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NIR products at Pittcon 2015

A look at the new NIR spectroscopy products introduced at Pittcon: they're small and perhaps indicate a new direction!

Near infrared hyperspectral imaging detects peanut contamination

Study the label of almost any food product and you’re likely to see the rather vague warning “May contain peanuts” somewhere on there, unless of course it’s a product that definitely does contain peanuts. As now revealed in a paper in the latest issue of JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, these warnings of peanut contamination could soon lose much of their uncertainty, thanks to NIR hyperspectral imaging.

NIR and the Protection of Living Fossils

The Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) is the world's largest amphibian (1.8 m in length and up to 40 kg). Due to its popularity both as a culinary delicacy and an ingredient in traditional medicine, it has been over-exploited and is now listed as Critically Endangered in the wild.

Free Spectroscopy Apps

Are you reading Spectroscopy Europe or Spectroscopy Asia. These free magazines are available in a number of editions, including Apps for your phone or tablet.

XRF Spectroscopy and Shipwrecks: scanning biochemical fingerprints

Recovered wrecks of historical ships represent more than conservation and preservation challenges; in addition to their physical role as complex artefacts for research, interpretation and understanding, they exist as potent symbols of national pride and potential sources of tourist revenue.

NIR assures the quality of your chocolate

Researchers in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the Università degli Studi di Milano, collaborating with Carle & Montinari-OPM, describe the development and evaluation of an in-line NIR system for monitoring the tempering process in chocolate manufacture.

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