Spectroscopy Equipment Leasing
What is Spectroscopy?
Spectroscopy studies the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation. This includes the absorption and emission of light by matter as it relates to wavelengths of light. The study of spectroscopy has grown to include the interaction between particles like electrons, protons, and ions and their interactions with other particles via their collision energy.
Spectroscopy is an incredibly broad field, which has led to numerous sub-disciplines and techniques. Although there are dozens of spectroscopy types, some are more commonly used than others.
Types of Spectroscopy
Some of the most common types of spectroscopy include infrared, ultraviolet-visible, and X-ray spectroscopy, which are all categorized by the type of radiative energy involved in the interaction. Some other well-established types include fluorescence (commonly known as fluorimetry or spectrofluorometry), gamma ray, and fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy.
That said, there are different ways of classifying spectroscopy types other than radiative energy. The name of the interaction that takes place or the type of matter being measured are just two examples of categorizing spectroscopy methods. For instance, atomic absorption spectroscopy and inductively coupled plasma optical emission (ICP-OES) spectroscopy are both methods categorized by the nature of the interaction between the energy and the material.
Fluorescence spectroscopy, a type of emission spectroscopy, as well as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and Raman spectroscopy are other examples of methods categorized by the interaction between energy and material.
Numerous fields in the life sciences, including physics, chemistry, and astronomy, have all been fundamentally expanded and accelerated by the explorative value of spectroscopy. This is because structures of matter can now be studied at atomic, molecular, and macro scales, as well as across astronomical distances.
The Uses of Spectroscopy
There are numerous uses for spectroscopy. However, spectroscopy alone doesn’t produce results. Using spectrometry, which deals with he measurement of a specific spectrum, scientists can apply spectroscopy to experiments and analyses in order to generate quantifiable and assessable results.
Spectrometry is employed through the use of spectrometers, analytical devices that apply spectroscopy to determine information about an object or substances through the analysis of its light properties. Spectrometers come in various configurations, featuring different setups that allow for specialization that matches your experiment’s needs. There are different sizes available as well, including benchtop and portable models.
Why Lease a Spectrometer?
Whatever your spectroscopy instrument or spectrometer requirements, we can help you access exactly what your lab needs for a fraction of the upfront price associated with purchasing outright.
We have several types of spectrometers available for lease through Excedr, including infrared, Raman, UV-VIS NIR, and x-ray spectrometers, along with countless other high-quality, high-performance analytical equipment and analyzers, such as UV/VIS spectrophotometers and mass spectrometers. But, we can source virtually any type of instrument you’re interested in by working with the manufacturer of your choice, whether that’s PerkinElmer, Shimadzu, Agilent Technologies, Bruker, or Thermo Fisher Scientific. You name it.
Have an instrument or system quote from a manufacturer? Request a lease estimate and we can start the underwriting process as soon as possible. Otherwise, if you’d like to learn more about our leasing program and its financial benefits, feel free to simply get in touch with us.
The Benefits of Excedr’s Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Spectroscopy Leasing Solutions
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, or AAS, is an analytical technique that is used to detect specific elements and their levels of concentration in a sample. To achieve this, AAS uses the unique wavelengths different atoms absorb and emit. In short, an element’s concentration in a sample can be determined by the atomic absorption of that element.
Infrared spectroscopy, sometimes abbreviated as IR spectroscopy, describes the interaction of infrared radiation with matter. While it often covers a range of techniques, similar to all other spectroscopy it can and is often used to identify and study chemicals in solid, liquid, or gas forms. Infrared spectrometers help scientists perform this technique and generate results.
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is an analytical technique used for the identification and analysis of organic compounds using magnetic fields to excite atomic nuclei. An NMR spectrometer can analyze the molecular structure of a material by measuring the interaction of nuclear spins when placed within the magnetic field.
Raman spectrometers employ Raman spectroscopy to measure vibrational modes in molecules using a light scattering effect known as Raman scattering. When a single frequency of light or monochromatic radiation strikes a material, it interacts with it in some way. For example, the light may be reflected, absorbed, or scattered.
In chemistry, spectrophotometry is the quantitative measurement of the reflection or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength. It is more specific than the general term electromagnetic spectroscopy in that it deals with visible light, near-ultraviolet, and near-infrared, but does not cover time-resolved spectroscopic techniques.
UV-Vis NIR Spectrometers
UV-VIS and NIR spectrometers are devices that use various wavelengths of light to determine specific qualities of samples. Ultraviolet, or UV, is typified as having wavelengths of 10 nanometers (nm) to 400 nm. The most well-known UV radiation comes from the sun, and its effect on our skin is why people need to wear sunscreen.
The study of the properties of a material based upon how it interacts with light is referred to as spectroscopy. By observing how light bounces, scatters, is emitted, or is absorbed, scientists can tell a lot about the specific material. X-ray spectroscopy specifically refers to looking at the light in the X-ray portion of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum to gather information about various forms of matter.
Spectroscopy Instrument Leases That Fit Your Needs
Operating Lease Benefits
Operating leases make it easier to keep pace with technological advances in your field. The monthly lease payments can often be lower than monthly financing payments, and may be 100% tax deductible as well, yielding additional cash-savings. Furthermore, when you lease, you avoid the hefty upfront payments required when buying equipment with cash or a loan.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.