|Trace Degradation Analysis of Lithium Ion Battery Electrolytes||View webinar|
| Materials Analysis with a Multi-Range FTIR Spectrometer |
If you are in the materials, polymers, pharmaceutical or optics industries, you may benefit from spectral range coverage beyond the conventional mid-IR. However, in the past, changing over your FTIR instrument may have required time-consuming manual intervention and subsequent re-stabilization. Now, even novice users can change their instrument configuration with the automated Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FTIR spectrometer – for easy access to valuable information in the far-IR, near-IR, or even into the UV-Visible range. Attend this webinar and learn more about applications available in the extended spectral range.
Real-time Infrared Spectroscopy for Materials
This webinar covers several time-based and dynamic events analyzing chemical features that change or evolve over time. We cover our OMNIC Series software operation, and hyphenated techniques such as thermogravimetric analysis, and GC-IR. Provided examples include: analysis of automotive gases fire chemistry surface plasmon resonance and kinetics experiments
| Webinar 1: Rheometry & FTIR Spectroscopy: Benefits & Applications in Polymer Research |
Learn about how simultaneous Rheology and FTIR spectroscopy measurements for product development in the polymer area allow changes in the rheological profile or properties to be correlated with information about the molecular structure and its changes. Additional discussion points include viscoelasticity, thermal and UV curing, and a focus on pharmaceutical polymers and Hot Melt Extrusion.
| Webinar 2: What Went Wrong? FTIR as a Valuable Tool in Plastic Failure Analysis |
Special Guest Speaker, Jeff Jansen, Sr. Managing Engineer & Partner, The Madison Group FTIR is a fundamental analytical tool for the analysis of organic materials. It provides critical information in the evaluation of plastic failures, including material identification, contamination, and degradation. This webinar will address the key information that FTIR can provide in troubleshooting a plastic part failure. Learn how to more effectively use FTIR and other techniques to more efficiently and effectively analyze polymeric materials.
| Webinar 3: Peeling Back the Layers Characterizing Multi-layer Structures using FTIR and Raman Microscopy |
Multi-layer polymer films, or laminates, are composite materials and are ubiquitous in a vast array of industries. Information about the makeup of individual layers is of great interest for manufacturers as well as for the end user. Vibrational micro-spectroscopy techniques provide valuable chemical information that is typical of traditional vibrational methods but, with the added benefit of obtaining spatial information necessary to distinguish the composition of the different layers. This webinar will cover FTIR and Raman micro-spectroscopy and their application in studying laminates.
| Webinar 4: Pushing Polymer Pellets At-line FTIR Polymer Analysis |
FTIR spectroscopy is a flexible, useful tool in the manufacturing and processing of polymer pellets and films. This webinar will focus on uses of FTIR in support of QA of polymer production, whether by drawing discrete samples or via continuous monitoring. Topics include: Overview of polymer analysis by FTIR Pros and cons of different sampling techniques Discussion of continuous at-line film analysis of polymer additives
| Webinar 5: Breaking it Down – Polymer Deformulation using FTIR Coupled to TGA |
Problem solving and reverse engineering often require sample deformulation to identify components and understand material process differences. This webinar discusses the use of Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) coupled to FTIR spectroscopy for these investigations. Case studies show polymeric material deformulation, starting with sample analysis using the latest hardware tools leading to data interpretation using the unique Mercury TGA software which simplifies characterization of complex mixtures.
| Webinar 6: Your Next Packaging Analysis Tool – Raman Spectroscopy |
Raman microscopy is a valuable tool for packaging analysis, with special emphasis on food-contact materials. In minutes, you can characterize multilayer material properties such as structure and thickness and can even identify layers with minimal sample handling. In this webinar, we discuss novel promising applications of Raman microscopy (SERS) with silver substrates significantly improves detection limits.
| Webinar 7: Bet the Pharma – Application of Diffuse Reflectance NIR Spectroscopy to Monitor the Output of Pharmaceutical Hot Melt Extruders |
Hot-melt extrusion (HME) is a continuous manufacturing process used in the pharmaceutical industry to improve the bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs. Find out how NIR combined with the use of fiber optics enables real-time monitoring of HME processes since it is rapid, non-destructive, solvent-free, and eliminates sample preparation.
| Webinar 8: Into the Depths – Analysis of Multilayer Polymer Films by Confocal Raman Microscopy |
This webinar will discuss Raman microscopy as a powerful technique for the analysis of multilayer polymer films in terms of utilizing conventional Raman’s micron-sized spatial resolution for cross section analysis and Confocal Raman for the generation of depth profiles for reduced sample preparation.
| Polymer Analysis from Raw Material to Formulation |
Polymer and plastics production requires a continuous flow of information about materials, from feedstock to final product. For instance, quality control demands information about raw materials, while competition requires deformulation tools. The Nicolet iS50 FTIR spectrometer is a full workstation, with tools for rapid QA/QC analysis method development, morphological investigations and formulation studies. This webinar explores the use of the Nicolet iS50 within many scenarios in production, reverse engineering and troubleshooting.
| Exploring Polymer Product Characteristics with Image-Guided Infrared Microscopy |
Infrared spectroscopy is among the most commonly used tools in the polymer laboratory. The technique is used up and down the entire value chain from quality control of raw materials to failure analysis of fabricated parts. This presentation discusses the role of infrared microscopy in polymer analytical service and research laboratories. Characterization of multilayer films, tracking down sources of defects and characterizing effects of processing conditions on the microstructure of products are all examples of applications where infrared microscopy produces high-value data for decision making.
| Polymer Composition Analysis: Exploring with FTIR and Other Spectroscopy Methods |
Spectroscopic analysis is critical for proper identification, quality control, recycling, and failure analysis of polymers and plastics. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, and Raman are common techniques used to study polymers and solve problems related to the manufacturing and identification of these materials. These materials often have very subtle, but important chemical signatures that critically affect their physical properties and performance. Topics for the analysis include: Using the Nicolet iS50 spectrometer to perform Raman, NIR, mid-IR and far-IR analysis on multiple samplesIdentifying banned substances such as heavy metals in plasticsDetermining crystal structure and the polymorphic state of plastics and their additivesCoupling Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) to FTIR for decomposition studies
|Microparticulates analysis for understanding component wear Moving components generate particulates via physical or chemical breakdown, such as abrasive wear. These particles, typically 20-100 microns in size, can originate from sources like seals, rotors or heat-induced degradation adjacent fluids (lubricant, fuel, etc.). Characterization of the particulates is a critical step in both the determination of their origin and in remediation. In this webinar, wepresent the use of a simple FTIR microscope for the identification of particles from automotive sources to show the utility of this method for rapid analysis.||View webinar|
| The Advantages of NIR Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Polymers |
The identification and analysis of polymeric materials using traditional analytical techniques can be a time-consuming and complex process. Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy is a proven analytical technique for characterizing polymers that delivers results in seconds without the need for sample preparation or destroying the sample. These features make NIR ideal for monitoring polymer production on-line to help improve final product quality and reduce costs associated with downtime and poor yields. This no-charge webinar will demonstrate how the Thermo Scientific™ Antaris™ II FT-NIR spectrometer can be used to monitor and improve your manufacturing efficiency. Learn how NIR spectrometry is used to: Measure density and copolymer content for product consistency Monitor on-line production and provide real-time statistical process control Assess polymerization rates and adjust reaction variables
| Raman imaging: a tool for realizing graphene and graphene composite materials |
Presenter: Mark Wall Ph.D., Raman Applications Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Graphene and based composites continue to be desirable materials due to mechanical, electrical and chemical properties. Potentially revolutionizing whole industries, from lighter-stronger advanced composites, flexible electronics, faster-smaller micro electronic devices, to more robust and efficient solar cell technologies, challenges associated with scaling up processes remain to be solved.
This webinar introduces how Raman imaging aids overcoming challenges associated with development of graphene and carbon nanotube based technologies. We will cover: Utilize an image-centric approach to chemical imaging through an intuitive interface Simplify collection parameter set up and obtain instantaneous visual based results with real-time interpretation Specific examples presented will demonstrates how Raman imaging provides critical insight into graphene and based composite materials
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| Rethinking Raman imaging: advanced materials characterization |
Recording available for viewing through Materials Today Raman imaging is an essential tool for materials researchers, providing rich chemical and structural detail for a broad range of cutting-edge applications. Rapid and unambiguous results are vital for applying this powerful technique to the most difficult research challenges. We’re rethinking Raman imaging to focus on accelerating research progress. With an image-centric approach to data interpretation, the new Thermo Scientific™ DXR™xi Raman imaging microscope is designed to yield expert results for all users from basic to advanced. A visually driven workflow keeps you ahead of the curve, allowing you to publish your high-impact work as rapidly as possible. Experience firsthand how the right Raman imaging system can uncover microscopic detail over large areas in record time. Watch this webinar to: Get an in-depth look at Raman imaging for geological materials and in characterizing monolayer graphene growth processes Learn about recent advances in Raman imaging as an essential materials characterization tool Participate in a live question and answer session to address your research needs Receive essential technical information on getting the most out of Raman imaging in your lab
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| Characterization of battery materials: test cases for the energy storage of tomorrow |
Presenter: Johannes Hinckeldeyn, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, EL-CELL The rising demand of energy and the technological transformation of our energy systems require new and better battery materials. The success of the electric vehicle and the introduction of alternative energy sources are highly dependent on new batteries with higher energy density and longer life-time. Lithium-ion batteries are the actual state of technology, with a lot of potential for improvement and research beyond the lithium-ion technology, such as magnesium and sodium. The key for development is in new materials and the improvement of existing materials for better anodes, cathodes, separators and electrolytes. However, before using these new materials in commercial batteries, it is necessary to characterize and test them in a laboratory environment. This webinar introduces the basics of characterizing battery materials and the special equipment required to run these tests. We will specifically cover: Basics of testing battery materials: 2 vs. 3 electrode measurements Optical in situ measurements Exemplary case studies: PAT-Series test cells An in situ test cell for Raman spectroscopy
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| Employing Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of carbon nanomaterials |
This presentation will focus upon what information is present in the Raman spectrum of carbon nanotubes and graphene and how Raman spectroscopy is a critical tool for everyone involved in the development and use of these materials.
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| Advances in Raman spectroscopic characterization of carbon nanomaterials |
This presentation will focus on characterizing graphene, carbon nanotubes, and diamond-like carbon films using Raman spectroscopy. Learn how to: Generate vital qualitative and quantitative data Interpret Raman spectra for layer thickness, domain size and more Assess efficiency of carbon nanotube separation/purification methods
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| Advances in the characterization of graphene and graphene based materials using Raman spectroscopy |
Raman spectroscopy provides important information such as layer thickness, uniformity, quality and functionalization, key parameters that ultimately determines the properties these materials will possess. This webinar will present an overview of recent work where Raman spectroscopy is playing vital role in realizing the development and full potential of these materials, spanning the range of applications from advanced composites, energy storage, transparent electrodes, and sensor technologies.
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| Building better batteries: raman spectroscopy – an essential tool for evaluating new lithium ion battery components |
In our mobile society, we heavily rely on portable energy sources leading to driving improvements in battery technology. Although lithium-ion batteries offer the highest energy density among present commercial rechargeable batteries, the technology is still evolving and improving. Raman spectroscopy is a very versatile analytical tool that can be used to analyze the diverse materials that are used in lithium-ion batteries. This presentation will illustrate how the structural and chemical information obtained from Raman spectroscopy can be applied to the analysis of components of lithium-ion batteries including cathodes, anodes and electrolytes.
| Characterizing new graphene devices with Raman and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy |
Good materials characterization is required across all steps in the creation of new graphene devices—from guiding the initial graphene synthesis, transfer to the desired substrate, and understanding chemical modification and analysis of the finished device. Our webinar presentation shows how a multi-technique approach using both Raman spectroscopy and XPS can address the challenges posed at these steps. Using both techniques together allows analysts to completely characterize carbon nanomaterials. Our webinar demonstrates the utility of these techniques, illustrated by examples from graphene samples created by mechanical exfoliation, chemical reduction and CVD methods. Areas of Interest: Graphene Devices Transparent conductive electrode for microelectronics Thin film transistors Touch Screen Devices Graphene-based catalytic systems Molecular Sensors
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| Trace evidence analysis – Raman and FT-IR working together |
Trace evidence examiners are required to obtain as much information as possible from microscopic amounts of material whilst respecting the need to maintain the integrity of the samples for any future forensic requirements. This webinar will demonstrate how spectroscopy plays a role in assisting the courts to answer some very difficult questions, with specific examples including additional levels of discrimination of fibers, glass; DNA –friendly methods of condom lubricant analysis and the potential for further discrimination of gun-shot residue. Guest co-presenter: Tiernan Coyle from Contact Traces – Specialists in Forensic Science
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| Your next packaging analysis tool – Raman microscopy |
Guest Presenters: Dr. Cristina Nerin, Dr. Jesus Salafranca, Magdalena Wronga, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain Raman microscopy is a valuable tool for packaging analysis, with special emphasis on food-contact materials. In minutes, you can characterize multilayer material properties such as structure and thickness and can even identify layers with minimal sample handling. In this webinar, we discuss novel promising applications of Raman microscopy, such as: Identification of migrants from adhesives through adjacent polymer or cardboard layers Detection of contaminants at ppm level in aqueous and oil food simulants after migration tests Simultaneous identification of several components of plastic materials such as base polymer, fillers, and stabilizers by means of software deconvolution tools.
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| Into the depths – analysis of multilayer polymer films by Confocal Raman microscopy |
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Ramirez, Raman Applications Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific Raman microscopy is a powerful technique that can be utilized for the analysis of multilayer polymer films, thus enabling the control of composition and quality. Conventional Raman microscopy, which has spatial resolution as small as a micron, can be employed to analyze cross sections of multilayer polymer films. Confocal Raman microscopy can be used in situations where a reduction in sample preparation is desired, as it can generate depth profiles of the multilayer films, with no requirement for cross sectioning.
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| Raman and infrared microscopy of minerals and fluid inclusions |
Infrared and Raman spectroscopy are convenient and information-rich analytical techniques for characterizing a wide variety of samples important in earth science. Combined with microscopy, vibrational spectra can identify specific minerals, characterize contents of fluid inclusions, and produce chemical images of complex mixtures. This presentation discusses how Infrared and Raman complement other micro-techniques such as optical microscopy and SEM-EDS. We will show how Raman microscopy, in particular, can deliver key data not possible by any other technique.
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| Rapid identification of mineral and inclusions with Raman spectroscopy |
Raman spectroscopy can provide information that is complementary to other techniques or it might be the only feasible method of analysis in a conventional laboratory. Learn how Raman spectroscopy can be used routinely to non-destructively study geological samples. Topics covered will include: Rapid identification of unknown minerals with no need for special sample preparation Textural and mineralogical information about carbonate rocks Analysis of unexposed mineral and fluid inclusions Guest presenter: Dr. Antony Burnham, Bristol University
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| Combining Rheometry with FTIR and Microscopy–Benefits and Applications in Polymer Research |
Simultaneous rheological and optical measurements are becoming increasingly popular—particularly for product development in the polymer area. Here, changes in the rheological profile can be correlated with information on either the microstructure (microscopy) or molecular structure (FTIR). You will learn about: Simultaneous rheology and FTIR spectroscopy measurements Simultaneous rheology and optical microscopy measurements Viscoelasticity Thermal and UV curing Pharmaceutical polymers and hot-melt extrusion (HME)
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| Applied Polymer Rheology |
Polymer rheology deals with the investigation of the viscoelastic properties of polymeric materials in different states.
This webinar will provide an overview of common rheological techniques for the investigation of solid and molten polymers. The manufacturing and application related information that can be gained from these tests will be discussed, and rheometer configurations for the investigation of polymers will be presented.
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