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Featured Educational Resources

An Introduction to Solid-State NMR as An Indispensable Analytical Tool


Koji Yazawa, PhD (NMR Application Specialist , JEOL RESONANCE Inc.)

An on-demand webinar that introduces the basic principles and techniques of solid-state NMR, and examples of applications in chemistry and material research.

Smart Tools-Powered Cost Effective Elemental ICP-OES Analysis


Eric Vanclay (Agilent, Australia) and Lindsey Whitecotton (Agilent, USA)

Watch this ICP-OES webinar showcasing how artificial intelligence-based smart tools paired with innovative sample introduction systems can reduce sample remeasurement to improve productivity and overall performance and simplify routine maintenance.

Continuous Manufacturing : Business Case Drivers and Deployment Strategies for Small Molecules Oral Solids

On-demand Expert Forum Discussion & Presentations

Peter Van Broeck (Scientific Director Small Molecules Pharmaceutical Development, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Belgium)

Separation Science has developed a virtual learning series with thought leaders from across the world meet to discuss and explore current and future trends in QbD and PAT and their impact on the laboratory of the future and its connection to manufacturing.

Atomic Spectroscopy Learning Hub Tutorial

Self-Paced Online Tutorials

Dr Gareth Pearson (Agilent) and guest presenter Dr Sarah Gilbert (University of Adelaide)

Separation Science, in collaboration with Agilent, offers a free-access portal designed to improve your knowledge, best practice and troubleshooting skills in the use of atomic spectroscopy techniques.

Analytical Approaches to Trace Elements in Water


Michelle Gaskell (South West Water, UK)

An on-demand webinar covering modern analytical approaches to trace elemental analysis in drinking and surface waters and provides advice on how to select which is right for the different types of analysis.

Atomic Absorption Tutorials​

Self-Paced Online Tutorials

Eric Vanclay (Spectroscopy Supplies Product Marketing Manager, Agilent)

In this learning series, you’ll be provided with video tutorials discussing fundamentals, best practice tips and tricks, and maintenance and troubleshooting advice for atomic absorption spectroscopy. Course modules include #1: Types & Performance of AA Lamps, #2: Improving Performance, #3: Maintenance, Consumables & Resources and #4: Questions & Answers.

6 Steps to Successful ICP-OES Analysis

Self-Paced Online Tutorials


Learn the 6 critical steps to ensure the best performance from your ICP-OES, and achieve successful ICP-OES analyses. The tutorials currently available are #1: Prevent Nebulizer Blockage, #2: Maintaining the Sample Introduction System, #3: Prepare Accurate Standards, #4: Optimize the Pump Tubing, #5: Check Analytical Sensitivity and #6: Tips for Routine Maintenance.

Quantitation of PAHs in Used Engine Oil Using GCxGC and Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

Application Note


This application note describes how using a combination of GCxGC and TOFMS PAHs are separated from matrix interferences using both orthogonal column phase selectivity and additional extracted ion mass precision.

Analysis of Platinum Group Metals by ICP-OES

Application Note

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Achieve excellent accuracy in the analysis of platinum group metals by ICP-OES as this application note demonstrates the ability of the Thermo Scientific iCAP 7400 ICP-OES to perform with excellent accuracy in high concentration matrices of platinum group metals (PGM) samples where typically a radial instrument is used.

This is How you ICP-MS: Mastering the Art of Cone Performance


(ICP-MS Spectroscopy Supplies Product Manager, Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia)

An educational webinar focused on mastering the art of ICP-MS interface cone performance. Interface cones are integral to the performance of your ICP-MS. This presentation will guide you through selecting the right cones for your Agilent ICP-MS and for your laboratory’s applications. It will help you understand what impact the cone has on the analysis results and why you should choose genuine supplies for your ICP-MS. Finally, we will guide you through the best practice for cone maintenance.

Application Notes for Food Analysis using Atomic Spectroscopy

Application Notes

Thermo Fisher Scientific

A series of application notes relevant for elemental analysis of food samples using various atomic spectroscopy techniques, such as AAS, GF-AAS, ICP-OES, IC-ICP-MS and SQ-ICP-MS,

Speciated Arsenic Analysis in Wine Using HPLC-ICP-QQQ: Validation of an Extended FDA Elemental Analysis Manual Methods

Application Note


Agilent Technologies has produced an application note presenting validation data supporting an extension of the FDA Elemental Analysis Method (EAM) §4.10 to include wine. This method currently describes the determination of four arsenic species in fruit juice using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-ICP-MS).

Not the AA Lamp Again! Troubleshooting HC Lamp Issues and Other Tips for Atomic Absorption


Eric Vanclay (Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia)

By viewing this on-demand presentation you will learn how to prevent, identify and troubleshoot common Hollow Cathode (HC) lamp issues, valuable troubleshooting tips for Atomic Absorption that take the pain out of everyday operation and new workflows for routine Atomic Absorption applications that can reduce downtime, increase throughput, and improve data quality.

Simultaneous Total and Speciation Analysis of Volatile Arsenic Compounds in Gas and Liquefied Gas Samples using GC-ICP-MS

Application Note


This note describes a novel gas sampling system that enables simultaneous GC-ICP-MS analysis of total and speciated volatile arsenic compounds such as arsine in gas and liquefied gas samples.

Determination of Diclofenac and Its Related Compounds using RP-HPLC-ICP-QQQ

Application Note


Chlorine-based drugs, metabolites and related compounds were separated using reversed phase (RP) HPLC. Quantification was by compound-independent calibration, based on measuring the chlorine (Cl) heteroatom using triple quadrupole ICP-MS (ICP-QQQ).

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