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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 76 Issue 10

Irradiation-Induced Biochemical Changes in Human Mandibular Bone: A Raman Spectroscopic Study

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Featured on the October 2022 cover of Applied Spectroscopy is the graphical abstract outlining the research by Arja M. Kullaa, with Sridhar Reddy Padala, Dimple Saikia, Jopi J.W. Mikkonen, Emilia Uurasjärvi, Hannah Dekker, Engelbert A.J.M. Schulten, Nathalie Bravenboer, Arto Koistinen, Amrita Chauhan, and Surya P. Singh from their paper, "Irradiation Induced Biochemical Changes in Human Mandibular Bone: A Raman Spectroscopic Study" (DOI: 10.1177/000370282211092), pages 1165–1173. For this work, Raman spectroscopy was used as a novel means of quantifying the biochemical changes resulting from radiotherapy in human mandibles in a total of 33 bone biopsies (16 control specimens, 17 irradiated patients with head and neck malignancies). Findings of this study indicate that radiation exposure leads to mineral and matrix biochemical changes in bone, with altered collagen and a reduction in mineralization. Furthermore, it was elucidated that mandibular bone is changed chemically and compositionally by radiation, which might increase the risk of fracture or failure of implants in patients. Additional spectroscopic studies to further correlate and identify compositional changes are suggested as a way to improve the clinical outcomes of patients treated with radiation for head and neck cancers.

 
                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 
 

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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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