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The use of VNIR (visible-near-infrared) optical spectroscopy allows real-time measurement of materials in the field, in the lab, near-line, and on-line. ASD, a brand of Malvern Panalytical, offers a range of such optical spectroscopy instruments that are portable, rugged, research-grade, non-invasive and non-destructive, require little to no sample preparation, and enable rapid and cost-effective real-time measurement of data.

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[13 Sep 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical’s ASD brand offers a comprehensive variety of spectroscopy accessories to meet a multitude of near-infrared (NIR) materials analysis application requirements. Enjoy the ASD approach of one affordable customized instrument combined with one or more accessories for adaptation to your application needs.
The ASD probes and accessories listed below represent just some of our more popular options; contact us  for a comprehensive list.

 

Fiber Optic Illuminator
A portable, external light source designed for use with ASD LabSpec and TerraSpec instruments, and sampling accessories that do not have a built-in light source.

 

Contact Probe 
Designed for …

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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[4 Jul 2018 | ]

ASD, a Malvern Panalytical brand has two upcoming training offerings in August that we would like to make you aware of and invite you to enroll in.
ASD Remote Sensing Training (August 16-17, 2018) 
Comprehensive training for one and one-half days (12 hours) in Longmont, Colorado (USA) at ASD, a Malvern Panalytical brand’s office.

Price includes group use of an ASD demo spectrometer, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own instrument if desired.

What You Will Learn:

ASD instrument design and characteristics
ASD instrument setup and use of accessory equipment
Use of RS3™ and ViewSpec™ Pro software …

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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[27 Mar 2018 | ]

Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is a fast, non-destructive technique that measures light reflectance to determine various materials or identify compounds. NIR is widely applied and is used to measure food quality, validate pharmaceutical constituents, research climate change effects, identify counterfeit products, monitor agricultural crops, identify and even quantify mined minerals, just to give a few examples.
In mining, Malvern Panalytical’s ASD TerraSpec® line of spectrometers are used by leading mining corporations in mines around the world to help them vector in on their deposits faster as well as characterize the geology and …

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[22 Feb 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical will be in Minnesota, United States at the SME Annual Conference & Expo from February 25-28th!
SME is the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. This event gathers together the mining and mineral community, comprised of engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. The society advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development.

ASD TerraSpec® Halo
We invite you to come discover the product lines of Malvern Panalytical and what we can do for your mining and mineral needs. Find the following instruments in our …

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[20 Feb 2018 | ]

This year will be the 19th Pittcon in a row that I have attended (there should be an award for that, right?). Actually, Malvern Panalytical did receive an award from Pittcon 11 years ago for our then 50th anniversary of attending the conference.  If you still have not made it to this annual gathering of the latest in laboratory equipment, educational courses and technical presentations galore, here are some reasons to consider heading to Orlando on February 26 (or Philadelphia in 2019):
1 – You can see the latest in analytical …

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[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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[6 Feb 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical is pleased to report that the winners of the ASD Students in Mining & Energy TerraSpec® Instrument Program have been announced!
This student program allows Masters and Ph.D. students from around the world involved in mining and energy disciplines to submit a research proposal involving spectral mineralogy. Selected recipients receive the opportunity to borrow an ASD TerraSpec spectrometer at no cost to pursue their research endeavors.
This year, we have selected four global winners for the 2018 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Program:
TerraSpec 4 Winners:

Camilo A. Uribe Mogollon
Earth and Environmental …

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[25 Jan 2018 | ]

The winners of Malvern Panalytical’s ASD 2018 Goetz Instrument Student Support Program have been announced!
Allowing Master’s and/or Ph.D. students from around the world to submit a research proposal involving spectral science, the ASD Goetz instrument support program offers the opportunity to “win” the ability to borrow an ASD field spectroradiometer or spectrometer at no cost in order to pursue their research endeavors.
This year, a record number of submissions were received proposing innovative, interesting and diverse spectroscopy research application uses of our ASD instruments; this made it especially challenging for our …

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