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Applied Spectroscopy


An International Journal of Spectroscopy


A journal of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy—70 years of scientific excellence and education




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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 1951, 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.


The journal publishes high-impact reviews, original research papers, and technical notes. In keeping with the society mandate, review papers are available on a Gold Open Access basis. This means that the articles are freely available at the time of publication to scientists, students, and the general public worldwide.    


With an Impact Factor of 2.014, Applied Spectroscopy is in the top quartile of journals in the Instruments and Instrumentation category and in the top half of the Spectroscopy category.


Congratulations to Dr. Russ Algar!

Congratulations to @AppliedSpec contributor Russ Algar! Congratulations Dr. Russ Algar! Dr. Algar has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award presented by @SpectroscopyMag. This award annually recognizes the achievements of a talented young molecular spectroscopist who has made strides early in their career towards the advancement of molecular spectroscopy techniques or applications. An award symposium will be held at  @FACSSnetworking #SciX2017 this October. Congratulations Dr. Algar!



February 2017 Highlights:

Accelerated Paper

Ultraviolet Raman Wide-Field Hyperspectral Imaging Spectrometer for Standoff Trace Explosive Detection, Kyle T. Hufziger, Sergei V. Bykov, and Sanford A. Asher


We constructed the first deep ultraviolet (UV) Raman standoff wide-field imaging spectrometer. Our novel deep UV imaging spectrometer utilizes a photonic crystal to select Raman spectral regions for detection. The photonic crystal is composed of highly charged, monodisperse 35.52.9 nm silica nanoparticles that self-assemble in solution to produce a face centered cubic crystalline colloidal array that Bragg diffracts a narrow 1.0 nm full width half-maximum (FWHM) UV spectral region. We utilize this photonic crystal to select and image two different spectral regions containing resonance Raman bands of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) and NH4NO3 (AN). These two deep UV Raman spectral regions diffracted were selected by angle tuning the photonic crystal. We utilized this imaging spectrometer to measure 229 nm excited UV Raman images containing 10–1000 mg/cm2 samples of solid PETN and AN on aluminum surfaces at 2.3m standoff distances. We estimate detection limits of 1 mg/cm2 for PETN and AN films under these experimental conditions.






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Last Modified: Jan 23, 2017