Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR)


Near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIR) is a highly flexible form of analysis, which can be applied to a broad range of research and industrial process applications.

Near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIR) is a highly flexible form of analysis, which can be applied to a broad range of research and industrial process applications. Long a staple technology in remote sensing, NIR reflectance spectroscopy has become popular within industrial markets as a cost-effective tool for measuring materials to optimize processes and manage costs.

Published 17 Jan 2019

650 miles from the North Pole – the ASD FieldSpec HandHeld 2 at the top of the world

Guest Authored by Dr. Ulyana “Uly” Horodyskyj. Uly holds a PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her PhD work involved multiple field seasons traversing over a thousand miles in Nepal, collecting data on glacial lake changes and…READ MORE >

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Published 6 Dec 2018

How to determine moisture and protein composition characteristics in Barley

Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is and has been a trusted analytical method in agronomy for years. Many grain quality indicators are routinely measured or researched using NIR. NIR is a highly cost effective testing process, offering an alternative to ongoing expensive,…READ MORE >

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Published 4 Dec 2018

Chemical analysis of water-related minerals in volcanic landscapes

Malvern Panalytical participated in a field experiment PANGAEA-X 2017 organized by ESA for the chemical analysis of water-related minerals in volcanic landscapes. For this exercise, Lanzarote was selected, the island of 1000 volcanoes. Two transportable analytical devices from Malvern Panalytical,…READ MORE >

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Published 29 Nov 2018

The 11th Ore and Mineral Analysis (OMA) User Day: A Huge Success!

Addressing challenges in mining laboratories Malvern Panalytical’s expertise center in sample preparation in Québec City held the 11th OMA user day on November 7. The main theme of the event was: Addressing challenges in mining laboratories. What happened? Twenty-four people…READ MORE >

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Published 20 Nov 2018

Minerals of the World, Unite!

This is a re-post of a blog authored by Dr. Nadjejda Vicente, Writer & Content Producer for Human and Robotic Exploration, HE Space for ESA – European Space Agency, ESA Communication Department  Handy equipment for spacewalk simulations. Credits: ESA–R. Shone Imagine…READ MORE >

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