Newsletter - 0617-03
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Issue #0617
 
 
Top Articles
 
 
Catalyzing Innovation
 
We talk to ARC’s Paul Dauenhauer, to discover the story and technology behind the Polyarc® system, its numerous applications – and how it sparked a discovery to make car tires from sugar.
 
 
 
 
Analytical Assistance, “Pro Humanitate”
 
When it comes to technology in developing countries, says Norman Fraley, it’s about time we asked ourselves what more we can do to help.
 
 
 
 
Bright Young Things
 
Throughout May and June 2017, high school children took part in a UK-wide science festival. Could fun analytical experiments like these hook the next generation of scientists!?
 
 
 
 
 
Got a great supervisor? A colleague you’d like to see recognized? Nominate them for the 2017 Power List here.
 
 
 
 
 
Surveys
 
 
Water Determination Survey
 
We would very much appreciate your help with short survey that aims to uncover emerging trends in water determination. The anonymized data will be used as the basis of an article that explores where water determination is heading.
 
 
 
 
Application Notes
 
 
Introduction to Yield Stress Measurements
 
Yield stress is a characteristic associated with types of complex fluids and determination can be dependent on measurement techniques and test conditions applied. This whitepaper discusses the approaches to measure yield stress, practical measurement set-up, and testing parameters to obtain robust and reliable yield stress data using a rotational rheometer.
 
 
 
Combining Raman spectroscopy and analytical imaging to assess graphite crystallinity
 
This application note describes the combined use of static optical microscopy and Raman spectroscopy in the Morphologi G3-ID to assess the various morphological classes of carbon for use in lithium-ion battery manufacture. High levels of crystallinity, visible in the Raman spectra as the G band, are valued in the production of High Specific Charge (HSC) graphite, which increases battery performance by assisting lithium intercalation.
 
 
 
 
Video Application Notes
 
 
Analysis of mAb aggregates by SE-UHPLC
 
Analytical Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) is widely used to determine the ratio of aggregates, dimers, monomers, and fragments in monoclonal antibody (mAb) formulations. Learn how to apply SEC technology most efficiently to establish a fast, highly reproducible, and accurate SE-UHPLC method for mAb aggregate analysis.
 
 
 
 
Product Profiles
 
 
Thermal desorption tubes & accessories
 
Markes International has released it’s 2017/2018 catalogue for thermal desorption (TD) tubes, accessories and spares. The catalogue contains everything the TD analyst needs for successful VOC and SVOC monitoring and analysis. This edition also contains Markes’ new HiSorb products for sorptive extraction and an extended section on TD sorbent sampling tubes.
 
 
 
HYDRANAL™ Water Standard 0.1 PC Will Make Your Karl Fischer Titration Easier
 
Honeywell Fluka™ is pleased to present new Hydranal Water Standard 0.1 PC with improved stability. This water standard based on propylene carbonate allows you to speed up your laboratory work. Thanks to storing at room temperature, the standard is always ready to use.
 
 
 
YMC UHPLC Size Exclusion Columns!
 
For fast SEC analysis YMC introduced YMC-Pack Diol UHPLC SEC Columns with 2 µm. Increased throughput and improved resolution is provided with excellent reproducibility and long-term stability at the same time.
 
 
 
Mira M-3 handheld Raman spectrometer for on-site verification of materials in seconds
 
The Mira M-3 is the new handheld Raman spectrometer from Metrohm. Barely larger than a smartphone, the Mira M-3 enables true single-handed operation. The new Raman spectrometer meets the regulatory requirements of FDA CFR 21 Part 11 making it the preferred solution for fast, straightforward QC in the pharmaceutical industry.
 
 
 
 
Events
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Be it a large congress at a huge venue or an expert meeting that fits around a table, these events are a fantastic way to network and educate yourself on the latest developments in the industry – so why not take a look at our list of upcoming events?