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Oct. 13, 2016. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, more details click here.

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We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis in 2016 9/18-9/23. 

If you would like to help in planning the conference please contact the SciX office scix@scixconference.org  SAS has quite a presenence among the conference chairs!


2016 SciX Chairs

  • Mary Kate Donais, Saint Anselm College - SciX General Chair 2016
  • Alexandra Ros, Arizona State University – SciX Program Chair 2016
  • John Wasylyk, Bristol-Myers Squibb– SciX / FACSS Marketing Chair 2014-2016
  • Steven Ray, Indiana University – FACSS Governing Board Chair 2016 & 2017

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May 2016 Special Issue:

Portable and Handheld Spectroscopy

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Cover of the Journal Applied Spectroscopy

One of the world's leading spectroscopy journals

Welcome to our 70th year!

Highlights from The Authors of the May Special Issue:

"The growth of the commercial handheld spectroscopy market has been driven by economic and security factors, primarily the desire for rapid screening of materials in the field, without the need to take a sample to the laboratory for analysis. Recent experience has shown that this capability for the laboratory to move to the field is transformative – by enabling on-site analyses, it changes the way in which people work. The application areas can be broken down into four broad categories: rapid value determination in the field; rapid safety screening or threat detection; law enforcement and rapid purity or authenticity determination. Potential future areas for optical spectrometers are clinical diagnostics and biomedical applications, especially in “low resource” areas of the world. The nature of these portable and field instruments is that they have very ‘applied’ applications, and comparatively few papers are written on these topics; they are somewhat invisible to the traditional scientific community. However, substantial numbers of these instruments are sold every year, and instrument companies have expended a lot of effort in their development. This special issue of Applied Spectroscopy contains 22 peer-refereed papers across a wide range of analytical techniques, reflecting their authors’ original research, development, and applications of portable spectroscopy. Richard A. Crocombe (PerkinElmer, Waltham, MA) and Mark A. Druy (Galvanic Applied Sciences, Lowell, MA), Associate Editors, Special Edition on Portable Spectroscopy."


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