Spectrophotometer features diffuse reflectance accessory.

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Evolution 600 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer is available with Diffuse Reflectance Accessory, which features upward viewing, horizontally mounted reflectance port, enabling delicate samples and samples of almost any size to be measured without damage. Double beam Spectralon integrating sphere ensures high energy throughput while being fully CIE compliant. Transmittance port is also included for diffuse transmittance measurements of solid or turbid liquid samples.

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Thermo Introduces New Diffuse Reflectance Accessory for Analysis of Difficult Solid Samples

MADISON, Wisconsin (January 11, 2006) - Thermo Electron Corporation announces the launch of its unique, flexible and easy to use, Diffuse Reflectance Accessory (DRA) for use with its Evolution 600 UV-Vis spectrophotometer. The new DRA offers excellent performance and flexibility in the material sciences and general research laboratories. Due to the horizontal mounting configuration, samples of almost any size and extremely delicate samples can easily be measured. It is of interest to photonics and microelectronics industries, university research departments and national research institutes. Thermo's new and easy-to-use DRA features the only upward viewing, horizontally mounted reflectance port in the industry. In this configuration, the sample is held in place by gravity. All other diffuse reflective accessories require force to physically push the sample against the mounting port of the integrating sphere. This mounting configuration potentially causes damage to more delicate samples. In contrast, Thermo's innovative horizontal mounting port enables the measurement of the most fragile samples, such as reflectance and color measurements of a butterfly wing, without damaging the insubstantial surface. Furthermore, the DRA's unique horizontally mounted reflectance port is located outside the sample compartment, meaning that customers are able to measure large samples. This is of tremendous benefit, as with other DRAs the sample must be cut or dissected into smaller samples that would fit into the sample compartment. In addition, the accessory's double beam Spectralon integrating sphere ensures the highest possible energy throughput and accuracy while also being fully CIE compliant for performing color measurements. A transmittance port is also included for diffuse transmittance measurements of solid or turbid liquid samples. For more information about Thermo's new Diffuse Reflectance Accessory, please call +1 800-532-4752, e-mail analyze@thermo.com or visit www.thermo.com/uv-vis Please send all leads from this editorial to: analyze@thermo.com About Molecular Spectroscopy Ideal for investigative analysis or quality control applications, spectroscopy systems from Thermo are used to determine the molecular composition of a wide range of complex samples including liquids, solids and gases. Supported by an expansive range of applications, techniques such as infrared, Raman and UV/Vis provide a molecular fingerprint for both qualitative and quantitative analysis. For more information, visit www.thermo.com/spectroscopy About Thermo Electron Corporation Thermo Electron Corporation is the world leader in analytical instruments. Our instrument solutions enable our customers to make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. Thermo's Life and Laboratory Sciences segment provides analytical instruments, scientific equipment, services and software solutions for life science, drug discovery, clinical, environmental and industrial laboratories. Thermo's Measurement and Control segment is dedicated to providing analytical instruments used in a variety of manufacturing processes and in-the-field applications, including those associated with safety and homeland security. Based near Boston, Massachusetts, Thermo has revenues of approximately $2.7 billion, and employs approximately 11,000 people in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.thermo.com.

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