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Innovation Starts with You

In Appreciation of the Inventor within Each of Us

 

May is National Inventors Month in the U.S., and an opportune time to celebrate the tinkerers, innovators, investigators and observers that use Ocean Optics spectrometers and accessories to solve measurement problems. What inspires us is helping you achieve remarkable things using spectral sensing technologies and methods.

 

Here is just a sampling of informative, interesting and occasionally, unusual applications our customers have made possible using spectroscopy and spectral sensing:

 

10 Cool Things Our Customers Have Measured

  1. Cavitation bubbles aboard an Airbus A310 ZERO-G – testing the effects of gravity changes on liquids
  2. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – measuring fluorescence of corals
  3. Hope Diamond – determining gemstone characteristics using fluorescence, Raman and other techniques
  4. Macallan Distillery, Scotland – determining the authenticity of spirits
  5. Moon – exploring the presence of water on the Moon
  6. North Cape, Norway – measuring upwelling/downwelling radiometry as related to melting glacier ice
  7. Mt. Everest – testing ozone levels near the top of the world
  8. Orion heat shield – testing shield materials for the spacecraft that will journey to Mars
  9. Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico – determining SO2 emissions from volcanic gases
  10. Thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park – measuring color and mineral formation

Tell us about your cool innovation and we will send you our cool Maxwell t-shirt

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As exciting as these applications may be, the most important measurement, application or problem to solve is the next one. Let us help you harness the power and versatility of modular spectroscopy and imaging to meet your needs today.