2012, the industry's most important annual new product conference and exhibition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/NE31586LOGO ) Topping Waters technology introductions is Waters® ACQUITY UPC(2)(TM)( )System, a new category of separations science instrumentation that gives laboratories...