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In the field of chemical spectroscopy, there are an unlimited number of applications. Chemical reactions are dynamic processes that vary with changing conditions which result in a various way of techniques.
From enzyme reactions within our cells to photosynthesis in leaves, chemical reactions play a vital role in every aspect of our lives. Factors like concentration, temperature, pressure and the presence of a catalyst affect the speed of a reaction. The study of chemical kinetics is used to characterize these processes and improve our understanding of how these factors and others change the outcome of a chemical reaction.
One of the most evolving techniques for monitoring chemical reactions is Raman spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopy is especially useful for product identification, reaction monitoring, remote sensing and any other applicable measurement in chemistry. It provides an invaluable analytical tool for molecular fingerprinting as well as monitoring changes in molecular bond structure (e.g. state changes and stresses & strains).
Avantes uses the high-sensitivity AvaSpec spectrometers in combination with a wide variety of lasers (including 532, 633 and 785 nm) to give you the best result for your Raman measurements. The spectrometers are appropriately configured according to the wavelength of the laser. We offer Raman bundles that can be configured to your specific field of interest with all the necessary accessories and software.
Fluorescence is utilized in chemistry to investigate the behavior of chemical compounds. Fluorescence spectroscopy, also known as fluorometry or spectrofluorometry, is a type of electromagnetic spectroscopy that is used to analyze fluorescence from a sample. It involves using a beam of light that excites the electrons in molecules of certain compounds and causes them to emit light; typically, but not necessarily, visible light. It is a useful technique in many biological (chlorophyll and carotenoid), biochemical (fluorescence diagnosis of malignancies) and environmental applications.
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More Application Examples
Below are some detailed application notes on various uses of spectroscopy in chemistry.
Why Avantes for your chemistry application?
- Extensive knowledge of various applications (including turbidity, flow cells, fluorescence)
- Collection of various probes, including temperature resistent options
- Instrument suited for spectroelectrochemistry
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