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Aeris, Customer experience, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[18 Sep 2018 | ]

In their own words, Louis C. Herring & Co. president Glenn Austin and lab supervisor David Fletcher talk about the recent addition of an Aeris X-ray diffractometer to their lab. The Aeris replaces a 1980’s vintage PW1840 benchtop X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) system – a classic product from Malvern Panalytical’s long history of XRD innovation.

In business for over 60 years, Luis C. Herring & Co. is a kidney stone analysis laboratory serving doctors throughout the country and beyond. Glenn spoke the importance of high-quality XRD analysis to their analyses. He stated …

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Customer experience, Electrophoretic light scattering, Meet the Experts, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[5 Sep 2018 | ]

How can we obtain the applied field strength?
When performing electrophoretic light scattering (ELS) measurements, the sample is exposed to an externally applied electric field, and we observe the extra movement that the particles undergo as a result of the applied field with the changes in the phase difference between the un-scattered reference laser beam and the scattering from the particles. The electrophoretic mobility µ is the particle velocity v divided by the electric field strength E, where the field strength is the applied voltage over the distance between the electrodes [typically …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Malvern Panalytical Events, Meet the Experts, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Particle concentration, Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[30 Aug 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical Webinars

Here is the list of the upcoming webinars in the coming weeks. You can register for free to all our webinars and you will automatically receive the On Demand version if you can’t finally attend the live event directly in your inbox!
September
 
6th – Quality by Design: Principles for pharmaceutical method development
Steve Ward-Smith will outline what QbD is, how it works within pharmaceutical development, and will provide some examples of the ‘fishbone’ diagrams which show the factors that should be considered when developing methods for laser diffraction and dynamic light scattering.
11th – Adaptive Correlation: …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, LabSpec, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), QualitySpec, Remote sensing, TerraSpec »

[29 Aug 2018 | ]

ASD, a Malvern Panalytical brand, began hosting a webinar series initiative back in 2016, whereby some of our well known ASD instrument users and customers have shared and discussed their various and diverse application uses involving an ASD VNIR spectrometer or spectroradiometer.
From Mars, wine, and malt barley to snow, mosquitoes, and postmortem bones – here is a look back at the interesting applications that have made up ASD’s webinar series (click on the image to watch the webinar on-demand!):

Click below to learn more about ASD and view our ASD products!
 

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[21 Aug 2018 | ]

Analytik, leading suppliers of innovative analytical instrumentation and Malvern Panalytical’s ASD reseller for the United Kingdom and Ireland, share this report on how the ASD FieldSpec® HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer has been used to study the Amazon rainforest.
Dr. Chris Doughty is a former research fellow in tropical forest ecology within the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at the University of Oxford. 
While at the University of Oxford, Chris described his work and vision where a handheld spectrometer became a vital part of his laboratory on the move. “Our goal was to use leaf spectroscopy …

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Crystal Structure Determination, Customer experience, Phase identification, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[15 Aug 2018 | ]

Recently passengers were forced to evacuate a flight at Barcelona airport after a passenger’s mobile phone, connected to an external lithium battery pack, burst into flames.
It is a situation like this that makes us once again realize how very dependent we all are on electricity. Just about everything we use is powered in one way or another. More and more mobile devices are used which get ever more powerful and combine various tasks in one single machine. With this increasing performance and consequently increasing energy consumption of mobile electronics, the requirements …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[8 Aug 2018 | ]

Dr. McKenzie Skiles discusses what it means for climate and hydrology studies
PLEASE NOTE! The webinar date has been moved… Dr. McKenzie Skiles presents her research on our upcoming ASD September 27th webinar, “Climate and hydrology studies leveraging ASD VNIR spectral snow albedo measurements.” This webinar will discuss snow applications and the use of Malvern Panalytical’s ASD FieldSpec® spectroradiometer for data measurement and analysis. The article below details some of McKenzie’s snow data collection and collaborative research project efforts out in the field, as presented by Sarah Fecht.

Authored by Sarah Fecht. Sarah is the content manager …

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ASD, Customer experience, LabSpec, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[25 Jul 2018 | ]

Get out the bug spray! Mosquito season is upon us in most of the United States…

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measures the absorption of light by organic molecules; NIRS is a noninvasive and cost-effective spectroscopic method that uses the near-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum (from about 700 to 2500 nm).
Malvern Panalytical’s ASD LabSpec NIR analyzer is being used in the fight against Zika and Dengue.

NIRS was first used to simultaneously predict the age and species identity of two morphologically identical malaria vectors1. Malaria, caused by a mosquito-borne blood parasite, is the …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Image Analysis, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[19 Jul 2018 | ]

Authored by Chris Adams. Chris Adams is a PhD candidate at the Imperial College London (United Kingdom), and a 2017 ASD Goetz Instrument Student Support Program winner. ASD, a brand of Malvern Panalytical, offers two different instrument loan programs which provide ASD instruments free of charge to graduate level students in support of their novel, unconventional and/or fundamental research. The Goetz Instrument Support Program was established over ten years ago to further encourage a creative research environment within the Remote Sensing and Field Spectroscopy world-wide community.  

Identifying and Exploiting Hyperspectral …

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ASD, Customer experience, Ground truthing, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[27 Jun 2018 | ]

Are you the owner and end user of a Malvern Panalytical ASD spectrometer or spectroradiometer?
If so, you are already a winner! 🙂
 

You are invited to share with us as we would love to see how you are using the ASD instrument!

Send us a picture of yourself actively using an ASD FieldSpec, TerraSpec, QualitySpec, or LabSpec instrument out in the field or in the lab.
Tell us about your application use and research that you are conducting (i.e. crop and soil analysis, ground truthing, mineral exploration, natural ecosystem studies, leaf chemistry, snow and …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[6 Jun 2018 | ]

Field Spectroscopy – Part Two: Innovative data logging protocols to meet increased demand
Authored by James Caudery, Geospatial Analyst with 2Excel Geospatial – James has an academic background in Earth Sciences (BSc HONS by thesis) from Monash University, Australia, and several years of experience in Geographic Information Systems. James is skilled in data processing, spatial analysis, and cartographic data visualisation. He is also lead for Field Operations and has successfully run many expeditions in locations around the world.
Last week, in Part One, we demonstrated how we increased our capacity to collect high-quality …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[29 May 2018 | ]

Field Spectroscopy – Part One: Mitigating the impact of suboptimal and changing weather conditions
Authored by James Caudery, Geospatial Analyst with 2Excel Geospatial – James has an academic background in Earth Sciences (BSc HONS by thesis) from Monash University, Australia, and several years of experience in Geographic Information Systems. James is skilled in data processing, spatial analysis and cartographic data visualisation. He is also lead for Field Operations, and has successfully run many expeditions in locations around the world.
Welcome to the first article in a series of two, sharing 2Excel geospatial’s experience in …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Moisture content, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[16 May 2018 | ]

I am one of the founders of ASD, a brand of Malvern Panalytical, and I currently serve as Chief Technical Officer. 
With their shallow root systems, potatoes are highly susceptible to both drought and heat. Drought reduces both the amount of foliage as well as inducing early leaf senescence. Similarly, heat stress also results in early leaf senescence. Since foliar abundance and function directly impact tuber formation and growth, drought and heat stress negatively impact yields.
Cultivation of potatoes is increasing in regions of the world with climates less conducive to potato …

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Customer experience, Dynamic Light Scattering, Molecular size, Particle size, Tech Talk, Zetasizer »

[15 May 2018 | ]

The peaks in your distribution are out of order?
We recently received an email about the order of peaks in the Zetasizer software:
For data evaluation, is it possible to rearrange the NNLS results by order of particle size populations?”
How the peaks are shown (by area)

Size measurement results are typically viewed in the Intensity PSD (M) tab. This is part of the standard Size and Summary workspaces.  When a record contains more than one peak, these results will be tabulated in the table above the intensity size distribution. The default ordering in …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Ground truthing, Image Analysis, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[10 May 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical recently hosted an ASD webinar presentation titled, “Precision Agriculture & Ground Truthing using Spectral Signatures.” This webinar was delivered by Keynote Speaker Christopher Crockett of Highland Precision Ag, and featured a section focusing on Christopher’s research involving the detection and prediction of two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) infestation levels on strawberry leaves using the ASD FieldSpec® 4 High-Resolution Spectroradiometer.
TSSM’s are mite pests that can cause significant damage to plants – these are some of the most pervasive and ubiquitously distributed arthropod pests on the entire globe. They are found …

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ASD, Customer experience, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), TerraSpec »

[24 Apr 2018 | ]

Geologists use Malvern Panalytical’s ASD spectrometers, such as the TerraSpec® Halo and the TerraSpec 4, to help define alteration halos around hydrothermal ore bodies. By using the TerraSpec to differentiate subtle shifts in mineralogies, geologists can identify alteration halos and map zones of advanced argillic, propylitic and potassic alteration such as at the Los Andes, Nicaragua project described below. This helps the geologist better understand the resource and focus drilling programs to optimize exploration time and costs.
Register to attend our free webinar, “TerraSpec® Halo Best Practices, Tips & Tricks,” on 26 April …

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ASD, Customer experience, Malvern Panalytical Events, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), TerraSpec »

[10 Apr 2018 | ]

Authored by Stacey Leichliter – Stacey has published numerous articles on geo-metallurgy, domestically and internationally. Stacey has served as an exploration geologist, working and performing research on epithermal gold and porphyry gold-copper deposits. She received her undergraduate degree in Geology at Missouri University of Science and Technology and her graduate degree in Geology (Geometallurgy) from the University of Tasmania/CODES (Australia). 
Stacey Leichliter is a geo-metallurgist and has used near-infrared (NIR) instrumentation to characterize ore mineralogy at mine sites like AngloGold’s Cripple Creek facility in Colorado, USA. Upon demoing the ASD handheld …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Image Analysis, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[15 Feb 2018 | ]

WEBINAR: Precision Agriculture & Ground-truthing using Spectral Signatures
Please consider registering for Malvern Panalytical’s first ASD webinar of the 2018 series! This year’s webinar series begins with a focus on the application study of precision agriculture and spectral signatures, featuring the ASD FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res NG Spectroradiometer

In this webinar, you will learn:

Use of the FieldSpec® 4 Hi-Res as a tool to verify the accuracy of UAV and satellite imagery and for ground truthing purposes
Use of the FieldSpec 4 Hi-Res for spectral unmixing and classification of land cover types in multispectral satellite imagery
An example …

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ASD, Customer experience, FieldSpec, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing »

[9 Jan 2018 | ]

90% of the United States began the year of 2018 with freezing temperatures.
The Northeast has recently experienced a massive winter snowstorm, referred to as a “bomb cyclone“. Record cold temperatures, not felt since 1884, are being experienced in Boston. Beyond New England, a majority of the rest of the country is also being affected by the brutal cold; this includes Texas, Georgia, and Florida, even.
Why is this happening? And, why is this happening now? Could it have something to do with climate change?
Dr. Ulyana “Uly” Horodyskyj uses ASD’s FieldSpec HandHeld …

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Customer experience, Zetasizer »

[14 Dec 2017 | ]

… and receiving a Zetasizer
 
In North America, this time of the year is the busiest period for shipping companies like DHL, Federal Express or the US Postal Service. Malvern Panalytical does not rest either, in fact, our systems are part of the global shipping growth in this busy season. As a global company certified in ISO 14001 we are conscious of our role and take measures to minimize the use of resources. One of these efforts resulted in the design of a new reusable shipping box for the Zetasizer. An …

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