Kymera & Shamrock
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High resolution, high throughput, high modularity, ease of use from the UV to the NIR and SWIR.
New Kymera 328i
Intelligent and multi-modal spectroscopy platform for Physical and Life science
Andor’s spectrograph family is based on Czerny-Turner, Echelle or Transmission optical designs, and offers a range of highly configurable or highly specialised platforms to best suit your experimental requirements.
Raman is a molecular spectroscopy technique that can provides chemical and structural fingerprint information for a wide range of samples, including for example nanomaterials, polymers, powders, liquids or cells/tissues. Key Raman techniques include:
Technical note: Introduction to Raman Spectroscopy
App Note: Diagnosis of skin tumors during micrographic surgery
App Note: Probing Molecular Structure with Raman Spectroscopy
Luminescence spectroscopy is used for a large variety of applications including for example the study of metal complexes, organic LEDs (OLEDs), quantum dots, cell dynamics, stand-off detection of chemical compounds (e.g. explosives) or scintillators properties measurement. Key techniques include:
App Note: Determination of Fluorescence Lifetimes using TRLFS
App Note: Characterization of Single Quantum Wires
App Note: Magneto-Photoluminence in Si Nanocrystals
Ultraviolet Visible Near-Infra red (UV-Vis-NIR) spectroscopy is useful to characterise the absorption, transmission, and reflectivity of a variety of materials such as pigments, biological, coatings, windows, filters, or analyse the dynamics of chemical reactions. Variations of these spectroscopy techniques include:
Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) is a fundamental, non-invasive diagnostic technique for a wide range of plasma, and can provide information such as composition and species temperature and energy distribution.
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is used to determine the elemental composition of various solids, liquids and gases. A high power laser pulse is focused on to a sample to create a plasma. Emission from the atoms and ions in the plasma is collected and analysed by a spectrograph and gated detector to determine the elemental composition or the elemental concentrations in the sample.
Micro-spectroscopy covers a very wide range of spectroscopy modalities with the common character that the spectroscopic measurement is made on the microscopic scale. Andor spectroscopy systems are routinely used for Raman-based techniques including:
Tech Note: Modular Solutions for Micro-Spectroscopy
App Note: Micro-Spectroscopy as a Diagnostic Aid to Skin Cancers
Non-linear (NL) spectroscopy encompasses a number of optical techniques that can be used to study for example interfacial and surface processes, ultrafast dynamic processes (pump-probe technique), light transport or assist in the understanding of nanoparticles/nanostructures unique optical properties. Key techniques include:
Optical spectroscopy can provide analytical information on materials from the micro to the nano-scale, through a number of techniques with a large range of sensitivity, resolution and flexibility requirements. Examples include:
Optical spectroscopy can be used to non-invasively study the changes in the composition of chemical(s) or material(s).
Chemical reaction products or transient behaviours can be probed by Andor Spectroscopy systems through a variety of techniques based on Raman, transient absorption / pump-probe or fluorescence.
Optical spectroscopy can provide very specific analytical information in a non-invasive matter for a range of bio-samples, often as a complement to microscopy imaging (micro-spectroscopy) or visual inspection.
Field of applications include for example cancer cell in vivo and ex vivo screening and cancer diagnostics, non-invasive monitoring of patient bio-parameters or cell sorting.
App Note: Identification of Lung Cancers
App Note: Diagnosis of skin tumors during micrographic surgery
App Note: Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedical research
Plasmas can be artificially produced by different means (e.g. laser ablation, coupling of capacitive / inductive power source to ionised gas). The understanding of their properties and dynamics is relevant to a number fields such as fusion, thin films deposition, micro-electronics, material characterization, display systems, surface treatment, fundamental physics, environmental & health.
Gated detectors can be used to determine optical parameters from which fundamental plasma properties can be derived. Accurate nanosecond-scale gating of image intensifier-based detectors can be used to sample plasma dynamics, or to isolate the useful plasma information generated by pulsed lasers.
Adaptable to large range of setups, high configurability, in-field upgradeable
High sensitivity, high speed, high dynamic range detection from the UV to the NIR and SWIR.
High sensitivity, deep-TE cooled platform for UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR & Raman spectroscopy.
High sensitivity, deep-TE cooled platform that is suitable for SWIR spectroscopy.
Ns gated platform for highest time-resolution and accuracy, ideal for plasma dynamics & LIBS.
Ultrafast and high dynamic range platform for dynamic phenomena by fluorescence or absorption.
Solis Acquisition Software - A 32-bit and fully 64-bit enabled application for Windows (Vista, 7 and 8) offering rich functionality for data acquisition and processing, as well as Andor cameras, spectrograph and motorized accessories simultaneous control.Find out more
Software Development Kit - A software development kit that allows you to control the Andor range of Shamrock spectrographs from your own application. Compatible as 32 bit libraries for Windows (Vista, 7 and 8). Compatible with C/C++, C#, VB6 and LabVIEW and LinuxFind out more
µ-Manager for Micro-spectroscopy - Integrated modular micro-spectroscopy setup control popular with the Life Science community. All market leading motorized microscope and accessories seamlessly controlled and maintained. Integrated sequence builder & macro interfaces for complex experiments building.Find out more Download plug-in
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|Nuria Tort et al||Multimodal Plasmonic Biosensing Nanostructures Prepared by DNA-Directed immobilization of Multifunctional DNA-Gold Nanoparticles||2016|
|P. Němec et al||Spectrally-and polarization-resolved hyper-Rayleigh scattering measurements with polarization-insensitive detection||2016|
|Ye Tian et al||Elemental analysis of powders with surface-assisted thin film laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy||2016|
|Paul Brunet et al||Deposition of homogeneous carbon‐TiO2 composites by atmospheric pressure DBD||2016|
|Jean-François Gravel et al||Oil Pipeline Standoff Leak Detection: A Novel Approach for Airborne Remote Detection of Small Leaks||2016|
|Michiyo Motoyama et al||Simultaneous imaging of fat crystallinity and crystal polymorphic types by Raman microspectroscopy||2016|
|R. Mohun et al||Charged defects during alpha-irradiation of actinide oxides as revealed by Raman and luminescence spectroscopy||2016|
|Yu W. Wang et al||Multiplexed Molecular Imaging with Targeted SERS Nanoparticles for Rapid Tumor Detection||2016|
|Seung Yoo Choi et al||Synthesis of upconversion nanoparticles conjugated with graphene oxide quantum dots and their use against cancer cell imaging and photodynamic therapy||2016|
|A. Hamdi et al||TiO2-CdS Nanocomposites: Effect of CdS Oxidation on the Photocatalytic Activity||2016|
|Adil Meraki et al||Thermoluminescence Dynamics During Destructions of Porous Structures Formed by Nitrogen Nanoclusters in Bulk Superfluid Helium||2016|
|Giuseppe Licari et al||Fluorescent DNA probes at liquid/liquid interfaces studied by surface second harmonic generation||2016|
|Gulab Singh Maurya et al||Analysis of impurities on contaminated surface of the tokamak limiter using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy||2016|
|L. Liang et al||Optofluidic restricted imaging, spectroscopy and counting of nanoparticles by evanescent wave using immiscible liquids||2016|
|Benjamin Gardner et al||Non-invasive chemically specific measurement of subsurface temperature in biological tissues using surface-enhanced spatially offset Raman spectroscopy||2016|
|Zhiyu Liao et al||DMD-based software-configurable spatially-offset Raman spectroscopy for spectral depth-profiling of optically turbid samples||2016|
|Zuzana Bajuszova et al||Cavity-Enhanced Immunoassay Measurements in Microtiter Plates Using BBCEAS||2016|
|Arvi Freiberg et al||Spectral and kinetic effects accompanying the assembly of core complexes of Rhodobacter sphaeroides||2016|
|M Pinto et al||Surface characterization of stainless HP-40 steel using laser induced μ-breakdown spectroscopy (μ-LIBS)||2016|
|Léna Bassel et al||Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for elemental characterization of calcitic alterations on cave walls||2016|
|S. Almaviva et al||Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the remote detection of explosives at level of fingerprints||2016|
|Matthew R. Bailey et al||SERS Speciation of the Electrochemical Oxidation-Reduction of Riboflavin||2016|
|Andreas Ehn et al||Setup for microwave stimulation of a turbulent low-swirl flame||2016|
|Roland Ackermann et al||Femtosecond Two-Beam Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering for High Pressure Gas Analysis||2016|
|Martin Höhl et al||UV-resonance Raman spectroscopy of amino acids||2016|