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E-Spark Science at SciX 2020

SciX 2020, the annual meeting of SAS is going virtual October 12-15. A blend of live and on demand activities allows you to participate in the way that works best for you. Social and networking activities will capture some of the essence of what makes SciX special. Registration is now OPEN.

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New SAS Member Benefit from John Wiley


Wiley are delighted to support the Society of Applied Spectroscopy through a collaboration in sharing content and offering members discount on all Wiley books, with an extended discount on a specific selection of spectroscopy-related titles. For more information click here.



Find the latest developments in Applied Spectroscopy

Come here often to check out our Focal Point articles. They cover the state of the art in applied spectroscopy technologies and are FREE!

UK Open Access Agreement for UK University Authors in Applied Spectroscopy

The Society of Applied Spectroscopy is very pleased to announce that SAGE has signed a new open access agreement with Jisc for UK universities. Under the terms of this three year agreement, authors at UK institutions (the vast majority of institutions) will have open access publishing rights across SAGE Journal titles in the SAGE Premier 2020 collection [as well as in the IMechE and RSM subject collections] at no direct cost to them. This includes Applied Spectroscopy! This agreement is very similar to other recent agreements with other European library consortia customers also commencing in 2020 (BIBSAM in Sweden, UNIT in Norway and FinElib in Finland).

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About the Journal 

Applied Spectroscopy is one of the world's leading spectroscopy journals, publishing high-quality articles, both fundamental and applied, covering all aspects of spectroscopy. Established in 1948, the journal is owned by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and is published monthly. The journal is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the Society to “…advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy and other allied sciences.”  All manuscripts are rigorously peer-reviewed. Learn More about the Applied Spectroscopy Journal.

Current Issue: Volume 74 Issue 7

Sample Paper: "Chemical Bleaching to Minimize Fluorescence Interference in Raman Spectroscopic Measurements for Sulfonated Polystyrene Solutions" Auto-fluorescence is a significant challenge for Raman spectroscopic analyses. Since fluorescence is a much stronger phenomenon than Raman scattering, even trace fluorescent impurities can overwhelm the Raman signal. Strategies to minimize fluorescence interference in Raman measurements include either an instrumental-based approach or treatment of the sample itself to minimize fluorescence. Efforts focused on sample-based treatments to reduce fluorescence interferences have generally focused on sample purification and photobleaching methodologies.

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Senior Spectroscopist


Successful completion of a doctoral degree in chemistry or a related STEM program with a focus on spectroscopy from an accredited college or university, and at least five (5) years of full-time equivalent professional experience* after degree, OR at least ten (10) years of professional experience* after completion of the minimum education requirements for certification (qualifying bachelor’s degree or completion of required coursework in post-baccalaureate courses). The committee may consider experience over education in its review.




Successful completion of a master’s or higher degree in chemistry or a related STEM program with a focus on spectroscopy from an accredited college or university and at least two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional experience* after degree; OR at least five (5) years of professional experience* in addition to the education requirement for Associate Spectroscopist; The committee may consider experience over education in its review.


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In 1954 a number of spectroscopists, recognizing the existence of several regional societies of spectroscopists, organized a committee to promote a stronger exchange of information among these societies.  The efforts of this committee resulted in the formation of the Federation of Spectroscopic Societies on March 1, 1956 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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