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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.


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Current Issue: Volume 74 Issue 6

Sample Paper: "Differentiation of Edible Oils by Type Using Raman Spectroscopy and Pattern Recognition Methods" The application of Raman spectroscopy and pattern recognition methods to the problem of discriminating edible oils by type was investigated. Two-hundred and eighty-six Raman spectra obtained from 53 samples spanning 15 varieties of edible oils were collected for 90 s at 2 cm–1 resolution. Employing a Whittaker filter, all Raman spectra were baseline corrected after removing the high-intensity fluorescent background in each spectrum. The Raman spectral data were then examined using the three major types of pattern recognition methodology: mapping and display, discriminant development and clustering. The 15 varieties of edible oils could be partitioned into five distinct groups based on their degree of saturation and the ratio of polyunsaturated fatty acids to monounsaturated fatty acids. Edible oils assigned to one group could be readily differentiated from those assigned to other groups, whereas Raman spectra within the same group more closely resembled each other and therefore would be more difficult to classify by type.

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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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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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